Monday, June 18, 2012

Proving The Value Of Security To The C-Suite

When some of the top CSOs and CISOs in northern California’s Silicon Valley congregated this week past week at Yahoo corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, it was business not technology that permeated the security and risk discussions amongst peers.
This gathering of top security, IT and risk executives at the Global Security Operations 2015 (GSO 2015) conference is a unique creation of security industry consultants Ray Bernard and James Conner, whose vision reaches beyond what to buy, instead to why it should be bought. The pair of veteran practitioners, along with other experts over the two-day event stressed that the job of security is giving management enough tools to understand the risks so they can make the right decisions. Management owns the risk – not security.
The conference kicked off with Yahoo’s director of corporate security and safety, Greg Jodry, who joined the team after stints at several large companies, including Microsoft where he worked directly with founder and CEO Bill Gates. Here at Yahoo he has built the corporate security and crisis management team from the ground up. It now serves more than 14,000 employees worldwide, with more than 70 brick and mortar locations in 35 countries.
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