Careers, Leadership

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.

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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
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