Fight Fire With Fire: Proactive CyberSec Strategies for Security Leaders – Renee Tarun – BSW #237



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With today’s expanding attack surface, constantly evolving threat landscape, and growing cyber skills gap, cybersecurity leaders need actionable advice from seasoned peers more than ever. Renee along with a diverse group of accomplished experts in cybersecurity has created a book of collective learnings that brings together years of experience so that anyone in the field can leverage this insight in the face of the cyber threats and “fires” of today and tomorrow. This interview will focus on some of the takeaways and learnings.

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Full Episode Show Notes

Fight Fire With Fire: Proactive CyberSec Strategies for Security Leaders

Guests

Renee Tarun

Renee Tarun – Deputy CISO at Fortinet

Renee Tarun is Deputy CISO at Fortinet. Renee has over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity and information technology fields with leadership experience in development and engineering, operations, strategy, policy, and portfolio management, across the intelligence community, law enforcement, and private industry. She co-authored the children’s book “Cyber Safe: A Dog’s Guide to Internet Security”. She was also a contributor to the book, “The Digital Big Bang”. Prior to joining Fortinet, she served as Special Assistant to the Director, National Security Agency (NSA), for Cyber and Director of NSA’s Cyber Task Force, in which she advanced NSA’s execution of its cybersecurity and cyber-related missions by overseeing resources; defining and integrating mission capabilities; and shaping agency strategy and national level policy at the White House. Renee is also a board member for the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering, creating synergy between the school and the professional community by addressing workforce development demands, industry expectations, and employment trends.

Hosts

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

@Jay_Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance

@maldermania

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

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