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Metrics & Reporting — a Failure in Communication
Wisegate recently conducted a research initiative to assess the current state of security risks and controls in business today. One of the key takeaways? A concerning lack of metrics and reporting on the subject. While CISOs claim to be improving corporate security all the time, there is little ability to measure that success. In this Drill-Down report, Wisegate uncovers where most organizations stand when it comes to metrics and reporting, and how it is affecting their businesses on the whole.

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Survey Results: IT Company Culture
How does your company's IT culture fit with your own outlook and style? How much will it matter to your career? And will you adapt to it over time, or will it adapt to you? In IT Company Culture, Wisegate surveyed hundreds of IT leaders at various organizations, studying everything from IT processes, to attitudes toward new technology, to company structure and more, shedding light on different IT cultures, where they are most likely found, and which one might suit you.

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2015 Wisegate IT Security Benchmark Survey
We want to hear from you! Please take 10 minutes to tell us about your security processes, operations, performance, budgets and job satisfaction. We'll send you the report findings once they're complied.

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  • Are you blocking USB writes?
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March 12: ISSA Chapter Meeting – Truth and Consequences
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March 14: SXSW – IT Pro's Take a Seat at the Table
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March 18: Wisegate Unbolted Meet-Up – InfoSec the First 90 Days
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March 20, 2015: The Making of a Modern CISO
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March 23-25: Infosec Event World Media Sponsor
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March 25: Developing an IT Security Strategy
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March 27: NSTIC
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This Austin Startup Thinks it Can Help IT Leaders Help Each Other

Wisegate co-founder and CEO Sara Gates sat down to speak with Gigaom reporter Carla Cook about a major pain point IT leaders face today: how to cut through the noise to find answers to hot questions, FAST. Hear about our latest funding and what IT challenges we're solving within our member network.

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Why IT Professionals Want More Business Experience

Reporter Dennis McCafferty shares Wisegate's business soft skills survey answers in a slide show on Baseline Magazine. Flip through the slides to find out how our members are seeking more opportunities to interact with the business side of their organizations and demanding access to training, education and on-the-job work challenges.

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IT's Security Metrics and Reporting Problem: A Communication Failure

Wisegate's Editor-in-Chief Elden Nelson shares his take on our member survey that asked hundreds of senior IT professionals for their top concerns in assessing security risks. What he found was a communication issue between IT and internal boards/business partners. Find out what other senior level IT professionals are struggling with in his article on CSO.

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Join Us for Our SXSW Interactive Meet Up on Saturday 3/14 - Wisegate will be hosting an official Meet Up during South By Southwest this year! Are you in town? Find out when and where we'll be during SXSW…
A Letter from Wisegate CEO, Sara Gates - Expect more innovation from Wisegate in 2015 in this new market category A year ago, I was confident, but had yet to…
Roundtable Recap: Business Capabilities Mappings - Missed our Roundtable on Business Capabilities Mapping? Catch up on what you missed in our recap blog post. Learn what capabilities are and how you can use them to create your IT roadmap…

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Chris Kellogg
Director, Controls, Governance, Risk Management
DynCorp International

We invited Chris 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
We love hearing feedback on how Wisegate is helping IT professionals like you. Here's a story we heard recently about how an Expert 1:1 call, conversations with the fellow members on key IT challenges and issues, saved him time and money, and helped him reach a confident final decision:


A Wisgate member at a U.S. University was charged with defining the safeguards around the use of Box in his organization. The decision to use Box was made independent of input from the Information Security Office. Member Services connected him with a CISO at another university on a M2M call. This M2M call saved time in research and devising a strategy from weeks to just a few days. The member reported that the call allowed him to clarify his thoughts and get time and cost saving insights he otherwise would not have known about or received. The member reported to Wisegate Member Services: "[The M2M call] alone made my investment in Wisegate worth it." The call provided justification to get a Data Leak Prevention (DLP) solution implemented and validated the decision that no files with HIPAA data would get stored on Box until DLP was implemented and integrated with Box.
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