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Executive Protection: What Will You Say When Asked?

BlackCloak CEO Chris Pierson on How to Discuss Cybersecurity in Personal Lives
Dr. Chris Pierson, Founder & CEO, BlackCloak

So what happens when you as a security leader get that call to protect the cybersecurity of executive leaders/board members outside the office? What are the right and wrong responses? Chris Pierson of BlackCloak shares new insight on executive protection best practices.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Pierson, the founder and CEO of BlackCloak, discusses:

  • The right and wrong responses to queries;
  • Why it's a problem if you aren't even being asked;
  • Who needs to initiate and advance this discussion.

Pierson is the founder and CEO of BlackCloak - a concierge cybersecurity protection suite for high-net-worth individuals and top C-Suite executives. BlackCloak protects its customers from financial loss, cybercrime, hacking, reputational damage, privacy exposure and identity theft. In addition to his role at BlackCloak, Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the DHS Cybersecurity Subcommittee. He has been on the front lines of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime for over 20 years - with DHS, as president of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Arizona Infragard and as a chief information security officer for financial companies. He was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, and served as its CISO and general counsel. He was the first chief privacy officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. operations and was a corporate attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, for which he established a cybersecurity practice.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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