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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features

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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