Here are eight minutes of the best moments from “Hacking CISO Series: An hour of critical thinking and looking back at CISO Series coverage”.

Watch the full video

This was actually our second anniversary show featuring my co-hosts Mike Johnson and Allan Alford, plus many of the people behind the scenes that make the shows possible including Jewels Nation, Mariana Pabon, Joseph Campanale, Andrew Freels, Rich Stroffolino and Steve Prentice. Plus, we got a special appearance by Masha Sedova, co-founder, Elevate Security.

Got feedback? Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

HUGE thanks to our sponsor, Elevate Security.

Best Bad Ideas

The best bad idea award this week goes to Tricia Howard, marketing manager, HolitiCyber, for her perfectly cringeworthy suggestion. While we had a few other great bad ideas such as Patrick Benoit of CBRE’s suggestion of “Dancing with the CISO Series Stars” most of the bad ideas I actually thought were pretty good.

Are these bad or really good ideas?

“Host a ‘War of the Worlds’-like podcast where Mike and Allan propose bad ideas with a straight face and we wait to see LinkedIn to light up with people not knowing it’s a prank.” – Dutch Schwartz, strategic lead, AWS Global Security Services Team, AWS

“Write a CISO book recommending all your ‘What’s Worse?!’ ideas.” – Matthew Thomson, vp, IT security, Community First Credit Union – Appleton Wisconsin – (Dutch offered similar advice)

“Dutch [Schwartz] sitting in front; like the old sci fi theater, adding color commentary!!” – Michelle Lee Mead, strategic business development – marketing, ASMGi

“Start a podcast with all the CISOs’ families to try to relay what they’ve learned as advice.” – Matthew Thomson, vp, IT security, Community First Credit Union – Appleton Wisconsin

“Switch the ‘bad idea’ game around. Have people supply good ideas and the guests explain why they’re bad ideas.” – Bryn Ossa, product evangelist, Elevate Security

Best quotes from the chat room

“Here’s my plug for how great all of the pods and content are. Any time we take a road trip, one of my kids asks ‘how long is this drive?’ and we measure the time based on number of CISO podcasts. True story.” – Dutch Schwartz, strategic lead, AWS Global Security Services Team, AWS

“Congratulations on two years of community building, educating, and entertaining!” – Jewels Nation, the voice of CISO Series