When a company is breached, the fallout has far-reaching effects across the business: A company’s reputation with customers can suffer tremendously; multimillion-dollar lawsuits, fines and lost revenues can impact the bottom line. Many high-profile breaches have already demonstrated the long-lasting impact companies endure after an attack, and the C-suite and board have realized that they are on the hook to be able to answer questions such as: What is our organization’s cyber risk? How does this risk translate to real dollars? If we were to suffer an attack, how would our finances, operations and brand reputation be affected? What would the impact be on our ability to hire and retain employees?
In order to answer these questions, C-level leaders are turning to the security team to measure cyber risk from a business standpoint and make cybersecurity accountable holistically across core business functions. This presentation will discuss a comprehensive, principles-based approach to performing security validations for demonstrable business value.
Major General Earl D. Matthews, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Mandiant Security Validation. Prior to joining Verodin, Matthews served as Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Security Solutions for DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent end-to-end IT services and solutions company. In this role, Matthews delivered strategic, end-to-end solutions to help clients anticipate, overcome and reduce security threats.
Major General Matthews retired from the United States Air Force in 2014 after more than three decades of distinguished service, holding high-ranking positions such as the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Cyberspace Operations, Chief Information Officer of the United States Transportation Command and Chief Information Officer of Air Mobility Command.