Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
From Defense to Offense: Giving CISOs Their Due
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marc Wilczek
50%
50%
Marc Wilczek,
User Rank: Author
9/2/2020 | 2:00:31 PM
Re: The best defense is a good offense...Vince Lombardi
Many thanks, that's great to hear! :-)
gegawe
100%
0%
gegawe,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/2/2020 | 6:45:24 AM
Re: The best defense is a good offense...Vince Lombardi
I must say that overall I am really impressed with this blog.It is easy to see that you are impassioned about you writing.
RichardM23501
50%
50%
RichardM23501,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/1/2020 | 4:02:02 PM
Re: The best defense is a good offense...Vince Lombardi
I see. 

I assumed anyone having forward-looking behaviours and problem solving skills would in fact be a strategic leader. 

A nuance, I suppose.

Watch for my response on LI.

Best.
Marc Wilczek
100%
0%
Marc Wilczek,
User Rank: Author
9/1/2020 | 2:00:43 PM
Re: The best defense is a good offense...Vince Lombardi
First of all, thanks Richard! Great to hear that you like the article.

I entirely agree with you as far as the your second statement goes. However, whether a CISO is regarded as a strategic leader has - in my opinion - more to do with attitude and behavior than a corporate title. That's also what I wanted to stress in my article concerning the need for CISOs to hone their problem solving skills and become more forward-looking.
RichardM23501
50%
50%
RichardM23501,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/1/2020 | 1:03:39 PM
The best defense is a good offense...Vince Lombardi
Good article Marc,

This statement says it all: "CISOs who aren't frequently interacting with senior company leaders will likely be overshadowed...

- IF a CISO is not regarded as a strategic leader, the struggle to add value to the company bottom line will be an uphill battle.

It is certainly incumbent on the CISO to continuously educate the board and senior leadership that Infosec is a facet of Risk Managment. When CISO activities are quantified in terms of risk avoidance and potential loss, the board will begin to understand. Regulation and compliance is driving companies to participate in cybersecurity more and more, some REQUIRING named senior cybersecurity leadership roles.

CISOs have got to be in the game to win.

 


Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Zero Trust doesn't have to break your budget!
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-34812
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Use of hard-coded credentials vulnerability in php component in Synology Calendar before 2.4.0-0761 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34808
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in cgi component in Synology Media Server before 1.8.3-2881 allows remote attackers to access intranet resources via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34809
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Improper neutralization of special elements used in a command ('Command Injection') vulnerability in task management component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34810
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Improper privilege management vulnerability in cgi component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34811
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in task management component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to access intranet resources via unspecified vectors.