October 18, 2021

Mastering the Fundamentals with Lenny Zeltser

by Hacker Valley Blue

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!

 

Key Takeaways:

 

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

 

 

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