3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19

COVID-19 and the CISO: Jim Routh on Leadership

MassMutual CISO on the Challenge of Securing Remote Workforce, Supply Chain
ISMG's Tom Field and Jim Routh, CISO, MassMutual

At its core, cybersecurity is about applying scarce resources to the highest risk. And nothing quite puts that tenet to the test like the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Routh, CISO of MassMutual, discusses the challenges of managing a remote workforce and third-party risk during this crisis.

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In an in-depth video interview with Information Security Media Group, Routh discusses:

  • His approach to business continuity with his team and supply chain partners;
  • Heightened activity from threat actors;
  • Advice on cybersecurity leadership during such a crisis.

Before becoming CISO at MassMutual, Routh was CSO and led the global security function for Aetna. Earlier, he was the global head of application and mobile security at JP Morgan Chase. He also was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express, and has over 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology, analytic and information security functions for global firms.

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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