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CISO to CISO Cybersecurity Talk

CISO to CISO Cybersecurity Talk

By Michael Coates
Discussions with industry-leading CISOs about building successful security programs, succeeding in your career, and creating amazing teams. Guests from Cruise, Splunk, Gusto, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Airbnb and more!

Hosted by Michael Coates, former CISO of Twitter and CEO of Altitude Networks.
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Episode 4 - Ben Hagen - Director of Information Security at Cruise, former Facebook, Netflix, Obama campaign

CISO to CISO Cybersecurity Talk

Episode 4 - Ben Hagen - Director of Information Security at Cruise, former Facebook, Netflix, Obama campaign

CISO to CISO Cybersecurity Talk

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Episode 18 - Justin Berman, CISO of Thirty Madison
Justin Berman, CISO of Thirty Madison, and Michael Coates, CEO and Co-Founder of Altitude Networks, discuss the unique challenges CISO’s face,  as well as the security demands of taking a startup to the next level.
51:15
October 5, 2021
Episode 17 - Bob Lord, former CSO of the DNC
Bob Lord, former CSO of the Democratic National Committee, and Michael Coates, CEO of Altitude Networks, discuss the state of cybersecurity today - what's working, what isn't working, and the biggest challenges in the security industry.
43:29
September 28, 2021
Episode 16 - Steve Tran, CISO of MGM Studios
Steve Tran, CISO of MGM, and Michael Coates discuss the constantly shifting technologies and risks faced by security leaders, as well as the unique security challenges in the entertainment industry.
38:20
September 24, 2021
Episode 15 - Will Pizzano - Founder of Sentant, Former CISO at Hustle, Former Director of IT at Thrasys Inc
On this episode of CISO to CISO we would like to welcome Will Pizzano, founder of Sentant, a modern and security-focused IT consulting firm operating in the Bay Area and NYC, former CISO at Hustle, and former Director of IT at Thrasys Inc. As the founder of Sentant, Will currently act as virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) at several technology firms. The Sentant team supports their clients with everything from cloud and application security to day-to-day IT. Will is a lifelong technologist specializing in Information Security and Compliance, and is a Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM).
28:14
May 29, 2021
Episode 14 - Eric Sorenson - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at doTERRA International LLC
On this episode of CISO to CISO we would like to welcome Eric Sorenson, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at doTERRA International LLC. Eric architects, develops, and implements the technologies that keep private data safe from intrusions and theft. Eric joined dōTERRA in 2016 to build the organization’s first comprehensive, global cybersecurity strategy. From his earlier days at HealthEquity to the CIO/CISO dual role at Arches Health Plan, and now at dōTERRA, Eric has evolved a set of information security programs and technologies that truly enable business and work within the commercial needs of our organization and our customers. Through this strategy, the private data of every contributor, customer, vendor, and stakeholder is equally protected within a powerful, shared cybersecurity ecosystem. Thus, all participants feel their information is more protected.
35:02
May 17, 2021
Episode 13 - Chris Houlder - Head of Global CyberSecurity at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Former CISO at Clarivate Analytics and Autodesk
On this episode of CISO to CISO we would like to welcome Chris Houlder, Head of Global CyberSecurity at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. With nearly 25 years of experience spanning information security, team management, information technology and product/software security, Chris has been developing and executing strategies to solve complex security challenges and leading operational and company changes. Previously, Chris served as CISO and lead teams at Clarivate Analytics and Autodesk. Chris current serves as a board member for Rapticore, also a venture advisor for YL Ventures.
43:25
April 14, 2021
Episode 14 - Surbhi Tugnawat - CISO at SRI International, Advisory Committee Member at U.S. Department of Homeland Security
On this episode of CISO to CISO we would like to welcome Surbhi Tugnawat. Surbhi has been a reliable, driven, and award winning risk professional with over 15 years of experience driving change to improve risk posture, regulatory compliance, cost efficiency, and achieve enterprise overall security objective. Provide tactical oversight for Identity Management, Security Operations, Business Enablement and Risk Management. She serves as a Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Member for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is a registered practitioner of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC AB). Previously, Surbhi lead security teams at First Republic Bank and Ernst Young.
28:22
April 14, 2021
Episode 12 - Rohit Parchuri - CISO at Collective Health
On this episode of CISO to CISO we would like to welcome Rohit Parchuri, CISO at Collective Health, previously a security leader at Service Now and Rackspace. Rohit is an accomplished Security leader with an established record building, structuring and institutionalizing Security principles and disciplines in the Cloud Hosting, Network hardware(IaaS), Cloud Software(Saas & PaaS), and Healthcare domains. He is currently leading the enterprise security program at Collective Health, a health administration platform for self-funded employers. Previously Rohit spent a decade focused on the Network Security, Application Security, and Security operations domains at software and hardware giants such as ServiceNow and Rackspace.
37:21
March 13, 2021
Episode 11 - Lisa Hall - Director of Information Security at PagerDuty
We are excited to welcome Lisa Hall, Director of Information Security at PagerDuty on our next episode of the CISO-to-CISO podcast. Lisa Hall heads the Information Security and Compliance programs at PageDuty. With over 14 years experience in the information security field, she is focused on building security programs from the ground up, strategic planning, risk management, and driving process adoption company-wide. She believes security should make it easy to do the right thing. Lisa has previously held Information Security roles at Twilio, Glassdoor, and EY.
26:55
March 10, 2021
Episode 10 - Keith McCartney - VP of Security & IT at DNAnexus
We are excited to welcome Keith McCartney, VP of Security & IT at DNAnexus on our next episode of the CISO-to-CISO podcast (webcast version here). As an electrical engineer in spirit and an Information Technology executive by trade, Keith has established a record of success in improving security posture, prioritizing issue remediation, mitigating risks, and delivering innovative solutions to meet evolving business and industry needs. Throughout his career, Keith has experienced technology as an architect, a salesman, an implementer, a customer, and an end user, which makes for a great conversation with Michael: they will discuss what brought them to their roles today, and advice for others trying to become a CISO. Check out our webcast recording here.
29:40
November 19, 2020
Episode 9 - Emilio Escobar - CISO of Datadog and Formerly VP of InfoSec at Hulu
We are excited to welcome Emilio, CISO at Datadog and former VP of InfoSec at Hulu on our next episode of the CISO-to-CISO webcast (later posted also in podcast version). After 4 years at Hulu, where he was heading Information Security, Emilio recently accepted a CISO position at Datadog, a leading service for cloud-scale application monitoring. Emilio is a security leader with a strong technical background, which always makes for a great conversation with Michael: they will touch on topics from security leadership to what brought them to their roles today, and advice for others trying to do the same. Check out our webcast recording Here.
44:23
November 12, 2020
Episode 8 - Andy Steingruebl - CISO at Pinterest
Andy Steingruebl has joined Pinterest in November 2018 to be their first Chief Security Officer. He's been in security for over 20 years, collecting experiences in a multitude of areas of security, especially within highly regulated environments like healthcare and financial services, including at PayPal for more than 12 years. Join the Altitude Networks CEO, Michael Coates, in this webcast discussion with Andy to hear more about Andy's career path and his vision for the future!
35:46
September 21, 2020
Episode 7 - Vijaya Kaza - CISO at Airbnb
As CSO and Head of Trust Engineering & Data Science, Vijaya is responsible for Information Security and Trust Technology to protect Airbnb's community and platform. Vijaya was named as one of the Top 25 Women in SaaS for 2018, and Top Revolutionary Women in Security 2019. Vijaya Kaza has more than 20 years of broad executive leadership experience having led Engineering, Product Management, Information Security and Data Science organizations ranging startups to large companies both in Enterprise and Consumer spaces. Prior to joining Airbnb, Vijaya was the Chief Development Officer at Lookout Inc., a SaaS cybersecurity startup for the post perimeter world, and Senior Vice President of Cloud Products & Engineering at FireEye. At FireEye she built the company's SaaS offerings while transitioning the traditional on-premise technologies to the cloud. Prior to FireEye, Vijaya served for 17 years in multiple executive and leadership roles at Cisco. Join the Altitude Networks CEO, Michael Coates, in this webcast discussion with Vijaya to hear more insights on her career path and her vision for the future!
35:06
September 11, 2020
Episode 6 - Yassir Abousselham - CISO at Splunk, former CISO at Okta. Prior security leader at Google and EY.
Yassir Abousselham joined Splunk in January, where he is responsible to protect company systems and the data entrusted by its employees, customers, and investors. Prior to Splunk, Yassir served as Chief Security Officer at Okta and Chief Information Security Officer at SoFi, in addition to holding various security leadership roles at Google and Ernst & Young. Yassir holds two U.S. patents in trusted network communication and is an active member in the cybersecurity industry, from co-chairing the San Francisco Evanta CISO Summit, to acting as an advisor for cybersecurity startups. You can watch the live recording on Altitude Networks' website.
42:56
August 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Joel Fulton - Ph.D. Founder. Former CISO at Splunk. Prior security and risk leader at Google, Symantec, Boeing.
Joel Fulton has recently left his CISO position at Splunk to immerse himself in the life of the Silicon Valley startups. Formerly he served as the Deputy Chief Security Officer at Symantec, Global Head of Risk at Google, and other security roles at Jefferson Wells, Starbucks, Boeing, North Cascades Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Security and Assurance. Currently, Joel is the Founder of a stealth mode startup and will join Michael to discuss how his journey in the field of security lead him to this venture. They will also touch on trends in security innovation, a perspective on how security was different or similar across the various companies they were part of, and some career tips for those interested in becoming a leader in Info Sec.
31:48
August 21, 2020
Episode 4 - Ben Hagen - Director of Information Security at Cruise, former Facebook, Netflix, Obama campaign
Ben Hagen is the Director of Information Security at Cruise, leading a team to build security solutions, patterns, and capability for the Autonomous Vehicle technology company. Formerly Ben served as the Head of Corporate Information Security at Facebook, the Vice President/Principal Security Architect at Salesforce, and held senior security roles at Netflix, Obama for America, Neohapsis, Motorola. "Security is not the problem of the security team. It should be a shared ownership across the org." Michael and Ben will talk about Ben's journey as a security leader, philosophy of enterprise security, career advices, and more.
35:46
August 7, 2020
Episode 3 - Yaron Levi - CISO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Yaron is the CISO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, who has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security and Information technology. Yaron held venture advisor roles for SideChannel Security, Cyberstarts, YL Ventures, and is on the board of advisors of Glilot Capital Partners, SafeBreach, Optiv Inc, WhiteHat Security, IntSights. Yaron specializes in creating and managing security strategies, building and maturing security practices, cyber defense teams and DevSecOps practices, embedding security into the organization’s DNA, and educating organization’s on matters of security, privacy and risk management. Michael and Yaron will talk about Yaron's journey in the field of security, the challenge of 3rd party security assessments and how these need to change, trends in security innovation, advice for someone aspiring to the CISO role.
27:28
July 31, 2020
Episode 2 - Olivia Rose - CISO of The RealReal & Former CISO of Mailchimp
Olivia is the Vice President of Information Security & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at The RealReal, who has 18 years experience delivering cybersecurity programs. Before TheRealReal, she was the CISO of Mailchimp, and held senior security roles at Kudelski Security, QloudSecure, ControlScan, Solutionary, IBM Internet Security Systems on security programs. Her areas of expertise include enterprise security programs development and execution, advising CISOs and executive leaders on how to build up and safeguard their organizations. Michael and Olivia will talk about the role of CISO, transitioning to CISO from security consulting or a variety of backgrounds, success tips for leaders in InfoSec.
35:03
July 31, 2020
Episode 1 - Fredrick "Flee" Lee - CISO of Gusto
Flee is the CISO of GUSTO and has more than 16 years leading global information security and privacy efforts. Before Gusto, he lead information security at large financial services companies and technology startups, most recently at Square. He previously held senior security and privacy roles at Bank of America, Betfair, NetSuite and Twilio. As Gusto’s CSO, Flee leads the company’s information and physical security strategies, including consumer protection, compliance, governance and risk. Michael and Flee will talk about careers in security, success tips for leaders in InfoSec, general security, and experiences that got them where they are today.
48:26
July 31, 2020