On September 14th, Tom Kartanowicz, who teaches IT Risk Management as a Lecturer in the Enterprise Risk Management program, presented at the 2nd Cyber Security Digital Summit for Financial Services. The two day online event brought together the cybersecurity industry to discuss emerging threats, managing and adapting to remote work, and ways to improve security awareness among employees.
Kartanowicz's session was entitled “Enabling The Enterprise: A CISO [Chief Information Security Officers] Session,” where he discussed how organizations must continue to secure their remote workforce, how to attract and retain cybersecurity talent, and an overview of the best business practices that have emerged from the pandemic. How can leaders attract new talent to the field of cybersecurity? The expansion of virtual events and conferences was one example where the pandemic opened up a larger pool of participants to the industry. With the rise of remote work, workplaces could also broaden their job searches. Future CISOs will lead a more diverse workforce that is not bound to the same physical office space.
Additionally, the talk emphasized the need for organizations to follow baseline security practices and focus on fundamentals. Work from anywhere (WFA) requires multi-factor authentication--and this is hardly a new practice.