Topic: Wide World of Cyber
The need to validate that cybersecurity policies and procedures remain sufficient (or if not are updated/revised/expanded as needed) to appropriately protect the organization relative to new and emerging risks that emanate from new technologies, operational paradigm shifts, and a continually evolving threat landscape. This list includes:
- Operations Technology (OT) & Internet of Things
- Artificial Intelligence /Machine Learning
- Cloud Computing/Shared Public Infrastructure (including Global Communications)
- Quantum Computing
- 5G Networks / Smart City Infrastructure
- Return to Office (RTO)
- Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
- Biometric Authentication
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Wearable Technology
- Smart Homes
Jason Taule is a 30+ year information assurance and cybersecurity veteran who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside CISO and CPO both within Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC.
Mr. Taule helped build the original DARPA CERT, helped develop the first computer security programs at the VA and NASA, and revised the Risk Assessment Methodology still used throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Taule helped author the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million-dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, ran the team responsible for HIPAA complaint investigations for OCR for 3 years, and for the last 20 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT sector helping hundreds of systems earn their accreditations and avoid compromise. Mr. Taule previously served as the inside CISO and VP of Standards for HITRUST, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the Common Security Framework (CSF).
Mr. Taule currently serves as the Cyber Advisory Council Chair and CISO-In-Residence, of the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an advanced business incubator helping companies in the greater Washington-Baltimore metroplex start and grow. In this capacity, Mr. Taule oversees and directs the cyber activities in which the MIC engages. This includes developing and providing assessment, training, and enhancement programs designed to help residents and affiliates understand, build, and maintain programs of cyber hygiene, developing content and cultivating partnerships and support services to recognize trends and respond to emerging threats, and serving in an CISO advisory capacity with respect to fulfilling customer assurance and regulatory mandates, meeting cyber requirements necessary to raise investment capital, and managing risk to achieve maximum exit valuation.