Join Dr. Sean Costigan and Dr. Rois Ni Thuama from Red Sift as they converse with Gregory Touhill, the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the US Government and a distinguished cybersecurity expert. In this insightful episode, Touhill shares his wealth of experience from leading the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI’s) CERT division, serving in the Obama administration, and his extensive military career.
The discussion delves into the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Advancement, emphasizing the critical aspects of visibility, awareness, usability, capabilities, and flexibility in cybersecurity. Touhill reflects on the evolution of cybersecurity from a technical issue confined to server rooms to a strategic concern at the boardroom level, underlining its integral role in risk management.
Touhill’s influential book “Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide,” is highlighted, showcasing the enduring relevance and adaptation of his insights over time. The podcast also explores his current focus and effort at the Software Engineering Institute and his forward-looking perspective on cybersecurity’s future.
Key takeaways from this episode include the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures, the necessity of cybersecurity education across all sectors, and the urgent need for enhanced information sharing within cybersecurity communities. This episode is a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone interested in the critical field of cyber resilience.
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