Security Confidential S3 E7 James Azar

James Azar is a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) who works, leads, and is dedicated to the security and business mission to ensure the continuity and fluidity of cybersecurity within the business. In his experience, James has served as CTO, CIO, and CISO\’s. But his passion is the intersection of Security and Business where innovation and out-of-the-box thinking are needed to succeed. James is the host of the cybersecurity podcast The CyberHub and CISO Talk, and a new and noteworthy privacy podcast called Goodbye Privacy. He is a public speaker and event host that hosts the annual CyberHub Summit in Atlanta. He has spoken in events across the globe from CyberTech Israel, RSA, and Data Connectors. James has also been published in Fox, OAN, AJC, ABC, and many more publications. On top of all that, James has served on the Board of Advisors for the NTSC and currently serves as Vice President of Programming for AFCEA Atlanta Chapter, IAC (Israeli American Council) Eitanim Mentor, and works with the Veteran community as well as supports several Non-Profits. 

Chapter Titles:

00:18 Introduction to James Azar

02:26 Whiskey and Bourbons

03:50 What changed with Covid

06:09 Percentages of Home Computers with Anit-Virus Software

07:48 Minus the people what are the new challenges with Covid?

09:39 Has Covid accelerated its cloud strategy?

12:15 What is the cybersecurity risk in moving to the cloud?

15:22 The cybersecurity risk in small and medium businesses

19:23 How a small innovative cybersecurity company can do business with a big company

24:08 Do companies understand cybersecurity is a business problem and not an IT problem?

25:35 How Smart CISOs monetize cybersecurity

28:09 How to measure cybersecurity awareness

31:03 Should the CISO be an independent function?

35:28 The Chinese cybersecurity threat

40:15 The dangerous precedence of the Equifax settlement

45:09 Managed detection and response

47:35 Vendors vs partners in cybersecurity

48:40 Jame\’s CISO Talk Podcast

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Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 3:

Ep. 1 Kevin Casey – Rapid Questions

Ep. 2 Chenoa Moss – Healthcare

Ep. 3 Karla Reffold – Why do Women make more Money in Cyber?

Ep. 4 Nick York – OITA

Ep. 5 Dr. Calvin Nobles – How Human factors can Impact Cybersecurity

Ep. 6 Karl Sharman – How to Hire and Retain Cybersecurity Personnel and Scale the Business

Ep. 7 James Azar –  How Secure is Your Organization?

Ep. 8 Jordan Graham – Business Lessons from a Bowhunter

Ep. 9 Chris Auger – Infocyte and Microsoft 365

Ep. 10 Jeff Manhardt – The power of Why

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