CISO Insiders with Dirk Schrader | Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation | Episode 78 - CISO insiders

Episode 78

CISO Insiders with Dirk Schrader | Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation | Episode 78

🔥In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Dirk Schrader, Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix Corporation, 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 future.


👉🏻 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity”

👉🏻 ”What are the skills CISOs should have to succeed in the cybersecurity industry?”

👉🏻 ”What’s your biggest accomplishment in your career?”


00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey

04:05 Icebreaker questions

04:53 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?

06:31 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?

09:11 Biggest failure and key learnings

11:02 Biggest accomplishment

13:26 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity

15:19 What are the most important skills that CISOs should have?

17:48 What position in the company should a CISO report under?

19:17 What are your thoughts on CISO’s role in the IT organization?

22:22 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?

24:31 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days?

27:41 How will the CISO role evolve concerning automation?

36:03 What is the biggest attack surface of an organization?

44:00 What are your thoughts on cyber resilience?

48:10 What are some things that organizations tend to forget in their security posture?

53:39 What would be your strategy in building a professional relationship with a customer you would like to work with?

56:01 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?

📢 Get ahead in your professional journey and gain valuable cybersecurity insights.

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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.

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