From New to Next Normal

By Shelly Blackburn, Vice President, Global Security Systems EngineeringJuly 13, 2020 We need to recognize that “going back to normal” isn’t likely to happen…ever.  At some point, we will be able to go back to attend concerts, sporting events and industry conferences but masks and remote working at varying levels of application are likely here […]

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Heroes In Our Midst

By Christopher Buse, Audit and Security Leader and Former CISO for the State of MinnesotaJune 18, 2020 We are living in unprecedented times; times when many people are stepping up to the plate to keep our businesses, government, and citizens safe. As a former government security leader, I saw firsthand the vital role that cyber […]

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Cyber Leadership and EQ in Challenging Times

By Andrew Borene, JD CISSPJune 16, 2020 Leaders with higher emotional quotient, or “EQ”, bring greater success to their organizations. We’ve been talking about emotional intelligence for years, but it has never been more important than it is in these very challenging times for ourselves, our teams, our Twin Cities community and our entire nation. […]

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Hallmarks of A Visionary Security Awareness Leader

By Chrysa Freeman, Security Program Manager, Code42June 18, 2020 There are many ways to lead people, some are more effective than others and there are lots of experts in the field of leadership.  I don’t propose to be an expert, but as someone who has observed good leaders and bad leaders, there are some traits […]

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On Leadership of Complex Dynamical Systems

By Dr. Massoud Amin, Professor – University of Minnesota and Cofounder/Past Chairman – Cyber Security SummitJune 18, 2020 The Why: Complexity, systems dynamics and interdependencies Around 1600, John Donne, an English poet and preacher, delivered a sermon that began: “No man is an island.”  Today, a less poetic, but more politically and technologically correct, version […]

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Predictions from a Non-Futurist

By Jennifer Czaplewski, Director of Product Security, Target May 21, 2020 Predicting the future is hard.  I’m pretty sure at least 99% of us had no inclination 3 months ago that the entire world would be operating like it is today.  I’ve seen people describe themselves as a “futurist” and that’s not a title I […]

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The Future of Cyber

By Tony Sager, CIS Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist May 21, 2020 When we think about the future of cybersecurity, it’s only natural to focus on exciting new technology. However, it’s also important to consider the threats that might be associated with said new technology. For example, 5G brings the opportunity for vastly greater […]

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The Future of Cybersecurity is Integration

By Mary Frantz, Founder & Managing Partner, Enterprise Knowledge Partners, LLC May 21, 2020 The cybersecurity industry has continued on a steady migration from being reactive to proactive, enhanced by mobile and cloud, and moving from a known threat-based prevention model to an artificial intelligence (AI) predictive and resilience model. At the same time, the threat actors […]

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The Covid Crossroads – and the Path to Resilience

By Tom Patterson, Chief Trust Officer, Unisys Corporation May 21, 2020 The U.S. is at a critical moment in time. We face a backdrop of ever-increasing cybersecurity threats coupled with an ever-increasing dependence on internet technologies critical to almost every facet of our day-to-day lives. And both the security risks we face and our reliance […]

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Lessons From the Energy Sector

Thank you to all critical infrastructure sectors for your continued focus and dedication during this challenging time. The Electric Sector continues working hard to “keep the lights on” and coordinate together on mitigation efforts related to COVID-19. One example is the joint work facilitated by the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council and their key message during […]

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Three Practical Tips For Securing Your Small Business

By Kathy Washenberger, Director Information Security/GRC April 15, 2020 This current environment has many attackers targeting small businesses. Attackers want to exploit areas they perceive to be the weakest. As a way to combat these attackers and provide you with some practical ways to recognize issues early, here are some things you can be thinking […]

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