About this event
In our From the Author’s Mouth series, we open our virtual doors to the movers and shakers in information security. It allows you to get your information directly from the source in an interactive interview- setting, with sufficient time reserved for Q&A.
This time we invite Dan Blum, a former Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, Cybersecurity Strategist, Architect and Author of the book Rational Cybersecurity for Business - The Security Leaders' Guide to Business Alignment. Today’s session will be moderated by Chris Wauters, CTO and CIO at the Shared Service Center for the Dutch Government, the IT infrastructure and workplace service provider for 50.000 public servant officers in the Netherlands and abroad.
The Book: Rational Cybersecurity for Business - The Security Leaders' Guide to Business Alignment
You won’t find many security professionals disagreeing about the need to align security and the business. But although technical books on cybersecurity abound, there are relatively few business-focused ones, let alone written specifically for security.In his (Open Access, 350 pages!) book, Dan Blum presents valuable lessons learned from interviews with over 70 security and business leaders.
Dan presents six priority areas to focus on to maximize the effectiveness of your cybersecurity program: risk management, control baseline, security culture, IT rationalization, access control, and cyber-resilience. Common challenges and good practices are provided for businesses of different types and sizes. And more than 50 specific keys to alignment are included.
If you are a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Head of Security with a similar title, a security manager, or a security team member providing leadership to the business, then this book - and this webinar - is for you.
Set up for Today:
To keep some focus and make this webinar worth your while, we we will dive deeper into 3 specific areas that Dan covers in his book:
# Develop and Govern a Healthy Security Culture
#Manage Risk in the Language of Business
# Control Access with a minimum Drag on the Business
But the Q&A has been set up in 'ask me anything' format, with sufficient time for any questions that you may have on other sections in the book and on cyber leadership & business alignment in general.
14h00: Welcome -- Wim Stoffelen, SECO-Institute (Netherlands)
14h05: Introduction by your moderator -- Chris Wauters, CTO and CIO at Shared Service Center IT, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)
14h10: Business Aligned Security -- Dan Blum, Cyber Security Strategist and Author (USA)
14h15: Q&A Session -- Dan Blum and Chris Wauters
14h55: Closing remarks
Chris is a passionate and committed IT leader with in-depth IT knowledge, strong academic background and more than 20 year experience in IT operations, cloud, transformation programs, risk & cybersecurity. Chris is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Shared Service Center ICT (SSC-ICT), the IT infrastructure and workplace service provider for 50.000 public servant officers in the Netherlands and abroad. As CTO Chris fulfills the CIO role and is part of the SSC-ICT board of directors.
Dan Blum is an internationally recognized cybersecurity and risk management strategist. He is a former Golden Quill Award-winning VP, Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, Inc., and has served as the de facto head of security for startups and consulting companies. He's advised hundreds of corporations, universities, and government organizations, and currently partners with top media, analyst firms, and clients to produce cybersecurity thought leadership research and to deliver cybersecurity workshops and coaching for security leaders.
Security & Continuity Institute (SECO) is Europe’s leading institute for highly qualified Security & Continuity training courses, and the Body of Knowledge of the Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program.