Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership , Video

ISMG Editors: Why Communications Skills Matter for CISOs

Also: Health Entities Affected by Massive Data Breach; Identity Trends
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, Michael Novinson and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including why good communication skills are vital for being an effective CISO in 2023, how the hack of Florida-based dental insurer MCNA affects nearly 9 million people, and how CyberArk is securing privileged users with a new browser.

See Also: NHS Ransomware Attack: Healthcare Industry Infrastructures Are Critical

The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial; Michael Novinson, managing editor, ISMG business; and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity - discuss:

  • Key takeaways from a conversation with CISO Jamil Farshchi of Equifax on why today's successful security leaders must have strong communication skills to advise the executive team to better understand cybersecurity risks;
  • How the hack of an insurance provider that services many state Medicaid agencies and children's health insurance programs compromised the personal and protected health information of nearly 9 million patients;
  • Highlights from an interview with CyberArk CEO Matt Cohen, who shares an overview of the company's new Secure Browser, which prevents adversaries from harvesting the credentials of privileged users who are accessing sensitive web applications.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the May 19 edition on the increasing fallout from the Capita breach and the May 26 edition on how Ukraine's defenders prepared for war.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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