Category Archives: InfoSec

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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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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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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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?

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 is happening across the industries. Whether it is digital transformation, Internet of Things … Continue reading

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