The State of the Enterprise Security Department

Episode 1 of the Dark Reading Cybersecurity Crash Course

Cybersecurity has become one of the most critical issues in business, but have cybersecurity departments -- and the businesses they support -- adapted accordingly? Are they prepared for the caliber of data breaches and DDoSes organizations now experience? What are the chief threats that security departments face, and what are they doing about them? What are today's top priorities for security professionals and how do they relate to those of the CEO and board room? This session will explore all those questions, revealing data from two recent surveys of IT and security executives.

On Demand
1h 00min

When you attend this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How infosec professionals real day-to-day challenges and threats differ from and align to the hype
  • How cybersecurity department's time and budget are being used, and where they conflict with cybersecurity professional's and CISO's real priorities  
  • What threats infosec pros think will be the most dangerous in the near future

Featured Speakers

  • Tim Wilson
    Tim Wilson
    Editor in Chief
    Dark Reading

    Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one of the top cyber security journalists in the US in voting among his peers, conducted by the SANS Institute. In 2011 he was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Voices in Security by SYS-CON Media.

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins
    Kelly Jackson Higgins
    Executive Editor
    Dark Reading

    Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.