3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Governance & Risk Management

Profiles in Leadership: Peter Gregory

Mitigating Third-Party Risk: 'Their Breach Is My Breach
Peter Gregory, senior director- cyber GRC, GCI General Communication Inc.

Of all the areas under his direction - business continuity, GRC, data governance - third-party risk is the most challenging, says Peter Gregory, senior director of cyber GRC at GCI General Communications Inc. "Their breach is my breach," he says, offering mitigation advice.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Gregory discusses:

  • The breakneck pace of cyberthreats and business change;
  • Why third-party risk is his biggest challenge;
  • His passions for teaching, writing and growing the profession.

Gregory is a career technologist and cybersecurity leader. He started in software engineering and later pivoted to systems, network and security engineering. In 2000, he moved into security architecture, policy and strategy. Gregory built the security program at Concur Technologies (2005-2013) before becoming an executive adviser at Optiv (2014-2020). He is a frequent event speaker, and the author of about 50 cybersecurity books, including "Solaris Security," "CISSP for Dummies," "CISM All-In-One Exam Guide," and "Chromebooks for Dummies." Gregory serves on advisory boards for professional cybersecurity education for the University of Washington and the University of South Florida and is a member of InfraGard and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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