Trust Me, We’re Using “Advanced” AI

We’re looking for a good reason to trust your AI on the latest CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Evanta’s CISO Executive Summit in San Francisco. It 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 Jimmy Sanders (@jfireluv), head of information security, Netflix DVD.

Mike Johnson, Jimmy Sanders, head of information security, Netflix DVD, and David Spark

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On this week’s episode

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

Is the privacy message getting out to the right people? I argue we need to go to the source and we’re not. I was at Dreamforce, the Salesforce conference, and I got the sense I was the only person of the 100K people there that didn’t want to be scanned. This crowd is obsessed with the collection of personal data given this conference is mostly about how do I create greater understanding from personal data. Are we as security people in a bubble in this privacy conversation? We need to go to the source of the people who are actually collecting the data and I’m getting the sense we’re not getting through.

Are we making the situation better or worse?

We’ve talked a lot about AI on this show, and many vendors are selling intelligent solutions, but the factor that seems to hang up usage is trust. Cyber professionals don’t think twice about trusting their AI-powered spam filter, but so many other tools are met with skepticism. What’s missing from the vendor side and what trust barriers are practitioners putting up? What should the barometers be for trusting AI?

What’s Worse?!

Two bad types of people wanting to do you harm. Which one is worse?

Is this the best solution?

Should you hire staff from companies that have fallen victim to cybercrime? According to a study by Symantec and Goldsmiths, University of London, as reported by ZDNet, more than half of respondents said they don’t discuss breaches or attacks with peers. And more than a third said they fear that sharing breach information on their organization would negatively impact their future career prospects. I would think that asking a prospect, “Have you lived through a breach and how did you handle it?” would be very revealing. Mike?

Security Squares: Where CISOs Put Vendors in Their Place

A brand new game that asks CISOs how well do they know the vendor landscape?

It’s time for the audience question speed round

Our audience has questions, and our CISOs will have answers.

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.