In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection at BCMpros, 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.
What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?
- Effective communication is one of the biggest challenges that I faced. Soft skills are what you need when it comes to driving expectations from your team & translate the technical aspects from the gearheads to business executives.
What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your career
- The people were my biggest & best resource when it comes to learning about cybersecurity. I learned from mentors that I had at the early phase of my career and their perspective on cybersecurity & the professional world, in general, was a great resource. The people that are around you can be your best resource when it comes to learning cybersecurity.
What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing?
- Vendors should stop acting like a business & start acting like a partner. They should put themselves into their clients' shoes and think about how can we provide benefits from their technology or service. When you do that, you’re not just a cybersecurity vendor but a trusted advisor who’s nurturing a relationship for a long-term game.
00.36 Guest Introduction and professional journey
05:12 What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career
08:46 Biggest failure & accomplishment
18:04 Career advice for young cybersecurity professionals
22:45 The role of the CISO in the IT organization
27:20 What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your career
32:36 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity
36:16 The most important skills a CISO should have
42:58 How will the cybersecurity industry might evolve
47:39 What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing
50:20 Closing comments
Connect with Shane: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smolinari/
Connect with Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbenaderet/