J.R. Cunningham

Senior Director, Executive Solutions

J.R. Cunningham is an accomplished innovator and premier thinker in cyber security and risk management. As senior director of executive solutions, Cunningham is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s security executive consulting offerings, including security strategy assessments and threat assessments.

 

Want to be a Great Security Leader? You Need a Great Lawyer

· By J.R. Cunningham · 0 Comments

Information security continues to evolve as a profession, and this is certainly evident in the role that legislation, privacy, third-party risk and incident management play in the daily life of the information security leader. More often, as I meet with clients to discuss security strategy and risk, security leaders are struggling with the myriad of compliance requirements, various state and national privacy laws, and their relationship with the information security program.

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GDPR Part 3: GDPR and the Information Security Program

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In this third and final part of the series, we’ll spend some time bringing GDPR and its various requirements back into the information security program in an effort to identify areas where GDPR compliance may become a side-effect of a business-aligned, risk-based, data-centric and threat-aware information security program.

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GDPR Part 2: The Six Information Security Pillars

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In this second part of the series, we will discuss Optiv’s Six Information Security Pillars for GDPR compliance. For the information security professional, these six pillars will look familiar as standard components of an effective information security program. For this discussion, however, we will be relating these components of the information security program to the various applicable components of the GDPR.

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GDPR Part 1: A Legal, IT, or Information Security Issue?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation affecting organizations that reside in the European Union (EU) or merely transmit EU citizen data. The regulation is designed to strengthen data protection of this personal information and non-compliance comes with hefty penalties. Fines for the most serious infringements of GDPR are 20 million EUR or four percent of global revenue, whichever is greater.

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Cyber Security Public Policy

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Imagine a scenario where a highly motivated, trained, and well equipped enemy launched an invasion against the United States. Upon arriving at our shores, this enemy began grabbing anything of value—everything not literally fastened to the ground, and loaded these things onto a ship to take it back home. This scenario sounds far-fetched—but it’s happening every hour of every day here in the United States.

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Leveraging Policy and Procedure to Get the Most Out of Cyber Defense Technology

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Why Policy and Procedure is Critical to Effective Technology Countermeasure Deployment Technology countermeasures have come a long way since the dawn of information technology security. Just over a decade ago, IT security technology could be loosely categorized into endpoint and network security. With these broad categories one would have covered the vast majority of technology countermeasures

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