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Christophe Veltsos

InfoSec, Risk, and Privacy Strategist - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Chris Veltsos is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he regularly teaches Information Security and Information Warfare classes. Beyond the classroom, Chris is also very active in the security community, engaging with community groups and advising business leaders on how to best manage information security risks.

Written By Christophe Veltsos

Closing the Awareness Gap Requires a Team Effort

The effort to close the cybersecurity awareness gap requires collaboration and coordination between multiple academic and professional stakeholders.

Security Awareness: Three Lessons From Health Campaigns

Health care initiatives such as the campaign to encourage proper hand-washing can serve as blueprints for CISOs seeking to drive security awareness.

Cybersecurity Hiring Woes? Time to Consider a New Collar Approach

IBM is leading an industrywide effort to close the IT skills gap by hiring new collar professionals who lack formal degrees but possess requisite skills.

Five Strategies to Help Recent Graduates Close the Awareness Gap

IT leaders are struggling to find qualified job candidates due to an awareness gap and the inability of recent graduates to articulate their skills.

Five Whys: Lessons From the World of Incident Investigations

Cybersecurity is all about asking the right questions. The Five Whys method can help analysts prevent near misses from becoming full-blown incidents.

Cyber Resilience Tools and Principles for Boards of Directors

Cyber resilience is a full-board issue, not just an IT problem. A new WEF report outlines 10 principles to help boards get on board with resilience efforts

Three Lessons From Test-Driven Development

Test-driven development was created to inspire security analysts and developers to reconsider the way they plan, design and test software.

The CISO as a Digital Trust Diplomat

As digital trust diplomats, CISOs must be tactful in their negotiations and should able to influence colleagues and superiors.

Five Ways to Improve the CISO-Board Relationship

As cyberthreats grow in numbers and complexity, the future of cybersecurity increasingly depends on an open, trusting CISO-board relationship.

Building a Cybersecurity Culture Around Layer 8

IT leaders must develop a strong cybersecurity culture to promote awareness and accountability, and to empower employees to learn and develop.