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[Podcast] Presenting Cybersecurity Ideas to the Board

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There’s been a long held stigma amongst our infosec cohort and it’s getting in the way of doing business. What’s the stigma, you ask? “Know-it-all” techies who are unable to communicate. Unfortunately, this shortcoming also puts our jobs at stake.

According to a recent cybersecurity survey, the board of directors polled said that IT and security executives will lose their jobs because of their failure to provide the board with useful, actionable information. It gets worse. More than half of board members say that the data presented is too technical.

In an effort to redeem ourselves and to understand the problem, I suggested role playing with the Inside Out Security panel – Kilian Englert, Mike Buckbee, and Kris Keyser – and to also practice speaking with executives about cybersecurity.

I presented two practical scenarios. The first prompt: explain why you might need UBA, even if you already have a SIEM tool. The other: explain the importance of keeping the health data generated from a wearable, safe and secure.

Articles discussed in our podcast:

  • How to derive a profit from the data deluge
  • Headphones that spy on listeners
  • New phone sign-in feature that skips the password
  • Microchip implanted in between one’s thumb and index finger
  • Microsoft fixed critical vulnerabilities in uncredited update released in March

Tool of the week: Powersploit

Cindy Ng

Cindy Ng

Cindy is the host of the Inside Out Security podcast.

Kilian Englert

Kilian Englert

Kilian has a background in enterprise security engineering, as well as security solution selling. Kilian is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and creates internal and public content on topics related to cyber security and technology best practices.

Michael Buckbee

Michael Buckbee

Michael has worked as a syadmin and software developer for Silicon Valley startups to the US Navy and everything in between.


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