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Episode 62

Be A Trusted Cybersecurity Advisor | Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection | CISO Insiders

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

04:23 Icebreakers

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


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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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