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CISOs Need to Balance Security with Innovation

Former Tech Lead at Target on Tying CISOs' Performance to Revenue

Bryce Austin, a former technology lead at Target during the retailer's historic November 2013 breach, says the role of the CISO needs to evolve, ensuring that cybersecurity is balanced with the overall needs of the company. And tying the CISO's performance to the company's revenue is the best way to do that, he says.

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In this video interview at ISMG's San Francisco Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Austin discusses:

  • Why CISOs should be doing more to guide cybersecurity decisions at the board and executive management level;
  • How increased regulation could spur more innovation; and
  • Why multifactor authentication and biometrics can actually enhance the user experience.

Also, see Austin present on Perspective from Inside a Major Retail Breach: Do Mega Breaches Matter? (Hint ... They Do.)

With more than 10 years of experience as a CIO and CISO, Austin advises the boards of companies in industries as diverse as financial services, retail, healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. Austin, who holds a CISM certification, is an internationally recognized public speaker.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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