CISO Stories Podcast: Security from Scratch - Incident Response on a Budget

implementing an incident response plan

Every organization must be able to respond to an attack quickly. Sam Monasteri joins the podcast to discuss key steps to implement an incident response plan without breaking the bank by simplifying incident response to the 3 ‘P’s - check it out...

Sam Monasteri
About the Guest

Sam Monasteri

VP Global Cyber Security at ACCO Brands

Sam Monasteri (@sammonasteri) is the Vice President (CISO) of Global Cyber Security at ACCO Brands. His primary responsibilities are creation and execution of the Cyber Security strategy and program, including developing roadmaps and tactical plans and driving them to success. Other responsibilities include incident response, security awareness, cloud security, third party security and data protection.

Sam has over 20 years of information security experience as a leader and as a practitioner. He has built long-standing relationships with IT colleagues, business professionals and security experts. Colleagues praise Sam for his collaboration, innovative ideas and commitment to excellence. Sam has industry certifications in Information Security, IT Audit, IT Risk Management and Information Privacy. Specifically, he holds the following certifications: CISSP, CISA, CIPT, ITILv4.

About the Hosts

About the Host

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.

About the Host

Todd Fitzgerald

Vice President, 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

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