Lenovo's CISO says Cyber Attacks Increased 3x During COVID
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484: Lenovo CISO Jason Ruger discusses:

  • How Jason has navigated working with three variations of the same company
  • How Lenovo operates as a global firm
  • The pandemic’s impact on the company
  • How the fact that Lenovo has a major manufacturing operation in Wuhan, China led to early warnings as to the issues that arose related to COVID-19
  • How the pandemic has led to a 3x increase in cyber attacks and the methods Jason and his team have undertaken to counteract them
  • Jason’s CIO and CISO responsibilities and how he segments his thoughts processes related to each

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

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