CISO Stories Podcast: Understanding and Preparing for the Next Log4j

The issues created by the recently disclosed Log4j vulnerability are bigger than you might expect and will have long-lasting implications. So, what was the Log4j vulnerability really, what can be done to reduce the risk it poses to organizations, and how can we better prepare for the next Log4j-level event? Benny Lakunishok, co-founder and CEO of Zero Networks, takes us deeper - check it out...


About the Guest

Benny Lakunishok

CEO at Zero Networks

Benny has been in cybersecurity for more than a decade. He was part of the leadership team at Aorato, which was a disruptive detection platform, acquired by Microsoft. 

He went on to lead the product team in Microsoft utilizing Aorato technology, as well as the team that integrated Microsoft’s acquisition of Hexadite into its portfolio. 

Prior to Aorato, he was a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft and in the security team of an elite intelligence unit within the Israeli Defense Forces.

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

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.

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