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Episode 83: Building Security Resilience in Turbulent Times

Episode 83: Building Security Resilience in Turbulent Times

Return guest Robert Wood is the CISO for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He leads enterprise cyber security, compliance, privacy, and counter intelligence functions at CMS and ensures the Agency complies with secure IT requirements while encouraging innovation.

In this episode, Robert discusses with Caroline how big changes and organizational pivots can bring just as much opportunity as they do anxiety. He shares his perspective on how he guides his team through turbulent times, and what other leaders can do to support their people and help them pursue new ideas on how to work better together and achieve even bigger goals than before.

If you like this episode, we recommend checking out another initiative Robert is working on — The Soft Side of Cyber, where security practitioners can develop their communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

Episode 87: How to Connect with the Infosecurity Community | Jimmy Sanders

Join us as we explore Jimmy Sander's insights on topics such as the importance of acknowledging when something no longer works, the distinction between a title and true leadership, and the impact of morale on team success. Tune in to discover the invaluable wisdom that Jimmy shares from his two decades in the industry.
Dec 7, 2023

Episode 86: The Glue That Binds Together Security and Development | Tejpal Garhwal

Tejpal Garhwal is the director of DevSecOps and application security at Pega. With more than 26 years of experience in application development and product security, he has led multiple security and dev teams, and set the direction for information security, application architecture, policy, and processes within numerous organizations. In this episode, Caroline gets his perspective on how leaders can bring security and development teams together, aligned towards a shared goal: building software that is both outstanding and secure.
Apr 6, 2023

Episode 85: The CISO Whisperer | Yael Nagler

Carving an unconventional path towards information security, Yael advises many a CISO, CIO and CRO. Leadership roles at BlackRock and JPMorgan during periods of crisis and growth have given her a unique technical and business perspective — instead of saying “Here’s why that won’t work.”, she asks “But what if we tried this?” In this episode you’ll learn more about Yael’s story, why she started Yass Partners, and how security teams can approach new situations with equal parts established processes and creative thinking.
Mar 23, 2023