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HPR3424: Infosec Podcasts Part 6 - Infosec Leadership

Hosted by Trey on 2021-09-16 00:00:00
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Thank you to everyone who has listened to my previous episodes. This is the final episode in the Infosec Podcasts series.

I listen to many, MANY podcasts. The vast majority of these are related to information security.

Because there are so many podcasts to list, I have broken them down into 6 different episodes based on topics:

  • Part 1 - News & Current Events - Episode 3324
  • Part 2 - General Information Security - Episode 3334
  • Part 3 - Career & Personal Development - Episode 3344
  • Part 4 - Social Engineering - Episode 3368
  • Part 5 - Episode 3387
    • Hacks & Attacks
    • Technical Information & Learning
    • Infosec Community / Social / History
    • Part 6 - Infosec Leadership


Term: CISO

  • Pronounced SEE-so or SAI-so
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Sounds like executive leadership position, similar to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), etc but this is often not the case

Security leadership is changing

Old way:

  • Experienced technologists (Usually old white guys) worked way up ranks
  • Usually reported through IT (CIO/CTO)
  • Department of "No" - Block everything bad
  • Slows down business

New way:

  • Experienced business professionals with leadership skills and security understanding
  • Can report through:
    • IT (CIO/CTO)
    • Legal (For compliance reasons)
    • Finance (CFO) for governance or compliance reasons
    • Financial impacts of attacks
    • Direct costs
    • Fines
    • CEO - Seat at the table with other C-level execs
    • Direct to board
  • Empowers the business to succeed in a secure way
  • Can still slow down the business, but only when needed
    • Brakes on a race car

Infosec Leadership Podcasts

  • CISO Tradecraft - G Mark Hardy (Weekly)
  • CISO Vendor Relationship Podcast - David Spark & Guests (Weekly)
  • CISO Talks (Weekly)
  • CISO Talk - James Azar (Weekly)
  • The Cyber Ranch Podcast - Allan Alford & Hacker Valley Studios (Weekly)
  • CISO's Secrets - Currently hosted by Grant Asplund and sponsored by Checkpoint
    • Interviews with security leaders across a wide range of industries
    • Addresses real issues facing security professionals and businesses
    • https://cp.buzzsprout.com/
  • CISO Stories - Hosted by Todd Fitzgerald and Sam Curry and part of the Security Weekly family of podcasts
  • The New CISO - Hosted by Exabeam's Chief Security Strategist, Steve Moore and Sponsored by Exabeam

That wraps up this series. I welcome any feedback you might have in the comments section for this episode on the HPR site.

Thank you very much for listening.


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