As a leader in InfoSec, it's easy to end up down the rabbit hole of new cyber threats while losing site of the cybersecurity fundamentals that power your information security program.
Sheryl Rose, SVP & CISO at Catholic Health Initiatives, is very aware of this, which is why every year she gives her cybersecurity program what she calls a "health check." That vernacular may be related to the fact she and her team secure more than 100 U.S. hospitals.
Watch our 45-second interview with her to get a feel for what she will do to sustain her organization's cybersecurity program in 2018:
Sustaining your InfoSec program is a challenge, largely for the reasons she has outlined below: threats are ever-changing, vectors of attack are increasing, and stakes are higher than ever before. Any of these can be a distraction, or they could drive you back to the basics.
The key, she says, is to track progress on new initiatives while re-evaluating what supports your entire program.
"I feel it’s like an evolutionary process to always address some level of where you stand while you are trying to address the threat level day in and day out. It’s part of the core of what we do," says Rose.
Notice the biggest block in her slide below remains the foundational security aspects she spoke about in our interview.
The key step to sustaining your InfoSec program
Call up your map of the foundational aspects of your information security program and take a fresh look at how you can sustain these aspects of securing your organization.
The foundation has gotten you this far and will continue to carry you into the future.
Thanks to Advisory Council member Sheryl Rose for sharing her expertise at SecureWorld Denver. Join your peers to collaborate and network at a 2018 SecureWorld cybersecurity conference in 15 cities across the U.S.