Here are five of our best moments from CISO Series Video Chat: “Hacking Resiliency: An hour of critical thinking on withstanding the brunt of cyber attacks.”

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Best Bad Ideas



Congrats to Dutch Schwartz, principal security specialist, AWS for winning this week’s Best Bad Idea.

Other honorable mentions go to:

“Interview the malicious actors in your network for tips on how to improve your resiliency.” – Jason Dance, systems architect, Greenwich Associates

“Have a mutual failover agreement with your closest competitor.” – Rich Mason, president & CSO, Critical Infrastructure, LLC

“Buy a company trampoline so that it’s easier to bounce back from issues.” – Bryn Ossa, customer success manager, Elevate Security

“Turn off core services randomly to prevent APTs” – Daniel Goldenberg, director of IT & security, nference

“Only hire people for 3 months at a time. Your team can’t burn out if your team keeps changing.” – Greg Bales, information security manager, Haworth

Improving resiliency

“Document negative findings from DR tests and fix them!” – Fred Gruhn, director, security + compliance, SMG – Service Management Group

“Implement MFA” – Jason Dance, systems architect, Greenwich Associates

“Evaluate resiliency requirements in the system / process design phase.” – Brian Colt, information security engineer, DASH Financial Technologies

“Quarterly Security town halls. Provide visibility to the company into what you and your teams are working on and how employees can help you get to your goals” – Aaron Repole, account executive, DirectDefense

Quotes from the chat room

“Resiliency is like boxing: anticipate punches, take a few punches without going down, and learn and improve from every second you and others spend in the ring.” – Rich Mason, president & CSO, Critical Infrastructure, LLC

“Modeling professional/personal behavior is one of the biggest and easiest ways to impart the next generation with the things required to be successful as a CISO.” – Mathew Biby, CISO, Satcom Direct