I Want to, but… I Just Can’t Trust Your Single Pane of Glass

I’ve already got a view into my company’s security. It’s going to take a lot to get me to to dump it for your solution.

This episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson. Our guest this week is Joshua Scott (@joshuascott94), former CISO, Realtor.com.

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On this week’s episode

First 90 days of a CISO

How do you define the likelihood of impact? Yaron Levi, CISO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, shared an article by Brian Spanswick of Splunk who discussed this process of building out a company’s security program, and that mission should be “mitigate the likelihood and potential business impact of a breach while supporting an organization’s strategic goals and business objectives.” Our guest was Realtor.com’s first CISO. He built their cybersecurity program from scratch. We talked about how he reduced impact while staying keen to the organization’s objectives.

How do you go about discovering new security solutions

In the last three years, where have our guests successfully innovated in cybersecurity? Why did they do it? And where do they think they need the next innovation?

What’s Worse?!

How much battle damage do you want your CISO to have?

Can you change Mike’s mind

Mike inspired me to ask this question on Twitter, “What would a single pane of glass need to have for you to dump your current pane of glass?” This was has major argument that each single pane of glass requires him to dump his current one. The question is what type of mountain does a security vendor need to climb for him to unload his current view of his security program.

What Is It and Why Do I Care?

Today’s topic is threat detection and I’m a little loose on this as I got slight variations on threat detection from insider threats, to SIEM, to just threat detection. I’m lumping them all into the umbrella of threat detection, but it’ll be obvious which is which. Vendors send various pitches explaining their category and also explaining what differentiates them. Mike and our guest will determine which is the best and from that and I will announce the winners, but only the winners.

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.