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CISO MindMap 2018 – What Do InfoSec Professionals Really Do?

Like last year, ransomware continues to be a major issue for many organizations. One of the best things any organization can do to itself is to prepare for dealing with ransomware incidents. While ransomware is morphing into crypto currency mining … Continue reading

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Building a Successful Security Operations Center (SOC): Part 4

SOC Planning – Defining SOC Scope Defining scope for the SOC is crucial for its success and to determine stakeholders for the SOC. The scope will help determine cost, associates needed to run the SOC, SOC processes and many other … Continue reading

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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?

Note: An updated version of CISO MindMap (2018) is published here 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 … 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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