Monday Jul 17, 2023

#138 - Updating the Mindmap (with Rafeeq Rehman)

This week Rafeeq Rehman returns to discuss the 2023 updates to the CISO Mindmap. Note you can find his work here:

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 03:36 How to Write a Book
  • 05:32 How to Master a Security Tool
  • 09:19 Updating the Mind Map for 2023 and 2024
  • 13:12 How to Resiliently Respond to Ransomware Attacks
  • 16:15 The Importance of Redundancy in Security
  • 19:18 How to Manage Your Security Budget Effectively
  • 22:43 Building a Brand for a Security Organization
  • 26:10 Untangle the Application Web of Components
  • 29:38 The Importance of Software Build of Materials
  • 33:28 How to Automate Security Operations
  • 36:31 The Six Importances of a Security Mind Map
  • 38:43 The Future of Generative AI
  • 40:47 The Future of CISO Tradecraft

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