We’re clawing each other’s eyes out in the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast.


This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest this week is Darren Death (@darrendeath), VP of InfoSec, CISO, ASRC Federal.

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On this episode:

How CISOs are digesting the latest security news

A nasty fight between two security vendors becomes public because one of the CEOs decides to expose the other CEO. But did he really? What’s really going on? Thanks to Nathan Burke of Axonius for bringing this story to our attention.

Why is everybody talking about this now?

Is calling someone a “blocker” the most weaponized word in the tech industry? How can this be avoided and what are the scenarios this term comes up?

What’s Worse?!

We’ve got a split decision on this week’s question on trust.

What’s a CISO to do?

Robert Samuel, CISO, Government of Nova Scotia asks our CISOs, “What does success look like?” How do CISOs define success?

Ask a CISO

Where should an SMB, that may have little to no security team, begin building out its security program?

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