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Profiles in Leadership: Bruce Phillips

CISO of West on What Is the Right Amount of Security for a Nonsecurity Enterprise
Bruce Phillips, senior vice president and chief information security officer at West, a Williston Financial Group company

As CISO of West, a Williston Financial Group company, Bruce Phillips recognizes that cybersecurity is not the enterprise's core business. But what, then, is the right level of cybersecurity to bring to a nonsecurity business? He discusses this and other leadership challenges.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Phillips talks about:

  • The evolution of the CISO role and responsibilities;
  • Finding the level of security appropriate for the business;
  • How to protect consumers and employees who don't even know they are under attack.

Phillips is responsible for the West's information security practice, as well as its litigation and forensic support services. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services, insurance, title and escrow, real estate, healthcare and defense industries. His key areas of expertise include data protection, risk management, cybersecurity and technology. Phillips provides knowledgeable assistance to lenders, real estate agents, and title and escrow companies recovering from a data breach and offers guidance on regulatory compliance, strategic planning and processes and procedures. He also advises lenders, real estate agents, and title and escrow companies on how to avoid phishing scams as well as what steps to take if they have already been a victim of a scam.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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