The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #46 – November 30, 2021

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1. No Senior Management Buy-in, No Success – 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Are you reporting the same risks each year to management? This may be indicative of a lack of incentive or buy-in from senior management to fund the investments. Join this podcast to learn how to show senior management that funding these initiatives is more than risk avoidance and a cost to the bottom line.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CISOSTORIES_Chris_Apgar_Article.pdf

Apgar, C. 2019. Security and Senior Management – Buy-In Is Critical to Success. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 139. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.

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Security Weekly and CyberRisk Alliance extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Chris Apgar who appeared on this episode CISO Stories Podcast.

Christopher Robin Apgar, known for his tremendous warmth and kindness, passed away on December 11, 2021.

To read the obituary and leave a heartfelt memory in the guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tigard-or/christopher-apgar-10491241

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

To donate: https://www.ocadsv.org/take-action/donate-now


Chris Apgar

Chris Apgar – CEO & President at Apgar & Associates, LLC

Chris Apgar, CISSP, C|CISO, CEO and President of Apgar & Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized information security and privacy expert. He has 22 years of experience assisting health care organizations and vendors comply with HIPAA and other privacy and security laws. Mr. Apgar has assisted healthcare, state and local government, nonprofits and financial organizations implement privacy and security safeguards to protect against organizational harm and harm to consumers.

Mr. Apgar is Chair of the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Commission and he’s a member of the Oregon Health Information Management Association Board of Directors. Mr. Apgar has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2002 and is a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association. Mr. Apgar is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer as of 2020.



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 2016–17 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.