CISOs are highly paid and short-lived in their positions for a reason. It’s a relentlessly difficult job to do well, requiring a unique mix of skills to pull it off successfully. Great CISOs need to have the technical chops to know whether their team is effectively managing infrastructure and to keep abreast of cyberthreats that impact their organization. But they also need the soft skills to navigate the political minefields inherent in changing business culture and processes to minimize risk.
With the plethora of data breaches that have occurred over the past five years reaching a crescendo with the Equifax breach, it should surprise no one that a criminal’s end goal is the use of identity theft to effect monetization. Yes, each piece of personal identifying data, financial data or medical information on an individual feeds into this equation, and moves the concerted criminal one step forward toward achieving identity theft.
In late July, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued the results of audit on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its woeful state of information security, a state which continues to allow tax fraud to be committed. If one was to summarize the results of audit, the GAO took the IRS to the woodshed and gave it a stern lecture instead of an ass-whooping.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".