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Business Security Weekly #89

Recorded June 18, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Michael Santarcangelo
    Founder of Security Catalyst, author of Into the Breach, and creator of the Straight Talk Framework.
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Announcements

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    Interview: Sandy Dunn, CISO

    Sandy Dunn
    is a CISO.
    Sandra (Sandy) Dunn has over 24 years in the software and hardware industry. Initially starting out in software and hardware sales she worked with NASA, JPL, Secret Service, IRS, and other Federal Agencies to determine their server, PC, and notebook sales. At HP, she started on the Competitive Intelligence team, Cybersecurity PSIRT and the Code Signing team. She is currently the CISO for Blue Cross of Idaho. She has a CISSP, ISTQB, GSEC, GCIH, GCCC, GCPM, GSLC, GSNA, GWAPT, and GCPM. She a Masters in Information Security Management from the SANS Institute and was a SANS Mentor. She has two children, a wonderful husband, too many horses and lives outside of Boise Idaho.

    Tracking Security Innovation

    Splunk acquired VictorOps for $120M

    • VictorOps is an unified incident management platform that offers real-time alerting, collaboration, and documentation solutions for DevOps teams.
    • Raised $36.3M over 3 rounds since 2015 (based on what is reported)

    Claroty raised $60 in Series B

    • Claroty develops a cybersecurity platform that provides continuous vulnerability detection and threat monitoring solutions for the industrial sector.
    • $92M in funding over 2 rounds (Equity in 2016)

    MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

    • “Culture eats strategy… “ is a proxy; Michael shares what he’s learned

    Two Techniques for Helping Employees Change Ingrained Habits

    • Not just what you want, but what might get in the way
    • Set “implementation intentions”
    • The obstacle is the way (simple, not easy)

    Go Fast and Break Things: The Difference Between Reversible and Irreversible Decisions

    • Not all decisions are the same
    • Reversible decisions - make it fast, without perfect information
    • Michael: reversible decisions feel like the “boomerang decisions” a lot of of suffer; understanding how others view your information is important
    • Irreversible decision? Slow down, gather information, make sure you understand the problem (Michael: sound familiar?)
    • Focus on execution

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