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Educating the Board on Data Security

Steve Katz, World's First CISO, on How the Role Has Changed
Stephen Katz, former CISO, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup

CISOs must make sure the board of directors is well-informed about security issues before they make decisions on setting priorities, says Stephen Katz, the world's first CISO.

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In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Katz discusses:

  • How the CISO's role is changing;
  • The need to view technology as just one component of a broad security strategy;
  • Who is truly responsible for risk management.

Katz is the founder and president of Security Risk Solutions LLC, an information security company providing consulting, mentoring, coaching and advisory services. He was formerly CISO at JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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