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*[ Top 5 Tactical Steps for a New CISO]- New to the role or changing organizations? Here's your top 5 tactical steps:# Know the Business’s Operational Surfaces# Know Your Business’s Assets# Know Your Control Portfolio# Know Your Resources# Know Your ‘Must-Haves’ and Your ‘Nice-to-Haves’*[ Former White House CIO talks cybersecurity risk mitigation]- Are there ways CIOs can prepare for these kinds of cybersecurity threats? What are some cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies?# Hold regular weekly or biweekly webinars where you talk to them about different safety tips, different things to be aware of that are both for their work life, but also their personal life# Offer 'office hours' to make a security Genius Bar available and encourage people to join your security team on video conferences to address problems or concerns# Make sure that you don't end up having employees storing your data out of regulatory compliance on thumb drives, portable hard drives and personal cloud instances*[ Good Leadership Is About Communicating “Why”]- In an ongoing crisis, clear communication is more important and more difficult than when things seem normal. But if we present without addressing our audience’s core questions of what, how, and why, we’ll sow more confusion than we bring clarity. But we must also start with why. Here are three strategies to help you get to the heart of the why in your next presentation:# Ask some good what questions# Follow up with because# State alternate perspectives*[ 5 CISO Priorities During the COVID-19 Response]- Here are the five, ok maybe 4, CISO priorities to focus during the COVID-19 response:# Secure remote users# Identify risk as quickly as possible# Work nimbly# Stay vigilant and educate against new phishing techniques*[ Key stories for IT leaders as companies navigate the pandemic] - Here is a roundup of some of the most pertinent stories to emerge during the crisis:** [ How 5 companies handled the shift to remote work — and what changes could stick around]** [ 6 charts to understand the coronavirus impact on IT]** [ The Remote Playbook: Logged on at home, employees are an attacker's dream]** [ The cloud bill comes due — even in a pandemic]*[ Worldwide IT spending expected to decline 5.1% in 2020]- Worldwide IT spending is now expected to decline 5.1% in constant currency terms during 2020 to $2.25 trillion. Here are some of the areas impacted:** ICT spending, which includes telecom and business services, will decline by 3.4% this year** Telecom only spending will down 0.8%** However, IT infrastructure spending is still projected to grow overall by almost 4%


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