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The CISO Stories Podcast #28

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1. CISO Roundtable: Ransomware Attacks and the True Cost to Business – CSP #28

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Bryan Hurd
Bryan Hurd
Chief of Office, Cyber, Seattle at Aon

Mr. Bryan E. Hurd ( ) has worked hundreds of ransomware, intrusion, espionage cases and litigation related efforts over 30 years. He is a globally recognized computer forensics leader and expert in cyber intelligence, investigations, and operations to fight espionage, terrorism, organized crime groups and criminals. Bryan founded of the Cyber Counterintelligence program for the US Navy at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 1994 and has gone on to hold executive positions as first Director of Intelligence for the Digital Crimes Unit within the Microsoft Cyber Crime Center, founding the computer forensics program at EDS (Now HP) and was the executive in charge of innovation and all identities for the entire US watchlisting system as the Chief of Operations, Director of Terrorist Identities at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). A senior leader at Aon Cyber Solutions (Stroz Friedberg), Bryan continues to run some of the most significant operations and investigations around the globe. He also serves on boards of several companies and non-profit organizations.

Frank Johnson
Frank Johnson
Former Local Government IT Executive, Current VP Cyber Sales & Marketing at Seculore Solutions

Frank is a former battle-tested, ransomware surviving, Public Sector IT Executive. He knows first-hand the unique challenges of digital transformation in local government and works with municipalities across the country on strategies to overcome them. A life-long learner & technology executive, Frank’s personal passions include the application of technology, leadership, and next-generation leadership development. Frank’s professional background is complemented by his studies at Stanford Business Strategy. Additionally, he holds technical degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toledo.

Kerissa Varma
Kerissa Varma
Chief Information Security Officer at Old Mutual Limited

Kerissa Varma is the Group Chief Information Security Officer of Old Mutual Limited. Old Mutual is one of the largest financial services organizations on the African continent with a vast footprint across 13 African Markets. She manages Information Security and Business Resilience with dispersed teams across Africa. She has a demonstrated history of building and scaling security capabilities in a number of industries including healthcare, telecommunications, transport, government, and financial services, and is a passionate advocate for technology and security.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
Sam  Curry
Sam Curry
Chief Security Officer at Cybereason
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