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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

Employees Must Wash Hands: 11 Tips to Translate Awareness Into Better Security Hygiene

Due to an influx of high-profile data breaches, employees are more security-aware than ever. But that doesn't always translate to good security hygiene.

Five Ways an External Risk Adviser Can Help the Board Solve the Cyber Risk Puzzle

Executives need an external risk adviser to help them monitor the cyber risk landscape and implement, monitor and refine security controls accordingly.

Six Key Traits of an Effective Cyber Risk Advisor

What makes a good cyber risk advisor? Here are six traits and abilities that you should look for in a trusted security advisor.

From the Starship Enterprise to Your Enterprise: Eight Cybersecurity Lessons From ‘Star Trek’

To prepare for the upcoming "Star Trek: Discovery" series, here are eight cybersecurity lessons companies can learn from the science fiction franchise.

No Time for Techno-Babble: Four Key Traits of Quality CISO Reports

CISO reports must clearly illustrate how cybersecurity relates to business objectives in a way that board directors can understand.

Aiming for a Security Career? Consider a Liberal Arts Degree

A liberal arts education, supplemented with technical training and extracurricular experience, can set students up for successful careers in cybersecurity.

Board Directors Need to Get Involved With Cyber Risk Governance

Board directors must become more engaged in cyber risk governance or risk incurring regulatory fines and being sued by shareholders.

Testing Top Leadership’s Muscle Memory With Data Breach Simulations

Just like security analysts, top executives need data breach training to develop the skills required to carry out an effective incident response strategy.

Four Ways CISOs Can Play a Key Role in Educating Top Leadership About Cyber Risks

Security leaders must translate their technical expertise into business insights when communicating cyber risks to executives and board directors.

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.