ThreatConnect Podcast

ThreatConnect Ep. 9: CISO Challenge Series With Mark Brown

The CISO Challenge Series is the ThreatConnect Podcast’s new series that explores the five strategic challenges facing chief information security officers globally (as identified by the World Economic Forum) and how CISOs around the country and the world are innovating to overcome those challenges.

Today, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) operate in a world full of systemic risk, fueled by forces beyond their individual control. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to cybersecurity — firewalls, anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and access controls — have given CISOs little competitive advantage.

According to a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) future series report, Cybersecurity, emerging technology and systemic risk, “the approach to cybersecurity needs to be overhauled before the industry finds itself in any fit state to tackle the threat.”

Overhauling and future-proofing cybersecurity will require a new strategic technological approach to addressing five global cybersecurity challenges:

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  1. Increasing sophistication of cyber attacks and cyber adversaries
  2. Widening cybersecurity skills gap
  3. Lack of intelligence and operational information sharing
  4. Keeping up with regulatory changes and uncertainty
  5. Underinvestment and lack of business buy-in

This week’s guest on the ThreatConnect Podcast’s CISO Challenge Series is Mark Brown, Global Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Information Resilience at BSI. Mark is also the former Global Chief Information Security Officer at SABMiller plc, a UK-based brewer that was acquired by Anheuser-Busch in 2016.

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