Security Visionaries is a thought leadership venture in the networking and security space, profiling hand-selected senior security, trust, and networking executives who are successfully navigating today’s changing networking/security landscape and helping to redefine the role of security and trust at their respective organizations.
Leveling Up the SASE Conversation with Robert Arandjelovic and Gerry Plaza
In this episode Robert Arandjelovic, Director of Solutions Marketing at Netskope, and Gerry Plaza, Field CTO at Netskope, sit down to chat with Max Havey, Senior Content Specialist at Netskope, about how the conversations around SASE have evolved since Gartner coined the term in 2019 and how embracing a SASE journey can ultimately help bring networking and security teams closer together.
Creating a Cyber Savvy Boardroom
In this episode, Shamla Naidoo (Head of Cloud Strategy and Innovation at Netskope) and Homaira Akbari (President & CEO of AKnowledge Partners) sit down for a discussion moderated by Steve Weber (Partner at Breakwater Strategy) to discuss their recently released, co-authored book "The Cyber Savvy Boardroom: Essentials Explained." In this conversation, Shamla and Homaira discuss their impetus for writing this book, how it addresses evolving trends in cybersecurity, and the sorts of feedback they’ve received on it from their peers.
The Magic Quadrant for SSE and Getting SASE Right with Steve Riley, Field CTO at Netskope
This bonus episode features an interview with Steve Riley, Field CTO of Netskope. Steve is a widely-renowned expert speaker, author, researcher, and analyst. Prior to Netskope, Steve came from Gartner, where for five years he maintained a collection of cloud security research that included the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers and the Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access.
In this episode, Mike and Steve discuss the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge (SSE), Netskope’s positioning, and how the current economic climate will impact the SASE journey.
The Evolution of SD-WAN and Converged Networking and Security Principles with Parag Thakore, SVP of Borderless WAN at Netskope
This episode features an interview with Parag Thakore, Senior Vice President of Borderless WAN at Netskope. Prior to Netskope, Parag was the CEO and co-founder of Infiot, which was acquired by Netskope in May 2022, and served as the Vice President of Products and founding member of Velocloud Networks.
In this episode, Mike sits down with Parag to discuss the convergence of networking and security teams, how SD-WAN helps the hybrid workforce, and simplifying the end user journey.
Building Security Relationships Through Transparency with Andreas Rohr, CTO at DCSO
This episode features an interview with Andreas Rohr, founding manager and CTO at the German Cyber-Security Organization (DCSO). At DCSO, Andreas is responsible for Innovation and Security Engineering and its Managed Cyber Defense Services. He has over 15 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity, holding management positions in the energy and automotive industries.
In this episode, Mike and Andreas discuss aligning with works councils, forging business relationships through transparency, and embedding security into value streams.
Empowering People to Be Security Champions with Alvina Antar, CIO at Okta
This episode features an interview with Alvina Antar, CIO at Okta. Alvina leads the Business Technology Organization and is responsible for enabling a smooth customer and employee experience. Prior to joining Okta, she spent 17 years at Dell and served as Zuora’s first ever CIO.
In this episode, Mike and Alvina discuss identity-first security, automating business processes through AI and ML, and leading by example to achieve a more diverse industry.
Best podcast for leaders in security
I have tasked my whole security team to listen to this weekly. Tons of value each episode.
Inspiration for change
I have gotten a ton of ideas and inspiration for these talks. Example, I love this one “Cloud is the perfect reset button for security teams to do security by design!”
Deep industry expertise
Great information about where cyber security is going directly from the industry’s most forward thinking minds.