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S3E3 - The DLP journey with Brent Lassi
Mar 2 2022
S3E3 - The DLP journey with Brent Lassi
Bluecore CISO Brent Lassi joins Chris Martinez on CISO Insider to chat about the many things he’s seen and learned and worked on over two decades in the cybersecurity industry. From founding one of the first application security companies in the world, to following the evolution of DLP over the years, to now working in a cloud-native world without a traditional perimeter and how these challenges led him to Nightfall, Brent has many stories to tell. Here are just a few of the topics we get into today: how security can be a sales tool, the connections between risk tolerance and revenue for a business, and why a great staff around him is the true X factor in security success. We hope you enjoy this extra long edition of CISO Insider with Brent Lassi. Follow Brent on LinkedIn:   Follow Bluecore:   Follow the resources mentioned in this episode: The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton:   Alexa’s Input podcast   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S3E3 - The DLP journey with Brent Lassi
Mar 2 2022
S3E3 - The DLP journey with Brent Lassi
Bluecore CISO Brent Lassi joins Chris Martinez on CISO Insider to chat about the many things he’s seen and learned and worked on over two decades in the cybersecurity industry. From founding one of the first application security companies in the world, to following the evolution of DLP over the years, to now working in a cloud-native world without a traditional perimeter and how these challenges led him to Nightfall, Brent has many stories to tell. Here are just a few of the topics we get into today: how security can be a sales tool, the connections between risk tolerance and revenue for a business, and why a great staff around him is the true X factor in security success. We hope you enjoy this extra long edition of CISO Insider with Brent Lassi. Follow Brent on LinkedIn:   Follow Bluecore:   Follow the resources mentioned in this episode: The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton:   Alexa’s Input podcast   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S3E2 - Driving diversity in infosec with Lisa Hall
Feb 2 2022
S3E2 - Driving diversity in infosec with Lisa Hall
PagerDuty Head of Information Security Lisa Hall joins us on CISO Insider for an in-depth discussion on what diversity in the infosec industry really looks like — not just hiring to meet DEI quotas, but fostering differences to build strengths across the board. Diversity in thought and background among her staff is a success factor for Lisa’s team, and it leads to greater diversity in the work they do at PagerDuty. Other ideas we chat about today include the importance for leaders to make and maintain connections within the industry, and turning the restrictions of COVID into a positive in recruiting wins for Lisa’s team, like the ability to expand hiring to a greater pool of candidates and optimize for remote work. Follow Lisa on LinkedIn:   Follow PagerDuty:   Watch PagerDuty at Day of Shecurity panel discussion: Follow the podcasts and get the book mentioned in this episode: Security Weekly podcast   Risky Business podcast   Tribe of Hackers book series   Follow some of the organizations and conferences Lisa shared in our discussion: Diana Initiative   /dev/color   Women in Security and Privacy   Day of Shecurity 2021 - October 28 & 29, 2021   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai. Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S3E1 - Radical transparency with Robert Former
Jan 12 2022
S3E1 - Radical transparency with Robert Former
In our Season 3 premiere of CISO Insider, Acquia VP of Security and CISO Robert Former discusses working as a cybersecurity leader today. Robert shares how radical transparency has helped him at every step of his career: making the right decisions for his org by accepting the right levels of risk, effectively managing data security and compliance in a Platform as a Service environment, and maintaining the connections necessary to make remote work successful. We also get into what ethical hacking really means and the importance of securing user data in his dual role at Acquia as the steward of security operations and governance. You’ll hear the straight talk with a sense of humor on cybersecurity in our chat with Robert today. Follow Robert on LinkedIn:   Follow Acquia:   Follow the Twitter accounts and other resources mentioned in this episode: Security Sock Monkey   Accidental CISO   Swift on Security   Wolfgang Goerlich   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S2E7 - Season 2 recap
Sep 1 2021
S2E7 - Season 2 recap
Today on CISO Insider it’s our season 2 recap episode, featuring the best quotes and highlights from our six episodes in season 2. We gathered insights, lessons, and other valuable soundbites from CISOs and security leaders at Even Financial, Segment, MongoDB, One Main Financial, and Datadog. Hear from our brilliant guests and make sure to catch their episodes featuring our full interviews for a deep dive into cybersecurity, leadership, and much more. Follow Mitch Zahler on LinkedIn:   Follow Coleen Coolidge on LinkedIn:   Follow Chris Sandulow on LinkedIn:   Follow Michelle on LinkedIn:   Follow Emilio Escobar on LinkedIn:   Follow Datadog — they’re hiring!   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S2E6 - Data is trust with Emilio Escobar
Aug 18 2021
S2E6 - Data is trust with Emilio Escobar
Datadog CISO Emilio Escobar joins Chris Martinez on CISO Insider for a discussion on data security approaches for today’s cloud-first world. Emilio shares how he sees infosec: creating security responses based on people and teams over brute force blocking of apps and systems. This approach allows Datadog to defeat the enemy of complexity in IT service quality, and helps build a more inclusive culture at the company. By seeing data as trust, Emilio can influence his teams to find better solutions to data security problems and learn from typical pain points. We get into all this and a lot more in the chat today. Follow Emilio on LinkedIn:   Follow Datadog — they’re hiring!   Follow the podcasts Emilio mentioned in the episode: Hacker Valley Studio   CISO Series   Pivot with Kara Swisher   Get the books mentioned in today’s episode: The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle   What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S2E5 - A Community of cybersecurity with Michelle Valdez
Aug 4 2021
S2E5 - A Community of cybersecurity with Michelle Valdez
One Main Financial CISO Michelle Valdez joins CISO Insider to discuss how to build a community of cybersecurity. Her approach is all about resiliency and reducing human risk to minimize the impact of security incidents. We talk about how she built this approach from her long career that began in the Air Force and now includes her work in fintech in the private sector. She also shares advice on how CISOs from all backgrounds can excel in the role — even CISOs without technical backgrounds. Finally, hear about how she thinks about data security as a security executive. We’re excited to share our discussion with Michelle. Follow Michelle on LinkedIn:   Follow One Main Financial   Follow the podcasts Michelle mentioned in the episode: Humans of Infosec   Mac Power Users with David Sparks and Stephen Hackett   Read some of Michelle’s work from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S2E4 - A Risk-Based Approach to Data Security with Chris Sandulow
Jul 7 2021
S2E4 - A Risk-Based Approach to Data Security with Chris Sandulow
MongoDB Deputy CISO Chris Sandulow joins Chris Martinez on CISO Insider for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities he faces in his everyday work as a data and security steward at one of the leading document-oriented database services. One big idea rises to the top in our chat: how a risk-based approach to issues and productivity flexibility allows his teams and org do their best work as security practitioners and as individuals. This approach is based on empathy for the teams he works with, understanding customers’ needs, building a non-toxic team for continued success, and creating the right work/life balance at MongoDB. Also, don’t miss MongoDB Live July 13-14 — a FREE virtual conference on the future of data with interactive workshops, explorations of the latest data trends and products, Ask Me Anything panels with the top minds in data, and more. Follow Chris on LinkedIn: Follow MongoDB: Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website: Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai. Follow us on social media: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at Thanks for listening!
S2E3 - Controlling your affect with Coleen Coolidge, Part 2
Jun 23 2021
S2E3 - Controlling your affect with Coleen Coolidge, Part 2
In part two of our chat with Segment CISO Coleen Coolidge, we discuss what it takes for CISOs to be successful in ever-changing times. Planning for the post-COVID world, managing obstacles to success like investing in mental health, and building resilience and social education are among the topics we’re getting into today. Also, catch up with some of the best writing from the Segment security team in the show notes for this episode. Follow Coleen on LinkedIn:   Follow Segment:   Read some of Coleen’s team’s writing on the Segment website:   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S2E2 - Assuming good risk as a CISO with Coleen Coolidge, Part 1
Jun 9 2021
S2E2 - Assuming good risk as a CISO with Coleen Coolidge, Part 1
Segment CISO Coleen Coolidge joins me on CISO Insider to talk about what she’s learned on her journey in cybersecurity. We talk about topics like the value of doing compliance well as an affirmation that your team is doing security the right way, approaching mergers and acquisitions as the acquirer with a learning mindset, and the bravery that’s required for CISOs to excel as good people managers and good security practitioners. We get into these ideas and a lot more in part 1 of our chat. Follow Coleen on LinkedIn:   Follow Segment:   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai  Follow us on social media: Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   Follow CISO Insider executive producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and interviewer Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S1E5 -  "There's no one way to be a CISO" with Ross Young
Feb 3 2021
S1E5 - "There's no one way to be a CISO" with Ross Young
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation Chief Information Security Officer Ross Young shares his learnings from a career in both the public and private sectors, like how to develop shared goals and alignment within a security organization, why soft skills and people skills are essential for building relationships, and how managers can use introspection to become great leaders. Follow Ross on LinkedIn at   Learn more about Caterpillar Financial at   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai. Follow us on social media:Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Follow CISO Insider managing producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow Ross' new podcast CISO Tradecraft, a guide to the adventure of becoming a CISO   Here are a few of the podcasts, books, and other resources Ross mentioned in today's episode: SANS CISO-Security Vendor Relationship podcast   Defense in Depth podcast The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!
S1E3 - The OODA Loop with J.J. Agha
Jan 6 2021
S1E3 - The OODA Loop with J.J. Agha
Compass Chief Information Security Officer J.J. Agha sits down with us to share some of the most important learnings from his career as a security leader: the many practical applications of the OODA loop in infosec, how COVID is forcing us all to become better communicators, and why creative problem solving can help us face the neverending challenges of ambiguity while working in tech. Follow J.J. on LinkedIn at Hear from JJ on The CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast   Here are a few learning resources JJ mentioned in the episode:     Learn more about Compass at   Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack & GitHub as well as IaaS platforms like AWS. Learn more about Nightfall AI on our website:   Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player for free! And leave us a review if you’re enjoying the show. This podcast is created and sponsored by Nightfall AI. Please share your questions and feedback with us at marketing@nightfall.ai. Follow us on social media:Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Follow CISO Insider managing producer and host Chris Martinez on LinkedIn   Follow CISO Insider producer and host Michael Osakwe on LinkedIn   Special thanks to Wendel Topper for podcast production support. Follow Wendel's work at   Thanks for listening!