CISO Series: A Quick Way to Tell Which Vendors You Should Avoid

Do you really need to ask hundreds of questions to know if you want to work with a vendor?

On this week’s CISO Series CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, David Spark and I welcome guest Nick Selby, CSO, Paxos Trust Company to discuss:

- How do you suss out security vendors to make sure they're not a risk?
- How do you battle a typosquatter?
- What types of preparations do you have in place to know you're well prepared for an incident?
- How should CISOs and CIOs share cybersecurity ownership?

LISTEN:
https://cisoseries.com/a-quick-way-to-tell-which-vendors-you-should-avoid/

CISO Series: What's the ROI of Nothing Happening?

On this week’s CISO Series CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, David Spark and I welcome my colleague Ryan Gurney, CISO-in-residence, YL Ventures to discuss:

- What’s a better sign than “nothing happened” to indicate you did a good job in cybersecurity?
- What happens when your company wants to use a really insecure SaaS product?
- What a CISO-in-Residence does for a VC firm

LISTEN:
https://cisoseries.com/whats-the-roi-of-nothing-happening/

“There's an art to learning how to get other people to solve problems that is more powerful than doing it yourself.”

CISO Series: Could We Speak To Your CISO To Confirm He Received the Cupcakes?


This week’s episode is hosted by David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is Branden Newman, svp, CISO, MGM Resorts.

Listen here:
https://cisoseries.com/could-we-speak-to-your-ciso-to-confirm-he-received-the-cupcakes/

“It's generous to say that somebody saying military grade means they're meeting a specific standard.. anybody who's meeting a specific standard is going to tell you what their specific standard is.”

Cyberwire Pro: Andy Ellis, Former Akamai CSO & CSO Hall of Fame 2021, on transparency in cybersecurity initiative

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/interview-selects/77/notes

CISO Series: Make Your Friends Jealous with Our Hand-Crafted Passwords

This week’s CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast was actually recorded in front of a small live audience at The Passwordless Summit in Newport, Rhode Island. The event was sponsored by HYPR, our sponsor for this episode as well. Joining me and my co-host, Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures, was our sponsored guest, Brian Heemsoth (@bheemsoth), head of cyber defense and monitoring, Wells Fargo.

Listen here:
https://cisoseries.com/make-your-friends-jealous-with-our-hand-crafted-passwords


“We're often throwing bodies at solutions as our technologies aren't adequate. We're driven by how many alerts can we show you.”

Hacker Valley: There is No Skills Gap

https://hackervalley.com/e/episode-166-there-is-no-skills-gap-with-andy-ellis/

CISO Series: Are you asking how secure are we?

This week’s episode is hosted by David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Andy Ellis (@csoandy), operating partner, YL Ventures. Our guest is Kevin Morrison, CISO, Alaska Air.
Listen here:
https://cisoseries.com/are-you-asking-how-secure-are-we-or-how-insecure-am-i/
“If you don't have a path for hiring that junior person and developing them all the way up to become a senior person, you know what you're not going to have?... Anybody.”

CISO Series: We Shame Others Because We’re So Right About Everything

Listen here: https://cisoseries.com/we-shame-others-because-were-so-right-about-everything/
“I hate the ‘blame the user’ model of phishing tests. Phishing tests are to inform you about how bad your email infrastructure actually is. The user is just one piece of it.”

Tech Talks Daily

1650: A Chat With Award-Winning CSO Andy Ellis From YL Ventures
Tech Talks Daily / Neil Hughes
https://techblogwriter.libsyn.com/yl-ventures-2
YL Ventures funds and supports brilliant Israeli tech entrepreneurs from seed to lead. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, YL Ventures manages $260 million and specializes in cybersecurity. It accelerates the evolution of portfolio companies via strategic advice and U.S.-based operational execution, leveraging a powerful network of CISOs and global industry leaders.
Andy Ellis was recently named operating partner at YL Ventures, has been inducted into IDG's CSO Hall of Fame. The former CSO at Akamai Technologies will now be supporting YL Ventures' portfolio companies post-investment with product development, go-to-market strategies, and customer engagements.
In today's episode, Andy shares his story and insights from his career. We discuss why VC firms and investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups and why more CISOs are taking advisor/investor roles. I also learn what brings him to Israeli cybersecurity companies.

CISO Series: How Cisos Make it Worse for other CISOs

CISO Series / David Spark & Mike Johnson
https://cisoseries.com/how-cisos-make-it-worse-for-other-cisos/
(full transcript at link)