Cyber and privacy leaders' agenda

Cyber and privacy leaders must act now to tackle today’s most pressing security challenges.

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It is harder than ever to stay one step ahead of cybersecurity threats. New, more sophisticated adversaries — some operating autonomously and learning from generative AI models - are thriving in a landscape with multiple attack surfaces opened by hybrid and distributed work, cloud computing at scale, and the digitalization of everything. The stakes are high for CISOs.

"Secure Creators” are redefining cybersecurity in their industries. Secure Creators have fewer cyber incidents, were quicker to respond, and provided 1.5 to 2 times more positive impact on their organization in terms of value creation, innovation and responsiveness to market opportunities when compared to their lower-performing counterparts.

They accomplished this not by simply deploying the right technology, innovating effectively, communicating across their organizations and minimizing attack surfaces, but by executing each of those practices better than their peers. 

Here are four actions CISOs can take to better prepare for today and tomorrow: 

Cybersecurity leaders are looking to improve capabilities in the following areas:

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    Alam Hussain

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    Transformation professional in cybersecurity. Passionate about identity and access management, and the development of talent within cybersecurity.
    London, GBR

    Kevin Janes

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    Trusted technology professional. Transformation leader. Volunteer. Patron of the arts. Wine connoisseur.
    Chicago, USA

    Kanika Seth

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    Passionate about diversity and inclusivity across EY. Lives in London. Enjoys watching cricket. Likes to travel the world with her husband and family.
    London, GBR

    Angela Saverice-Rohan

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    Promotes cross-functional teamwork. Calm and steady in crisis. Wicked sense of humor. Mother of two.
    Los Angeles, USA

    Tom Schmidt

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    Elizabeth Mann

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    New York, USA

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    Data Protection & Privacy Consulting leader in EY EMEIA. Thought leader in data loss prevention. Passionate about helping clients protect what the bad guys are after. Food lover.
    London, GBR

    Burgess Cooper

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    Mumbai, IND

    Jatin Sehgal

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    ISO management systems guru and subject matter professional for ISO implementation, training and certifications. Go-getter and entrepreneurial. Growth hacker, well-traveled and sport lover.
    Amsterdam, NLD

    Michelle Unger

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    Over 20 years immersed in technology at the forefront of AI, robotics and deep learning. Putting tech at the core of EY’s transformation and showcasing how clients can too. Champion of women in tech.
    Mannheim, DEU

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    A passionate builder of a cyber-secure working world — protecting value and creating trust.
    Munich, DEU

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    Warszawa, POL

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    Minneapolis, USA

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    San Diego, USA

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    New York, USA

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    Building a secure and trusted working world combined with my philosophy to enable the business is my guiding principle in identity management. Photographer. Traveler and explorer. Father.
    Irvine, USA

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    EY Americas Power & Utilities Cybersecurity Field of Play Leader
    Risk management leader in power and utilities. Solving complex problems with pragmatic solutions. Avid snow skier. Sports lover. Father.
    Houston, USA

    Steve Ingram

    EY Americas FSO Cyber Leader
    Cyber Leader for EY Americas. Experienced in helping design and deliver global security strategies and operations in IDM, compliance, resilience, cybercrime; and responding to breaches and incidents.
    New York, USA

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    EY Americas Transaction Support – Cyber Due Diligence Leader
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    Tysons, USA

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    Pioneer in cybersecurity governance. All-round cybersecurity consultant. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
    Tokyo, JPN
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