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Formerly named CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

Formerly named CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

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United States

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Formerly named CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

Language:

English


Episodes

When Good Decisions Go Bad

8/9/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series You can make the right decision given the information you have, but everything is a risk, so there are times those good decisions are going to result in not the result you were hoping for. In essence, plenty of good decisions result in poor outcomes. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is Aviv Grafi, founder...

Duration:00:39:57

When Does an Exaggeration Become a Lie?

8/2/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series We explore the world of dishonesty in cybersecurity. Practitioners know that marketers will stretch the truth, but how far are we willing to let that go? Isn't this industry built on trust? Can cybersecurity continue to thrive if we can't trust each other? This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our sponsored guest is Anna Belak (@aabelak), director of thought...

Duration:00:35:53

Yuck! Now Everyone Has Touched My Data.

7/26/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series What can you do when your data keeps passing through different third party applications? Your data is being accessed and manipulated by more people, more applications, and more security policies that may not be aligned with your security policies. It seems once it leaves your environment, it's out of your control. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy),...

Duration:00:33:46

“Bad” Security Practices That Really Aren’t All that Bad

7/19/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series If they can find flaws, security professionals are quick to label it as bad security behavior. But often, what is marked as "bad" may have problems, but when looked at from a reducing risk perspective it's actually a very good security behavior. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Carla Sweeney, vp information security, Red Ventures. Thanks to...

Duration:00:36:00

How Many Forms of ID Do I Need to Buy This Gift Card?

7/12/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Getting someone to purchase gift cards is a popular vector for theft. Given that the gift card theft technique is so well known, many online sites have put up additional barriers to purchasing gift cards. Trying to buy them legitimately has become increasingly difficult. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is...

Duration:00:28:11

Why Does Your Privacy Matter If I’m Paying You?

7/5/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Should you monitor your staff? I mean reallymonitor them. Some bosses are installing screen grabbing and click tracking software to monitor employees and by most estimates employees hate it so much that half of them would quit if their supervisors installed monitoring software on their computers. But in some cases an employee's behavior may lend themselves to being monitored. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David...

Duration:00:32:22

It Sure Is Fun to Complain About Security Vendors

6/28/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Next time you're annoyed by a security vendor's pitch, instead of firing back at them at what an idiot they are, or complaining about it on social media, why not see if you can find a friendly manager at the vendor company and explain what happened so they can actually address the problem appropriately? This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Rob...

Duration:00:32:06

What Does It Cost to Prove Security Is Working?

6/21/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series I have no idea what I need to spend to demonstrate our security program is working. What's it going to take? Or maybe I need just others on my team to just validate that they truly do care about security. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is John McClure (@johnmcclure00), CISO, Sinclair Broadcast...

Duration:00:35:40

I Have So Little. Just Let Me Control Access to the Mail Server.

6/14/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series How dangerous is it for a cybersecurity professional to pull a G-d complex with the email server just because they didn't like the way one salesperson behaved? This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our sponsored guest is Jadee Hanson (@jadeehanson), CIO/CISO, Code42. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Code42. As the...

Duration:00:38:35

Security as a Profit Center? You’re Kidding, Right?

6/7/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series What if we could convince management that security is not a cost center, but a means to actually make and save money for the business? The concept isn't so completely outrageous. Companies are using privacy and security as differentiators, and certain security tools such as single sign on, password managers, and passwordless reduce operational costs in support tickets. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark...

Duration:00:34:21

Finding That Perfect Time to Quit Your Job

5/31/2022
To see the blog post and read the transcript, head over to CISO Series. We don't celebrate quitting. Maybe we should. When should you do it when you don't have another offer? This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Hadas Cassorla, CISO, M1. On this episode: HUGE thanks to our sponsor, Keyavi Data that protects itself? Now it does! We made data so smart it can think for itself. Secure itself. Stay continually...

Duration:00:39:57

Gartner Creates Another Category for Everyone to Ignore

5/24/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series I have talked to vendors who get all excited about Gartner opening up a new category for them. All I can think is uggh, something new to confuse the security marketplace. I know there's a need to label products in categories to simplify sales. But the complexity is driving buyers nuts. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL...

Duration:00:32:35

A Look Back at Foolish Security Policies of Past and Present

5/17/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Are bad security policies of yesteryear just because we didn't know any better at the time, or were they some bozos idea of legitimate security yet the rest of us knew it was just security theater? This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Dr. Diane M Janosek (@dm_janosek), deputy director of compliance, NSA and senior legal advisor for Women in...

Duration:00:39:53

Decommission Our Legacy Tech or Just Shut Down the Business?

5/10/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Legacy tech can often be the anchor that prevents an organization from growing. Put the issue of dealing with legacy tech long enough and the problem could get bigger than the business itself. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is TJ Mann (@teejaymann), CISO, Children's Mercy Kansas City. Thanks to our...

Duration:00:37:16

Life’s Certainties: Death, Taxes, and Violating Security Policies

5/3/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series People violate cybersecurity policies at a rate of one out of every 20 job tasks. It's just a matter of time before all your employees are in violation. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog), chief of security architecture, Inrupt and fellow and lecturer and Harvard Kennedy...

Duration:00:33:16

Is It a Promotion or a Red Flag Telling You To Get Out?

4/26/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series A young woman is killing it in her first cybersecurity job out of college. Management is so thrilled with her that they want to give her a promotion. Problem is the promotion reveals a lot of other innerworkings that don't speak well of the company's culture. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Davi Ottenheimer (@daviottenheimer), vp trust and digital ethics,...

Duration:00:39:39

It’s a Great Job, But I’m Alone and Terrified

4/19/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series First job out of college and you get the cybersecurity job of your dreams... and nightmares. It's just too much, and you definitely don't have the experience to handle it all. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Rick Doten (@rick_doten), CISO, Carolina Complete Health. Check out Rick's Youtube channel with the CIS Critical Security Control...

Duration:00:36:43

Instead of Increased Cybersecurity, Could We Just Order Less Risk?

4/12/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series "No business wants more security, they want less risk," said a redditor on the cybersecurity subreddit. Executives seem to not care about cybersecurity because they're not talking in those terms. They talk in terms of managing risk. It's the InfoSec professional's job to do the translation. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our guest is Tom Doughty, vp and...

Duration:00:35:41

Why CISOs Avoid the Dreaded “Request a Demo” Button

4/5/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series A CISO hears about your company's product from some other CISOs. Eager to find more information like a video demo they could watch on their own, they visit your site. They can't find anything except a prominently placed "Request a Demo" button. Fearing the marketing and salespeople who will hound them if they fill out the information, they just bail. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of...

Duration:00:39:04

What’s Next in Cybersecurity? Look at Last Year and Expect More

3/29/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series The web is awash with sites claiming they know what the security trends will be for 2022. All of them were filled with quotes from security experts at different vendors who "surprise" we're saying the big trend is what their product can fix. One publication, eWEEK, had probably the only logical set of trends and they look a lot like what happened in 2021. This week’s episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer...

Duration:00:33:13