Recorded October 14, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Merlin Namuth
Merlin Namuth is a former CISO. Namuth has over 24 years of IT experience with the last 21 years focused in security. His experience includes building and running numerous security programs, program management, managing incident response teams, computer forensics, compliance, architecture, and engineering complex security solutions. Namuth serves on the cyber risk advisory board at Pepperdine University where he also guest lectures. Merlin serves on the Board of Directors at iEmpathize, a nonprofit organization focused on educating people about human trafficking. He has presented at several conferences, including RSA both domestically and internationally.
CISO Role and Experience
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- Unspoken disagreement among top managers about goals
- A divide between the digital capabilities supporting the pilot and the capabilities available to support scaling it
- How to Know What to Prioritize at Work - 5 Strategies to Help You Focus on the Right Things:
- Choose your Tasks Proactively, Don’t Let Them Choose You
- Pick the Tasks that are Important, not just Urgent
- Choose the Tasks that are related to your GOALS
- Choose the tasks that make other things on your To-Do list OBSOLETE, FASTER or EASIER
- If you are still unsure what to focus on, pick the task that makes you the most UNCOMFORTABLE
- DevSecOps model requires security get out of its comfort zone - Three tips from a software developer turned security consultant:
- 'A light touch'
- Risk-based security strategy
- DevSecOps chops
- Adjust IT governance according to the business
- Business-driven quantitative risk measurement
- Business collaboration first; then, compliance comes naturally
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- Gartner: How to succeed as a CIO with a non-IT background -