How often does your CEO meet with your IT director?

first_imgThe reason why I’m asking this question is because even as financial service businesses recognize the centrality that cybersecurity must play in their operations, a recent survey released by The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) indicates that CEO’s remain resistant to having their Chief IT person report directly to them. In fact, according to the 2018 survey of Chief Information Security Officers, just 8% of all cybersecurity heads at financial service businesses report directly to the CEO.This is a real head scratcher to me since we’ve seen numerous examples, such as the breach of Equifax, of reputations destroyed and companies damaged as a result of cybersecurity mishaps. Reporting structures are not changing even as a majority of CISO’s report to their Board of Directors at least quarterly, sometimes more. Perhaps it’s time for Boards to emphasize base line technical knowledge as one of the attributes they look for in their top leadership. Not everyone needs to be Bill Gates but it is increasingly important for organizational leaders to know what questions to ask. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Police Noxious substance thrown in womans face

first_imgA 28-year-old woman was blasted in the face Monday by acid or some other noxious substance after a brief conversation with an unknown female who approached her.The victim has been identified as Bethany Storro. She was attacked at West Eighth and Columbia streets, in the area of Esther Short Park, according to police. Vancouver police were called to the scene about 7:15 p.m. Monday. Storro told police it was a black female who threw the contents of a cup into her face that burned her skin. Storro was wearing sunglasses at the time and it did not appear the unknown liquid got into her eyes, police said. Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit planned to interview Storro today and hope to develop a more complete suspect description.Storro is in serious condition at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, which operates a burn center.“Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers,” Storro said in a statement released through the hospital. “I appreciate all of the well wishes being sent my way. I do ask, if anyone should know the woman who assaulted me, please contact the Vancouver Police.”last_img read more