Building a Risk-Based Cybersecurity Architecture

I have recently joined the Cybrary Mentorship Program. I have really enjoyed my time thus far, providing students across the globe with a few insights from my time in the field working as a CISO, architect, designer, and systems engineer. I am helping the guys at Cybrary with their CISO-based syllabus and recently participated in …

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Cybersecurity Basics: Don’t Forget to Lock the Door

Extracted content from an article I wrote for my CompTIA series. You can check out the unabridged version here: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/hub/Chris-Hodson It’s a futuristic cybersecurity threat landscape out there – one that sometimes feels like it’s ripped from the pages of a science-fiction thriller. State actors and government-sized interests are finding more sophisticated ways of delivering …

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Cybersecurity Use Cases

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), my day job affords me the luxury of attending cybersecurity conferences all over the world. These meet-ups provide invaluable opportunities for peer networking and knowledge sharing. Many attend conferences to hear directly from cybersecurity vendors in the event’s trade halls. In fact, many accept the subconscious trade-off involving …

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Why CIOs need to drive digital transformation

CEOs are clearly recognising the benefits of digital transformation - but to truly reap the rewards, they need help implementing these changes. According to Gartner’s 2018 CEO survey, CIOs need to push executives towards digital change and then support them throughout the digital transformation journey. Indeed, the survey revealed that while 62 percent of executives have …

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From Engineer to C-Suite

By Matthew Stern - CompTIA It was a few days after the go-live date for the much-discussed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and things in Europe were getting back to business as usual. In the UK, Chris Hodson, chief information security officer (CISO) and data protection officer at Zscaler, hadn’t received too many GDPR-related inquiries from the …

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Noord CISO Interview: ‘We have 100,000 Internet Gateways: Enterprise security in the cloud-first, mobile world’

[An interview with Noord InfoSec Dialogue upon my return from Blackhat 2017] Despite the meteoric rise of cloud-based applications and services, as well as its subsequent adoption by a significant number of enterprises, security still remains a major concern for many organisations. The biggest misconception of cloud is that it is less secure than on-premise capabilities. …

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