Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management , Video

Avoiding Roadblocks on the Path to Cybersecurity Maturity

CISO Dan Wilkins on Improving Maturity, Priorities, Technologies
Dan Wilkins, CISO, state of Arizona

An important element of cybersecurity maturity is defining what exactly an organization is trying to accomplish, says Dan Wilkins, CISO for the state of Arizona. The process begins with understanding the mission.

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"Depending on what the organization's mission is, now you can have something to align your strategy, your goals, and how you are doing from a benchmark on maturity model," says Wilkins, a cybersecurity practitioner for over 25 years.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Wilkins discusses:

  • Defining cybersecurity maturity;
  • Key factors to consider when building a road map to improve your maturity;
  • Potential hurdles and how to overcome them.

Wilkins is a cybersecurity veteran with experience in military and private and public sector organizations. An author published internationally, he has led numerous teams during his life and career and made observations that led to strategies to avoid burnout, incorporate force multipliers to increase team effectiveness and leverage emerging technologies to help further an organization's goals.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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