The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #81 – August 02, 2022

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1. Using MindMaps to Strengthen Cybersecurity – 06:00 PM-06:30 PM

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CISOs, security leaders and their teams must consume a large amount of information from many sources to remain effective. How does the CISO organize unstructured information? How does the CISO brainstorm? How does the CISO collaborate? Mind Mapping is a very effective tool to generate ideas quickly and was also used to create the CISO COMPASS book! Learn from a CISO who uses Mind Maps™ for just about everything!

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/CISOSTORIES_MichaelWilcox_ArticleV2.pdf

Wilcox, M. 2019. Mind Maps™ Effective Method for Organizing Cybersecurity Information In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 80-81. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald. This segment is sponsored by Wiz. Visit https://securityweekly.com/wiz to learn more about them!


Michael Wilcox

Michael Wilcox – CISO – Field at Stratascale

Michael Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience providing IT Security Leadership across a comprehensive portfolio of security environments. He has developed programs and centers of excellence for IT Security services including forensics, incident response, education and awareness programs, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, data loss prevention, enterprise information security architecture, compliance, encryption, identity & access management and disaster recovery. Michael has held CISO roles for a global Fortune 300 manufacturing company and the largest non-profit organization for cancer research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Information Systems Security and maintains various IT certifications including CISSP, CISM, Security+, Project+, and ITILv3f.



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.