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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. Since then, many people … Continue reading

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Five Minutes Overview of IoT Messaging Protocol for CISOs

Although traditional methods of communications like RESTful APIs can be used for IOT communications, MQTT and CoAP are the two major IoT protocols for exchanging messages in IoT networks. This is a quick overview of both of these protocols.

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Building a Successful Security Operations Center (SOC) Part Two – Estimating SOC Budget – CISOcast

Budget estimates are a major part of SOC business case. A typical budget will consist of capital cost, payroll expenses, and annual recurring costs. The budget estimates also helps in making decision about build an internal SOC or using SOC … Continue reading

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Disruptive Technologies Every CISO Should Know – CISOcast

Information Security is a rapidly changing field as advancements due to disruptive technologies, like SDN, IoT, NFV and others, have direct impact on security management programs. Information Security professionals, in general, are perceived to be slow in  adapting to new technologies … Continue reading

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Lack of Security and Network Resources: A Major Hurdle in Digital Transformation

Initiatives for Digital Transformation are at front and center of every major corporation to keep their business competitive and relevant. Many technology research organizations are publishing papers about different aspects of digital transformation, which is categorized  as a new industrial … Continue reading

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2016 CISO MindMap – What do InfoSec Professionals Do?

Please note that this is an older post An updated MindMap available here. It took some time to update the CISO MindMap but finally it is here. Thanks to all who provided suggestions for this update. A very rapid change … Continue reading

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How Small Things are Making Big Difference

IoT is not only about connecting machines; the technology can do countless other amazing things. Recently I had the privilege of working with few non-profit organizations promoting education. The solution involved Raspberry Pi, which is used in many IoT application, to … Continue reading

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