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Episode 56

How to get your foot in the door in the cybersecurity industry | Lisel Newton, Senior Director | Risk and Compliance

In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Lisel Newton, Senior Director, Information Security, Risk and Compliance at Gossamer Bio, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about her journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in 2022 and beyond.

⏱️👇 Timestamps

00.00 Podcast trailer

00.35 Guest Introduction and professional journey

02:38 Icebreaker

04:30 One thing I wish I knew before I started journey into Cybersecurity

06:30 Biggest failure and the learning that came with it.

08:44 Tips on how to priorities your tasks and projects

09:30 Biggest accomplishment

10:05 Starting off career in cybersec advice on getting started

14:04 Thoughts on IT and infosec partnership & functions

16:18 What helped you the most in building your cybersecurity career

18:20 Debunking one common myth about the cybersecurity

20:00 On the role & responsibilities of the CISO

24:22 What sort of skillsets that CISOs now a days should have.

27:35 How would the role of CISO would look like in future

32:47 Change in cybersecurity budget planning post covid

33:59 What is innovation in cybersecurity?

35:30 Some great tips or vendors.

37:34 Influencers that you look up to

39:50 If money was not a question, what would you do?

40:56 Final advice on asking for help & mentorship.

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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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