CISO Priorities 2022 – CSP #62

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For security leaders, it can be hard to catch a break when faced with the increasingly challenging task of defending their organizations from evolving threats while simultaneously fighting the battle of the budget in an effort to do more with less.

What issues should CISOs be prioritizing, and how can they get the most bang for their buck with regard to minimizing potential risks and maximizing potential outcomes?

CISO Stories Podcast hosts Sam Curry, CSO at Cybereason, and Todd Fitzgerald, VP of Strategy at the Cybersecurity Collaborative, are joined by an esteemed panel of accomplished security leaders to discuss these challenges and more.

Join our panel of seasoned CISOs from multiple industries as they share their valuable perspectives on:

– Ransomware and the impact on global stability
– Supply chain attacks and trusted infection vectors
– Detection and response across the network and in the Cloud
– Incident Response readiness
– Attracting and retaining the right talent

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Full Episode Show Notes

CISO Priorities 2022


Devon Bryan

Devon Bryan – Global CISO at Carnival Corporation

Devon Bryan joined Carnival Corporation in October 2021 as the Global Chief Information Security Officer with responsibilities for conceiving, implementing and leading technology solutions that assure compliance, protect personal data and corporate assets, increase organizational capability and advance productivity within Carnival Corporation and our world-leading cruise line brands.

Marc Varner

Marc Varner – VP, CISO at Lowe’s

Marc Varner joined Lowe’s on Oct. 25 as vice president and chief information security officer. In this role, Marc is responsible for the global security strategy and program, ensuring all Lowe’s information assets and technologies are properly protected. He collaborates closely with senior technology and business leaders to implement best security practices, to protect and serve our customers and overall business.

Marc joins us from Yum! Brands, where he most recently served as the vice president and global chief information security officer. He previously served in a similar role with McDonald’s. Marc has more than 25 years of experience and comes to Lowe’s with deep knowledge of information security, including technical security architecture, program development, data asset management, and risk and compliance.

Richard Rushing

Richard Rushing – CISO at Motorola Mobility a Lenovo Company


Mr. Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC.; Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government Security Council’s and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the worldwide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

Sydney Klein

Sydney Klein – Chief Information Security & Data Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb

Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security and Data Officer (CISDO) for Bristol Myers Squibb(BMS), a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

In addition to this role, Sydney is a strong ally to underrepresented communities. She is a member of the BMS’Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, the executive sponsor of the IT Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the executive sponsor for the local Pride Alliance People and Business Resource Group chapter, which aims to empower LGBTQ+ inclusion, awareness, and engagement.Sydney dedicates much of her time fostering a sense of inclusion and a diverse environment that hires and promotes people who typically come from tangential industries, roles, and experiences. Committed to women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, Sydney is proud to be a part of BMS, a company that has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, by Working Mother’s Top Companies for Executive Women, and by Disability:IN as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. In 2015, the organization achieved gender parity and continues to grow in the representation of women in the manager and professional categories. The company is on track to achieve global gender parity at the executive level by December 2022. In addition, as of December 2020, BMS’ Board of Directors contained 35.7% female leaders, 14.3% of which are Asian American and 14.3% of which are Black/African American.

Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. As the company’s CISDO, she leadsBMS’ efforts to be a data-driven biopharmaceutical powerhouse, leveraging data to unimagined possibilities while ensuring digital and data ecosystems are secure. Prior to joining BMS, she served as Vice President of Cyber at Capital One Financial where she led various programs, including Line of Business Information Security Officers, Information Assurance Third-Party Management, Application Security,Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, and Cyber Incident Management. Sydney received her B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University with a double concentration in Information Knowledge Management and Health Systems. She holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.


Sam Curry

Sam Curry – Chief Security Officer at Cybereason


Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

Todd Fitzgerald

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.