CISO stands for the Chief Information Security Officer, an important role gaining momentum in organisations as they grow to see the importance of security as built-in across all facets of the business.
Of course, you don't need to be a CISO to appreciate the event, which features 30-minute webinars broadcast over four days from Tuesday, September 1st through Friday 4th.
Cyber and information security ought rightly to be part of any business executive's agenda as well as technologists. Gone are the days when information security simply meant making sure your firewall was closed. With legislation like mandatory data breach reporting, security incidents can now cause irreparable reputational damage putting your chairman’s name on the front page of the paper.
While there are plenty of good topics and speakers, you might, for example, take the session by the Optus CISO, Siva Sivasubramanian on creating an incident response plan.
Or, you might enjoy other topics on the need to protect data. Data is increasingly been viewed as a strategic asset which you need to protect to remain competitive and protect customers.
The awful pandemic, COVID-19, has impacted companies in many, many ways, and one of these is how rapidly organisations had to enable working from home or make other technical changes not yet on their intended timeframe. This rapid migration left gaps and saw companies exposed. Here, the CISO role can bring authority to security thinking and work with the board and stakeholders to deliver sound strategies.
If that resonates with you, good topics include how the CISO role is shifting from a technical one to a strategic one, with speakers from Elrich Engel from AMP and Beverly Roche from Sigma Healthcare.
It's also, of course, vitally important to keep pace with emerging cyber threats. Here, you might enjoy the panel discussion with senior leaders from AISA, Origin Energy, QTC and the Victorian Government.
Whatever your interest in security the trends are organisations are working from home, the future is unclear, and it’s a challenge to predict and avoid issues.
Organisations need to keep ahead, but how do you predict and protect? CISO Online A/NZ is here to help you traverse the quagmire and adopt achievable, implementable plans.
Nicely too, it's free. You can register online now.