CISO and Change

If you stop and think about change, you come to realize it is neither a good thing or a bad thing. It is what happens in life. We as human beings, experience change from the day we enter this world. Heck, we experienced change all during the nine month gestation period. So why do humans […]

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Stream of Consciousness 6.18.2019

“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” – Plato CISOs must become ‘philosophers.’ Being a ‘philosopher’ is what makes you a leader. Philosophy is a passion you wear on your sleeves! It is the reason you care. If you are nothing more than technology, are you then a ‘bot’? “Conscious […]

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It’s A Beautiful Thing

Cyber is a beautiful thing. “All great things are risky and, as the saying goes, what is beautiful is difficult.” Plato For the Cognitive CISO, the question arises, “what is the ultimate purpose of the work you do?” Now Think about the word “PURPOSE.” What comes to mind? Something worthwhile? Something grand and noble? Something […]

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Where are the CISO Hassles?

Let’s face it: All too often, our quest for security and creating an environment that meets all the regulatory obligations is a succession of hassles. There’s an endless stream of frustrations, inconveniences, complications, disappointments, and potential disasters lurking in most of our daily experiences in securing the enterprise and governing the cyber world. We all […]

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The Dangling Conversation

Simon & Garfunkel sang a song entitled “The Dangling Conversation.” I am going to improvise a verse: “Yes, we speak of things that matter With words that must be said “Can analysis be worthwhile?” “Is Cobol really dead?” Well, not dead, dead, but I would say “Cobol” is definitely in “God’s Waiting Room.” A large […]

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Cognitive CISO: Blindsight​?

When the Cognitive CISO think about the future of cybersecurity, they should be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and where they intersect with science, and philosophy, and physics. I have a saying in the world of cyber: “As a CISO, We see the storm coming before the clouds arrive.” Big Data […]

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