Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), InfoSec Strategist, Thought Leader, and Professor
ITSPmagazine chats with Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), InfoSec Strategist and Founder of BlueLava.
Here are a few highlights from our conversation with Laz:
- Laz provides three tips for CISOs as their role changes:
1/ Start learning how to present your information in business terms to your executive leadership team and/or board. Present in terms they will understand.
2/ Share & collaborate with other CISOs because threats are leapfrogging each other.
3/ Attend conferences and read up on different programs & strategies. Stay current with articles and subscriptions. Take a step back and block out time for yourself.
- Be more engaged & build relationships within your company. Partner with legal or the board. Try creating a security committee.
- Organizations need to understand that security education is an investment that is going last a long time.
- As an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, Laz is coaching and mentoring the next generation of business leaders. He helps them understand IT, security, data analytics and enterprise architecture, not in technical terms but understanding why they should build this as a part of their business or framework.