Security Confidential S6 E9 Greg Schaffer

Greg Schaffer founded vCISO services in 2017 to help SMBs. He has over 33 years of experience in IT and security including over 15 years at the CISO level. Greg is the host of the virtual CISO moment podcast and authored information security for small and mid-sized businesses.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 introduction

01:37 How did you get into Cyber?

04:40 What brought you to SMB?

07:00 Equifax Breach

10:30 Defense in Depth

13:05 Doing more than just checking the boxes

19:40 Cyber insurance

24:00 Some ways SMBs get breached

28:00 Ransomware

30:40 SMB: What to do if you don’t have the resources?

36:44 How much money should SMBs spend on cybersecurity?

38:24 Should the CISO work for the CIO?

42:17 Metrics for decision-makers

45:20 Russians and the Chinese

49:00 Meeting Greg

Resources Mentioned:

CU Intersect conference is July 18-20.


Greg\’s podcast

Gregs Book

To learn more about Greg visit LinkedIn

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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