How Will the Candidate Respond to “What’s Worse?!”

A potential candidate’s response to a “What’s Worse?!” question should demonstrate how they handle risk decisions.

This episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson. Our sponsored guest this week is Elliot Lewis (@elliotdlewis), CEO, Keyavi Data.

Thanks to this week’s podcast sponsor, Keyavi Data (formerly Encryptics)

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On this week’s episode

Why is everybody talking about this now

If we could change one thing about the cybersecurity industry, what would it be? Rilhouse on reddit brought this post by Naomi Buckwalter of Energage to my attention. What you can change are processes and behavior currently in the industry.

Is this the best solution?

Both Mike and Elliot hire cybersecurity talent. Here’s a question from bubblehack3r on reddit who asked during our AMA. “What are your different methods and tools you use to verify and test the professionally of a new hire in the cyber security domain?”

“What’s Worse?!”

The shortest ever “What’s Worse?!” question.

Please, Enough. No, More.

Encryption. We’ve had it around for decades, but people and companies still don’t use it. What have you heard enough about regarding encryption and what would you like to hear a lot more?

It’s time for “Ask a CISO”

What have Mike and Elliot learned from a product deployment that they didn’t realize until after they deployed it.

David Spark is the founder of CISO Series where he produces and co-hosts many of the shows. Spark is a veteran tech journalist having appeared in dozens of media outlets for almost three decades.