CISO Stories Podcast: Stop Reporting Useless Security Metrics!

All disciplines need to be able to demonstrate added value and track the ability to improve upon current practices. The board, technical management, auditors, and engineers may each need a different view of the security initiatives performed.

Join this podcast with special guest Edward Marchewka, founder at Chicago Metrics, explains the strategy behind different measures and how they can be applied to different groups so each can improve their performance over time - check it out...

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About the Guest

Edward Marchewka

Founder and Creator of Chicago Metrics

Edward Marchewka is the Founder and Creator of Chicago Metrics, a platform to help manage your company’s key IT and Information Security risks enabling you to tell a better story. He also serves as the VP of IT and Quality Services, & Strategic Planning for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.

Before joining Gift of Hope Edward was the Enterprise Information Security and Server Operations Manager (CISO) for Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the country. Edward holds active certifications from: (ISC)2, ASQ, ITIL, PCI, PMI, Microsoft, and CompTIA. He is a member of (ISC)2, PMI, ASQ, AITP, ISACA, SIM, and President Emeritus of the InfraGard Chicago Members Alliance.

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

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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