The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #36 – September 21, 2021

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1. Security from Scratch: Incident Response on a Shoestring Budget – 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Every organization must be able to respond to an attack quickly. Join this podcast to learn key steps to implement in an incident response plan without breaking the bank. Sam approaches this issue by simplifying incident response into the 3 ā€˜Pā€™s.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CISOSTORIES_Sam_Monasteri_Article.pdf

Monasteri, S. 2019. Security from Scratch: Incident Response on a Shoestring Budget. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 161. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.

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Sam Monasteri

Sam Monasteri – VP, Global Cyber Security at ACCO Brands


Sam Monasteri is the Vice President (CISO) of Global Cyber Security at ACCO Brands. His primary responsibilities are creation and execution of the Cyber Security strategy and program, including developing roadmaps and tactical plans and driving them to success. Other responsibilities include incident response, security awareness, cloud security, third party security and data protection.

Sam has over 20 years of information security experience as a leader and as a practitioner. He has built long-standing relationships with IT colleagues, business professionals and security experts. Colleagues praise Sam for his collaboration, innovative ideas and commitment to excellence.

Sam has industry certifications in Information Security, IT Audit, IT Risk Management and Information Privacy. Specifically, he holds the following certifications: CISSP, CISA, CIPT, ITILv4.



Todd Fitzgerald- Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative


Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016ā€“17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.