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Revision as of 21:16, 29 June 2020

Business Security Weekly Episode #178 - June 29, 2020

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1. Interview - Cybersecurity Challenges in Growth Organizations - 03:00 PM-03:30 PM


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As part of our CISO interview series, we'll ask Graeme our standard questions, including:

How did you get started in security?, What security problems do you face on a daily basis?, How have you solved your challenges?, Where do you report within the organization?

And any other advice or recommendations for other CISOs.


Graeme Park

Former UK Special Forces Officer, Graeme Cantu-Park is the CISO of Matillion, a Cloud Native ETL Software provider. Operating in IT and Security he has held roles with Mason Advisory, Santander and The Hut Group specialising in early stage growth organisations across a range of verticals.


2. News - Cybersecurity is a Business Problem,6 Reasons Strategy Fails, 5 Cities for Tech - 03:30 PM-04:00 PM


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In the leadership and communications section, Why Cybersecurity Is Really A Business Problem, 6 Reasons Your Strategy Isn’t Working, 5 cities with the highest tech salaries, and more!


Matt Alderman's Content:


  • Why Cybersecurity Is Really A Business Problem - Enterprises who’ve taken a blank-check approach in the past to spending on cybersecurity are facing the stark reality that all that spending may have made them more vulnerable to attacks. Overcoming the paradox of keeping a business secure while fueling its growth is the essence of why cybersecurity is a business decision.
  • 4 roles responsible for data management and security - App, user, data, but it's data everyone wants. Data security is the key, but who are the stakeholders for protecting data:
    • The role of the developer
    • The role of the government
    • The role of the chief data officer
    • The role of the consumer
  • 10 chief data officer trends that are reshaping the role - The chief data officer role is still one of the newest C-suite titles, but it's been around for over 15 years. Here are 10 chief data officer trends experts see evolving the role:
    • Navigating a changing a situation
    • Providing a better roadmap
    • Applying analytics
    • More focus on automation
    • Manage a data factory
    • From liability to opportunity
    • Creating competitive differentiation
    • Ensuring visibility and awareness
    • Using data responsibly
    • Role expands into other verticals
  • 6 Reasons Your Strategy Isn’t Working - Nearly every organization is grappling with huge strategic challenges, often with a need to reimagine its very purpose, identity, strategy, business model, and structure. Leaders must confront the reality of their competitive environment and the hidden barriers that make their organization ineffective. Let’s look at the six barriers:
    • Unclear values and conflicting priorities
    • An ineffective senior team
    • Ineffective leadership styles
    • Poor coordination
    • Inadequate leadership development
    • Inadequate vertical communication
  • How to Negotiate via Email - Email negotiations are efficient but there are many costly mistakes than can be made. Here’s a 10-point checklist you can use for your next negotiation via email:
    • Have negotiators first meet face-to-face to develop rapport and build trust.
    • Before sending an email, read it aloud in the most negative tone.
    • Schmooze before negotiating.
    • Never send an email when you are angry (or drunk…).
    • Tell the other person something about yourself that does not relate to business.
    • Begin with humor.
    • State your emotions explicitly.
    • Check in with counterparts regularly to see how they’re feeling.
    • Meet in person or pick up the phone occasionally for an emotional check-in, whenever possible.
    • Ask questions to show interest and concern.
  • 5 cities with the highest tech salaries - aAccording to Hired’s fifth-annual State of Salaries report, tech salaries grew in each major U.S. city last year, averaging $146,000 compared with a global average of $130,000. The top 5 cities are:
    • San Francisco ($155,000)
    • New York ($143,000)
    • Seattle ($142,000)
    • Los Angeles ($137,000)
    • Austin, TX ($137,000)

Paul Asadoorian's Content: