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Simplifying Security And Making It A Business Driver | With Joshua Scott

Episode Summary

Cybersecurity and business haven't played the same game — mostly because they did not understand each other. Thankfully, these days, security can not only be the business protector but a driving force for growth.

Episode Notes

Cybersecurity and business haven't played the same game — mostly because they did not understand each other. Thankfully, these days, security can not only be the business protector but a driving force for growth.

We often hear stories about digital transformation and moving on-premises data centers to the cloud, but seldom get to listen to some of the specifics for many of these business-defining projects. Who's involved and how are these critical relationships established and maintained are essential factors to understand the real value an InfoSec team can bring to the business.

CISOs and their business peers that fail to connect the dots between cyber risk management and the business objectives can actually be doing the business a disservice, namely with the language, the jargon, and the mysteriousness about what both sides are trying to accomplish. Let's face it, many organizations don't realize it, but they are making things too complicated.

Listen to today's story to hear how our guest, Joshua Scott (former Realtor.com’s CISO), supported the business, making things really simple to understand while providing quick feedback that allowed the organization to move things along and grow.

Ultimately, it was about establishing relationships and open communications across the organization that reduced operational burden while also reducing the potential impact of a threat.

"Really getting the organization to care about security was hard; it was really hard. That's why I started focusing on understanding what was important to them."—Joshua Scott.

Guest(s)
Joshua Scott, former CISO, Realtor.com

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