CISO Career Development Series

Ron Baklarz
On May 16 we will be kicking off our CISO Career Development Series with AMTRAK’s CISO, Ron Baklarz. Ron will be discussing the salient points of his career path while touching on how the typical CISO career path has changed over the last decade. Specifically, he’ll venture into how the CISO role itself has morphed from purely technical to a more holistically business-minded position. He’ll touch on typical challenges that new CISOs encounter as well as some best practices that have served him well over his long career.
May 16 2012
49 mins
CISO Career Development Series
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    · Five best practices to avoid a major security breach in 2015
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    In combination with the fact that there are almost as many cell-phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as there are people on this earth (seven billion), we have all the ingredients for a Perfect Cyber Storm.

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    In this practical session, Joe will cover:
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    - Tips for establishing a daily routine
    - Strategies to effectively prioritize daily tasks
    - Benefits of threat intelligence sharing
    - Critical investigation & response steps when the inevitable incident occurs
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    - How Security Ratings are enabling Roanoke College to gain tremendous insights about security strategy and performance issues that they can share with their board.
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    Join us for the upcoming webinar, “Actionable Intelligence: A Threat Intelligence Buyer’s Guide” featuring Rick Holland, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and Jeff Harrell, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Norse, to learn how to evaluate the various threat intelligence offerings in the marketplace, and how to utilize them to prevent today’s advanced attacks.

    In this webinar you will learn about:
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    * The value of the different types and sources of internal and external threat intelligence
    * How best to utilize threat intelligence to realize a greater return on security investments and better protect your organization
  • Assessing Risks & Solutions for Social Engineering Recorded: Feb 26 2015 32 mins
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    Attack Intelligence to Power Tomorrow’s Cyber Response.

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  • Six Steps To a High-Performing IT Department Recorded: Feb 26 2015 53 mins
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  • Continuous Third Party Monitoring Powers Business Objectives Recorded: Feb 26 2015 48 mins
    While many companies focus their effort on reducing cybersecurity risk, more threats are being discovered daily. Point-in-time, subjective questionnaires are not in line with the new regulations requiring continuous monitoring of vendors, partners and other third parties.

    In “Continuous Third Party Monitoring Powers Business Objectives,” BitSight CTO and Co-founder Stephen Boyer and guest speaker, Forrester Research Senior Analyst Renee Murphy will discuss the value businesses are finding in using a solution that has a constant eye on third party cyber threats.

    Boyer and Murphy will also discuss:

    - The results of the study BitSight commissioned Forrester Consulting to undertake, examining how IT decision-makers feel about objective, reliable and continuous monitoring.
    - What can be done beyond compliance to increase security performance.
    - Which industries stand to benefit most from using automated, objective information security data.
    - Specific use cases for continuous monitoring and how they help companies improve information security performance.
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