GRC Academy Podcast August 31, 2023 S-1 / E-12 00:30:32

Talking Cybersecurity with Dr. Ron Ross of NIST

Interview with NIST's Dr. Ron Ross talking about topics in cybersecurity.

In this episode Jacob talks with Dr. Ron Ross from NIST! This is the final of a three-part series with Dr. Ross.

In the episode Dr. Ross shares his thoughts on topics like ChatGPT, zero trust, his top 5 security controls, advice to folks new to cybersecurity, and much more!

Here are some key topics we discussed:

  • Top challenges in federal cybersecurity compliance
  • How to enable positive cybersecurity culture
  • The missing strategic view in cybersecurity
  • Zero Trust
  • LLMs like ChatGPT
  • The importance of managing complexity
  • Dr. Ross’s top 5 critical security controls
  • Career advice to folks new to cybersecurity

Dr. Ross is the author of multiple publications including Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, and many more!

Dr. Ross leads the FISMA Implementation Project which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical infrastructure.

He also leads the Joint Task Force, an interagency group that includes the DoD, U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Committee on National Security Systems, with responsibility for developing a unified information security framework for the federal government and its contractors.

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