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Four Questions CISOs Should Ask Themselves Everyday

While there is a huge list of CISO responsibilities as we discussed in CISO Mindmap, keeping oneself focused on value creation and security program improvements is not easy. The following four questions will help improve efficiency of the program by … Continue reading

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EBK-Cybersecurity: Understanding Stock Market Terminology

Basic Stock Market Terminology for CyberSecurity Professionals and Why Should They Care! June 26, 2022 – Rafeeq Rehman The role of InfoSec professionals has morphed into a critical business function. One should expect getting involved in “business” discussion often, and … Continue reading

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CISO MindMap 2022 – Recommendations

I have included six specific recommendations with the recent publication of CISO MindMap. This article is to further elaborate on these recommendations, why these matter, and what actions information security leaders can take. The objective of this article is to … Continue reading

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CISO MindMap 2022: What do InfoSec Professionals really do?

Let me start with the quote from last year: Most people outside the Cybersecurity profession don’t fully realize and appreciate the complexity of a security professional’s job. Since 2012, CISO MindMap has been an effective educational tool and has enabled … Continue reading

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Book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling” Published.

My latest book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling: Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center (SOC)” is published and available on amazon.com worldwide. This is a relatively short book with 11 chapters, three sections and about … Continue reading

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Six Essential Ingredients for Building a Successful Security Operations Center (SOC)

Over years of my professional work and research, I found six ingredients absolutely necessary for success of any SOC, big or small. When you combine these ingredients with continuous improvement activities, you will get excellent business results. On the other … Continue reading

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Achieving Excellence in SOC Operations and Incident Response

Draft of Chapter 7 of my book “Cybersecurity Arm Wrestling – Winning the perpetual fight against crime by building a modern Security Operations Center” is complete and available for download. This chapter is about “Operate” part of the “Plan-Design-Build-Operate” strategy and … Continue reading

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CISO MindMap 2020: Summary of Recommendations for Updating Security Programs

Cybersecurity is a complicated business. Many people outside this profession don’t fully realize and appreciate the complexities of the job. CISO MindMap is an effort to educate public about Cybersecurity professionals’ job responsibilities. The MindMap also enables Cybersecurity professionals design … Continue reading

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