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CIPS AB Calgary April 23 Breakfast: "A Day in the Life of a CISO (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace the Stress)"
Date: 
Wed, 04/23/2014
Event Location: 
(Calgary)

 

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Speaker: Tim McCreight

 

With over 30 years of operational experience in both IT and physical security, Tim McCreight (CISSP, CPP and CISA) brings a wealth of real-world knowledge. He is a sought-after keynote speaker for security conferences across North America, and he is the author of several articles for major industry publications.   

 

A Day in the Life of a CISO (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace the Stress)

 

The typical day (though few can be called "typical") of a CISO should be spent collecting accurate, actionable intelligence on the multiple risks threatening their security network. But these days, dwindling budgets, lack of personnel, and overly complex devices are making it more difficult than ever for security executives to effectively protect their companies. 

In this session, Tim McCreight, a former government CISO, will describe the challenges he faced, how he learned to overcome them — and how you can do it too. His presentation will include: 

  • Building an effective security network, even without the budget and staff you wanted. 
  • Knowing what you don't know about security threats (and why you need to know it).
  • Gaining access to network intelligence without the overhead or investment.
  • Compiling accurate and real information you can use in executive discussions.
  • How to avoid running your team ragged performing the wrong tasks.

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a more robust "security network", using both internal and external sources for information
  • Appreciate the complexity of the threats facing your environment, and not fall victim to "compliance by check box"
  • Assess future investments in security technologies by first looking at how you're using your current platforms
  • Seek out additional avenues to inform executives on risks and threats facing your environment
  • Look at risks facing your environment a bit differently – focus on the business reasons first, then the security ‘reaction' second
  • Focus your team on important issues, not check boxes on a daily spreadsheet...and keep them engaged with your overall strategy

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