Laura Deaner, CISO at Northwestern Mutual, shares her advice for mid-senior professionals who want to become a CISO, the best practices for incorporating artificial intelligence like ChatGPT into the corporate ecosystem, and the business case for more diversity in cybersecurity.
00:52 - The advantages of having the CISO manage both cybersecurity and IT risk management.
04:21 - The importance of being able to translate technical information into the non-technical for an organization and its clients.
06:18 - What she’s learned from being in a real crisis situation.
14:09 - The importance of maintaining a practical posture when assessing the impact of AI on cybersecurity.
32:03 - The importance of diversity in cybersecurity.
FinCyber Today is a podcast from FS-ISAC that covers the latest developments in cybersecurity, contemporary risks, financial sector resilience and threat intelligence.
Our host Elizabeth Heathfield leads wide-ranging discussions with cybersecurity leaders and experts around the world who bring practical ideas on how to confront cyber challenges in the financial sector, improve incident response protocols, and build operational resilience.
Amid the clutter and noise, FS-ISAC Insights is your go-to destination for clarity and perspectives on the future of finance, data, and cybersecurity from C-level executives worldwide.
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Laura Deaner is the Chief Information Security Officer at Northwestern Mutual and previously at S&P Global, responsible for establishing and driving the enterprise information security vision and program. She leverages her twenty-one...Read More
years working in security for multinational Fortune 500 companies to build effective and robust information security programs by aligning deep technical expertise with executive business vision and support. She was previously the first named CISO at PRNewswire, where she built a comprehensive security practice from the ground up. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in the state of Virginia in the United States. She is a member of FS-ISAC Board of Directors as well as several information security and technology societies including OWASP, WiCyS, ISC2, and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s featured in Women Know Cyber – 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. Laura is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology as well as her field of Cyber Security. She serves as a council member of the S&P Global Diversity and Inclusion Council whom is tasked with fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Her accomplishments as a council member have included revamping the Employee Resource Groups, adding sentiment and data driven metrics to enhance the community goals. She worked to establish partnerships with various organizations to build in diverse talent pipelines in the technology organizations such as Girls Who Code. Laura is a frequently requested speaker and respected thought leader, recognized for her innovative leadership and strong business acumen. She has participated in the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Cyber Security as a co-chair leading a group of subject matter experts in solving cyber challenges.
Elizabeth is a storyteller at the intersection of technology and money. Layer in geopolitics and the criminal underworld and you get today's issues in cybersecurity for the global financial system. Crypto. Web...Read More
3.0. Quantum. AI. Ransomware. Privacy. Regulation. Zero-days. Supply chain attacks. Developing new and diverse talent. How to protect the future of money. These are the topics Elizabeth asks top executives and experts in the field about on FinCyber Today.
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