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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

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.

Four Key Lessons From NACD’s ‘2018 Governance Outlook’ About Managing Cyber Risks

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)'s "2018 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters" offered key advice to help board directors engage with cyber risk management.

Where the CISO Should Sit on the Security Org Chart and Why It Matters

The CISO's position on the security org chart influences the nature and frequency of interactions the security leader will have other executives — not to mention the security budget.

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Help CISOs Improve Enterprise Security in 2018

CISOs can improve their enterprise security posture by adopting cognitive technology, educating executives, conducting incident response training and fostering a culture of security in 2018.

Long Road Ahead or Unbridgeable Chasm? Lessons From the EY ‘Global Information Security Survey’

The EY "Global Infomation Security Survey" revealed that CISOs and executives have a long road ahead when it comes to improving communication — but it is indeed a road, not an unbridgeable chasm.

Understanding the COSO 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Part 2: Combining Apples With Oranges

Organizations that follow both the COSO enterprise risk management framework and the NIST CSF can vastly improve their cyber risk oversight and management.

Understanding the COSO 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Part 1: An Introduction

The new COSO enterprise risk management framework offers business leaders a road map to more effectively assess, manage, review and report on cyber risks.

Take a Load Off: Delegate Cyber Risk Management Using the Three Lines of Defense Model

The Three Lines of Defense model enables board directors to be involved in the cyber risk management process without micromanaging the security team.

What Can We Learn From the ‘Global State of Information Security Survey 2018’?

While PwC's "Global State of Information Security Survey" noted that governments have improved cyber resilience, businesses still have a long way to go.