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Christopher Mandelaris

Posted on: 18 Dec 2017

Chemical Bank, Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Like the builder of a complex jigsaw puzzle, Chris Mandelaris has masterfully put his career together, piece by piece, to reveal the overall picture. For years he has been steering his education, certifications, and series of roles toward his goal of becoming a Chief Information…

Gina Mahin, Lynx CEO

Posted on: 11 Dec 2017

Gina Mahin is a problem solver. It’s just part of her DNA. She puts that quality to work every day for the clients and partners of Lynx Technology Partners, where she is both CEO and role-model for her technical teams. Mahin explains the work at Lynx Technology Partners. “We are a cybersecurity and risk management…

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Posted on: 11 Dec 2017

Paylocity CISO Bradley Schaufenbuel is the kind of guy who is always making the effort to reach another peak, literally and figuratively. The long list of accomplishments listed on his biography (so far) reads more like the work of three men, not just one. Schaufenbuel began his education with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information…

How Important Is a College Degree to a CISO Position?

Posted on: 08 Dec 2017

As we at Security Current talk to CISOs and other information security leaders on a daily basis, we are often asked career-oriented questions. One frequently asked question is about college degrees: Which degree(s) is most important to help advance a CISO’s career? We understand that people are positioning themselves to climb the corporate ladder, or…

Mike Davis

Posted on: 01 Dec 2017

American Bureau of Shipping CISO Mike Davis has a career that spans several decades – so far – and he still enjoys the challenges and opportunities that his cybersecurity vocation provides each day. Davis began his career with the U.S. Navy. He started out in engineering, specializing in propulsion systems, including nuclear power and gas…

Ellison Anne Williams, Enveil

Posted on: 28 Nov 2017

Self-proclaimed “Southern girl” Ellison Anne Williams acknowledges that she is a math and computer science geek. She attended universities in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, where she earned separate Masters degrees in Computer Science and in Mathematics, as well as a Doctorate in Mathematics. But the high tech field wasn’t her original plan. “I…

Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul

Posted on: 28 Nov 2017

Some of the most successful business people pattern themselves after a role model and are helped in life by a mentor. Saryu Nayyar is fortunate to have grown up the daughter of the woman who was both her role model and mentor. Nayyar was born in India and she came to the United States when…

Ron Green

Posted on: 20 Nov 2017

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Mastercard As a young boy growing up in Philadelphia, Ron Green listened to his father and his uncles swap stories about their jobs as police officers. Ron knew that he, too, wanted to be a police officer when he grew up. When the time came, his father…

CISOs Investigate: Endpoint Security – A CISO Written Report

Posted on: 19 Nov 2017

The value of peer input cannot be overstated. Authored by leading Chief Information Security Officers, CISOs Investigate is an ongoing series that offers first-hand insights to security leaders as they make business-driven technology decisions.

11 CISOs Say Open Source Software Can Be As or More Secure Than Commercial Software, With a Potential for Savings

Posted on: 19 Nov 2017

Eleven Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from across industries share insights on the use of open source software in their enterprise environments. Most CISOs agree that open source software generally has been well vetted by a vast development community that quickly finds and fixes vulnerabilities in the software libraries. What’s more, open source provides flexibility…