Charisse Castagnoli

Charisse Castagnoli has over 27 years of experience in the information technology industry, focusing on issues of information security, technology, and law. With an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, Castagnoli combines her technology expertise with security and legal skills to help organizations meet their security and compliance needs. She is currently with Websense, Inc., in the Office of the CISO. She formerly worked for Dell Computers, Internet Security Systems (now IBM), Haystack Labs (now McAfee), SecureWare (now HP), and others. She is a frequent speaker at legal and privacy conferences on the issues of computer security and the law, and an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law. She has also acted as an expert witness in ACH/Wire Fraud account takeover cases.

Security

Is Threat Intelligence For Me?


“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” –Stephen Hawking Search for the term “threat intelligence” and you’ll get 12.3 million hits. Not all of them are relevant to cyber, but still a lot of these hits apply, and you can see why at …


Security

All Data is Not Created Equal


“Horizontal expansion loses the depth, though excessive depth that only provokes darkness is futile. Therefore a balance between depth and vastness is essential in learning” ― Privavrat Thareia This year, consider spending more time protecting the vast bytes that make up your corporate data. As …