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Defense in Depth

Feb 25, 2021

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Cybersecurity leaders are constantly looking for ways to improve how they think about risk, and how they communicate risk. But they're not the only ones. Others have been managing risk long before CISOs existed. So, who could be the best mentor to help a CISO gain better insight into business risk and how to communicate about it: the chief financial officer, or the legal department's general counsel?

Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, guest co-host Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn, and our guest, David Schellhase (@davidschellhase), general counsel, Slack.

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In this episode

  • Which executive could a CISO learn more about risk?
  • Determining ROI of finance, legal and other execs
  • Analyzing why its so important to establish the ideal mentorship relationship