The Best Of Last Week As A vCISO (2022)

It's been two years since I started this... so let's look back at some highlights!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year Everyone!🎆 I hope you’re 2022 was good filled with personal growth and hope your 2023 bring you more of what’s good for you. Personally, 2022 was more challenging than anticipated, but nonetheless I was able to find tons of joy and blessing in it. In the end, I learned a lot.

So it’s been two years since I started this publication. I’d like to highlight some of the articles that resonated with readers out there as well as some of my favorites.

30, 60, 90 Day Plan For Infosec

This article resonated well with CEOs. As with any position, especially leadership roles, we want to know what is going to happen. It’s even more obscure sometimes in Information Security though. So any clarity we can provide is helpful all around.

A Story Of 3 CISO’s

This story tries to illustrate the personality side of Security Leadership.

I Read Things…

This was by far the most popular post that it organically made it to the front page of Hacker News! In fact I had no idea the post was on there until a client pinged me via slack and made me aware of it! 😮

Defining A vCISO

This article came out of the sheer obscurity out there regarding the vCISO role. For that reason, I try to say Fractional CISO to folks when introducing the term. As the industry is becoming more familiar with fractional executive roles, it’s been a long time coming.

I started using the term in 2015 and frankly people had no idea what it meant.

Speaking The Uncomfortable Truth

This article attempts to be a little sobering and communicate that information security also includes ethics. 🤔

How To Articles

With my personal mission of making cybersecurity expertise accessible and this blog, I try to publish practical guides from the trenches. Although my clients get access to a slew on non-public ones, here are few I think everyone should be aware of:

Data Classification 101

Enterprise Logging

Create A Risk Register

Ok, that’s a wrap for today. Next week I’ll putting together some predictions for Information Security in 2023.

If you like this blog, please share with friends and enemies. Everyone needs to be secure at the end of the day, as we’ll all be better off. 😁

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