How Good CISOs Build Bad Security Programs – Juliet Okafor – ESW #244

No Man is an Island. Neither can a security program exist without interconnections and strong relationships to the rest of the business. Yet, over and over again I meet Security Leaders that thrive on designing security fiefdoms with large moats, and one bridge that they roll down only when they intend to roll out a new technology, initiative or need budget authority. There is no amount of authority or power that can provided to a CISO that makes he or she immunized against the need for communication, collaboration and diplomacy with peers, users and Senior Executives.

Segment Resources:
RevolutionCyber –, Forbes Business Council Member

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Full Episode Show Notes

How Good CISOs Build Bad Security Programs


Juliet Okafor

Juliet Okafor – CEO & Founder at RevolutionCyber


Juliet Okafor, J.D., is a cybersecurity professional who has combined her knowledge of the legal system
and cybersecurity solution models into success stories across fortune 500
industries throughout the USA. Her ability to scope, plan and design the creation of an OT Cybersecurity
Management System framework for one of the largest cruise lines in the world is testament of
her commitment and leadership regardless of the challenge.

She is a passionate security solutions visionary and strategist who builds the Fortune 500 enterprise’s
overarching security strategy that governs all other smaller strategies within. She is the person who
determines how to solve the company’s problem, be it vulnerability management, incident response or
reducing the risk associated with technology or vendors, and then puts a plan into action or roadmap to
remediate the risks in place – using a combination of people, transforming operations and an array of
emerging security technology.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely – Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields – CMO at JupiterOne


Tyler advises, guides, and operates high tech startups primarily in the B2B security space. He is a former market analyst, engineer, product manager, marketing leader, and partnership manager. In other words, Tyler builds and grows businesses – in all aspects. He’s a board advisor, angel investor, and board member at multiple firms and an investment advisor for a venture debt business. He loves to play guitar and poker in his free time.


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