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SPaMCAST 566 - Information Security, Ransomware, and The Role Of The CISO, An Interview With Christopher Gerg

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 09/29/2019

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SPaMCAST 566 features our interview with Christopher Gerg. Security issues can range from clicking on the wrong thing in emails to ransomware and is painful and costly. Security might be everybody’s responsibility however someone needs to lead the charge. Our conversation covered the role of the CISO in today’s organization, security in software development, and cybersecurity in the real world.  

Chris’s bio:

Christopher Gerg is the CISO and Vice President of Cyber Risk Management at Gillware. He is a technical lead with over 15 years of information security experience. Christopher has worked as a Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Penetration Tester, Information Security Architect, Vice President of Information Technology, Director and Chief Information Security Officer.  He has experience in the challenges of information security in cloud-based hosting, DevOps, managed security services, e-commerce, healthcare, financial, and payment card industries. He has worked in mature information security teams and has built information security programs from scratch and leading them into maturity in wide variety of compliance regimes. While an expert in the theoretical aspects of information security best practice, he is also experienced in the practical aspects of building secure technical environments – and working with the boardroom to promote executive understanding and support. He also authored the O’Reilly and Associates book “Managing Network Security with Snort and IDS Tools.”

Company Website: www.gillware.com

Email Adress: cgerg@gillware.com 

Re-Read Saturday News

This week in our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman discusses when expert intuition can be trusted. A chapter that is germane to all walks of life.  

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!  

The installments:

Week 1: Logistics and Introductionhttp://bit.ly/2UL4D6h

Week 2: The Characters Of The Storyhttp://bit.ly/2PwItyX

Week 3: Attention and Efforthttp://bit.ly/2H45x5A

Week 4: The Lazy Controllerhttp://bit.ly/2LE3MQQ

Week 5: The Associative Machinehttp://bit.ly/2JQgp8I

Week 6: Cognitive Easehttp://bit.ly/2VTuqVu

Week 7: Norms, Surprises, and Causeshttp://bit.ly/2Molok2

Week 8: A Machine for Jumping to Conclusions - http://bit.ly/2XOjOcx 

Week 9: How Judgement Happens and Answering An Easier Question - http://bit.ly/2XBPaX3 

Week 10:  Law of Small Numbers - http://bit.ly/2JcjxtI 

Week 11: Anchors - http://bit.ly/30iMgUu 

Week 12: The Science of Availability - http://bit.ly/30tW6TN 

Week 13: Availability, Emotion, and Risk - http://bit.ly/2GmOkTT 

Week 14: Tom W’s Speciality - http://bit.ly/2YxKSA8 

Week 15: Linda: Less Is More - http://bit.ly/2T3EgnV 

Week 16: Causes Trump Statistics - http://bit.ly/2OTpAta 

Week 17: Regression To The Mean - http://bit.ly/2ZdwCgu 

Week 18: Taming Intuitive Predictionshttp://bit.ly/2kAHClJ  

Week 19: The Illusion of Understanding - http://bit.ly/2lK954p  

Week 20: The Illusion of Validity -   http://bit.ly/2mfyrYh 

Week 21: Intuitions vs Formulas - http://bit.ly/2kx7kri 

Week 22: Expert Intuition - http://bit.ly/2ooe50h 

Upcoming Events

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Pacific NW Software Quality Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon beginning October 14th through the 16th.  I will be speaking on the 15th! Register now https://www.pnsqc.org/2019-conference/

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 567 will tackle the concept of herding.  Herding is a pattern where an individual or team acts based on the behavior of others. Stated very simply, herding is just like the children’s game follow-the-leader. Sounds innocuous?  This type of behavior can lead to work entry problems and other team level snafus!  

We will also have a visit from Gene Hughson!