Cyber: The Fifth Domain of War – Mike Ernst – BSW #262

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Land, sea, air, space, and–increasingly–cyber. These are the five domains where war is conducted. In March 2022, CISA and other international cyber agencies issued guidance urging private and public organizations alike to harden their security postures in preparation for cyber fallout. However, to date, the cyber fallout from the conflict has been minor, leaving some questioning the seriousness of the threat. ExtraHop VP of Sales Engineering, Mike Ernst, joins Business Security Weekly for a candid discussion about expected impact on private enterprises, and how business leaders and CISO can use this moment to scrutinize their security posture. This segment is sponsored by ExtraHop Networks. Visit to learn more about them! Visit for all the latest episodes!

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Cyber: The Fifth Domain of War


Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst – VP of Sales Engineering, Worldwide at ExtraHop

Mike Ernst is a cybersecurity veteran who leads a global team of highly-skilled sales engineers that work directly with customers and prospects helping them improve their security defenses with innovative technology. Mike is often engaged with customers working to solve the complex and mission-critical business problems that Fortune 1,000 and global 2,000 companies face. Mike spent more than a decade as an expert in network-based analytics and problem solving and is now applying that foundation to next-generation security investigation and response. Prior to ExtraHop, Mike was a Sales Engineering Director at Riverbed and OPNET before that.


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


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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