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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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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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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Top Ten CISO Challenges: What to Watch in EMEA

It’s that time of year again, we are building up the conference season. A time where we look left-and-right across the security challenges that organisations are facing. Around this time last year, I gave my view of the EMEA CISO Landscape and given all that has happened in our industry over the past 12 months, I wanted to provide …

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CISOs: What you can control – and what you can’t – in GDPR

There’s a lot of confusing rhetoric around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). I’d like to help clear up some of it. I’m not a GDPR expert; however, I am a CISO with pretty deep experience in the implementation of risk management and information security programs. I lead my own organization’s GDPR readiness activities, and I’ve studied, and passed, …

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Security Testing: A CISO Perspective

You know the drill, you're the guy responsible for information security, your business comes to you on a Friday afternoon and tells you their super-important project needs to 'go-live' over the weekend. Being the amenable, business-aligned CISO that you are, you want to help but your hands are tied. Almost reflexively, you respond:  'Have the endpoints, servers …

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The Cloud, The CISO Office, Lord Voldemort and Leicester City

Since I announced via LinkedIn that I have moved roles and taken somewhat of a different path in my career, I have been sent many kind words of encouragement but also a number of questions about my motivations, the role and the organisation I have moved to.  It's not that I don't enjoy the sound …

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