A CISO’s Playbook for Success in Cybersecurity Career

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Date:  July 10, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM MDT | 9:30 AM EDT | 7:00 PM IST
Topic: A CISO’s Playbook for Success in Cybersecurity Career

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Abstract: With modern-day threats evolving rapidly, the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in safeguarding an organization’s information assets has become increasingly critical. As a holistic approach to security is the need of the hour, CISOs must move beyond traditional responsibilities to guide their organization’s security posture across diverse virtual environments and threat landscapes. The current webinar aims to explore the journey, challenges, and pivotal moments in a CISO’s career through our speaker’s insights. It is designed to benefit aspiring cybersecurity professionals who aim to reach the pinnacle of their careers as CISOs. The webinar also seeks to understand the approach to success as a CISO, encompassing technical proficiency, leadership skills, and business acumen. By leveraging this webinar’s contents, current and aspiring CISOs can navigate the continuously evolving threat landscape, drive continuous improvement of their organization’s security posture, and advance their careers.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a CISO.
  • Developing robust cybersecurity strategy aligned with organizational objectives and compliance.
  • Developing a framework for incident response planning and execution.
  • Developing strategy for effective communication with stakeholders, as well as executive management.
  • Building and leading a skilled cybersecurity team.
  • Understanding the challenges associated with the role of CISO.
  • Fostering a culture of security awareness across the organization.
  • A CISO approach to emerging threats, technologies, and continuous education.

Rodney GullatteRodney Gullatte , Jr., Certified Ethical Hacker and CEO, Firma IT Solutions
Bio:Rodney Gullatte, Jr., is a community leader, US Air Force Veteran, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Network Defense Architect and another 13 certifications. He is the CEO of Firma IT Solutions, which provides Penetration Testing “Pen Testing” for private companies that currently have internal IT/Cyber support or are outsourcing their IT/Cyber services. With a background in Information Technology and Cybersecurity that includes the Department of Defense, retail, healthcare, casinos, utility companies, and more, Rodney has developed Firma IT Solutions to bring this enterprise Pen Testing service to businesses in the Pikes Peak Region and across the World. Colorado Springs, CO, is his 5th community as a military family. In the short span of 9 years, Rodney established himself in Colorado Springs as a transformational business and community leader. His latest accomplishments are becoming the first Black President of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs (2020-2021), winner of Colorado Springs Business Journal Best in Business 2017 and 2023 #1 Cybersecurity Company, recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Stars Class of 2018 award, winner of the 2020 Mayor’s Young Leaders Award in Technology and Sustainability, winner of the 2020 Front Range Power Connectors Networker of the Year, founder of the Colorado Springs Black Business Network and the winner of Small Business Week 2019 Veteran Business Owner of the Year. He is the immediate past President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and the National Cybersecurity Center. He is an alumni of the inaugural Colorado Springs Mayor’s Civic Leaders Fellowship, Colorado Governor’s Fellowship Class of 2022, and Colorado Springs Leadership Institute Class of 2019. He is most currently an Honorary Commander of the US Air Force Academy and is one of 50 people globally to be honored as a 2023 EC-Council Chief Information Security Officer Hall of Fame Award Winner.

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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