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Do boards and business leaders understand the risks? Is security improving, barely keeping up with threats, or falling painfully behind? And more importantly, if what kept us secure has stopped working, what do we need to do to fix it? Join host Brian Contos and his guests as they explore these questions on The Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast.

Cyber Security Effectiveness Podcast Mandiant Security Validation (formerly Verodin)

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    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Do boards and business leaders understand the risks? Is security improving, barely keeping up with threats, or falling painfully behind? And more importantly, if what kept us secure has stopped working, what do we need to do to fix it? Join host Brian Contos and his guests as they explore these questions on The Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast.

    • video
    Securing the Insurance and Finance Industry

    Securing the Insurance and Finance Industry

    Brian chats with Steven Edwards, Sr. SOC Manager at Globe Life (formerly Torchmark) about cybersecurity in the insurance and finance industry. Steven covers cloud migration, use cases and mistakes he’s learned from, and relaying security strategies to non-technical consumers and members of the board.  

    • 57 min
    • video
    Navigating 2020 as a CISO in Aviation

    Navigating 2020 as a CISO in Aviation

    The aviation industry has arguably been the most negatively impacted by the pandemic and has forced sudden changes on the organizations’ business models, cyber security operations, and more. United Airlines’ VP and CISO Deneen DeFiore talks about how the aviation organizations have adapted, key measurements for effectiveness, and the secret to maintaining a strong security mindset in these uncertain times. 

    • 42 min
    • video
    Federal Government & Intel Insights

    Federal Government & Intel Insights

    This packed episode focuses on all things high-level intelligence. Brian speaks with JD Jack, FireEye VP of DoD/IC/Special Programs, on his past experience with aviation and national intelligence and how it has taught him to lead at FireEye. They look at today's intel gaps, the DoD’s biggest threats, and discuss tool collaboration.

    • video
    Leading as a CISO in Auto

    Leading as a CISO in Auto

    Widespread digitization has pushed sales-driven car dealerships to build more dedicated security teams. Air Force Space Command veteran Chip Regan and Brian talk about how his military experience has prepared him to become AutoNation’s newest CISO, prioritizing critical objectives, communicating with other executives, and data security.

    • 47 min
    • video
    Threat and SIEM Management for Insurance

    Threat and SIEM Management for Insurance

    Where compliance obligations and regulations are concerned, the insurance industry can look almost identical to finance. DJ Goldsworthy, Aflac’s Director of Security Ops and Threat Management, talks about the pressure to adapt to the changing security landscape, past SIEM experiences, and recent trends.

    • 58 min
    • video
    Evaluating Readiness & the Future of Intel

    Evaluating Readiness & the Future of Intel

    Auto Club Group CISO Gopal Padinjaruveetil loves to combine his passion for philosophy with cybersecurity and shares a fascinating prediction for IoT devices and the future for humans. He and Brian also discuss the meaning of maturity and cyber readiness, cyber economics, and the three basic types of security metrics.

    • 51 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the cybersecurity community, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brian does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing data and compliance environment - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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