CISO Stories Podcast: Going All-In on a Career in Security

Mauro Israel, CISO at BIOOOS, discusses his colorful background and how he – like so many others in the security field – came to discover his true calling late in life and was able to apply his wide range of knowledge and experience to the role of CISO in the healthcare field - check it out...

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About the Guest

Mauro Israel


Mauro Israel, CISO at BIOOOS, has been an expert in security for more than 25 years, providing security awareness courses, consulting and security audits.

After getting a Master Business at Institut Superieur du Commerce of Paris, Mauro worked in the French Army as a programmer then was certified as Master CNE Novell, Microsoft Certified Professional, proCSSI of lnstitut Leonard da Vinci University and ISO27001 Certified Master (PECB), the highest certification degree for this standard.

Mauro runs 1000+ consulting, security and audit missions, including for nuclear plants of EDF, CNES Ariane Espace, French Air Force, Alcatel, Ford, Credit Immobilier de France, Peugeot PSA, Bosch, Institut Curie, Bureau Veritas, Valeo, Societe Generale, SFR, Ferrero, Bank of Africa, European Commission, BOAD, INPI, Safran, and Orpea.

About the Hosts


Sam Curry

Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam Curry (@samjcurry) is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.  Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product.

Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.


Todd Fitzgerald

VP, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years.  Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others.

Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.

CISO Stories Podcast

About The CISO Stories Podcast

The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present the CISO Stories Podcast. Each week CISO Stories takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community.

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