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What it takes to be a CISO

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December 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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CISO Mentoring Webinar Series

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CISOs face two battlefields, an external one and an internal one. The external battlefield is one we talk about all the time that is reported in the news daily from the external threat actors taking advantage of vulnerabilities within the enterprise. The internal battlefield is one of budgets, beuracracy, and behaviors that we also face. We will discuss these battlefields, we will also discuss the skills and character traits one needs to have in order to be a true CISO that can protect to enable people, data, and business.


Malcolm Harkins – Global CISO, Cylance Inc.

Malcolm Harkins is the global chief information security officer (CISO) at Cylance Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s information risk and security, public policy and for outreach to help drive improvement in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices for managing and mitigating them. 

He joined Cylance following 23 years with Intel, where he most recently served as a vice president and its first chief security and privacy officer (CSPO). In that role Malcolm was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance for Intel along with all of its products and services. 

He was previously Intel’s chief information security officer (CISO), reporting into the chief information officer. Malcolm also held roles in finance, procurement and other business areas at Intel. He managed IT benchmarking efforts and Sarbanes Oxley systems compliance efforts. He acted as profit and loss manager for the chipmaker’s Flash Product Group. He was general manager of Enterprise Capabilities, responsible for the delivery and support of finance and human resources systems.

Malcolm regular speaks at leading cybersecurity events. He is author of many articles and white papers and was a contributing author to IT Privacy, a Handbook for Technologists, published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2014. In 2012 he published his first book, Managing Risk and Information Security, Protect to Enable. 

In 2013 Malcolm he was recognized as one of the top 10 breakaway security leaders at the Global CISO Executive Summit. In 2012, Computerworld named him one of the top 100 Information Technology Leaders and (ISC)2 presented him with its Information Security Leadership Award. In 2010, he received the RSA Conference’s Excellence in the Field of Security Award. He has taught at the CIO institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Business and as an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University. 

Malcolm received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California, Davis.

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