The Virtual CISO Moment

The Virtual CISO Moment

The Virtual CISO Moment dives into the stories of information security, information technology, and risk management pros; what drives them and what makes them successful while helping small and midsized business (SMB) security needs. No frills, no glamour, no transparent whiteboard text, no complex graphics, and no script - just honest discussion of SMB information security risk issues. Email greg.schaffer@secondchancebook.org. A Second Chance Publishing, LLC podcast.

Episodes

February 20, 2024 31 mins

Chris Foulon, Founder and Principal Cybersecurity Strategist of CPF-Coaching, is a seasoned vCISO, IT, and Security leader with over 17 years of progressive experience. He is also the co-host Breaking into Cybersecurity with Renee Smalls where they interviewed individuals who have transitioned into the cybersecurity industry within the past 5 years.

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Daniel Moses is SDR for Cyble, which provides capabilities for customers to manage cyber risks with AI powered actionable threat intelligence, and are specialists in gathering intelligence across the Deepweb, Darkweb and the Surface Web. Join us as he discusses his journey, including that cybersecurity has taught him that you need to be able to pivot and keep pressing forward.

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February 6, 2024 24 mins

Bruno Aburto is the cofounder of and vCISO at Aburto Kinney Consulting LLC. He is responsible for providing comprehensive cybersecurity and IT support to executives and their organizations, working =tirelessly to safeguard all digital assets and sensitive information, ensuring that clients are protected against potential threats and vulnerabilities. He provides augmented cyber expertise that enables clients to identify and mitigate...

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February 2, 2024 27 mins

Jay is a 17 year veteran of Information Technology who has been helping organizations of different industry verticals all over the United States. He also has 12 years experience in sales and recently stepped into leadership as well. In his spare time, Jay is extremely passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition.


As a bonus, see what I recommend for office fitness equipment to get in those workouts when going to a gym isn&...

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January 30, 2024 32 mins

Brian Smith is a 20-year veteran and entrepreneur in multimedia, cybersecurity, and technologies alike. He is Co-Founder and CTO at Spyderbat, an automated runtime security platform. Spyderbat stops attacks and automates root cause analysis on cloud-native environments by proactively recording Cloud system and container activities into a living 'Google Map'. With Spyderbat, DevOps and Platform teams stop attacks, prevent mi...

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January 23, 2024 33 mins

Mike Pedrick is the VP, Cybersecurity Consulting for Nuspire. He believes that all businesses are at risk - hackers, crackers, nation states and bad actors - but small- and medium-sized businesses have to defend themselves against the same threats as the major corporations with fewer resources at their disposal. Who helps small business leaders navigate the murky waters of risk management, governance, compliance, privacy, and gueri...

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January 20, 2024 29 mins

Ty Ward is a published author (https://a.co/d/ipWJj2G) and seasoned cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. Ty is a former U.S. Air Force and also a former U.S. Intelligence Agency member. He has responded to hundreds of real-world data breaches and cyber-attacks, performed hundreds of penetration tests against organizations, and has served as a chief information security officer for a multitude of...

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January 16, 2024 28 mins

With 25 years of experience working in the networking, telecommunications, and information security space, Scott McCrady is currently serving as the CEO of SolCyber Managed Security Services. Scott has worked with large companies and start-ups, among them IBM and EDS, where he held Security Engineer and Team Leader positions (US and London).


Join us in a where we discuss a unique approach to providing MSSP services. I also lea...

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Sabine VanderLinden is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of creating long-term sustainable impact for growth ventures and corporates. She specializes in designing, industrializing, and democratizing category-driven digital ecosystems that help de-risk corporate venturing for incumbent players. Sabine co-founded Alchemy Crew three years ago, a venture-first R&D lab that accelerates the commercialization of tech ven...

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January 10, 2024 28 mins

James Fair is the Senior VP of Technical Operations at Executech, a leading IT outsourcing company committed to cutting costs for businesses in various industries. With expertise spanning over 35 years in IT, 30 years in Leadership, and a dozen years in the interpersonal workspace, James is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of business strategy, cybersecurity, information technology (IT), and management.


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January 2, 2024 24 mins

Thomas Ballin, Cofounder of Cytix, is an experienced security expert with leadership, management, and operational experience in cyber security. He has spent the past ten years as a security champion building innovative products, services, and teams to meet the needs of customers. In this episode we discuss SMB pen test challenges, scaling security programs, and Cytix's innovate approach to identifying how to effectively manage ...

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December 29, 2023 2 mins

We're back with a new season of great conversations on The Virtual CISO Moment, beginning with our first episode of the year coming January 2, 2024. Hope you can join us!

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December 28, 2023 29 mins

We end 2023 with a very special guest! Keith Price is the CSO for National Highways. Has worked in tech since 1991, beginning as a Mainframe Operator in the United States Air Force - so of course I had to wear my Air Force cap for this discussion! If you've never come across Keith's LinkedIn posts I'd be surprised, as he is always providing excellent and helpful content. He assists students, military veterans, and profe...

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December 26, 2023 26 mins

Evgeniy Kharam is the founder of EK Cyber and Media Consulting providing consulting and advisory services in both the cyber and media domains, catering to vendors and MSSPs. He also is the founder of the Cyber Inspiration Podcast and cofounder of the Security Architecture Podcast, where they interview vendors in cybersecurity about their design and architecture. We talk about the need for SMBs to enhance awareness and the struggles...

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December 19, 2023 30 mins

Daniel Waters is a cyber and technology strategist, startup advisor, business builder, and cybersecurity subject matter expert. We discuss how some issues affect large and small businesses alike, but startups often have more significant challenges in just trying to stay in business. We also tackle cyber burnout and how change from the leadership level can help.

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December 12, 2023 32 mins

Paul Valente is the CEO and co-founder of VISO Trust and former CISO of Restoration Hardware, Lending Club and ASAPP.


He holds several industry designations, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer.


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Marc Crudgington is the CEO, vCIO/vCISO of CyberFore Systems, has many years at the CISO level, and is a United States Air Force Veteran. He is also the author of two books, including "The Cyber War Is Here, US and Global Infrastructure Under Attack A CISO's Perspective". Join us as he discusses his career path and what led him to author two cybersecurity books.

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December 5, 2023 28 mins

Transitioning from one career to cyber can be challenging but also brings opportunities. Kyron Joseph is a newly converted Cyber Security Professional with 5+ years of experience in Social Media /Marketing account management, content creation, data protection and client communication and pursuing the GRC path. He's learned a very important aspect of information security that many don't, even after decades in the field, and ...

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Esteban Ribičić is the Founder and Project Leader at eramba. Serving thousands of companies around the world, eramba is a popular open Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) application. Listen to hear the story of eramba, how it was developed to solve real problems with simplicity, and how eramba's core values center on service.

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November 21, 2023 28 mins

Grant Elliott is the CEO and Chairman of Ostendio. He is an entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years experience in a variety of Operations, Customer Service and Product Development roles mostly in an Executive capacity. He has a proven track record of successfully leading organizations that require significant growth, development or change, having led business units in large, medium and start-up enterprises.

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