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Getting Involved – BSW #239

The rise in cyberattacks and the switch to remote work has kept security teams busy, but it has also left them isolated by halting their ability to meet with peers and network with industry friends. Suresh Balasubramanian Qualys CMO and Sara Griffith CISO at Euronet Worldwide will discuss the value of in-person cybersecurity events, how attending can reinvigorate teams, the benefits to sharing best practices with peers, and getting up to speed on the latest innovations in cybersecurity through conference presentations.

In the Leadership and Communications section, The First 100 Days in A CISO’s Life — Biggest Mistakes and Best Quick Wins, Hybrid work woes: FOMO is real, employees feel disconnected, Breaking Down Cybersecurity's Hiring Problem, and more!

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1. Reinvigorating Cybersecurity Teams – Sara Griffith, Suresh Balasubramanian – BSW #239

The rise in cyberattacks and the switch to remote work has kept security teams busy, but it has also left them isolated by halting their ability to meet with peers and network with industry friends. Suresh Balasubramanian Qualys CMO and Sara Griffith CISO at Euronet Worldwide will discuss the value of in-person cybersecurity events, how attending can reinvigorate teams, the benefits to sharing best practices with peers, and getting up to speed on the latest innovations in cybersecurity through conference presentations.

Segment Resources:

https://www.qualys.com/qsc/2021/las-vegas/

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  • In an overabundance of caution, we have decided to flip this year’s SW Unlocked to a virtual format. The safety of our listeners and hosts is our number one priority. We will miss seeing you all in person, but we hope you can still join us at Security Weekly Unlocked Virtual! The event will now take place on Thursday, Dec 16 from 9am-6pm ET. You can still register for free at https://securityweekly.com/unlocked.

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Guests

Sara Griffith
Sara Griffith
CISO at Euronet Worldwide

Sara Griffith is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: EEFT), a public financial services company that is an industry leader in processing secure electronic transactions and payments for financial institutions, service providers, and individual customers all over the globe. Euronet has 9,000 employees in 66 offices worldwide including 41 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. Sara has been fortunate to work onsite in 29 of those countries during her 16 years at Euronet. Sara has been the CISO the past eight years; she has helped lead the global security team to centralize and standardize security policies, requirements, processes, reporting, tools, and training across the organization’s three core business segments, including 22 IT teams supporting 130 entities. Sara resides in Denver with her husband and three children.

Suresh Balasubramanian
Suresh Balasubramanian
CMO at Qualys

As Chief Marketing Officer, Suresh is responsible for driving the company’s go-to-market strategy – balancing the demands for building awareness, thought leadership, and category creation with qualified pipeline generation to drive business growth. His career includes more than 25 years of security industry experience including global marketing roles at Adobe, driving successful turnarounds at well-known brands like The Myers-Briggs Company, and category creation at early-stage, venture-funded security companies. Suresh also served on the Board of Directors of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

Hosts

Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
Ben Carr
Ben Carr
CISO at Cradlepoint
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies

2. A CISO’s Life, FOMO Is Real, & Cybersecurity’s Hiring Problem – BSW #239

In the Leadership and Communications section, The First 100 Days in A CISO’s Life — Biggest Mistakes and Best Quick Wins, Hybrid work woes: FOMO is real, employees feel disconnected, Breaking Down Cybersecurity's Hiring Problem, and more!

Announcements

  • InfoSec World 2021 is proud to announce its keynote lineup for this year’s event! Hear from Robert Herjavec plus heads of security at the NFL, TikTok, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Stanford University, and more… Plus, Security Weekly listeners save 20% on Digital Pass registration! Visit https://securityweekly.com/isw2021 to register now!

Hosts

Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
  1. 1. The First 100 Days in A CISO’s Life?—?Biggest Mistakes and Best Quick Wins - Landing the position of a Chief Information Security Officer job can be quite thrilling, and at the same time, overwhelming. The first three months of a new security chief’s life are highly significant. Like any leadership position, how you begin can make or stain your position within the company. Here are bad moves to avoid: 1. Trying to do too Much 2. Having a Negative Mindset 3. Blaming Others Instead, here are things to consider to realize big wins in the first 100 days: 1. Make Preparations 2. Assess the Organization and Risk Status 3. Start Developing your Security Plan 4. Act and Measure
  2. 2. Advice from a young, female CISO: Key lessons learned – Help Net Security - Ellen Benaim, the newest CISO at Copenhagen-based SaaS provider Templafy, started her career at the company in June 2018 as technical support, but from the moment she sat down in an interview with Henrik Printzlau, the company’s co-founder and former CISO, she knew that she wanted to become CISO at Templafy one day. That day came in March 2020.
  3. 3. Why we need to move from cyber security to cyber resilience - Today, we work from anywhere, on more devices, more networks, facing more risk than ever before. Widespread phishing, malware, ransomware attacks, and other frauds pose a risk not just to individuals or platforms, but to entire economies, governments, and our way of life. Yet the way we think about securing our businesses and our data hasn’t really kept up. Business resources are often still allocated to defensive cyber security, which is focused on protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data. But these defenses are proving insufficient in the face of attacks that grow more sophisticated by the day. We need cyber resilience in addition to cyber security, and it’s important to understand the difference.
  4. 4. Hybrid work woes: FOMO is real, employees feel disconnected - One troubling insight is that, according to many Enboarder respondents, HR's problem-solving may be to no avail. Two-thirds of respondents said they have not changed their behavior or opinions because of an HR initiative in the past 12 months. Many employees are feeling battered by the demands of digital work. Generally speaking, 54% of workers surveyed said they feel more overwhelmed by the number of work-related notifications since March 2020. The rate is higher for managers surveyed, with 63% of respondents saying they're overwhelmed.
  5. 5. The Urgent Need For Cybersecurity To Diversify - It's estimated that the number of cybersecurity jobs will grow by around 31% until 2029, which is seven times faster than the national average. This growth is in large part a response to the huge pressure organizations are under in the face of a surge in cyberattacks during the Covid pandemic.
  6. 6. Breaking Down Cybersecurity’s Hiring Problem - Microsoft believes education is key to creating a larger talent pool for America's vacant cybersecurity positions. In this week's SecurityWatch, we examine the barriers applicants must overcome to get a job in cybersecurity.
Ben Carr
Ben Carr
CISO at Cradlepoint
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
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