Contrasting the CISO Role at Startups vs. Enterprises – Neal Bridges – BSW #271



Neal Bridges, CISO at Query.AI and well-known cybersecurity influencer, breaks down the key differences between the CISO role at a startup vs. an enterprise. He also provides best practices to be successful in this changing role. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/bsw for all the latest episodes!

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Contrasting the CISO Role at Startups vs. Enterprises

Guests

Neal Bridges

Neal Bridges – CISO at Query.AI

@ITJunkie

Neal brings more than two decades of cybersecurity experience to his role as chief information security officer for Query.AI, where he is responsible for leading the company’s security strategy and operations, and guiding product development efforts to help customers achieve their desired security outcomes. Throughout his career, Neal has helped federal and commercial organizations develop and execute cybersecurity strategies, and has built teams at multiple Fortune 100 companies. He’s also successfully led go-to-market strategies and spearheaded multi-million-dollar merger and acquisition activity to achieve company growth objectives. Neal is the founder of Cyber Insecurity podcast where he discusses the latest cyber news and trends, and gives career advice to listeners who are new to the cybersecurity industry. In his spare time, Neal enjoys going off-roading in his Jeep, and researching how Web3 is going to change the way we use the internet.

Hosts

Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Cradlepoint

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

@Jay_Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – VP, Product at Living Security

@maldermania

Product at Living Security, start-up advisor, and wizard of entrepreneurship.

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