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Episode 59

CISO Insiders Episode #59 - Paz Shwartz | Co-Founder & CEO of Persist Security

In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Paz Shwartz, Co-Founder & CEO of Persist Security, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, the difference between a vCISO & a CISO, and how to work with competitors.


00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey

02:54 Icebreakers

04:21 If there’s one thing you wish you knew before you started your career.

05:28 Single biggest failure and key takeaway from it.

08:48 Biggest accomplishment

10:30 What were the best resources that helped you learn and grow yourself.

13:16 Debunking one common myth about the cybersecurity profession.

17:40 How Persist Security is helping SMBs with tailor-made cybersecurity solutions.

24:15 How to play well with a potential competitor

27:33 The difference between the role of CISO & a vCISO

34:14 What do customers of Persist Security says about the level of services received?

40:20 Closing comments

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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