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Formerly named CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

CISO Series Podcast David Spark, Mike Johnson, and Andy Ellis

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    • 4.8 • 179 Ratings

Formerly named CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

    The Post-it Note Clearly Says “Don’t Share” Right Under My Password

    The Post-it Note Clearly Says “Don’t Share” Right Under My Password

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson, CISO, Rivian. Joining us is our sponsored guest, Allan Alford, CISO, Eclypsium.
    In this episode:
    Evolving public-private partnerships New technology, but not a new challenge Securing the hidden layers of the supply chain Balancing usability and control Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Eclypsium

    Eclypsium is helping enterprises and government agencies mitigate risks to their infrastructure from complex technology supply chains. Our cloud-based and on-premises platform provides digital supply chain security for software, firmware and hardware in enterprise infrastructure. Get started today at eclypsium.com/spark.

    • 37 min
    Who You Gonna Call? LEGAL COUNSEL!

    Who You Gonna Call? LEGAL COUNSEL!

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Joining us is our guest, Ryan Bachman, evp and global CISO, GM Financial.
    In this episode:
    A changing of the executive guard?
    Playing nice with cyber insurance
    What does leadership want out of a CISO?
    Who does a CISO call first? Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Vanta

    Whether you’re starting or scaling your security program, Vanta helps you automate compliance across SOC 2, ISO 27001, and more. Streamline security reviews by automating questionnaires and demonstrating your security posture with a customer-facing Trust Center. Over 7,000 global companies use Vanta to manage risk and prove security.

    • 37 min
    I’m Rewarding Your Successful Use of the Security Budget by Giving You Less of It

    I’m Rewarding Your Successful Use of the Security Budget by Giving You Less of It

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Joining me is my guest, Aamir Niazi, executive director and CISO, SMBC Capital Markets.
    In this episode:
    Communicating security accomplishments
    Spotting red flags in an interview
    What does offensive security look like today?
    Where Gen AI is fitting into cybersecurity Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Cyera

    Cyera’s AI-powered data security platform gives companies visibility over their sensitive data, context over the risk it represents, and actionable, prioritized remediation guidance.
 As a cloud-native, agentless platform, Cyera provides holistic data security coverage across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and On-premise environments. Visit www.cyera.io to learn more.

    • 37 min
    Ransomware? Why’d It Have to be Ransomware? (Live at B-Sides San Diego)

    Ransomware? Why’d It Have to be Ransomware? (Live at B-Sides San Diego)

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson, CISO, Rivian. Joining us is Steve Zalewski, co-host, Defense in Depth. Recorded live at BSidesSF.
    In this episode:
    Are companies taking the air out of the open source balloon?
    What’s broken about cybersecurity hiring?
    Do we need minimum requirements for cybersecurity knowledge in sales?
    Thanks to our podcast sponsors, Devo, Eclypsium & NetSPI

    Devo replaces traditional SIEMs with a real-time security data platform.
    Devo’s integrated platform serves as the foundation of your security operations and includes data-powered SIEM, SOAR, and UEBA. AI and intelligent automation help your SOC work faster and smarter so you can make the right decisions in real-time.

    Eclypsium is helping enterprises and government agencies mitigate risks to their infrastructure from complex technology supply chains. Our cloud-based and on-premises platform provides digital supply chain security for software, firmware and hardware in enterprise infrastructure. Get started today at eclypsium.com/spark.

    NetSPI ASM continuously scans your external perimeter to identify, inventory, and reduce risk to both known and unknown assets. It blends scanning methodology with our consultants' human intelligence to identify previously undiscovered data sources and vulnerabilities so you can remediate what matters most.

    • 44 min
    You Can’t Leak What You Don’t Collect

    You Can’t Leak What You Don’t Collect

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Joining us is our sponsored guest, Jeremiah Roe, advisory CISO, OffSec.
    In this episode:
    What happens as data minimization in the US changes from a potential policy goal to a regulatory imperative?
    How does this impact the rest of the industry?
    How do CISOs start getting ready for compliance?
    How to improve cybersecurity training and development? Thanks to our podcast sponsor, OffSec

    OffSec helps companies like Cisco, Google, and Salesforce upskill cybersecurity talent through comprehensive training and resources. With programs ranging from red team and blue team training and more, your team will be ready to face real-world threats. Request a free trial for your team to explore OffSec’s learning library and cyber range.

    • 34 min
    Our Help Desk Plaque Reads “Over 100,000 Threat Actors Served”

    Our Help Desk Plaque Reads “Over 100,000 Threat Actors Served”

    All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series.
    This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Joining us is our guest, Martin Mazor, vp and CISO, onsemi.
    In this episode:
    Has the shine worn off the cybersecurity promise of MFA?
    Why are threat actors increasingly finding ways to get around it?
    Given the high profile attacks we've seen getting around MFA, how much security stock should we put into it going forward?
    Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Material Security

    Material Security is a multi-layered email threat detection & response toolkit designed to stop attacks and reduce the threat surface across all of Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Learn more at material.security.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

ArlieLP ,

Top notch!

I can't recommend this podcast enough! The discussions, tips, and debates are incredibly insightful. It's an invaluable resource for learning how to enhance security collaboratively, benefiting not only our organizations but the entire community. Thanks for putting out such a superb show, David, Mike, and Andy - keep up the great work!

yopoctopus ,

This would be a 5 star show if the sound effects weren’t so loud

Great content. The game show sounds are very loud.

MikeVotaw ,

Thanks for fantastic content

This is the meatiest podcast I’ve ever listened to. Learning so much! I’m on the sales side but looking to take on a CISO role soon. What an amazing tool to be successful!!

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