Threat intelligence, Business continuity, Third-party risk

Defining Cyber Risk & Is the Market Ready for Integrated Cyber Risk Management? – BSW #265

Defining Cyber Risk With Bryan Ware

This year, RSAC is happening amidst the backdrop of major geopolitical tensions with cyber impacts; a continued, lingering pandemic and a potential economic downturn that cyber adversaries can and have leveraged to their benefit; and increasing technological innovation. All of this points toward ever-evolving cyber risk.

What are some of the key considerations that executives – both ones with cyber expertise and ones without – should keep in mind as they look to not only define cyber risk but also reduce it and ensure operational resiliency?

In this segment, we’ll hear thoughts from Bryan Ware, the new CEO of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, former CEO of Next5, a business intelligence and advisory firm, and the first presidentially appointed Assistant Director of Cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This segment is sponsored by LookingGlass Cyber. Visit to learn more about them!

Is the Market Ready for Integrated Cyber Risk Management?

Cyber risk management is now a dynamic practice for security teams and leadership. It requires up-to-date risk intelligence across many factors – external, internal, third parties, cloud posture – to inform the right decisions and enable cyber risk quantification and risk modeling to be more dynamic. Victor will discuss what drove him to leave security leadership and start a company to solve the problems he experienced with cyber risk management and how the market is responding.

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This segment is sponsored by FortifyData. Visit to learn more about them!

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Bryan Ware
Bryan Ware
CEO at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

As Chief Executive Officer at LookingGlass, Bryan provides guidance, direction, and vision to help the company meet its mission, support its customers, and expand impact.

Bryan is highly regarded as a technology leader and innovator, having started companies, patented technologies, raised venture capital and private equity, and recently served as America’s lead cybersecurity executive at CISA.

Prior to joining LookingGlass, Bryan was the Founder and CEO of Next5, a technology-focused business intelligence company, ensuring US leadership in critical and emerging technologies including AI, quantum, space, bio, and more.

Bryan served as the first presidentially appointed Assistant Director of Cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), leading the 1,000-person, $1.25 billion organization through a period of intense volatility and aggressive interference from nation-state adversaries. At CISA, he developed the agency’s first five-year strategy to modernize its sensor and computing infrastructure, transform the way the agency delivers services, and scale to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. Prior to his operational role at CISA, Bryan was an Assistant Secretary at DHS, serving as the Secretary’s advisor on cybersecurity and emerging technology matters, and leading strategic initiatives across the U.S. government and its allies.

Victor Gamra
Victor Gamra
CEO and Founder at FortifyData

Victor Gamra, CISSP, CISM, PCIP is the Founder and CEO of FortifyData. Prior to building a trusted Cyber Risk Intelligence company, Victor was the CISO for a Credit Reporting Agency in Atlanta and saw the opportunity fill a gap in the market with a platform that uses live data for accurate cyber risk exposure representation that reduced false positives and misattributions. Victor has previously spoken at cybersecurity events, training programs and industry specific virtual events.


Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
Bill Brenner
Bill Brenner
VP, Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
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