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Christophe Veltsos

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

Chris Veltsos is a 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

Lessons From the Marsh ‘Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey’: Disconnects Persist Despite Increased Executive Involvement

Despite in increased involvement of various stakeholders in risk management, a recent risk perception survey revealed a persistent disconnect between executives and the security function.

10 Takeaways From the ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management Guidelines

The International Standards Organization (ISO) released an updated version of its risk management guidelines to help security leaders engage top leadership in cyber risk decision-making.

Putting the ‘I’ in CISO: Why the Security Leader Must Become an Influencer

To become an influencer within his or her organization, the security leader must effectively communicate with lines of business, engage with the board — and avoid abusing his or her veto power.

When It Comes to Cyber Risks, 2018 Is No Time to Play Games

Security teams had best bring their A-game to compete against ever-more sophisticated threat actors as new cyber risks emerge and evolve in 2018.

Practicing Your Crisis Response: How Well Can You Handle Right of Boom?

A data breach simulation is a great way to test your team's crisis response capabilities and prepare executives to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack.

SEC Releases Updated Guidance For Cybersecurity Disclosure

The SEC released updated guidance regarding cybersecurity disclosure for public companies, emphasizing the responsibility of executives to report material risks and incidents.

Listen to Your Cassandras to Avoid Cybersecurity Disasters

Instead of dismissing experts who warn of impending cybersecurity disasters, business leaders should thoroughly investigate the issue at hand and prepare a response to minimize the potential damage.

What Can We Learn From the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Resilience Playbook

The WEF's "Cyber Resilience: Playbook for Public-Private Collaboration" aims to help governments align security policies with key values and promote collaboration both within and across borders.

Highlights From the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2018’

The World Economic Forum's "Global Risks Report 2018" warned of "the increased dangers of systemic breakdown" due to our overreliance on emerging technologies for critical systems and services.

Is Your CISO a Jedi Warrior, an Admiral or a Diplomat?

Take a look at some traits from the famous "Star Wars" characters we've grown to love and explore how those might be applicable to CISOs today.