CISO Insiders with Roee Besser | Information Security and Cyber Risk Manager at CYYDER | Episode 82 - CISO insiders

Episode 82

CISO Insiders with Roee Besser | Information Security and Cyber Risk Manager at CYYDER | Episode 82

🧠 In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Roee Besser, the information security and cyber risk manager at CYYDER.

Roee Besser discusses in detail key insights about the cybersecurity industry while giving useful advice and setting expectations for newcomers and individuals who want to pursue a career in the cybersecurity industry.

👇🏼 This special episode will tackle the following topics:

⭐ Giving career advice to newcomers and individuals who want to pursue a career in the cybersecurity industry.

⭐ Key resources that have helped Roee through his career in information security.

⭐ The power dynamics between the vCISO role and other C-level roles in small and large enterprises.


🔎 “Looking for good mentors that will guide and escort me has helped me through my career. I’m not good at sales — this is something that I have to admit. But still, I found the right success partners that would push me to the right customers. This pushes me towards interesting positions.”

🔎 “Whenever I go to surveys of companies that I’m responsible for, I always tell them: embrace the auditor. Whatever the auditor finds, you’ll still have the chance and the time to fix it.”

🔎 “I could be a CISO for one company and do everything in one place. But, I’m taking bits and bites from different industries while looking from a high-level perspective. That’s the beauty of being a vCISO.”


00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey

03:49 Icebreaker questions

06:39 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?

10:42 Biggest failure and key learnings

16:34 What do you think you would have done differently looking back at your career?

19:50 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?

28:32 What’s the best strategy that can help build a professional relationship with other vendors?

29:47 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?

34:57 What is the difference between your role and the role of a full-time CISO?

37:28 What is your biggest challenge when you start working with a new customer?

41:05 Who would you say your ideal customer is?

43:25 What are qualities that you don’t like in a customer?

46:31 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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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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