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The New CISO

Steve Moore, Exabeam

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The New CISO is hosted by Exabeam Chief Security Strategist, Steve Moore. A former IT security leader himself, Steve sits down with Chief Information Security Officers to get their take on cybersecurity trends, what it takes to lead security teams and how things are changing in today’s world.
 
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On today’s episode, we are joined by Andrew Obadiaru, CISO and Head of IT for Cobalt. Andrew discusses using soft skills to build connections within an organization. Listen to the episode to hear his advice on Two Roles in One Andrew discusses what it’s like to oversee both security and IT. The fields overlap in many ways and differ in others. He’s…
 
On today’s episode, Martin Littmann, CISO at Kelsey-Seybold clinic in Houston, joins us once again to discuss credentials. The systems in place to create them and protect them are essential. Hear his opinions on these systems. Credentials Martin outlines exactly what defines credentials. Credentials are the username and password created to log into…
 
On today’s episode, Luk Shoonaert, CISO for Exclusive Networks, joins us to discuss his experiences becoming a new CISO as well as the digital transformations and threat hunting. Career/History Currently based out of Belgium, Luk has been in security for over 20 years. Working in startups for years, he developed his passion for security. Newly, he …
 
On today’s episode, we are joined by Azzam Zahir, Global Director of Insider Threat and Security at General Motors. He discusses his journey in becoming a leader in his field and what he has learned in that process. Journey to Leadership After finishing school, Azzam took it upon himself to seek opportunities and work extremely hard in any job assi…
 
On today’s episode we are joined by Benjamin Edelen, former CISO of the City of Boulder. Leading with people first strategy, he aims to serve and protect the community and discusses his transition in and out of the CISO role. Starting from Scratch 5 years ago, Edelen was chosen to be the first CISO of the City of Boulder. With no security programmi…
 
On today’s episode we are joined by Jerich Beason, senior vice president and CISO at Epiq. He delves into advice on networking, knowing which job is right for you, and how to build trust as a CISO. Advice to Younger Self Beason says he would have spent more time on relationships. While he had relationships, he wishes he had done more to maintain th…
 
On today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Tim Proffitt, managing director of information security at a Houston based company as well as a professor at several institutions. He discusses his own education as well as his experience educating others and how this impacts his job. Advice to Younger Self Young Tim wasted a lot of time doing unnecessary thi…
 
On today’s episode, Tyler Farrar, CISO for Maxar Technologies, joins us to discuss the ins and outs of threat intelligence. He delves into the importance of not assuming malicious intent and his approach to compliance versus security. Introduction to Tyler Farrar Maxar Technologies is a satellite imagery and satellite manufacturing company. Farrar …
 
On this Episode of The New CISO, Steve Moore is joined by special guest Michael St. Vincent, the CISO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. They discuss the importance of networking as well as advice for succeeding as a CISO and in the workplace. Introduction to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. St. Vincent has been the CISO for 6 years at The Cosmopolita…
 
On this Episode of The New CISO, Steve Moore is joined by special guest Mark Ferguson, the CISO for a cyber security company Bombardier. They discuss roles of a CISO in cybersecurity and the strategies involved in dealing with breaches and building teams. Moving to Canada Originally from Scotland but now residing in Montreal, Canada, Ferguson share…
 
On today’s episode, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO for Allegiant airlines, joins us to discuss the scope of his early career. From advice he’d give his younger self, to learning how to accept feedback and undergo self development, join us for this informative conversation. Advice to Your Former Self Rob Hornbuckle reflects on his current success and thinks b…
 
Kylie “KT” Boyle joins us in the latest episode of The New CISO, which is also the beginning of a new segment: The New CISO Foundations. Every security program is built off of a foundation; this episode will focus on KT’s mission and what building blocks his organization represents. Background KT Boyle leads Anubis Security Groups. He has been in t…
 
We focus on resiliency in this week’s episode of The New CISO, which was originally recorded at the 2021 RSA Conference. Steve sits down with two former guests on the show, Dave Damato and Sandro Buccianeri to talk about the hard-hitting questions from the inside: why do people fail, and what impact does resilience have on program success? Thinking…
 
The latest episode of The New CISO features not one, but two guests! Chuck Markarian and Sean Murphy sit down to discuss the inner struggles of networking, establishing a risk council within your company and dealing with high-risk situations. Background Chuck Markarian is the CISO at Paccar. He has been with the company for 16 years and has served …
 
Our latest episode features Brian Fricke, CISO & IT Risk Head at City National Bank. Brian joins us to discuss developing mentorships in the industry, how to be a positive leader and how to have a proper work-life balance when you are constantly dealing with high-stress situations. Background Brian got his start working in IT and information securi…
 
In the latest episode of The New CISO, Sandro Bucchianeri joins us to discuss finding a mentor during the early portion of your career, how cyber security leaders can navigate corporate relationships, and the success of building a cybersecurity academy in South Africa. Background Sandro is the Group Chief Security Officer of Absa Group in South Afr…
 
In this episode of The New CISO, Matt King comes on to focus on the leadership side of cyber security. Matt talks about how lifelong learners make for great leaders, and how he learned to not make assumptions about his team members when managing them. Background Matt King is currently the VP of Global IT Security, CISO at Belcan. He has been with t…
 
On this episode of the New CISO, Dr. Rebecca Wynn joins us to discuss the logistics of being a CISO both on a team and personal level. The episode focuses on what type of person is the right fit to become a CISO and how to properly manage the well-being of your team once you land that role, especially now that CISOs are managing their teams in a vi…
 
Rinki Sethi joins us for the second time on the show, and this time she is with a new company. Just a few months ago, Rinki became the CISO at Twitter. In this episode, we talk about what made Rinki want to take the jump to a new company and how you can adjust to working for a new company when you’re completely remote.Background Rinki joined Twitte…
 
Dr. Eric Cole of Secure Anchor joins us in this episode to talk about the misconceptions of what a CISO should really be. This episode focuses on the corporate side of cyber security and the line between a CISO and a security engineer.BACKGROUND Dr. Cole has over 30 years of cyber security experience. Before that, he was a hacker for eight years fo…
 
Curtis Simpson, CISO of Armis joins us to discuss the pros and cons of starting your career in a small organization versus a large enterprise. How can you influence and inform business partners from a security perspective? Why do people believe the CISO shouldn’t report to the CIO? BACKGROUND Curtis likes to say he was born with a keyboard in his h…
 
Artie Wilkowsky, CISO for Dish Network, joins us on this episode to speak about specialization, leadership skills, and the qualities he looks for in new hires. Artie’s Background Artie has been working at Dish for over two years, helping with all their lines of business, such as Sling, Contact, and Wireless. Before that he bounced between consultin…
 
Gorka Sadowski, the CSO of Exabeam, joins us on this episode to speak about his decades of experience in cybersecurity and what he’s learned about acquiring new technology. Gorka’s Journey Although Gorka became Chief Strategy Officer for Exabeam only three months ago, he has over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity. Gorka has learned many valua…
 
On today’s episode, David Damato, the CISO at Gemini Trust Company, joins us to speak about what occurs within organizations during and after a breach—and what should happen for the best outcome. He emphasizes communication, confidence, and clarity. David’s Journey David works for Gemini, one of the few regulated crypto currency exchanges out there…
 
On today’s episode, Aaron Baillio, the CISO of the University of Oklahoma, joins us to speak about his transition from the Department of Defense to higher education, how he managed merging teams, and how incorporating students into his SOC has benefitted everyone. The Switch from DOD to Education Before Aaron worked for the University of Oklahoma, …
 
On today’s special episode of the New CISO podcast, Steve Moore chats with Deneen DeFiore of United Airlines, Colin Anderson of Levi Strauss & Co. and Charlie McNerney of Expedia on what it’s been like as a CISO during the pandemic. COVID and the Airline Industry Deneen begins by discussing how she became the CISO for United Airlines right as COVID…
 
On today’s episode, Steve Marshall, the CISO of the UK Group for Byte Software, discusses how he moved from biophysics to cyber security, how security impacts business decisions, and why he thinks the hiring process of the industry is overlooking talent for certifications. Steve’s Journey Steve originally studied physiology and was on his way to re…
 
On today’s episode, Jeff Schilling, the CISO for Teleperformance, joins us today to discuss the transition from a security career in the military to the private sector, the importance of relationships, and security in relation to the Cloud. Transition from the Army to Civilian Life Jeff recounts his career in CISO, first discussing Teleperformance,…
 
On today’s episode, George Finney, the CISO of Southern Methodist University, joins us to discuss how cybersecurity is a team sport that depends on openness and collaboration, and examine how culture can directly impact the likelihood of future breach. How a Law Degree Helped George George Finney is an accomplished CISO with a more unique backgroun…
 
On today’s episode, Charlie McNerney discusses shared responsibility in cybersecurity, the idea of trust, and how diagnosing a problem before treating it has aided him in his career. Early Retirement and Intellectual Income After working 25 years at Microsoft, Charlie retired early. Six months later—after getting a boat and a dog—he found himself b…
 
On today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Steve Katz, the first CISO, and discuss the importance of understanding yourself, your role, and the company for which you work. Marketing Yourself Within the Company One of the things that Steve stresses is that you need to be able to market yourself and the role of CISO to the rest of the comp…
 
Early Days of Security at Morgan Steve first began working in cybersecurity at JPMorgan, then known as Morgan Guarantee. He recounts the attitude towards CISOs in the 1980s, where many people didn’t really have a concept of cyber security or what it looks like. When Steve started, he had to change access rules and work against the resistance to PCs…
 
Improving the Sales Process In this episode, we discuss how and why it’s so difficult for a security team leader to discover new trends in technologies in a safe and effective way. Damien points out that it can be challenging to discern who and what to rely on when broaching new systems. Listen to the episode to hear more about how to find the righ…
 
In this episode of the Exabeam Podcast, the host, Steve, and guest Chris Ard, discuss the more human aspects of the CISO role, effective leadership, and how complacency can be a dangerous quality. Work-Life Balance The first topic we covered was finding a work-life balance that benefits you and your family. Chris spent twenty years working for Micr…
 
In this episode of The New CISO Podcast, the host, Steve, and guest David Rule of HarbourVest, discuss the skills he learned to transition from engineering to executive management, the evolution of leadership styles, and better ways to prepare for crisis management. Transition from Engineer to Executive Manager The first topic we covered was David’…
 
In this episode of The New CISO Podcast, the host Steve Moore, and guest Gary Hayslip discuss the difficulties veterans face when transitioning to the business world. They also converse on how to remedy security failings, and how risk ownership mentally and physically impacts CISOs. A Challenging Transition for Military Personnel After serving in t…
 
The American vs. European view on Insurance In first reviewing the report, we were struck by how Europe leads the rest of the globe in insurance to manage risk compared to the US. While the adoption rate of insurance is slowly growing in American companies, their European counterparts take precedence. This could be because European teams have a bet…
 
Tune in as Steve Moore talks with Christopher Hymes, the CISO of Riot Games, about acceptable risk and the parallels between anti-cheat teams and threat hunting. Security Within The Gaming World The video game market is massive, there are a ton of games and a ton of gamers out there. Like any large industry, the gaming industry is not immune from s…
 
Career Transitioning After Decades With Another Organization Being with the same organization for a long period of time is a wonderful achievement, but when you’re ready for a change of scenery, the transition can be tough after such a long stint with one organization. Being able to set up into your new role with fresh eyes and ears to really liste…
 
Advice To A Younger Self A core truth to being successful is always delivering more than the organization expects. Going above and beyond to find out what is most important to your customers is key. Make the customers reality your reality and work from that viewpoint. Figure out their definition of value and find your place in that value, then fuse…
 
Taking The Jump From Consulting & Advice To A Younger Self With consulting you have the opportunity to work with multiple large companies, which can be an attractive aspect of the job. Working with multiple companies on that scale can introduce you to the latest technology and how it works differently for different companies. That being said, if yo…
 
Building A Relationship With Other Teams The sooner these relationships can be built, the better. Meeting top executives and other team leads during a crisis is less than ideal. Get to know the people that are closer to the consumer, the writers, the social media managers, the sooner this relationship is established the better the partnership is wh…
 
Building Up To A Position Of Power Holding the dual position of CTO/CISO needs to come with a lot of experience and drive. Being able to build the security organization around the needs of the company led to being both the Chief Technology Officer as well as Chief Information Security Officer. Noticing what was interfering with the safety of the co…
 
Transitioning Into The CISO Role Learning to balance the executive role with the tactical needs of the team can be tricky to balance. Being able to see to the larger picture within both roles can keep you on track and relevant within both places. Remember the roles you’ve had in the past and draw from those experiences and knowledge. Audits are typ…
 
The Day You Lose Your Job Losing your job to many can come as a complete shock, maybe even more so when you’re in a position of power such as an executive role. There are many extra steps when leaving a security executive position, sometimes you have to hand over your phone, computer, tablets for security purposes, and if you used this for personal…
 
Initial Worries & New Challenges Going from consulting into a leadership position requires you to take on a new level of responsibility. You take that leap of having more permanence in the position but also now having to lead a team of other security professionals. Olivia also was in the unique position of not only being a new CISO but also the fir…
 
Advice To A Younger Self, Before Becoming A CISO Perfectionism can hinder the natural learning experience. As someone fresh in their career it can be hard to not want to be perfect, there are expectations to be met. Yet making mistakes and learning from them is real job experience. Don’t be afraid to take risks and fail, you’ll learn from your mist…
 
Transitioning Into CISO And The Initial Challenges Becoming the head of any department, and having all that responsibility on you can be very intimidating at first. Going from more behind the scenes to front and center can be uncomfortable, but reflect back on all your experience and let that guide your decision-making. Delegation is important in l…
 
Identifying Burnout In The Workplace Burnout is a common occurrence in any industry, but especially among those looking to carve out their place in the industry. No one works well when they aren’t at their best, identifying burnout early on can stop it in its tracks. If you’re noticing someone is acting out of character or being short, they may be …
 
Marketing In Relation To Security Marketing is all about getting a certain message to the right audience. A background in this field can be a great way to transition into other positions including the CISO. Being able to take a look at the bigger picture and then funnel that picture down to solve the problem at hand can be aided with a marketing ap…
 
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