CISO Insiders with Zlatko Unger (Special Edition) | Former CISO and current GRC wizard at Wiz | Episode 76 - CISO insiders

Episode 76

CISO Insiders with Zlatko Unger (Special Edition) | Former CISO and current GRC wizard at Wiz | Episode 76

🔥 In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Zlatko Unger, Former CISO and current GRC wizard at @Wiz, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting, the power dynamics between security leaders and directors in the cybersecurity industry, and other exciting topics in the world of information security.


👉 ”Why is there friction between the CISO and CIO roles?”

👉  ”Should CIOs have veto power over a CISO’s decision?”

👉 ”What is one common myth about cybersecurity from the perspective of the board of directors?”


00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey

01:10 Icebreaker questions

02:53 What are the differences between the CISO and CIO roles?

05:40 Why is there friction between the CISO and CIO roles?

07:17 What are the challenges between the functions of the CISO and CIO roles?

09:44 Why should directors be interested in CISOs as board members?

12:56 Who are the stakeholders that should run the IT domain?

16:48 Why is it not effective for a CISO to report to a CIO?

18:46 Should CIOs have veto powers over a CISO’s decision?

21:06 How would hiring a CISO revolutionize the industry?

24:19 What would it take to change the current status quo of the CISO’s relation to the company’s board?

28:36 What are some key ways to initiate a shift in the organization’s structure?

32:25 What is one common myth about cybersecurity from the perspective of the board of directors?

38:36 Closing comments

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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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