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Jon Oltsik

Analyst Emeritus, Cybersecurity Strategies

About

Analyst Emeritus Jon Oltsik founded the cybersecurity practice at Enterprise Strategy Group in 2003 and has spent the subsequent 20 years studying cyber-threats, cyber-risk management, technical defenses, and CISO strategies.

With over 35 years of technology industry experience, he is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO’s perspective.

Jon is a founding member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners, and he was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers by Onalytica. Often quoted in the business and technical press, he is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the US government.

Jon has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Forbes, The New York Times, CNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, CSO, Tech Republic, Network World, and Dark Reading, among others. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity Program Strategies
  • Office of the CISO

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Cybersecurity risk has never been greater, while defending against cyber-attacks is more difficult today than it’s ever been. A successful cybersecurity strategy must be a diverse combination of fundamental security hygiene and an openness to new strategic ideas and technology innovation.”

Jon Oltsik
Analyst Emeritus, Cybersecurity Strategies
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Today’s CISOs are asked to juggle business risk with security oversight across increasingly complex hybrid IT architectures in a state of constant change. Recent research by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) reveals that this balancing act is getting increasingly difficult as CISOs strive to maintain business operations, keep their […]

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