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CCISO Program wraps-up successful Washington DC area class

The Certified CISO Program, EC-Council’s executive information security management course, has seen resounding success around the US, presenting four classes in four cities in 2016. Keyaan Williams, EC-Council CCISO Senior Executive, has seen incredible learning take place in these executive classrooms. Feedback from students in the class include mentions of how the CCISO program will[…]

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Conclusive evidence that the CISO should be reporting to the CEO

At past EC-Council Foundation Global CISO Forums and CISO Summits, panels of information security executives have discussed the debate in the industry regarding the proper hierarchical placement of the CISO. The debate is typically framed as being a choice between the CISO reporting to the CIO or to the CEO. recently published an article[…]

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A CISO in the White House – Good News for Security

It’s been widely reported that the White House is expected to hire a CISO to oversee the information security of all federal agencies. In the wake of several high-profile breaches of important federal agencies over the last three years, the Obama administration is looking to fill the CISO position to help coordinate security across agencies.[…]

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Small Businesses, Ransomware, and Your Risk Assessment

An interesting article was published in The Guardian this week detailing the rise of ransomware attacks targeted at small businesses. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are enticing targets for ransomware attacks because they typically have fewer security controls in place and are unable to defend against an attack and may be more likely to pay[…]

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From Manager to C-Level Executive: Here’s what it takes

For many professionals in information security, there comes a time when the promotions stop coming at a predictable pace. For most, this happens at the upper end of middle management. This is the point when simple technical competence is no longer enough to earn the next bump in pay. Something more is needed to join[…]

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