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Recorded September 16, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .

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    Interview: Chris Bush, ObserveIT

    Chris Bush is the Head of Security at ObserveIT

    Chris is a dedicated and passionate security professional with more than 20 years of IT security industry experience. Chris is responsible for ObserveIT’s information and operational security strategy. His prior experience includes serving as VP of Security Service at Cybereason where he built and operated a Managed Detection and Response service. In his prior roles Chris spent 13 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he served as Head of Security and was responsible for information security, risk, and security operations. During his tenure at Novartis, he spent several years managing internal investigations within the Ethics & Compliance division, held position as Director of a global Detection & Response team, and worked within the Legal department as an Associate Director of e-Discovery. Chris has also held senior technology positions at Ricoh Corporation.
    Chris holds a B.A. Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and in his free time, enjoys expressing his creativity by drawing and painting.

    Segment Topic:
    Investigating the Insider Threat

    Leadership Articles

    1. Employees in key strategy roles aren’t qualified to make strategy decisions.
    2. Communication in the workplace is really bad at most companies.

    So how do you fix it? Here are 4 things to consider...

    1. Reduction in silos
    2. Only hire when there is a real reason to hire
    3. Rein in the executive buzzwords
    4. Set priorities, align people, reorganize
    • 8 Things Leaders Do That Make Employees Quit - Understand the 8 common leadership mistakes, and how they impact your team, to help you identify those who are at flight risk, and make changes that may convince them to stay.
    1. Setting inconsistent goals or expectations.
    2. Having too many process constraints.
    3. Wasting your resources.
    4. Putting people in the wrong roles.
    5. Assigning boring, or overly easy, tasks.
    6. Failing to create a psychologically safe culture.
    7. Creating a work environment that is too safe.
    8. Leading with bias.
    • The changing role of the CIO - As the digital economy takes hold, CIOs must be the drivers of digital transformation, helping enterprises discover and build the business models required to thrive in this new digital business landscape. Here are 4 challenges (and opportunities) facing modern CIOs:
    1. CIO role expands amid the shift to digital business
    2. Learn Firsthand accounts from CIOs in the digital vanguard
    3. C-level partnerships are a critical aspect of the changing CIO role
    4. Technologies influencing the changing role of the CIO
    1. Commit to 10x Improvement
    2. Start as Strong as You End
    3. Practice Under Mild Stress
    4. Record Your Rehearsal
    5. Ask for Feedback
    1. Accept the fact that only YOU can help yourself.
    2. Complete the essential training/certification in your desired field
    3. Don’t spend months and months to become a “cyber-ninja”.
    4. Don’t try to collect all the certifications out there
    5. Find Career Advocates
    6. Don’t be a commodity
    7. Find a problem you care about and solve it BEFORE you get hired
    8. Narrow down your interests, strengths, and focus
    9. Be a learn-it-all, instead of a know-it-all
    10. Find a mentor

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