Business Security Weekly Episode #192 – October 19, 2020

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1. Security Money – 03:00 PM-03:30 PM


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This week we update you on the Security Weekly 25 Index… Here’s the companies we’re tracking:

Symbol Company Name
SCWX Secureworks Corp
PANW Palo Alto Networks Inc
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
SPLK Splunk Inc
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc
FTNT Fortinet Inc
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc.
FFIV F5 Networks, Inc.
ZS Zscaler Inc
PFPT Proofpoint Inc
FEYE FireEye Inc
QLYS Qualys Inc
VRNT Verint Systems Inc.
CYBR Cyberark Software Ltd
TENB Tenable Holdings Inc
SAIL Sailpoint Technologies Holdings Inc
MIME Mimecast Ltd
NET Cloudflare Inc
CRWD Crowdstrike Holdings Inc
NTCT NetScout Systems, Inc.
VRNS Varonis Systems Inc
RPD Rapid7 Inc
SUMO Sumo Logic Inc
RDWR Radware Ltd.
PING Ping Identity Holding Corp


JasonAlbuquerque – CIO & CSO
MattAlderman – CEO
PaulAsadoorian – Founder & CTO

2. CISO Stressbusters, Infosec Hiring, & Narrowing Communication Gaps – 03:30 PM-04:00 PM


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In the Leadership and Communications segment, 96% of Cybersecurity Professionals are Happy With Their Roles, 4 Tips for Effective Virtual Collaboration, What’s Really Happening in Infosec Hiring Now?, 5 Signs That Point to a Schism in Cybersecurity, Tactical vs Strategic: CISOs and Boards Narrow Communication Gap, and CISO Stressbusters: 7 tips for weathering the cybersecurity storms!


JasonAlbuquerque – CIO & CSO
MattAlderman – CEO
  1. 96% of Cybersecurity Professionals are Happy With Their Roles – The survey, “The 2020 Cybersecurity Professionals Salary, Skills and Stress,” stated that 96% of respondents admitted they are happy in their role, and 87% are satisfied with their earnings. It also found an improvement in gender diversity in the sector, with female respondents increasing from 9% in 2019 to 21% this year.
  2. 4 Tips for Effective Virtual Collaboration – Here’s how to do team collaboration right, even as you’re facing pandemic- and remote work-related challenges.

    1. Use Regular Meetings
    2. Share Document
    3. Work “Side By Side”
    4. Message Away

  3. What’s Really Happening in Infosec Hiring Now? – As the pandemic continues, security teams still need help they can’t get. But the “skills shortage” is only part of the story…

    1. We can’t find the help we need
    2. COVID has accelerated our need for security staff
    3. People are afraid to make a move

  4. 5 Signs That Point to a Schism in Cybersecurity – There is a schism that has formed within the information security industry and the rest of the world to include commercial industry, government, and criminal enterprises. Here are the 5 signs:

    1. Attackers Have Always Had The Advantage
    2. Employers Keep Saying There is a Skills Gap
    3. Penetration Testing is Sexy, But There’s Much More to Cybersecurity
    4. No Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program
    5. U.S. Information Systems Are Among the Juiciest of Targets

  5. Tactical vs Strategic: CISOs and Boards Narrow Communication Gap – 91% of Survey Respondents Say Their Boards Have Increased Cybersecurity Investment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
  6. CISO Stressbusters: 7 tips for weathering the cybersecurity storms – Microsoft Security – Here are several things we identified as important to weathering the cybersecurity storms:

    1. Business engagement makes a difference
    2. Know what you want to accomplish
    3. Hire and build the right talent
    4. Find mentors and advisors
    5. Burnout is real and career progression can be a challenge
    6. Discipline and human connections are essential
    7. Truths to remember

PaulAsadoorian – Founder & CTO