Security Confidential S6 E6 Endre Walls

 Endre Walls is the EVP and CISO for Customers Bancorp and Customers Bank. He provides leadership to the Bank’s technology risk, digital compliance, security operations, governance, resilience, physical security, and cyber fraud departments of Customers Bank. He has held all 3 C-level roles in the technology industry, as an award-winning CIO, CTO, and now CISO. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as an executive in Healthcare, Telecom, and more. He was recently recognized as one of the top 40 under 40 leaders in the greater Philadelphia region, is a 2021 Top 100 CISO, was recognized as a top 10 global CISO in 2020, and received an American Cyber Awards honor in 2020. He attended both Capella University in Minnesota for his BS in Information Technology and Yale University’s School of Management for Executive Education.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:17 How did you start your career in cybersecurity?

03:05 Is (General Electric, Nuclear Industry) moving to the cloud?

07:20 What do you see as the biggest threats in the financial sector

08:40 Third-Party Risk- How to go about it

11:38 Developing standards with Vendors

17:07 Personal devices

21:00 How do you communicate risks to the C-Suite?

23:12 Do they see cyber as a business problem or IT Problem?

27:40 How did you bring users in?

35:40 What is the role of frameworks?

41:20 What drives a bad actor?

47:40 Upcoming News for Endre

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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 6:

Ep. 1 Brian Stoner – VP of StellarCyber

Ep. 2 Dr. Joseph – Russia, Ukraine, and Cybersecurity

Ep. 3 Tim Chase – Ethical Hacker, CISO

Ep. 4 Brian Haugli – CEO of SideChannel

Ep. 5 Nat Schere – Cybersecurity as a revenue

Ep. 6 Endre Walls – Starting in Cyber, Vendors, and Diversity

Ep. 7 Erika Carrara – Veteran, Mentor, C-suite executive

Ep. 8 Eddie Thomason – Podcast Host, Author, and Entrepreneur

Ep. 9 Greg Schaffer – vCISO, Author, and Podcast Host

Ep. 10 Jake Belcher – Sr. Director of Security Strategy


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