Guests of the Week (8/25/17)
Michael Chertoff and Jim Pflaging, The Chertoff Group LLC
Congratulations Michael Chertoff and Jim Pflaging! You are theCUBE’s Guests of the Week.
Data breaches in the enterprise are no longer just a minor irritant. They have become a fact of life — a situation that brings renewed focus to the role that boards of directors should play in a company’s cybersecurity strategy.
But the challenges facing corporate boards are also tough, because the reality of today’s cybersecurity world is that building a secure perimeter around information technology infrastructure simply doesn’t work anymore. Intruders are going to get through, so it becomes more a strategy of risk mitigation, prepared to handle breaches when they occur. This is the kind of message that chief information security officers are bringing to their boards.
“You’re managing the risk, and you’re not guaranteeing that nothing bad will happen. That sense of managing expectations is critical for the board,” said Michael Chertoff (pictured, right), former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group LLC, a global advisory firm.
Chertoff spoke about board responsibility and other topics with Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio, at the Chertoff Group Security Series “Security in the Boardroom” in Palo Alto, California. They were joined by Jim Pflaging (pictured, left), principal and technology sector and strategy practice lead for The Chertoff Group, to discuss the results of a recent study on board security program awareness, how corporations should approach security issues, the importance of data privacy and the ongoing quest to bridge public and private sector interests.
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