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How to ace the CISO interview – be ready for the tough questions

Getting a top job in information security has never been as simple as just having the required training and experience. Yes, those are mandatory, but the modern hiring process also includes personality evaluations to determine the so-called “XQ” – whether a candidate would be a good “fit” for a position – background checks and yes, the personal interview.

Taylor Armerding | 06 Oct | Read more

How to explain cyber security to your board

If you're like most, you face a conflicting challenge around security: while there is increased focus on digitalisation of the business, at the same time the threats to the business have not been fully addressed – or even planned for.

David Gee | 02 Jun | Read more

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Why your information security stinks & what to do

Amit Yoran was the Department of Homeland Security's first director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection office. But by September 2004 he was frustrated by what he saw as a lack of concern and commitment to Internet security. So he quit his post.

Bill Brenner | 22 Apr | Read more

IT Advocate: The privacy minefield

There are significant differences between state and federal privacy legislation. CIOs who deal with government agencies or other public sector organisations must determine the privacy laws applicable to them – and how best to accommodate them.

Emma Weedon | 15 Sep | Read more

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CSO Survey – Terms & Conditions

​By participating in CSO Australia in conjunction with VMWARE, IT Security Strategies Survey, you will go into the draw to WIN an Apple Watch Sport valued at $429​. Simply complete the survey in full to go into the draw. The survey opens on 24/05/2016 and closes on 31/06/2016. The prize draw will take place on 31st June 2016.

CSO staff | 23 May | Read more

A Security Fabric to Solve CISOs' Top 5 Worries

In my role, I meet many chief information security officers (CISOs) from around the world. You would think that hailing from such diverse environments, their concerns would be very different. In reality, however, they do not stray very far from the five issues outlined below:

Michael Xie | 20 May | Read more

Is Your Security Secure?

At the start of every calendar year, I get asked about technology trends for the coming year and the increasing importance of security with so many new nexus forces at play. Thankfully, security is always trending.

Andrew Timms | 16 May | Read more

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