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Cybersecurity Metrics That Matter

Cisco's Wendy Nather on How to Make a Security Program More Successful
Wendy Nather, head of advisory CISOs, Cisco

Wendy Nather, head of advisory CISOs at Cisco, recently teamed up with researcher Wade Baker to investigate cybersecurity metrics and determine how to make a cybersecurity program measurably more successful. She shares some of her more surprising findings.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Nather discusses:

  • Key results of her research;
  • What makes a security program stronger;
  • The metrics that matter most to the board - and how to present them.

Nather is head of the avisory CISO team at Duo Security (now Cisco). She was previously the research director of the Retail ISAC and prior to that, research director of the information security practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research. Nather led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corp. (now UBS) and served as CISO of the Texas Education Agency. She is co-author of the book "The Cloud Security Rules."


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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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