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Defense in Depth

Mar 11, 2021

All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series

It's hard to be a CISO. But, what's it like to be a CISO at a security vendor, doing the hard work while carrying the stigma of being a "vendor"?

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 sponsored guest Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CTO/CISO, TrustMAPP, and host of The Cyber Ranch Podcast.

Thanks to our podcast sponsor, TrustMAPP


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In this episode

  • How to balance being an advocate, an evangelist and an operator
  • Are there really "stigmas" to being a security vendor?
  • What's unique to practicing security while being a security vendor?