May 22, 2023

RSAC 2023 SPECIAL EDITION Campfire Chats - Part 1

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Show Notes

This is Part 1 of an incredible series of interviews Allan conducted live at RSA 2023.  Guests include:

  • Chris Kennedy, CISO @ Citadel
  • Gary Hayslip, CISO @ Softbank Investment Advisers
  • Michael Calderin, CISO @ YAGEO Group
  • Reet  Kaur, CISO @ Portland Community College
  • Rob LaMagna-Reiter, CISO @ Hudl
  • Matthew Lang, vCISO
  • David Cross, CISO @ Oracle SaaS Cloud
  • Audra Streetman, Security Strategist @ Splunk
  • Vishal Amin, General Manager of Security Solutions (Federal) @ Microsoft
  • Adrian Peters, CISO @ Vista Equity Partners
  • Kelly Shortridge, Author of “Security Chaos Engineering: Sustaining Resilience in Software and Systems”
  • Robin Sundaram, CISO @ RELX
  • Merritt Baer, Office of the CISO @ AWS
  • Tim Rohrbaugh, former CISO & Industry Leader
  • Rob Wood, CISO @ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Bryan Green, CISO Americas @ ZScaler
  • Stephanie Derdouri, Sr. Manager, Information Security and Technology Risk Management @ Capital Group
  • Andres Andreu, CISO @ 2U
  • Paul Love, CISO & Chief Privacy Officer @ Co-op Solutions
  • Royce Markose, former CISO
  • Bob Schuetter, CISO @ Ashland

I ask my guests several questions:

  • What is the best part of RSAC 2023 for you?
  • What is the single most critical skill a security leader needs?
  • What's missing in cybersecurity?
  • What is your take on Purple Teaming and MITRE ATT&CK?
  • How do you co-lead the organization?

There is also a VERY special interview with James Stanley, Chief of Product Development at CISA at the end.  Don't miss it!

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