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5 Ways To Tick Off A CISO
CIO, March 16th, 2020
As a venture capitalist that invests solely in seed stage cybersecurity entrepreneurs, I often ask myself what keeps CISOs up at night to inform which gaps the next round of enterprise security products needs to address

"YL Ventures Managing Partner Yoav Leitersdorf sat down with cybersecurity powerhouses Pete Bodine, Managing Director at AllegisCyber Capital, Mickey Boodaei, CEO & Founder at Transmit Security, Dino Boukouris, Founding Director at Momentum Cyber, Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, CISO at GSK, Jay Leek, Managing Director at ClearSky, Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility, and Oren Yunger, VP at GGV Capital to discuss why security vendors keep CISOs up at night. However, a lot of the answers now seem to lie in mending the risks and occasional damage rendered by existing vendors and products..."

CIOs will need to consider the IT measures that will be needed to support their organisations as the government ramps up its response to the coronavirus

"With employees working from home to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, analyst Gartner has urged CIOs to ensure that everyone who can work from home is able to do so.

The Gartner report, Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak: short- and long-term actions for CIOs, recommends that IT departments ensure remote working is fully supported..."


CIO India survey reveals that while most CIOs expect an adverse impact on business, the majority believe that businesses will return to normalcy within 3 months

"CIO India's 'Business Continuity Amid COVID-19' conducted between 9-11 March polled Enterprise IT leaders from 109 organizations across the country to access their assessment of the Coronavirus on Business and the measures they are taking to counter it.

The survey reveals that on average CIOs across India see COVID-19 having an impact magnitude of 5.5 (on a scale of 1-10) but this varies across sectors.The survey reveals that on average CIOs across India see COVID-19 having an impact magnitude of 5.5 (on a scale of 1-10) but this varies across sectors..."


The following is a guest article from Marc Mazur, research specialist at Info-Tech Research Group. He covers research on security operations, security strategy, ransomware, insider threat, and zero trus

"We're long overdue for a sea change in our approach to digital security. Making this change a reality largely depends on how willing we are - as individuals and organizations - to rethink priorities.

That might be easier said than done..."


Andy Ross, co-founder and MD at Gravity 9, explores how CIOs can move from being a technology expert to a business strategist

"As the lines between business and IT priorities start to blur, the role of the CIO is rapidly evolving from technology expert to business strategist. As a result, they have become a key driving force behind digital innovation, helping their organisations to progress from digital transformation ideation to reality..."

What steps should CIOs be taking to help their organizations immediately weather this crisis? Fourteen CIOs share their thoughts

"Last week, in an informal poll by analyst Dion Hinchcliffe, 71 percent of CIOs agreed that the impact of Coronavirus was top of mind. Les Ottolenghi, CIO of Caesars, said, 'At the moment, my top two concerns are coronavirus and the possibility of economic downturn because of the virus.'

Stan Bush, CIO at VA Midwest Healthcare Network, said, 'Unfortunately, all we are doing is trying to protect the most at risk and slow its rate of spread to not overcome medical infrastructure. Once it's inside your borders it's almost impossible to stop without truly draconian measures.' We're clearly starting to see that happen in cities across the country..."


Navigating The Pandemic
CIO, March 18th, 2020
Nearly every technology company - and almost every business - is desperately determining how to use its arsenal of technology to combat the increasingly severe disruption caused by coronavirus

"In an industry obsessed with disruption, suddenly, everything has been turned on its head.

Reimagining processes and software and infrastructure to satisfy some McKinsey-driven mandate has screeched to a halt. Instead, nearly every tech company - and almost every business - is desperately determining how to use its arsenal of technology to combat the stunningly severe disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic..."

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