Thanks to everyone who attended the Chief Security Officer Roundtable in New York last week. We were lucky to have Dennis Brixus, CSO of McGraw-Hill as a guest speaker. In addition, Jeff Henley, provided a board level perspective on security. Amit Jasuja discussed Oracle's security formula.
A few takeaways from Jeff's talk that were interesting:
- Security is a board level issue. The challenge at the board level is that boards have short attention span. The CSO needs to be vigilant in educating the board on the strategic importance of security.
- Every CSO needs to think about cost. The CSO has to look at the economics of security and demonstrate fiduciary responsibility.
- We have to think of security as a business enabler. Security is the enabler that helps us expand into new markets and connect better with our customers and partners.
- While the CSO can't prevent every threat, we have to expect the CSO to have a plan.