Earlier this year, Government Technology attended the Black Hat 2013 Conference, which ran from July 27 to August 1 in Las Vegas. We asked cybersecurity professionals for their opinions on some of today’s most pressing security issues.

In this episode of our Black Hat video series, we asked professionals about the evolving role of the chief security officer. These days, many security leaders’ duties involve managing risk when it comes to physical assets, not just software and digital data. What does risk management mean when an IT security professional has to assess the risk and vulnerability of equipment and business processes that have nothing to do with traditional cybersecurity?

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer
Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at hcollins@govtech.com and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.