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2/20/2020
09:20 AM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features
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10 Tough Questions CEOs Are Asking CISOs

CEOs today are prepared with better questions than 'Are we secure,' and chief information security officers had better be ready to answer.

Can I be Hacked Like Jeff Bezos Was?

Like breaches that impact big businesses, high-profile individuals being hit by breaches makes the headlines, too. Most recently, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was a target of hackers. But regardless of who is impacted, the answer to this question is unequivocally "yes," says Aaron Turner, president and CSO of HighSide, a security technology company.

"Bezos has access to some of the best cybersecurity professionals in the world," he says. "He has a dedicated team who looks after his physical and cyber protection. If this type of attack can be successful with Bezos as the target, then nearly anyone is just as vulnerable -- probably more so because most don't have the cyber protection resources Bezos does."  

The takeaway: Celebrity hacking incidents are a good opportunity to talk about holes in your own executive security protections.

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Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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