Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Information Sharing

Profiles in Leadership: Chris Holden

CISO at Crum & Forster Discusses How to Make Security a Business Enabler
Chris Holden, CISO, Crum & Forster

Crum & Forster CISO Chris Holden says it's critical to see cybersecurity as a business enabler rather than a business inhibitor. He is taking on the perception that security is the "Department of No" and works hard to change the culture at his company.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, recorded at RSA Conference 2022, Holden talks about:

  • The top challenges in his role;
  • The shifting threat landscape;
  • The value of collaboration with peers.

Holden is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day security of the organization's information systems and data while adhering to regulatory requirements. He started his career as a forensics analyst for Hewlett-Packard's global cybersecurity team, where he ran digital evidence collections for internal investigations related to e-discovery matters, breach incident response, HR and policy investigations. He then took on consulting roles, working on both incident response engagements and proactive services and helping build and assess security programs for globally recognized organizations.

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About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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