CISO Stories Podcast: The Colonoscopy of CyberSecurity

The information and cybersecurity industry has no shortage of regulations, and many organizations simply rundown the list of requirements, load them into an excel spreadsheet and check the boxes to demonstrate they are in compliance. But is being compliant the same as being secure?

Join this podcast with special guest Lee Parrish who shares an analogy that illustrates why being compliant is not the same as being secure, and how we can change an organization’s orientation to keep the focus on security - check it out...

Lee Parish
About the Guest

Lee Parish

CEO at Novel Security

Lee Parrish (@leeparrish) has been an accomplished CISO for Fortune 500 and global corporations over a career that has spanned more than 20 years.

He is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity conferences and has published several books, including a children’s book on security called “Cyber Sam, The Alexander Connection.” He is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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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