The CISO’s Guide to Cyber Resilience: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

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Date: November 10, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM EST | 7:30 AM CST | 2:30 PM CET | 7:00 PM IST
Topic: The CISO’s Guide to Cyber Resilience: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

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Abstract: Cyber resilience can be described as an organization’s capacity to anticipate, respond to, and rebound from cyber attacks. It encompasses a range of tactics, processes, and tools employed to shield businesses from cyber threats. These tactics include but are not restricted to executing vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT), maintaining software with timely patching and updates, continuous surveillance and threat detection capabilities, secure and immutable backup procedures, third-party risk management, forensics, and more. The roles of chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security leaders who must meticulously devise and implement cyber resilience programs are pivotal. To craft an effective resilience program, CISOs must weigh security requirements, available resources, and capabilities while staying attuned to evolving threats in the cybersecurity landscape.

The current webinar aims to explain the principles behind developing and implementing a cyber resilience strategy and highlight the best practices that CISOs should consider for their efficient deployment and operation. Additionally, the webinar emphasizes the potential pitfalls to avoid when creating and implementing a cyber resilience strategy to ensure it remains robust in the face of future threats.
Key takeaways:

  • Understanding cyber resilience: significance and definition
  • Guidelines for crafting and deploying a cyber resilience strategy
  • Optimal approaches to attaining a robust security framework
  • Common errors to avoid when developing and executing a cyber resilience strategy

Speaker:Mark Mark Houpt, Chief Security Officer at DataBank Holdings Ltd.

Bio: Mark is the Chief Information Security Officer of DataBank, boasting over three decades of expertise in information security and technology across diverse industries. He became a part of DataBank in 2017 following the acquisition of Edge Hosting, where he has served as CISO since 2015. His leadership role encompasses strategic planning, security oversight, compliance, and contributing his deep subject matter knowledge to an integrated information security program.

Regarded as a renowned security speaker, blogger, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Mark has undertaken an expansive professional journey: from safeguarding Fortune 50 financial institutions and healthcare entities and acting as a CTO in higher education, to being a cryptologist with the US Navy. His impressive list of certifications includes CISSP, CCSP, C|EH v9, C|HFI, and more. Mark’s expertise particularly shines in comprehending and translating complex regulations like FedRAMP, FISMA, CMMC, HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI-DSS for clients. His qualifications match the demanding standards of multiple DoD positions, and he’s an active member in leading global security organizations.

Outside of his professional realm, Mark is a dedicated philanthropist, helping ensure economic security for those in need, and is a passionate aviation and wildlife photographer. Together with his wife, Maria, they share three grown children. For more on Mark, refer to his LinkedIn profile. At DataBank, he proudly leads a team of expert security architects and compliance engineers.

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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