Security Awareness That Works! – Steven Lentz – CSP #38

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October is Security Awareness Month! Security Awareness programs must grab the employee’s attention if they are to succeed. Join the interviewee as he explains how he successfully engaged the workforce through creative and visible security awareness methods!

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Lentz, S. 2019. Security Awareness That Works. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 151. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

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Security Awareness That Works!


Steven Lentz

Steven Lentz – Cloud Security Director at Striim

Certified and enthusiastic security and privacy professional with a wealth of experience in leading and delivering security and privacy solutions within high-risk IT environments.

Remarkable success in conceptualizing innovative cyber-security solutions to safeguard information assets and minimize threats of misuse, and identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources while leading high-performing teams of technical professionals.

Skilled in reinforcing security infrastructure by carrying out vulnerability scans, conducting risk assessment, and overseeing disaster recovery planning.

Expertise supporting organizations to understand security incidents and identify gaps within organizational processes, procedures, and security tools.

Strategy architect with expertise devising future state of controls objectives in compliance with security standards (HIPAA, ISO 27001, SOC, NIST, PCI, SOX, Privacy), while conducting robust audits for mitigating the risk of insider threats.

Conduct security awareness training programs to increase security awareness among employees.

Abilities in strategic planning and management, development of key performance metrics, negotiation tactics, customer service excellence in support, team development and mentorship, risk mitigation, audits, compliance, and privacy.

Built and managed highly functional cyber and physical security teams.


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.