The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #51 – January 04, 2022

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1. Privacy Hunger Games: Change The Rules – 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Information is meant to be shared with others- others that is with a need to know. CISOs may find that their organization is sharing with other entities without proper procedures in place. What if there are 90 of these organizations? Join this podcast to learn from a healthcare CISO who tackled this dilemma and subsequently changed a government law!

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

Thomas, S. 2019. Privacy Hunger Games: Change the Rules. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 344. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.

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Samantha Thomas

Samantha Thomas – Former CPO/CSO at Former Govt

Samantha served the information and people protection field for 30+ years internationally and nationally in the areas of finance, healthcare, government, K-post secondary education and private practice. She has worked with eleven countries guiding their leadership (e.g. CA Legislature, Parliamentary members, EU, Ministries of Defense, etc) to protect their infrastructure, resources and citizens.

She is a regularly requested international Keynote and featured speaker for Summits, Congress’ and conferences. Ms. Thomas has facilitated Think Tanks with European Union Cabinet Members, Parliamentary appointees and country leaders.

Samantha has been a keynote/speaker on five continents, 14 countries and most major U.S. cities. Her writings, interviews and quotes have been published in books, newspapers, magazines, and on webinars. She is a founding Board member of the UCDavis’ Network Security Certificate Program, and was a collaborator with their partnership with Stanford’s International Studies Program.



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.