Information Security Executives Share their Perspective at the 2013 CISO/CLO Summit

Ale Espinosa This year’s Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) was referred to by many of its loyal attendees as our best one yet. Running concurrently with the show was the CISO/CLO Summit, which brought together top information security and legal technology executives for a day filled with valuable panel sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

One of the most talked about presentations at the CISO/CLO Summit was offered by Bryan Sartin of Verizon, who gave an in-depth review of the 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (read more about the report on one of my earlier posts). And in the spirit of survey data, we asked Summit attendees to answer a few questions for us regarding their information security concerns and challenges. Here are some of the key findings:

  • When asked what aspect of incident response presents the greatest challenge to them, CISO/CLO Summit attendees cited dealing with the high costs and overhead of the incident response process, and remediating advanced threats like zero days or polymorphic malware as their top two challenges.

Incident Response: Which of the following presents the greatest challenge?

  • Attendees also identified unprotected or stolen customer information as their biggest worry when it comes to possible outcomes of a security breach – followed by damaging company reputation, at a distant second.

Information Security: What possible result of a security breach worries you most?

Do you agree with the results of our survey? Drop us a line in the comments box below and let us know what you think. And stay tuned for details on our next CISO/CLO Summit, coming next year to Las Vegas, during CEIC week.

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