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Best moments from “Hacking Productivity” – CISO Series Video Chat

Here’s a quick five-minute highlight video from CISO Series Video Chat: “Hacking Productivity: An hour of critical thinking about how security can improve business operations.”

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Best Bad Idea

Congrats to Jonathan Waldrop, senior director, cyber security, Insight Global for winning this week’s Best Bad Idea.

Other honorable mentions:

“Getting rid of computers makes you more secure…Go back to typewriters and fax machines to improve security, but maintain productivity by handwriting everything.” – Matthew Thomson, principal consultant, cybersecurity, Core BTS

“Have a meeting about productivity, then have another meeting about that meeting. Then tell everyone how not productive they were that day and have a meeting about that.” – Kim Kennedy, associate channel director, Appgate

“Information sharing is a key productivity goal. Therefore, randomly give users the sysadmin role so they can access more information.” – Duane Gran, director, information systems and security, Company NameBlue Ridge ESOP Associates

“Make a blood sugar monitor the basis for your MFA so your users have to give a drop of blood and physically feel the pain of security to log into anything.” – Carlota Sage, vCISO principal, Fractional CISO

“Require 6-factor authentication, where the factors randomly scramble each time you need to log in.” – Ian Poynter, virtual CISO, Kalahari Security

10 percent better

“Deploy a password management tool in your org. This is one of the few things that both improves security and productivity.” – Duane Gran, director, information systems and security, Company NameBlue Ridge ESOP Associates

“When the new security leader comes into the org, conduct a 30-minute meeting with each group to introduce yourself and set the tone that you’re not here to STOP them from doing things. You’re here to help them understand and manage risk.” – Carlota Sage, vCISO principal, Fractional CISO

” Make productivity impact a tracked metric for security controls.” – Kevin Hakanson, sr. solutions architect, AWS

Quotes from the chat room

“The way we have gotten in the way of productivity is by not understanding business use cases or productivity before implementing security.” – Hadas Cassorla, CISO, M1 Finance

“Anything that’s not directly oriented to the business is viewed as productivity killing: e.g. HR or Employee Evaluations.” – Ian Poynter, virtual CISO, Kalahari Security

“If fear is the mind killer, what’s the productivity killer? It can’t just be security…” – Ian Poynter, virtual CISO, Kalahari Security

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