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COVID-19 and the Human Side of Cybersecurity Leadership

Microsoft's Diana Kelley on Ensuring Care for the People Behind Those Processes and Technologies
ISMG's Tom Field and Diana Kelley, cybersecurity field CTO, Microsoft

When securing the remote workforce, it’s important to be mindful of the human challenges – educating children, caring for elders and dealing with the barrage of COVID-19 news, says Microsoft’s Diana Kelley, who shares insights on balancing cybersecurity and compassion.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Kelley discusses:

  • The increase in threat activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Challenges CISOs are encountering;
  • The uptick in ransomware activity.

Kelley, the cybersecurity field chief technology officer for Microsoft, is a cybersecurity architect, practitioner, executive adviser and author. She leverages her more than 25 years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs. She was previously global executive security adviser at IBM Security, where she built and managed the IBM Security Research Community Newsroom process and was a regular contributor to IBM X-Force research.

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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