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Episode 55

The One Thing Cybersecurity Vendors Should Never Do: Jack Freund, PhD | BitSight | CISO INSIDERS Podcast #055

In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Jack Freund, VP, Head of Cyber Risk Methodology at BitSight, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in 2022 and beyond.

⏱️👇 Timestamps

00:36 Introduction and professional journey

02:38 Icebreakers

05:00 One thing I knew before starting a career in cybersecurity

06:00 Biggest failures, setbacks & lessons

09:10 Biggest accomplishment in career

11:44 The advice to young professionals in cybersecurity

14:02 How to pick a cybersecurity domain as a career

16:50 Thoughts on the role of the CISO

19:47 Best resources for learning cybersecurity

23:36 Debunking common myth about the cybersecurity industry

25:34 The main concerns of CISOs in the current cybersecurity landscape

31:34 How the role of CISO is evolving

33:36 What’s next in the cybersecurity world?

37:39 What is one thing that vendors should not be doing

41:09 If money was not a question, what would you do in life?

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About the Podcast

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Ben Ben-Aderet

Visionary entrepreneur, innovative founder, and CEO with 20 years of extensive experience in the InfoSec space, leading, enabling and increasing growth in global businesses, and helping customers achieve their information security goals. My company, GRSee Consulting, is a private international consulting firm staffed by a dedicated team of security experts committed to safeguarding its customers’ data.

WHAT I DO: I help businesses worldwide achieve their information security goals. Throughout my lengthy career in the InfoSec industry, I have worked closely with many major financial, governmental, defense, and telecom organizations in Israel and overseas. Today, as CEO and co-founder of GRSee Consulting, I ensure we provide the best, most advanced information security services over and above the conventional industry standard. GRSee Consulting offers full consultancy services, including PCI certification and compliance, penetration testing, risk management, software and infrastructure security, and much more.

WHO I WORK WITH: We partner with businesses and organizations from various sectors all over the world that value comprehensive, tried-and-tested information security services.

WHY IT WORKS: In the sophisticated, constantly-evolving world of data security, flexibility has never been so important. GRSee Consulting's dynamic approach provides a rapid response alongside full compliance, ensuring your peace of mind while eliminating the burden of unnecessary bureaucracy. We enable you to provide secure services and reduce your exposure to data security and non-compliance risks, leaving your business free to grow.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: GRSee Consulting delivers a comprehensive service portfolio for all your information security needs, ensuring full synergy between all our solutions. As an international company based in Israel, we are also able to offer much more competitive pricing while still providing local support via our partner in NYC.

HOW IT WORKS: We sit down with you to discuss your precise requirements and tailor our extensive portfolio to suit your business goals. GRSee Consulting is committed to providing professional, timely, and efficient service throughout the entire information security lifecycle.

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