The Business of Security

#32 – Do SMBs Need a CISO? – John Prokap, CISO

December 21, 2020 Business-Of-Security Episode 32
The Business of Security
#32 – Do SMBs Need a CISO? – John Prokap, CISO
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The Business of Security
#32 – Do SMBs Need a CISO? – John Prokap, CISO
Dec 21, 2020 Episode 32
Business-Of-Security

In this episode, guest John Prokap discusses the cyber security needs of small and mid-sized businesses, and if and when they need to hire a CISO. His discussion with hosts Malcolm and Chad covers:

  • Why SMBs absolutely need a security program
  • How and when to hire a vCISO, and when it's time to hire a full-time CISO
  • How industry associations can help their SMB members
  • The headwinds of change that a CISO will encounter, including "Technical Ego"
  • Why SMBs need to think about "Extinction Events" in their security planning

Recoil in horror as John, Malcolm, and Chad share stories from their pasts, including: users with one-character passwords, RSA auth tokens zip-tied to forklifts, and how one company had more domain admins that IT staff.

Guest:
John Prokap, former CISO at HarperCollins

Hosts:
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cymatic
Chad Boeckmann, Founder/CEO, TrustMAPP

Sponsor:
TrustMAPP (https://trustmapp.com)

Show Notes

In this episode, guest John Prokap discusses the cyber security needs of small and mid-sized businesses, and if and when they need to hire a CISO. His discussion with hosts Malcolm and Chad covers:

  • Why SMBs absolutely need a security program
  • How and when to hire a vCISO, and when it's time to hire a full-time CISO
  • How industry associations can help their SMB members
  • The headwinds of change that a CISO will encounter, including "Technical Ego"
  • Why SMBs need to think about "Extinction Events" in their security planning

Recoil in horror as John, Malcolm, and Chad share stories from their pasts, including: users with one-character passwords, RSA auth tokens zip-tied to forklifts, and how one company had more domain admins that IT staff.

Guest:
John Prokap, former CISO at HarperCollins

Hosts:
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cymatic
Chad Boeckmann, Founder/CEO, TrustMAPP

Sponsor:
TrustMAPP (https://trustmapp.com)