Free Resources to Help You Start a Career in Information Security

Free Resources to Help You Start a Career in Information Security

With the demand for cyber security experts so high (over 300,000 open positions in the U.S.), you might ask, “How do you get into the field?”  Over the years we have posed this question to many experts in the security community.  Here is a summary of their advice and a list of many, many FREE […]

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6 Tips on How to Command More Respect

6 Tips on How to Command More Respect

Gaining respect can sometimes take years to build. However, here are a few tips on how you can command respect quicker. Sometimes almost instantly. This is vital when you need to make a great first impression such as interviewing for a job, starting up a new team, or leading a meeting. 1. Upgrade Your Look: […]

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To Prevent Cyber Crimes, Stop Doing This…

To Prevent Cyber Crimes, Stop Doing This…

Here are 5 ways you can better protect your family and yourself from being a victim of cyber crime. Stop Using Your Favorite Password:  People often get hooked on what they think is a cute or perfect password and therefore reuse the password over and over.  If this reused password is for a company that […]

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CISO Executive Forum: How to Lead Like a Fortune 500 CISO

CISO Executive Forum: How to Lead Like a Fortune 500 CISO

CISO Executive Forum, led by Tim Howard, of Fortify Experts emphasized the evolving role of the CISO from a technical consultant to a strategic business partner. This forum focused on how to lead more like a Fortune 500 CISO.

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Questions You Should Ask to Determine If This a Real CISO Position? (Interview Check List)

Questions You Should Ask to Determine If This a Real CISO Position? (Interview Check List)

If you are interviewing for the top security position in a company, you need to know if the role is a true executive-level Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role or just a technical “Head of Security” or Director of Security position. More often than not, it’s not a true CISO Position. Most security leadership positions […]

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How to Evaluate your CISO Employment Agreement

How to Evaluate your CISO Employment Agreement

Don’t have one? You need one! Employment Agreements for CISOs are incredibly important to get right. Regulatory agencies can come down hard on a CISO even when they are not at fault. The CISO over at SolarWinds allegedly racked up over $1M in legal fees even before he was indicted. The worst part of this […]

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Are you Protected?  What Insurance Cover Should a CISO Have?

Are you Protected? What Insurance Cover Should a CISO Have?

While I’m not an employment attorney nor an Insurance Advisor, I have assisted many security leaders in navigating and negotiating their employment agreements. For a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), specific insurance coverage and liability protections are essential to safeguard against the unique risks associated with the role. These protections are not only beneficial for […]

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New Security Leader Appointments

New Security Leader Appointments

Fortify Experts helps firms build Higher Performing Security Teams through People, Processes, and Technologies. We track industry movements and new appointments for our executive search team. This page is updated with publicly available information tracking current leadership movements across the industry. Please submit corrections or additions here. February 2024 January 2024 December 2023 November 2023: […]

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The 2023 Fortune 500 CISOs Analysis

The 2023 Fortune 500 CISOs Analysis

See the most complete and up to date study on the 2023 Fortune 500 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). 

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Powerful Tips on How To Land Your Next Dream Job

Powerful Tips on How To Land Your Next Dream Job

As an executive search firm owner for over 15 years, I’ve seen some very powerful job-hunting techniques that will really help accelerate your job-hunting process, but more importantly, help you land not just any job but your next dream job.  These techniques work in a hot or a slower job market.   I’ve written articles […]

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