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Is it Time for Data Driven Business Innovation Strategy?

Data-driven business innovation is not something of distant future anymore. It is a reality of today. Many businesses are already reaping benefits of monetizing internal data that they already possess. Some are taking data-driven business innovation to the next levels … Continue reading

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Information Security Leaders Handbook

Few years ago, I wrote Information Security Leaders Handbook but it was not listed as a download on this blog. With this post, I would like to put it here and also check the level of interest from InfoSec community … Continue reading

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CISO MindMap 2017 – What Do InfoSec Professional Really Do?

While Ransomware may be the talk of the town these days, many other profound changes are happening in the industry that impact job of information security professionals. Keeping in view these change, I felt a need for updating CISO MindMap. … Continue reading

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What is Return on Security Investment (ROSI) Anyway?

ROSI or Return On Security Investment is simply a way to calculate if a security control is worth implementation or not. For a control to be financially viable, the reduction of risk has to be greater than the cost of … Continue reading

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Business Innovation with a Data Driven Approach

Effective use of data has become a key to run modern business, gain enhanced customer insight, improve loyalty, and drive sales. More and more companies are realizing that a customer-centric and data-driven approach is the only way to compete in … Continue reading

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Aligning Business Goals with InfoSec Strategy

How do you align yourself with the business you are supporting? What value are you creating? These are the questions that every CISO should be thinking on regular basis. In a typical organization, the CEO has a list of business … Continue reading

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DBIR 2017 – Major Findings of Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Verizon is publishing Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for over 10 years. The latest release is DBIR 2017 which was published on April 27th. This year’s report contains 1935 confirmed data breaches and more than 42000 security incidents. Like always, … Continue reading

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Three Fundamental Questions for Strategic Decision Making

How to pick the right projects for the next year or the next thing to work on? Recently, this was the major point of discussion in the planning meeting of a non-profit organization. Irrespective of for-profit or non-profit status, all … Continue reading

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Customer Experience: The Missing Pillar of Information Security Programs

Few days back, an information security executive asked for help. He has been struggling with demonstrating “tangible business value” of his information security program. We started our dialog about the company business, revenue sources, key issues, competitors and how he … Continue reading

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Building a Successful Security Operations Center Part 3: SOC Budget Calculator

Sometime back I published an article “What it Really Takes to Stand up a SOC”. This included a MindMap showing everything you need to consider while making a decision about establishing an internal Security Operations Center. Take a look at … Continue reading

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