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Tell DR: What Are Your Biggest Unanswered Security Questions?
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/20/2016 | 3:49:33 PM
weighing in
"Maybe you can't figure out why more talented people won't join your security team."

A few months ago, I was asked to interview for a CISO position at a global mid-size enterprise.

For starters, the pay was below industry average.  Not too bad...except for the fact that, (1) the "requirements" in the job posting represented fanciful thinking -- even for industry standard -- and (2) as far as I could tell, the company's data protection policies were virtually nil outside of far-too-often mandated password changes.  (Meanwhile, the physical security was woeful.)  The person this company eventually hires will have to build everything pretty much from scratch.

What's more, the position was more of a "CISO-plus" role -- combining the roles of the CISO, the CCO, and the CPO.  Additionally, the job had three bosses -- but with no real budget for the department/goals of the role.

They still haven't filled the role -- and they've recently reposted the identical job posting except with a less impressive job title (apparently to try to disguise the fact that the pay is below average).

So, there's that.



jwsh143
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jwsh143,
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3/21/2016 | 11:34:14 AM
Re: weighing in
How does a one person shop in a SMB handle information Security, compliance and audit?  300 employees.
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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3/21/2016 | 11:39:04 AM
Re: weighing in
Oooh good one! I assume cloning yourself isn't in the budget...
jwsh143
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jwsh143,
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3/21/2016 | 11:42:15 AM
Re: weighing in
Yep, cloning myself isn't in the budget.  I wish it was.
theb0x
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theb0x,
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3/23/2016 | 11:20:09 AM
Darkreading
I would like to know why Darkreading/Information Week still to this day does not offer a secure member login? I suppose this is also a risk for any Authors that post articles to the site as well.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/23/2016 | 11:55:46 AM
What else dont we know
My question is always around what are those unknown unknowns.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/23/2016 | 11:57:46 AM
Re: weighing in
"... the fact that the pay is below average .."

Unfortunately this is  always the case. They want you to do more work with less salary.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/23/2016 | 12:00:29 PM
Re: weighing in
"... one person shop ..."

I really do not have an answer but this is the reality. Just one step at a time. Unless we start using robots.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/23/2016 | 12:04:59 PM
Re: weighing in
"... no real budget for the department/goals of the role. ..."

This is quite common, there is no real budget for security, it comes in after the attacks.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/23/2016 | 12:07:27 PM
Re: Darkreading
"... a secure member login ..."

I assume because what we have here is a public data.
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