The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #9 – March 23, 2021

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1. The Colonoscopy of CyberSecurity – 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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The information and cybersecurity industry have no shortage of regulations and many organizations run down the listing of requirements, load them into an excel spreadsheet to demonstrate compliance. Is compliance the same as security? Join this podcast for an analogy of why compliance is not security and how we can change our organization’s orientation to increasing security.

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

Parrish, L. 2019. The Colonoscopy of Cybersecurity. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 15. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.

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Lee Parrish

Lee Parrish – CEO at Novel Security


Lee is an accomplished CISO for Fortune 500 and global corporations in a career that has spanned 21 years. He is a frequent speaker at cyber security conferences and has been published several times, including a children’s book on security called “Cyber Sam, The Alexander Connection”. He is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps.



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.