Confessions of a CISO

Ever wonder what really bugs a CISO. Well, do we have a story for you. In this Log’s Honest Truth podcast, presented in partnership with ITSP Magazine, Devo CISO JC Vega discusses the confessions of “Mr. T” (we disguised his face to protect his identity) a veteran CISO. Listen to the podcast. “Mr. T” faced three primary challenges: Next up, the confessions of “Mr. V,” a digital security and fraud director.


What in the World Is a CISO?

Whilst employment has taken a downward curve over the last year or so, there are a variety of approaches I use when applying for a role to help my CV stand out. One key point is knowing what the job entails before submitting my cover letter and CV. This allows me to tailor my message effectively. Additionally, it enables me to find positions that I might not have originally considered. One position I think more people should be aware of is a CISO.


CISO Soup: Data Breaches, Strategy and Cybersecurity Culture

For the longest time, those of us who occupy the role of the CISO have fought for our seat at the ‘big table.’ Although it appears some of us are being invited into the C-suite, there is still a long way for us to go.This is highlighted in a 2021 report provided BT, which places “CISOs under the spotlight” and illuminates some interesting and concerning issues that businesses need to address.


The Security Wisdom of the All-Knowing CISO

Have you ever noticed how closely your role as the CISO of your organisation resembles that of the Wizard from “The Wizard of Oz?” As the Wizard, you are expected to be all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. Your role is to keep everyone safe from the evils of the world while frantically pulling levers, pressing buttons and turning dials behind the curtain.


Meet Your New CPSO: The Next Generation of Product Security

Over the past ten years, rising security breaches within leading companies have continually reinforced the need for a chief information security officer, or CISO, to protect critical things like IT systems, brand reputation, revenue and even stock prices. As a result, many boards and other invested figures currently demand a higher level of accountability and focus for managing cyber-preparedness, threat prevention and executive reporting, all of which the CISO must provide.


As security practitioners, we all have things we want to be able to tell our CISO’s. We need to tell them we need more money, more headcount, we need to be able to tell them their baby (security program) is ugly. Everyone wants the ear of a CISO for the dollars they control. We just want their ear to help them understand what’s really going on in the industry and in their organization.

CISOs report that ransomware is now the biggest cybersecurity concern in 2021

As the number of remote working arrangements rose substantially in the last year, cybercriminals were quick to take advantage of these new opportunities. Spam and phishing emails increased in number even more rapidly than telecommuting, and company cybersecurity officers found themselves struggling to keep up. Phishing emails often came with a sinister sidekick - a ransomware attack.


CISO Insider S1E1 - "Cybersecurity is a mindset" with Ty Sbano, Part 1

At Nightfall, we believe in the power of learning from those who have done it before. That’s why we created CISO Insider — a podcast interview series that features CISOs and security executives with a broad set of backgrounds, from hyper-growth startups to established enterprises. Through these interviews, we’ll learn how industry experts overcame obstacles, navigated their infosec careers, and created an impact in their organizations.


Under the Hood of Simon Data's World-Class Application Security Program

Are you curious how CISOs with major data platforms handle their application security testing programs? So are we, which is why ZeroNorth asked Robert Wood, CISO from Simon Data to join us for a webinar discussing how he and his teams have leveraged automation, open source scanning tools and orchestration to build a world-class (and fully scalable) application security testing program.


Behind the Scenes with a CISO - What it Takes to Get More Sleep and Avoid Security Threats

Jason Ozin is the Group Information Security Officer at PIB, a fast-growing group of insurance advisory businesses in the UK, and Egnyte customer. Ozin is responsible for information security, cybersecurity, data governance, and compliance. PIB Group has grown rapidly since launching in 2015, building its team from 12 employees to over 1,400 today, through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth.