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Russian Hackers and the CIO

Could you be using the recent Russian hack to your advantage? If you’re a CIO, the answer is yes, according to Ronald Breaux, head of the privacy and data security Group at Hayes and Boone, an international law firm.

Associate Site Editor Fran Sales talked with Breaux about the massive theft and what it means for CIOs in this week’s Searchlight. Breaux’s advice is to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak, and use the theft as yet another lever to reinforce security compliance and to get the security budget required for today’s cyberthreat environment.  Find his recommendations for upgrading your security protocols in Fran’s column.

In other news of note this week: the C-suite shakeup in the wake of Walgreens’ $15 billion merger with Swiss-based Alliance Boots, airline cyber-attacks and Google’s purchase of the smart messaging app Emu — in this week’s Searchlight.

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