ESW #319 – Amitai Ratzon, Steve Ragan, Deepika Chauhan, Thomas Kinsella, Jon Check

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1. Uber breaches, security awareness saturation, cybercrime P&L, sad acquisitions and AI – ESW #319



Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist
VP, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

2. Prepping for Security Incidents, Automated Validation & No-Code Automation Revolution – Amitai Ratzon, Jon Check, Thomas Kinsella – ESW #319


Jon Check
Vice President Cyber Protection Solutions at Nightwing

Jon Check is the Vice President of Cyber Protection Solutions at Nightwing. He
leads the team that delivers proactive cybersecurity and next-generation technology to protect customers from persistent cybersecurity threats. Prior to this role, Jon held executive positions at Raytheon, CSRA Inc, and IBM Global Business Services. Jon is also a board member and former chairman of the National Cybersecurity Alliance, a board member of the U.S. Cyber Games, and an AFCEA DC board member. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science from the University of Virginia.

Thomas Kinsella
Founder & Chief Customer Officer at Tines

Thomas Kinsella is the co-founder and CCO of Tines, a no-code automation platform for security teams. Before Tines, Thomas led security teams in companies like Deloitte, eBay, and DocuSign. As CCO, Thomas is responsible for customer success, professional services, and more. Thomas has a degree in Management Science and Information Systems Studies from Trinity College in Dublin.

Amitai Ratzon
CEO at Pentera

Amitai Ratzon has been Pentera’s CEO since January 2018. He transitioned Pentera from a stealth mode startup into a unicorn and the global category leader, through 3 funding rounds, led by AWZ Ventures & The Blackstone Group (Round A), Insight Partners (Round B) and K1 Investment Management and Evolution Equity Partners (Round C). Amitai is a cybersecurity speaker, moderator and influencer working closely with CISOs of fortune 500 companies to shape their cybersecurity strategies and technology stacks.
Prior to joining Pentera, Amitai held executive positions leading enterprise sales teams at global companies such as SuperDerivatives (NASDAQ:ICE), Earnix and CallVU. Amitai holds a B.A in Business Administration and an LL.B, both from the interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya and an International Executive MBA from Kellogg-Recanati, granted jointly by Tel Aviv University, Israel and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.


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3. Digital Trust as a Strategic Imperative & Insights from RSA Conference 2023 – Deepika Chauhan, Steve Ragan – ESW #319

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Steve Ragan
Manager, Global Product & Portfolio Marketing at Cisco

Before joining the journalism world in 2005, Steve spent 15 years doing consulting and freelance contracting within the IT space, with a focus was on infrastructure management and security.

His award-winning journalism career covering the security industry lasted for more than a decade. After leaving journalism in 2018, he went back into the security field doing threat research and editorial work, where he remains to this day.

He’s a father of two, grandfather of two, and spends his free time gaming.

Deepika Chauhan
Chief Product Officer at DigiCert

Deepika Chauhan is the Chief Product Officer at DigiCert. She leads a global team of customer-obsessed product managers and engineers, responsible for continued innovation on DigiCert ONE, the platform for digital trust. Chauhan oversees the overall product strategy to ensure that organizations from the largest enterprises to SMBs can provide comprehensive trust and security across all of their devices, users, servers, software and content.

Chauhan has a wealth of experience in product development, business strategy, marketing, sales and organizational transformation. Prior to DigiCert, Chauhan led Strategy and Business Operations for the Website Security Business Unit at Symantec. Before Symantec, she was at McKinsey & Company, working with a number of different area tech companies on some of their most strategic initiatives. Prior to McKinsey, she led product development as part of the mobile browser team at Nokia for several years.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance