California Department of Insurance
Harry O’Laughlin, CISSP, CISM is just starting his third year as the Chief Information Security Officer at the California Department of Insurance, where his role primarily centers around developing and maturing the Information Security Program within that agency. A career IT professional with over 30 years of experience, his focus on Information Security started in 2007, when transitioning from Network Administration and Infrastructure work in the private sector to State employment, accepting a position as the CISO for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. In 2012, he moved on to work in the CISO’s office for the California Department of Public Health, and then was hired as the CISO for California Air Resources Board for the 2 years prior to his current appointment. In addition to traveling internationally to design and install computer networks for faith-based, nonprofit organizations in Ethiopia, he is an Ironman tri-athlete, a vocalist in a jazz ensemble, and a photographer who enjoys displaying his art in public exhibits when the opportunity presents itself.
Cyber security is just one responsibility of the CISO, with high profile data breaches in the new regulatory era, communication with the board and the rest of the C-suite is paramount. CISOs must shape the message and methods to address unique organizational dynamics. Explore how the CISO must be part technical guru along with psychologist and business leader. The CISO must know the technology enough to protect the organization’s critical operations and data. The CISO must be able to justify security expenditures in business terms. The psychology helps with navigating motivations and priorities of the rest of the executive team. Changing regulations are also affecting the CISO’s reporting structure and the dynamics of the role
Join this session to learn how to:
•Engage, manage and meet board and C-Suite expectations
•Exploring how the CISO reporting structure has changed with regulations
•Blending business, psychology and technology