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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Limited Visibility Keeps Us From Assessing Our True Risk

Originally published as a Tanium Blog: May 20 2019 It’s a question I hear daily when I meet with CISOs and CIOs from some of the world’s best-known organisations across finance, retail, aerospace, media, telecom, consulting and many other industries. Wherever our conversation takes us, the underlying issue is one of confidence. Is the data …

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The Open Banking revolution has begun: how can it help your business?

An article I wrote, but never published. I think that the concepts of platform architecture, extensibility and openness are vital for any modern business. Check our the article below and let me know what you think via comments. _______________________________________ Over 80% of UK citizens bank with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Santander or Royal Bank of Scotland. …

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Cybersecurity Awareness: A Critical Piece of the Security Puzzle

Originally posted via my column with CompTIA: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/post/view/2019/05/06/cybersecurity-awareness-a-critical-piece-of-the-security-puzzle In a digitally transformed workplace, there’s a tendency to focus on next-gen malware prevention, network monitoring tools and other high-tech solutions to stave off a cyberattack. But these aren’t always the most important methods of preventing security incidents – at least not on their own. It’s the …

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CISO of the Week

Interview with the Cyber Startup Observatory. The Cybersecurity Leaders section recognises the commitment, dedication, vision and contribution of top-notch global cybersecurity professionals to the industry. Every week, we will be interviewing CISOs / CIOs and other Cybersecurity Leadersthat are defining and implement the cybersecurity strategy in leading financial institutions, healthcare corporations, e-commerce companies, SMEs/SMBs, the public sector, consulting and …

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