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LATEST FROM THE GATE — NEW MEMBER-BASED RESEARCH
Have you seen Wisegate's latest toolkits? Don't miss out on getting IT tips and resources inspired by Wisegate members—from starting a new job to developing a security strategy, these toolkits can help IT pros get quick answers for their careers and company challenges.



The Softer Side of IT: A Wisegate Soft Skills Toolkit
Whether you are job hunting, trying to maximize your Infosec/IT career or simply on a quest for more business savvy, Wisegate wants to help you put your best foot forward. We've collected the research and tips from professionals like you, and we've packaged them up for simple sharing with peers and colleagues. 

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Gaining Control: A Security Risk Assessment and Management Kit
Nearly 100 percent of polled Wisegate members say their current security strategy is not fully mature, yet 100 percent of companies need a formal IT security strategy in place. To help demystify how to develop a security strategy tailored for your company, we've developed a complete guide that includes a tip sheet, a presentation you can modify that makes the case for developing an IT security strategy, and a formal IT security strategy template that you can use to create your own strategy document.

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A Guide for Developing an IT Security Strategy for Your Company
Nearly 100 percent of polled Wisegate members say their current security strategy is not fully mature, yet 100 percent of companies need a formal IT security strategy in place. To help demystify how to develop a security strategy tailored for your company, we've developed a complete guide that includes a tip sheet, a presentation you can modify that makes the case for developing an IT security strategy, and a formal IT security strategy template that you can use to create your own strategy document.

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Your First 90 Days: An IT and Infosec Onboarding Toolkit

You've been in that fishbowl before — all eyes on you. How do you make the most of your fresh start as you lead security, innovate your department, and build cross-department respect? 

Wisegate's "Your First 90 Days: An IT and Infosec Leader Onboarding Kit" offers member insights, leader polls, survey results, and helpful tips, including:

  • Building strong relationships quickly
  • Aligning with the right contingent
  • Embracing corporate culture, and more.

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WISEGATE NETWORK BUZZ

Top Searches in the Wisegate Community

Top Wisegate Member Discussions

  • What are your timeline SLAs for deployment of security patches?
  • I'm looking for a laptop encryption and backup solution that is easy roll out, implement, and maintain on a limited budget. What solutions would you recommend?
  • What tools are you using to track and report on compliance and remediation issues? What has been your experience with them?
  • Tools for Researching a URL
  • CISO Challenges
  • With phishing attacks on the rise, how do you identify whether the email was authored internally or externally?
  • What do you guys use for security awareness training, if you don't have an on-premise Learning Management System? Please also provide your comments based on the vendor's capability in providing additional material,  doing phishing campaigns etc..
  • What is the percentage of applications in your environment that are considered 'regulated'?
  • What security architecture framework have you adopted?
  • How are you managing patches, particularly in high-availability environments?
  • What is your process with regards to retaining hard drive data for employees that have left the organization?
  • Higher Level Technical Training Recommendation?
  • What sort of approach are you taking when devising a cloud security strategy?
  • Security concerns when using Microsoft Lync across the Internet
  • What function is responsible for establishing and maintaining the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) process within your company?
  • Do you have a sample risk acceptance memo you are willing to share?
  • Aside from your Board of Directors, do you have any voluntary (i.e. not regulatory) external oversight of your Information Security program?   For example, a key consulting firm advising you related to priority of roadmap items, emerging risk, etc?
  • What tools does your organization use to report on the various applications installed on workstations?
  • What would you recommend as a tool to track user access on various systems and applications?
UPCOMING LIVE RESEARCH, ROUNDTABLES AND EVENTS
Live Research — Live, interactive calls covering Infosec & IT issues and peer discussions

July Wisegate Live Research Roundtables (membership required)

  • 7/31/15 - Roundtable: CIO Leadership Series: IT Performance Metrics


Upcoming Roundtables (membership required)

  • 8/7/15 - Roundtable: Building a Risk Grid Template
  • 8/14/15 - Roundtable: Identity 3.0
  • 8/21/15 - Concepts for Capturing Minimum Security Controls Needed
  • 8/28/15 - Roundtable: Shop Talk: DLP
  • 9/4 – 10/9/15 (each Fri) – Office 365 Series
  • 9/16/15 – How to Perform a Gap Analysis
  • 9/23/15 – Shop Talk: Continuous Monitoring

WISEGATE IN THE NEWS
The CIO view of where the CISO fits in the corporate hierarchy

So here's the problem: the majority of CISOs report to the CIO; and the majority of those that do, wish they didn't. They have two primary arguments: firstly that they require complete control over their own budget and that it should not be part of the IT budget; and secondly that there is a potential conflict of interest between CIOs and CISOs.

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Five Highly Valued Soft Skills for IT Pros

Wisegate's soft skills report was featured in IT Business Edge. View the slideshow to see what the author deems as five must-have soft skills every IT pro must have in order to move up the IT chain.

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FROM OUR INSIDE THE GATE BLOG
Roundtable Recap: An Introduction to Cyber Insurance - Wisegate roundtables give members the opportunity to share insights and experiences in a private setting. The roundtable recaps share a little glimpse into the hot topics members are discussing. In this blog, two executives shared the purpose and function of cyber insurance, including the threat landscape, what insurers look for, and what areas of the business need to be covered. .…Read More »
Valuable Shared Resources: The Comeback Kids - Member feedback is key when it comes to Wisegate's ability to serve individuals and teams. In this blog post, we highlight the individuals who come back – "The Comeback Kids." ... Read More »

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WISEGATE MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Robert Roche
Former Vice-President of Information Security,
Fortune 100 Company

We invited Robert to visit the Wisegate offices and tell us about his experience with Wisegate. See what he had to say in his Q&A with CEO Sara Gates.

See What Other Members Have to Say
DIRECT FROM THE MOUTH OF WISEGATE MEMBERS

We love hearing feedback on how Wisegate is helping you and how it can get better. Here's a story we heard recently about how Wisegate provides a vetted networking service:

VETTED NETWORKING SERVICE

One member shared the need for information on additional and more economical offerings in the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) category. Typically this member would have taken advantage of trade shows or industry events for primary research on different vendors and solutions, but her organization had a tighter budget and traveling to these events was not an option. Wisegate's member services connecter her with another member who had already done GRC research on several smaller vendors; he spent weeks of time and a trip to security trade shows to compile this research on the GRC landscape. He shared his experience and his research, thereby shaving her weeks of time to compile and process information, and it was all done on the budget she was given.



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