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ISMG Security Report: To Whom Should CISO Report?

Audio Report Analyzing the Latest in IT Security
ISMG Security Report: To Whom Should CISO Report?

The U.S. Congress delves into the issue of whether CISOs should report to CIOs, a topic that leads the Friday, May 27, 2016, edition of the ISMG Security Report.

Click player below image to listen to this report, which features:

  • HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee analyzing legislation that calls for the Department of Health and Human Services' CISO to report to a top agency administrator, rather than the CIO;
  • The Chertoff Group Managing Director Jeremy Grant, former leader of the U.S. government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, explaining how improving identity management can boost business;
  • Internet Security Forum Executive Director Steve Durbin, in an interview with BankInfoSecurity Executive Editor Tracy Kitten, outlining a role for global governments to help the private sector secure their IT; and
  • David Powner, Government Accountability Office information technology issues director, warning about the insecurity of U.S. government legacy IT systems, some of which are a half-century old and rely on floppy disks for storage. About three-quarters of the federal government's annual $80 billion IT budget is devoted to operating and maintaining existing systems, and the amount earmarked for new investments has plunged by $7.3 billion since 2010.
  • Federal IT Spending by Type (in billions of dollars)

Information Security Media Group premiered on May 24 the ISMG Security Report, a concise, on-demand audio report in which ISMG editors and other experts analyze the latest IT security news.

The ISMG Security Report will be posted on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays, with each episode running about 10 minutes.

Check out our previous ISMG Security Report, which featured stories on unusual twists behind the latest ransomware attack; an analysis on new trends in ransomware prevention; U.S. regulators querying mobile device providers and wireless services on updating security on smartphones, tablets and other devices; and Europol's struggles with cyberthreat information sharing.

Look for our next report, which will be posted on Tuesday, May 31.

ISMG Security Report's theme music is by Ithaca Audio.


Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the ISMG Security Report debuted on May 25. The ISMG Security Report premiered on May 24.

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