Audit , Governance & Risk Management , Video

Best Practices to Pass an IT Security Audit

Josh Hankins of Qualys on Tips and Tricks He Learned as a Practitioner
Josh Hankins, chief technical security officer, Qualys

Before he became a chief technical security officer at Qualys, Josh Hankins was a cybersecurity leader in financial services. He learned how security audit failures are increasingly costly, and he devised new strategies for audit preparation. He shares his insights here.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Hankins discusses:

  • Factors that lead to failure;
  • The true cost of audit failure;
  • Key points in audit preparation.

Hankins has over 25 years of experience within the IT field. Since 2006, he has worked in various roles within the cybersecurity profession, such as a security architect, analyst, engineer and incident handler. These roles spanned businesses ranging from a Fortune 500 bank to a credit card processor and a global consulting company. Before joining Qualys, he served for about nine years as the director of security pperations and incident response at a data analytics subsidiary for the fifth-largest retailer in the world. From the later part of the 1990s to 2006, he worked as a network engineer.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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