The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #79 – July 19, 2022

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1. The Insider’s View of the CISO Search – 06:00 PM-06:30 PM


Companies clearly want to hire the best candidate for the CISO Role. Where best to learn, but from someone who has been successfully recruiting Security Leaders for over 35 years? Learn from the guidance Joyce provides to her clients when hiring for the CISO role. Joyce also discusses salaries, reporting relationships, and skills necessary today.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/CISOSTORIES_Joyce_Brocaglia_Article.pdf

Brocaglia. 2019. An Insider’s View of the CISO Search In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 33-35. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.


Joyce Brocaglia

Joyce Brocaglia – Global Cybersecurity Practice Leader at Alta Associates/Diversified Search Group


In 1986, Joyce Brocaglia created Alta Associates, one of the top 50 executive search firms in the country. In 2002, Joyce founded The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), a ground-breaking membership organization serving thousands of emerging leaders, as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. In 2022, Alta and the EWF were acquired by the Diversified Search Group, the largest women-led, women-founded executive search firm.



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.