BSW #306 – Mayeuresh Ektare, Molly McLain Sterling, Lenny Zeltser

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1. Ambassadors – The Power in the People – Molly McLain Sterling – BSW #306



Molly McLain Sterling
Director of Security Culture at Medtronic

Molly McLain Sterling has been with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, since 2007. She is currently the Director of Security Culture reporting to the CISO. In her 15 years at Medtronic, Molly has brought to fruition a number of large on-going initiatives including security customer engagement processes, training reaching 100,000+ people in 150+ countries, phishing simulations program, security ambassadors program, and a security metrics and analytics program just to name a few. Her organization is regularly recognized as an area of strength in audits and assessments. She regularly serves on committees and groups throughout Medtronic, most recently serving as the Women in IT Marketing and Communication Co-Chair. She is very active in the security culture community, serving on the SANS 2019 and 2020 Security Awareness Summit Advisory Board, co-founding the Midwest Security Awareness Group, and was nominated for a SANS Difference Maker of the Year award in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Masters in Cybersecurity Management.


Chief Product Officer at CyberSaint
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element

2. Prioritizing Business Needs over Tools for Cost-Effective Protection – Lenny Zeltser, Mayeuresh Ektare – BSW #306

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Lenny Zeltser
Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius

Lenny Zeltser designs security solutions and shepherds them to a sustainable state. As the CISO of Axonius, he leads the security program to earn customers’ trust and fuel the company’s growth. In his prior roles, he built security products and services at companies such as NCR. Lenny helps shape cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and sharing knowledge through writing, speaking, and community projects. He used to be hands-on in many areas of cybersecurity and IT. Now he focuses on strategy and leadership, treating security as an enabler that helps companies achieve their goals. Outside of work, Lenny loves cooking for his family and friends.

Mayeuresh Ektare
SVP of Product Management at Brinqa

Mayuresh has more than 20 years of product management experience in enterprise security, networking, and SaaS. At Brinqa, he is responsible for all aspects of product management, product strategy, and technology partnerships.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems