Monday, May 5, 2014

Announcing my availability as Chief Information Security Officer

I get paid to hack into banks, and not just by the bank president, and not just just before he goes on vacation.  I also get paid by hospitals, universities, power and transportation companies to test their systems and tell them the most cost effective ways to protect themselves.

The time has come for all good CEO’s to come to the aid of their company.  Your CIO is overworked, your users are stressed out wondering if they will be the downfall of their company, and your board of directors is looking at cybersecurity insurance and liability.  You and your CIO know you need help but don’t know where to look.

I am available on a Contract, Retained or Interim position for a dynamic organization that is looking to hire or retain a Chief Information Security Officer and wants someone with a track record of reducing IT risk while contributing to the bottom line.

I am a certified CISO, Senior Member of IEEE – Computer Society and have over 15 years experience working for or with the CEO, CIO and Board of directors of many multi-national organizations helping them build their internal information security team.   

One (little) breach of 110,000,000 records at Target and the both CIO and CEO have resigned.  The board of directors took action against a CEO, president and Chairman of the Board who gave 35 years of his life to the company, but failed to see the coming tsunami.  Hind sight is always 20/20.  "Today we are announcing that, after extensive discussions, the board and Gregg Steinhafel have decided that now is the right time for new leadership at Target," a company statement posted on its website Monday morning

See what my current and past clients have to say:
Always thinking ahead
Highest professionalism
Detail Oriented Security Leader
Always Proactive
Thought Leader
Knowledge and Creativity

Read a couple of my blogs about business and security:
Lessons from a Frog and an Ostrich
To Achieve Good Security, you need to focus on Business
Why I like the new NIST Framework
Ten Basic Steps a Small Business can take to avoid hackers

Call or email me today, don't lose anymore sleep over your information security program.

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Michael Scheidell, CCISO, SMIEEE
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