Dan Lorhmann: Cybersecurity and Incident Response in the Face of GenAI

Kitecast

Jan 31 2024 • 39 mins

As an author, podcaster, and field CISO focused on the public sector, Dan Lohrmann brings a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. This Kitecast episode includes a discussion of Lohrmann’s recent book, Cyber Mayday and the Day After, that he co-authored with cybersecurity expert Shamane Tan. The book shares ransomware stories and insights from executives who have faced major cyber incidents. It covers best practices for preparation, response, and recovery before, during, and after an attack. Lohrmann notes these firsthand stories reveal valuable lessons for organizations of all types.

The podcast discussion then turned to the inevitable disruption faced by today’s CISOs and cybersecurity teams. Lohrmann emphasizes the need for continuous training, tabletop exercises, and preparation for unexpected curveballs. Building an organizational culture focused on resilience rather than blame is also critical.

As conversation shifted to artificial intelligence, Lohrmann pointed out that governing and securing AI remains extremely challenging for most security teams. The proliferation of free AI tools creates substantial risk of data loss and intellectual property theft. Enterprises need much greater visibility and control over how end-users are interacting with these tools. Over the next few years, more organizations are expected to invest in enterprise-controlled AI systems focused on security and privacy.

In discussing predictions for 2024 and beyond, Lohrmann highlights his annual report compiling insights from leading cybersecurity vendors and researchers. With cyber threats growing in scale and sophistication, he emphasizes the importance of continuous learning for security leaders. At the same time, Lohrmann notes that while specific predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, the research reports paint an informative picture of what trends are unfolding.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danlohrmann/

Presidio: https://www.presidio.com/

Cyber Mayday and the Day After: https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Mayday-Day-After-Disruptions/dp/1119835305/ref=sr_1_2

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