Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Patch Management

FBI Agent on Getting GRC Right

Malcolm Palmore on Emphasizing the Fundamentals of Security
Malcolm Palmore, assistant special agent in charge, FBI San Francisco Cyber Division

The fundamentals of governance, risk and compliance are sorely lacking in too many organizations that are striving to improve cybersecurity, says Malcolm Palmore, an assistant special agent at the FBI.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent San Francisco Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Palmore discusses:

  • The necessity of adopting 20 critical security controls;
  • The need to re-emphasize patch management and log management;
  • Other critical security steps.

Palmore is assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's San Francisco Cyber Division. Previously, he served as a supervisory special agent in the FBI's Sacramento division. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.

About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

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