Video: Getting a Handle on Security

What keeps the CISO awake at night?
In our latest GDS Video Snack from MeetTheBoss TV
editor Adam Burns examines how CISO can defuse the risks.

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What keeps the CISO awake at night – In our latest GDS Video Snack, from MeetTheBoss TV editor Adam Burns examines how CISO can defuse the risks.

Resolving security issues for an enterprise is like raising teenagers. Every day you can lose trust, respect and money!  We even called one of our security roundtables ‘Controlling the Uncontrollable.’ During that discussion CISOs told us what keeps them awake at night.

Nightmares included shadow IT and BYOD i.e. the software and machines not managed by the CISO. Add to that staff suffering from ‘vulnerability fatigue’ where everything is deemed high risk, and boards that don’t recognise how much security can impact the whole organisation.

So what are CISOs doing to defuse the risks when there is no bottomless pit in terms of budget?

Solutions I’ve heard include go on a charm offensive to persuade the business that security is not just technology-driven, bring a risk management aspect to security evaluation, be pragmatic and compromise on ways to reduce the risk, carry out independent business monitoring to avoid complacency and ensure policies are actually being followed, and reach out to other networks to exchange threat intelligence data.

It’s all about managing your risks better. Although I’m not sure how many of those solutions would work for the beleaguered parents of a teenager.

 

 

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