Building Security from Scratch: One Year as CISO at a Start-up – Guillaume Ross – BSW #233

We often think “this would be so much better if done properly from the beginning”, but the reality is, doing things from scratch comes with different challenges. Managing priorities, deciding what you tackle on from the absolute beginnings of a company in terms of security is a fun challenge.

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Building Security from Scratch: One Year as CISO at a Start-up


Guillaume Ross

Guillaume Ross – CISO at Finaptic

Guillaume has worked in security for way too long by now – he’s been a defender, a consultant, managed blue teams and is now CISO at Finaptic, building security from scratch in an environment where it is critical


Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. He is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Prior to Visa, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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