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The Global CISO: Why U.S. Leaders Must Think Beyond Borders
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Joe Stanganelli
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11/3/2015 | 9:16:02 AM
Re: Important area for development
@Dr. T: I accidentally misread that as "leveling the country."  Of course, the sentence still works.  You wouldn't want that happening -- and certainly not happening again.

In any case, it's little wonder that Israel has top cybersecurity experts -- not only because of the sociopolitical climate, but also because the country starts students young in cybersecurity.  (The US, meanwhile, barely gets kids involved in programming.)
Joe Stanganelli
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11/3/2015 | 9:13:45 AM
Re: Good depiction of the current state
@Dr. T: Certainly.  NIST is a US federal agency, whereas ISO is an international group.  (Of course, ISO standards are facets of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.)
Joe Stanganelli
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11/1/2015 | 10:30:32 PM
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On the other hand, availability and accessibility are really the mortal enemies of security (and vice versa).  Want something to be as secure as possible?  Make it as inaccessible as possible.  And vice versa.  Want something to be readily available and accessible?  Reduce security measures to nil.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/1/2015 | 10:28:36 PM
Re: Good depiction of the current state
Yes, I'm starting to see familarity with ISO27001, specifically, on job requirements.

Worth pointing out, incidentally, that the NIST Cybersecurity Framework incorporates ISO standards.
Dr.T
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10/31/2015 | 10:01:50 AM
Re: Important area for development
Yes, I like the article too. Israel does not look at the current state of an individual, theyu even do the questioning when you are leaving the country, they want to know the background of that person so they can block that person coming in next time.
Dr.T
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10/31/2015 | 9:59:13 AM
Re: Good depiction of the current state
There are lots of things are overlapping between ISO27001 and NITS. If you are a global company then ISO27001 has more weight actually.
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10/31/2015 | 9:57:17 AM
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Agree. The definition of security is Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Without availability we could not really talk about security.
Dr.T
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10/31/2015 | 9:55:16 AM
Re: Good depiction of the current state
ISO27001 is picking up in US too, I have involved with a few companies that are working toward to this for their security practices.
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10/31/2015 | 9:52:39 AM
principle-based approach
 

maybe we need to try principle-based approach more often than rule-based approach, Security itself requires an approach where we define rules along the way for that specific situation. It sounds like it may be more effective approach.
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10/30/2015 | 12:27:02 PM
Important area for development
Hi Kal

Excellent article and very good tips/advice for future cybsersecurity personnel.

I agree that we must take a global view of cybersecurity. As an example, I always contrast the approach to airport security in Israel versus US airport security.  The principle based approach used by Israelis tends to look for patterns and screenings of the passenger travel history. Their security personnel are trained to ask specific questions about the passenger unlike the pure "physical" screening employed stateside.

I look forward to follow-up articles.


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