May 18, 2021
by Hacker Valley
In this episode, we brought back our good friend Lenny Zeltser. Lenny is Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius. He's developed a mindset of looking at security components as building blocks to create a holistic security environment. To this day, even while operating as an executive, he has wisdom that anyone can learn from.
Quite often, the less sexy aspects of information security are ignored, when in reality, you need to understand what resources you're supposed to protect, which assets are compromised, and the infrastructure for your organization. People jump right into fighting the big fires, and as you know, there is a reason why there are so many day-to-day urgent activities.
To start moving in a positive direction, Lenny shares this advice, “Understand what the major data sources you can tap into rather than thinking ‘let me create this one new way of serving everything I have are.’” The information is there. Think about three sources of information that might get you the biggest bang for the buck!
0:00 Previously on the show
1:40 Lenny introduction
2:05 Episode begins
3:10 What Lenny is doing today
5:35 The evolution of Lenny’s career
8:30 Parallels between beginning and now
10:38 Journey and growth of REMnux
13:00 Challenges Lenny has faced
15:21 Collaboration surprises
17:18 Horror stories
20:18 Enforcing policies
23:34 Asset management
26:08 New tech and trends
28:45 Biggest discovery about self
32:38 Advice for others
34:24 Keeping up with Lenny