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Welcome to Wisegate’s hub for current hot topics, career advice and insider news and views. Here you’ll not only find insight into our member-only research; we’ve also opened the latch for non-Wisegate members to see what we’re up to. Of course, if you find yourself jiggling that bolt often, it might make sense for you to look into membership yourself.

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Making PCI Compliance Human - “While we have the doctors and nurses taking care of [our patients’] health right now, we’re trying to take care of the health of their privacy and their future. By engaging with my peers on Wisegate, I was more informed with a variety of perspectives that helped me frame the…

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Wise up with Wisegate Insights: Scott LeSueur, Global Director of Education and Academic Medical Centers - “Higher education can get stuck in recycling old ideas. These professionals come to Wisegate to hear perspectives from both inside and outside the industry so they can get fresh perspectives.” In this “Wise Up with Wisegate Insights” series, we learn more about Scott LeSueur, Wisegate’s global director of education and…
Geek Speak with Wisegate’s Brian O’Hara - Security and IT professionals must successfully navigate risk, and the stress that accompanies these circumstances, on a daily basis. Protecting sensitive business information, employee data, and internal systems would be harrowing for most individuals. However security professionals swiftly handle these matters. What then threatens the confidence of these employees? Feedback…
Three Tips on How to Argue a Case for Hiring a CISO - The goal? A head of security member needed to provide a well-positioned document to his organization’s executives, which advocated the need to formalize a CISO position. Many organizations shy away from a CISO because they don’t feel the company will benefit from the position, and they are hesitant to spend the…
Hot Right Now: IT Pros Question Role of CISO and Safe Harbor Agreement - The two hottest topics according to latest Wisegate newsletter? CISOs and data sharing. IT pros questioned specifics about the role of the CISO and discussed the current events and challenges surrounding the Safe Harbor agreement. Both topics were discussed and measured through Wisegate polls, which poll trending newsworthy topics within…
SOC Compliance Nightmare: How One Wisegate Member Fast Tracked the Learning Curve -   Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 are assurance reports for internal controls beyond financial data, and are driven by an increasing popularity of outsourcing business processes to service organizations. Many of these third party service organizations include cloud data storage and computing providers, which causes…
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