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Episode 61

The role of a CISO is business oriented | Ross Leo, Master Consultant in Healthcare Information Security

In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Ross Leo, Master Consultant in Healthcare Information Security, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and the evolution of the role of CISO.


Podcast highlights:

What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career similar to yours?

  • You have to explore your undiscovered passion in life & find things that excite you. For me it was solving problems, bringing in solutions & finding new ways to put things together. If you follow your passion, the results can be very rewarding. What I would recommend is to have a passion & not have a rigid mindset and focus on solving certain kinds of cybersecurity problems that our society faces today.

Thoughts on the role of the CISO in the IT department

  • If you really want to protect the information, you will need a broader vision that goes beyond being stuck in the IT department. A CISO being stuck in the IT department might limit the way you tackle the problem at hand. The role of a CISO is business oriented. It’s all about the business & the information that the particular business holds. Being focused on the business itself & knowing its value tackles a wider range of concerns.


00:35 Guest Introduction and professional journey

02:04 Icebreakers

03:36 What’s one thing you wish you would have known before starting your cybersecurity career?

05:30 Your biggest failure & accomplishment.

12:06 What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a cybersecurity career similar to yours?

17:24 Thoughts on the role of the CISO in the IT department

23:44 What were the resources that worked for you when it comes to learning cybersecurity?

26:03 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity

30:38 The main concerns of CISO & focus points

36:36 How the role of the CISO is evolving?

39:28 What should cybersecurity vendors stop doing?

43:00 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.

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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