BSW #305 – Alla Valente, Joe Payne, Jim Broome, Cody Scott

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1. The Impact of Systemic Risks on the Business – Alla Valente, Cody Scott – BSW #305



Alla Valente
Senior Analyst at Forrester Research

Alla is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), third-party risk management (TPRM), contract lifecycle management (CLM), and supply chain risk with a special focus on risk management frameworks. In this role, Alla helps Forrester clients establish strategy, adopt best practices, define a governance framework, and select technology to manage risk, improve business resilience, and strategic value-add. Her research also includes ethics and trust in digital transformation, enterprise risk management (ERM), and protecting the organization’s brand.

Cody Scott
Senior Analyst at Forrester

Cody is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. He covers cyber risk management with a focus on cyber risk quantification, enterprise risk management, and governance, risk, and compliance. In this role, Cody helps Forrester clients tailor and implement effective risk management strategies, processes, and technologies that innovate their security programs, strengthen operational resilience, and deliver business value.

Cody has 10 years of experience in the security field leading complex projects, building high-performing teams, and transforming cybersecurity and privacy programs. Prior to Forrester, Cody served as the first chief cybersecurity risk officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he led a team focused on building a world-class cyber risk and resilience program. Before joining the civil service, Cody worked as a consultant supporting technology projects and programs across the US Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and NASA. He has been a featured speaker at leading conferences, including RSA Conference, FAIRCON, and DOE CyberCon.


Chief Product Officer at CyberSaint
Independent Consultant & CISO
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies

2. Insider Risk and Choosing the Right MSSP: A CISO’s Guide – BSW #305



Joe Payne
President and CEO at Code42

Joe Payne is the president and CEO of Code42 Software, the leader in Insider Risk Management, which focuses on reducing the risk of data leakage from insiders while enabling the collaboration culture. Joe is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience and a proven track record leading high growth security and technology companies. With a passion for identifying and solving emerging market needs, Joe engages personally in product strategy and direction, while growing and providing vision and guidance to a world-class team of security executives.

Previously, Joe served as CEO of eSecurity, the first SIEM software company. He also served as the president of iDefense prior to its acquisition by VeriSign. At iDefense, Joe led some of the best white-hat security researchers in the world and worked with the top financial institutions and government agencies in the United States to improve their risk profile.

Jim Broome
President and CTO at DirectDefense

Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with more than 20 years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for our service offerings.

Previously, Jim was a Director with AccuvantLABS where he managed, developed, and performed information security assessments for organizations across multiple industries. Prior to AccuvantLABS, Jim was a Principal Security Consultant with Internet Security Systems (ISS) and their X-Force penetration testing team.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance