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CISOs insiders is open conversations I’m having with leading CISOs in the industry. We’ll be talking about what makes them ticks, their biggest accomplishments and flagrant failures, their favorite drinks and what it is they like in vendors as well as dislike in vendors. We’ll try to tap into the mind of the person behind the role and hopefully have some fun while doing so. Join us for a light talk. read less
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CISO Insiders with Dennis Tomlin | Chief Information Security Officer at Multnomah County | Episode 81
May 14 2024
CISO Insiders with Dennis Tomlin | Chief Information Security Officer at Multnomah County | Episode 81
🧠 In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Dennis Tomlin, Chief Information Security Officer at Multnomah County. Dennis Tomlin, discusses in detail key challenges while sharing key security strategies on his career in cybersecurity for 20 years.This special episode will tackle the following topics:⭐ Turning a culture of “no” to a culture of “yes” while maintaining information security.⭐ The importance of finding a balance between confidentiality, information, and availability.⭐ Key areas of the CISO role that have changed in the past 15 years.The ramifications of malicious software in cybersecurity over the years.🔎 Some highlights:👉🏻 ”Technology is easy compared to people. Learning to listen is the key to success. The ability to listen to what the customer is saying and translating them into requirements can maximize results.”👉🏻 “It’s easy for people to say “no” when people don’t understand the objective. But thinking “yes” helps the business find a way to achieve their objectives while still maintaining the security of the data that makes our lives comfortable.”👉🏻 “What helps a CISO to have a long successful career is to translate requirements into tools that can have minimum impact on operations.”👉🏻 “I think it’s not as important for a CISO to be highly technical as it was 15 years ago.”⏱️Navigate to key timestamps here:00:36 Comprehensive guest Introduction00:40 Professional journey and a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity15:37 What type of skill sets helped you build your career as a CISO?21:40 Do you feel that cybersecurity had a “no” culture 15 years ago?22:43 What’s the most crucial skill a CISO should have?26:12 What are some areas in the CISO role that have changed over the years?29:00 What’s your opinion on the CISO's role as part of the IT organization?30:45 What’s your stance on the CISO role reporting to the IT organization and other departments outside the organization?34:11 What are some helpful tips for individuals who are trying to gain a foothold in the industry?40:41 What is your advice to newcomers and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity?43:28 What would you like to have known when you first started your career?49:37 What’s the key factor for success when forming a relationship with vendors?53:45 Closing comments and icebreaker questions📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions #cybersecurityjobmarket #jobmarket #recruitment #specialepisode
CISO Insiders with Jason Wolpow | Head of Cybersecurity Recruitment at Lawrence Harvey | Episode 80
Mar 5 2024
CISO Insiders with Jason Wolpow | Head of Cybersecurity Recruitment at Lawrence Harvey | Episode 80
In this special episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Jason Wolpow, the head of cybersecurity recruitment at Lawrence Harvey. Jason Wolpow, together with Ben Ben Aderet, tackle key challenges while sharing key insights on the recruitment side of the cybersecurity industry. This special episode will tackle the following topics:The need for more cybersecurity practitioners.Positive and optimistic trends for the cybersecurity job market this year.Lowering and breaking down the barrier of entry into the cybersecurity industry.Encouraging professionals from all backgrounds to get into cybersecurity.Career progression in Governance, Response, and Compliance (GRC).Here are some highlights from the podcast: ”If you’re listening to this and looking for your first job within cybersecurity, please don’t box yourself out and limit yourself, because there’s so much more.” “At the end of the day, whether you are at the very technical domain of cybersecurity or the less-technical domain, there will still be opportunities to move up and turn into a leader.” “One of the most important things in a CISO’s seat is that board interaction and the executive buy-in.” “Stay persistent. It’s going to be tough; it’s not always going to be fun. Some people do have very high expectations. But stick with it, because it’s very rewarding.”00:36 Guest Introduction and professional journey02:46 Icebreaker questions03:58 What do you do as the head of cybersecurity recruitment?05:20 Biggest failure and key learnings07:42 What is the biggest accomplishment in your career?09:01 What is your high-level view of the cybersecurity industry as of the moment?10:32 What is your view on the barrier of entry to the cybersecurity industry?13:05 What is the most common entry level position that you’re able to recruit for?14:20 What are your thoughts on what would be the career path of a SOC analyst compared to an entry level position in GRC?16:38 Advice to newcomers and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity18:21 What are some of the current trends in the cybersecurity industry?20:04 What’s the most crucial skills a CISO should have?22:19 Do CISOs report to an IT organization or outside of it?25:15 What are some key characteristics that you are looking for in different roles as compared to recruiting a CISO?27:11 What is your advice to people taking their first steps into the industry?29:04 What are some helpful tips to individuals that are trying to gain a foothold in the industry?33:02 What’s the best way to connect with you?33:41 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life? Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions #cybersecurityjobmarket #jobmarket #recruitment #specialepisode
CISO Insiders with Stephanie Roberts | CISO and VP of Infrastructure at EmployBridge | Episode 79
Dec 19 2023
CISO Insiders with Stephanie Roberts | CISO and VP of Infrastructure at EmployBridge | Episode 79
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Stephanie Roberts, CISO and VP of Infrastructure at EmployBridge, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting, and how the industry will evolve in future.Highlights👉🏻 ”The biggest concern that we have as CISOs is the gap of talents.”👉🏻 ”It's the team that makes us achieve success.”👉🏻 ”Surrounding myself with experts who know what they are doing is the best resource. Taking advantage of your network is the best way to learn and adapt.”👉🏻 ”Cyber risks are growing day after day. If companies don't have funding in place, bad things can happen.”👉🏻 ”There are so many changes every day in the cyber landscape”Timestamps00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey02:10 Icebreaker questions03:15 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?05:06 If there are 1-2 things you can recommend to employees out there, what would that be?07:23 Biggest failure and key learnings09:33 What is the biggest accomplishment in your career?11:07 What is your advice to leaders who are currently managing a team?12:12 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity14:00 What are your thoughts on CISO’s role in the IT organization?16:02 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?17:54 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?20:36 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days?22:44 Do you think there’s anything we can do as an industry that can help bridge the talent gap?24:46 What are the most important skills that CISOs should have?28:46 What’s next for the cybersecurity industry?29:58 Are you following any CISO on social media these days?31:48 Are there fields in the industry that you consider as innovation?33:35 What would be your strategy in building a professional relationship with a customer you would like to work with?35:00 What is it that you are looking for in a vendor?36:10 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?l Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Dirk Schrader | Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation | Episode 78
Dec 5 2023
CISO Insiders with Dirk Schrader | Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation | Episode 78
🔥In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Dirk Schrader, Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.📢Highlights👉🏻 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity”👉🏻 ”What are the skills CISOs should have to succeed in the cybersecurity industry?”👉🏻 ”What’s your biggest accomplishment in your career?”⏱️Timestamps00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey04:05 Icebreaker questions04:53 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?06:31 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?09:11 Biggest failure and key learnings11:02 Biggest accomplishment13:26 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity15:19 What are the most important skills that CISOs should have?17:48 What position in the company should a CISO report under?19:17 What are your thoughts on CISO’s role in the IT organization?22:22 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?24:31 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days?27:41 How will the CISO role evolve concerning automation?36:03 What is the biggest attack surface of an organization?44:00 What are your thoughts on cyber resilience?48:10 What are some things that organizations tend to forget in their security posture?53:39 What would be your strategy in building a professional relationship with a customer you would like to work with?56:01 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Kelly McCracken | Senior VP of Detection and Response at Salesforce | Episode 77
Nov 28 2023
CISO Insiders with Kelly McCracken | Senior VP of Detection and Response at Salesforce | Episode 77
🔥In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Kelly McCracken, Senior Vice President of detection and response at Salesforce, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.🔎 Highlights:👉🏻 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity”👉🏻 ”What are the skills CISOs should have to succeed in the cybersecurity industry?”👉🏻 ”What’s your biggest accomplishment in your career?”⏱️ Timestamps:00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey02:29 Icebreaker questions03:21 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?04:50 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity07:04 Biggest failure and key learnings09:35 Biggest accomplishment12:01 Advice to beginners on where to start in the cybersecurity industry13:21 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?15:14 What are your thoughts on CISO's role in the IT organization?17:02 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?18:08 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days21:11 Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus on right now?23:10 What are the most important skills that cybersecurity leaders should have?24:54 How will the CISO role evolve in the next 5 years?26:40 Who do you look up to in the industry?27:43 What would you define as innovation in the industry?29:08 What would be your strategy in building a relationship with a customer you would like to work with?31:12 What’s the best way to connect to you online?31:35 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?📢Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Zlatko Unger (Special Edition) | Former CISO and current GRC wizard at Wiz | Episode 76
Nov 14 2023
CISO Insiders with Zlatko Unger (Special Edition) | Former CISO and current GRC wizard at Wiz | Episode 76
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Zlatko Unger, Former CISO and current GRC wizard at @Wiz, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting, the power dynamics between security leaders and directors in the cybersecurity industry, and other exciting topics in the world of information security.Highlights:👉 ”Why is there friction between the CISO and CIO roles?”👉  ”Should CIOs have veto power over a CISO’s decision?”👉 ”What is one common myth about cybersecurity from the perspective of the board of directors?”⏱️Timestamps00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey01:10 Icebreaker questions02:53 What are the differences between the CISO and CIO roles?05:40 Why is there friction between the CISO and CIO roles?07:17 What are the challenges between the functions of the CISO and CIO roles?09:44 Why should directors be interested in CISOs as board members?12:56 Who are the stakeholders that should run the IT domain?16:48 Why is it not effective for a CISO to report to a CIO?18:46 Should CIOs have veto powers over a CISO’s decision?21:06 How would hiring a CISO revolutionize the industry?24:19 What would it take to change the current status quo of the CISO’s relation to the company’s board?28:36 What are some key ways to initiate a shift in the organization’s structure?32:25 What is one common myth about cybersecurity from the perspective of the board of directors?38:36 Closing commentsGet ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Olivia Rose | CISO,  Board of Directors Member at Cyversity | Episode 75
Oct 24 2023
CISO Insiders with Olivia Rose | CISO, Board of Directors Member at Cyversity | Episode 75
🔥In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Olivia Rose, a board of directors member at Cyversity, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.Highlights:👉 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity”👉 ”What are the skills CISOs should have to succeed in the cybersecurity industry?”👉 ”What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?”⏱️ Timestamps00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey02:33 Icebreaker questions03:35 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?08:11 Biggest failure and key learnings09:37 Biggest accomplishment13:16 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity15:29 Advice to beginners on where to start in the cybersecurity industry19:24 What are your thoughts on CISO's role in the organization?21:57 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?23:11 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?24:59 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days26:36 Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus on right now?28:40 What are the most important skills that CISOs should have?31:43 How will the CISO role evolve in the next decade?35:31 Upcoming trends in the industry39:30 What would be your strategy in building a relationship with a customer you would like to work with?41:40 Where do you draw the line in building a relationship with your potential customer?44:55 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life right now?📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Brenley Veater | CISO, Director of Cyber Security | Episode 74
Aug 8 2023
CISO Insiders with Brenley Veater | CISO, Director of Cyber Security | Episode 74
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Brenley Veater, CISO and director of cyber security at Cingo Solutions, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey06:40 Icebreakers07:51 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?09:04 Biggest failure and success12:30 Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity13:57 What are the pros and cons of CISOs reporting to IT?16:42 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?18:18 What are common myths about your career that you want to debunk?19:33 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days20:20 Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus in right now?21:28 How the role of CISO evolve in next decade23:02 Upcoming trends in the industry24:18 Who do you think CISOs are following in social media?25:40 What do you define as innovation in the industry?27:02 What would be your strategy in building a relationship with a customer you would like to work with?33:59 Closing commentsHighlights:👉🏻 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity ”👉🏻 ”Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus in right now?”👉🏻 ”What would be your strategy in building a relationship with a customer you would like to work with?”📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Leland Cogburn | CISO, Director of Information Security | Episode 73
Jul 25 2023
CISO Insiders with Leland Cogburn | CISO, Director of Information Security | Episode 73
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Leland Cogburn, Director of Information Security, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in the future.Highlights:👉🏻 ”Pros and cons of CISOs Reporting to IT ”👉🏻 ”One classical cybersecurity myth: debunked! ”👉🏻 ”What is the best approach in building up a relationship with a potential customer?”00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey04:38 Icebreakers05:24 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career08:22 Biggest failure and success11:25 Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity14:45 What are the pros and cons of CISOs that are part of an IT-related organization?17:40 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?19:08 What is one myth about your career that you want to debunk?21:47 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days24:50 Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus in right now?27:04 What are the most important skillsets a CISO should have34:36 How the role of CISO evolve in next decade41:53 Recent changes and trends within the industry44:30 What is the best approach in building up a relationship with a potential customer?52:26 Final question and closing comments📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with David Monnier | Chief Information Officer at Team Cymru | Episode 72
Jul 11 2023
CISO Insiders with David Monnier | Chief Information Officer at Team Cymru | Episode 72
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome David Monnier, the Chief Information Officer & Chief Evangelist of Team Cymru, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how ASM has been revolutionizing the information security industry. Check out this podcast to learn more about how your business can benefit from ASM tools.Highlights:👉🏻 “How Is Attack Surface Management (ASM) different from other tools in the market?”👉🏻 ”Quick tips and advice for potential buyers of ASM vendors”👉🏻 “What’s in store when we look at the future of ASM?”⏱️👇 Timestamps🎙 Listen to the full podcast from the links in the comments.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey03:23 Icebreakers07:30 How Is Attack Surface Management (ASM) different from other tools in the market?9:00 Application of ASM operations in different industries11:06 Machine learning tools and its relation to information security14:46 Application of intelligence to the ASM procedure20:34 Real life examples of cases with a lack of ASM that could have prevented a breach?24:10 How self-learning ASM can mitigate instances of data breach24:50 How does an organization put information from an ASM into an application?27:28 Why should every modern organization require an ASM tool?30:36 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days34:00 Quick tips and advice for potential buyers of ASM vendors37:10 What’s in store when we look at the future of ASM?39:00 Closing comments📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Roselle Safran | CEO & Founder at KeyCaliber | Episode 71
Jun 13 2023
CISO Insiders with Roselle Safran | CEO & Founder at KeyCaliber | Episode 71
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Roselle Safran, the CEO & Founder of KeyCaliber, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.Highlights:👉🏻 ”The importance of “people” in the cybersecurity world”👉🏻 ”Most important skillsets for the cybersecurity entrepreneur”👉🏻 ”How to stay updated in the cybersecurity world”⏱️👇 Timestamps🎙 Listen to the full podcast from the links in the comments.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey05:40 Icebreakers06:05 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career07:25 Biggest failure and success10:48 Transition into computer forensics and crime investigation13:46 How did it feel being a part of a cybersecurity team under US government21:55 What are the most important skills for a cybersecurity entrepreneur23:45 What were the best resources that helped you grow in your career25:24 Debunking one common myth about the cybersecurity profession28:27 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days32:05 What are the most important skillsets a CISO should have34:33 How the role of CISO evolve in the next decade39:40 Closing comments📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University on LinkedIn to stay updated.#cybersecurity #podcast #careeradvice #cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders with Michael Radzicki | Director of Information Security at Datalot | Episode 70
May 16 2023
CISO Insiders with Michael Radzicki | Director of Information Security at Datalot | Episode 70
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Michael Radzicki | Director of Information Security at Datalot, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in the future.Highlights:👉🏻 ”How to improve communication with C-suite”👉🏻 ”Career advise for professionals who are starting out in cybersecurity”👉🏻 ”Being a good manager and retaining your employees”⏱️👇 Timestamps🎙 Listen to the full podcast from the links in the comments.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey04:20 Icebreakers05:10 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career07:12 Biggest failure and accomplishment10:48 What advice would you give if someone wants to make a career in cybersecurity14:45 How to communicate risk and security needs to leadership19:40 Should a CISO report to IT?21:13 What were the best resources to stay current in the cybersecurity world23:10 Debunking one common myth about the cybersecurity profession25:33 What are the main concerns of CISOs these days28:37 What are the most important skillsets a CISO should have34:16 What's next in the cybersecurity world39:39 How the pandemic affected cybersecurity budget planning42:25 Tips for cybersecurity vendors45:10 Closing comments📢 We publish professional career advice and cybersecurity insights. Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University and tune in to listen to the entire episode.
CISO Insiders with Aaron Brown | Cloud and Application Security Leader at Vercel | Episode 66
Feb 28 2023
CISO Insiders with Aaron Brown | Cloud and Application Security Leader at Vercel | Episode 66
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Aaron Brown | Cloud and Application Security Leader at Vercel, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.⏱️👇 Timestamps🎙 Listen to the full podcast from the links in the comments.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey05:57 Icebreakers7:03 If there’s one thing you wish you had known before starting your career8:52 Biggest failure and accomplishment13:00 What advise would you give if someone wants to make a career in cybersecurity17:25 Insights on cybersecurity reporting to the IT21:40 What were the best resources that helped you grow in your career24:59 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity profession26:49 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days30:23 What are the most important skillsets a CISO should have36:28 What is innovation in cybersecurity39:12 Advise for cybersecurity vendors42:48 Closing commentsHighlights:👉🏻 ”Security takes an emotional toll on the practitioner”👉🏻 ”Empathy is one of the most underrated skill in cybersecurity”👉🏻 ”Communication and soft skills are one of the core skills that recruiters look for while hiring a cybersecurity talent”📢 Every week, we publish professional career advise and cybersecurity insights. Follow GRSee Consulting and GRSee University and tune in on Feb 28 to listen to the entire episode.
The Best Way To Stay Updated With Cybersecurity Developments Is Through Vendors | William Anger | Head of Technology and Cyber Security at ViewRay Inc
Jan 31 2023
The Best Way To Stay Updated With Cybersecurity Developments Is Through Vendors | William Anger | Head of Technology and Cyber Security at ViewRay Inc
🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome William Anger | Head of Technology and Cyber Security at ViewRay Inc, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.⏱️👇 Timestamps🎙 Listen to the full podcast from the links in the comments.00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey04:07 Icebreakers04:43 One thing you wish you had known before starting your career journey into cybersecurity05:22 Biggest failure and accomplishment10:25 What advise would you give to a young cybersecurity professional11:50 The co-relation between IT and cybersecurity14:34 How did you do to stay up to date with the cybersecurity changes16:02 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity17:01 What are the main concerns of CISO now-a-days18:07 How to do you measure ROI on cybersecurity SaaS solution?19:17 What are the most important skills a CISO should have?20:59 Where to start when it comes to begenning your carreer in cybersecurity domain?24:18 How the role of the CISO will evolve in the next decade?28:36 What is innovation in cybersecurity30:49 What’s the one cybersecurity vendors should stop doing?32:02 Closing commentsHighlight one:👉🏻 ”The most important skill sets for being a CISO are being business savvy and having an understanding of how the business operates. You also need to grasp the value of your solution if you want to grow in the position of a CISO.Technical skills are foundational; you must understand the ins and outs of software and security frameworks, but most importantly, you must also be able to apply all of your technical knowledge to the business”Highlight two:👉🏻 ”One of the most interesting methods to learn about cybersecurity development could be through cybersecurity vendors”Why?“Because those vendors are financially incentivized to know what is going on in the cybersecurity domain and address it in real-time. The knowledge that they have can be very educational.”📢 Every week, we publish professional career advice and cybersecurity insights. Follow GRSee Consulting on LinkedIn and tune in on January 30 to hear the entire episode.#cybersecurityawareness #cybersecuritycommunity #cybersecurity #cybersecuritypodcast #cybersecuritysolutions
CISO Insiders Episode #63 - Jim Baskin | Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance at GigNet
Jan 20 2023
CISO Insiders Episode #63 - Jim Baskin | Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance at GigNet
In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Jim Baskin | Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance at GigNet, for an eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.Timestamps:00:00 Guest Introduction and professional journey02:10 Icebreakers03:44 What’s the one thing you wish you had known before starting your career.04:41 Biggest failure & success in your career08:52 What advice would you give to somone who wants to become a CISO14:04 Do CISOs belong in IT?15:38 What did you do in order to learn more about cybersecurity?19:35 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity20:30 What are the main concerns of CISOs nowadays24:57 How the role of CISO is evolving?31:50 What is innovation in the cybersecurity space?34:25 Advise for cybersecurity vendors?38:32 Closing commentsHighlights:What is one thing you wish you knew before beginning your career?You want to be completely prepared for any job you take on. Someone believes in you enough to challenge you for something you may believe you are not prepared for; I would say go for it and be honest and transparent about your ability and experience in that domain.What advice would you give to someone interested in becoming a CISO?Go deep or wide, but at least one of these. You can discover that cybersecurity has numerous dimensions. You can take classes, webinars, and certifications, which are all excellent ways to broaden your perspective and add value to your career. There are some things that you must continue to learn as time passes. Because cybersecurity changes so quickly, you must stay current and engage in some self-directed learning.
Be A Trusted Cybersecurity Advisor | Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection | CISO Insiders
Dec 26 2022
Be A Trusted Cybersecurity Advisor | Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection | CISO Insiders
In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection at BCMpros, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and the evolution of the role of CISO.--Highlights:What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?Effective communication is one of the biggest challenges that I faced. Soft skills are what you need when it comes to driving expectations from your team & translate the technical aspects from the gearheads to business executives.What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your careerThe people were my biggest & best resource when it comes to learning about cybersecurity. I learned from mentors that I had at the early phase of my career and their perspective on cybersecurity & the professional world, in general, was a great resource. The people that are around you can be your best resource when it comes to learning cybersecurity.What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing?Vendors should stop acting like a business & start acting like a partner. They should put themselves into their clients' shoes and think about how can we provide benefits from their technology or service. When you do that, you’re not just a cybersecurity vendor but a trusted advisor who’s nurturing a relationship for a long-term game.--00.36 Guest Introduction and professional journey04:23 Icebreakers05:12 What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career08:46 Biggest failure & accomplishment18:04 Career advice for young cybersecurity professionals22:45 The role of the CISO in the IT organization27:20 What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your career32:36 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity36:16 The most important skills a CISO should have42:58 How will the cybersecurity industry might evolve47:39 What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing50:20 Closing comments--Connect with Shane: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smolinari/Connect with Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbenaderet/