What Type of CISO Are You & Does It Align to Your Company’s Needs? – Ben Carr – BSW #229

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Ben Carr, Qualys CISO, joins Business Security Weekly to share his views on the evolving role of the CISO. He’ll dive into the ever changing risks and how CISOs need to understand those risks to be truly aligned to the business. He will also discuss the different types of CISOs and how to align your direction and focus with that of a company’s needs.

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What Type of CISO Are You & Does It Align to Your Company’s Needs?


Ben Carr

Ben Carr - CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr, is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. Ben is an information security and risk executive and thought leader with more than 25 years of results driven experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. He is focused on solving security issues that address current business objectives while balancing today’s operational risks. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid growth initiatives at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat Ben built a world class global Cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior Cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s global Attack Surface Management team and capability. Prior to his role at Visa he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. He has a strong technical background, product development experience, and operational awareness centered around a data centric and risk based approach. Ben is on the Board of Director for IT-ISAC, and has served on Advisory boards for Mimecast, Qualys, Accuvant, and Sentinel One. Ben has also served on philanthropic advisory boards for PKU support and awareness.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria - Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn't shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman - Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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