03 Apr 2020

OODA Network Interview: Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn turned an education in the U.S. Navy into a lifetime of learning.  Read  how Tom used his military skillsets to prepare him for some of the most important positions in the country:  CISO at a the world’s largest financial firms including his current role as CISO at  Investment Firm, T. Rowe Price.

“Using data science to create insight is where we are spending a lot of time.  Tools and controls are necessary and still effective, but they don’t discover the things you don’t expect to find.  You need ML/AI for that – to produce a picture of what is normal and identify what isn’t.”

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18 Dec 2019

11 Habits of Highly Effective CISOs

What does it take to be a highly effective CISO? Over the past 25 years, I’ve consulted for hundreds of executives on cybersecurity issues including direct support to dozens of CISOs working to effectively manage cyber risk in a wide variety of organizations.  With this post, I’ve attempted to capture some of the best practices from the most effective CISOs I know. In future articles, we’ll look at each of the 10 habits in greater detail, including direct input from the CISO community. 

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21 Nov 2019

Federal CISO: Better Info Sharing Will Lead to More Secure Supply Chain

According to the Federal CISO Grant Schneider, supply chain security threats will be on the rise in 2020, culminating with guidance from the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council, which was created in late 2018. The council was formed under the SECURE Technologies act and is compromised of civilian agencies, the

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13 Nov 2019

Attention cybersecurity entrepreneurs: CISOs want simplicity!

As the cybersecurity field matures and enterprises face elevated security stacks due to the variety and sophistication of cybersecurity threats, it is critical that cybersecurity entrepreneurs address how to differentiate their organization and insert their offerings into these stacks. Cambell Soup Company CISO Renee Guttmann states that she has been

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04 Jul 2018

Embracing a Future of Technical and Political Churn

Two things happened last week that will ultimately have a huge impact on almost every American consumer alive today.

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07 Jun 2018

10 Rules For Cybersecurity Salespeople

The cybersecurity market is so congested, it can be difficult to establish a dialogue with overwhelmed CISOs.

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19 Sep 2016

GAO Federal CISO Report

Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA 2014), the agency chief information security officer (CISO) has the responsibility to ensure that the agency is meeting the requirements of the law, including developing, documenting, and implementing the agency-wide information security program. However, 13 of the 24 agencies GAO

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