When You Hear the Vultures, It’s Too Late: Preparing Your Security Strategy Now

Earlier this year, Paul Ferrillo and Chris Veltsos recorded a nine-part podcast series complementing their book release, “Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now.” Now, Paul and Chris are back for a monthly check-in to talk with IBM’s Mitch Mayne about current topics in security.

October 2017 was a scary month for cybersecurity — and Halloween was the least of it. In light of recent attacks such as Bad Rabbit, Paul and Chris chose the theme of “changing the game” for this month’s podcast. Listen now to learn how businesses like yours can change the dynamic to one where cybersecurity is a business priority rather than an IT afterthought.

Questions addressed in their conversation include:

  • Have we reached the inflection point where business leaders are seeing the cost of weak cybersecurity as outweighing the cost of implementing proper security processes?
  • Should the board of directors include an information security specialist?
  • Should the NIST Cybersecurity Framework be mandatory for highly targeted and high-risk industries, such as the energy and utilities sector?



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Mitch Mayne

Public Information Officer, IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence

Mitch is the Public Information Officer (PIO) for IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, and is responsible for how...