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Defense in Depth

Mar 24, 2022

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A 500+ person company doesn't have a security department. They need one and they need to convince the CEO they need one. How do you build a cybersecurity team and program from scratch?

Check out this post for the discussion that is the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. Our guest is Rishi Tripathi (@ris12hi), CISO, Mount Sinai Health System.

Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Tines


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In this episode:

  • How to go about measuring risk?
  • Leveraging compliance to get the point across.
  • What needs to be considered to make a program uniquely geared to your company's needs?