Device Identification , Endpoint Security , Enterprise Mobility Management / BYOD

The Growing Need for Digital Executive Protection

BlackCloak CEO Chris Pierson on Huge Vulnerabilities Outside Traditional Workplace
Chris Pierson, founder and CEO, BlackCloak

Ransomware as a service, supply chain attacks, vulnerable personal devices and home IoT, and the Russia/Ukraine war - they are all factors behind the growing need for digital executive protection outside the traditional workplace. Chris Pierson of Blackcloak shares new research and insights.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Pierson discusses:

  • The "state of the need" for digital executive protection;
  • Latest research findings;
  • How BlackCloak has evolved to meet growing cybersecurity & digital privacy needs.

Pierson formerly served on the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the DHS Cybersecurity Subcommittee. He has been on the front lines of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime for over 20 years - with DHS, as president of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Arizona Infragard and as a chief information security officer for financial companies. He was a founding executive of Viewpost, a fintech payments company, and served as its CISO and general counsel. He was the first chief privacy officer, senior vice president, for the Royal Bank of Scotland's U.S. operations and was a corporate attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, for which he established a cybersecurity practice.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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