The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #6 – March 02, 2021

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The CISO role in some organizations is relatively new. The CISO role has actually evolved over the past 25 years since Citibank named the first CISO. Join this podcast to learn how Steve navigated the early days of security and the changes in the role today.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CISOSTORIES_SteveKatz_CCExtract.pdf

Katz, S. 2019. Interview with the First CISO. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 8. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.

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Steve Katz

Steve Katz – Founder & CEO at Security Risk Solutions, LLC

For over forty years, Steve has been directly involved in establishing, building and directing Information Security and Privacy functions. He is the founder and President of Security Risk Solutions, providing consulting and advisory services to major, mid-size, startup companies. He is also an Executive Advisor to Deloitte. Steve served as a member of the (ISC)² Americas Advisory Board for Information Systems Security.
Steve organized and managed the Information Security Program at JP Morgan for ten years. In 1995, he joined Citicorp/Citigroup and remained there until 2001, where he was the industry’s first Chief Information Security Officer.
Steve has testified before Congress on numerous information security issues and was appointed as the first Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. He was also the first Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and is an Advisor to the H-ISAC Board of Directors. In addition, Steve serves on the advisory boards of TrustMAPP, Trufort, Agari, Cyware, Illusive, and Quantifind and is an advisor and coach to numerous CISOs and their teams.



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.