The New CISO Podcast - Episode 27 | Exabeam

The New CISO Podcast Episode 27: Is Our Understanding of Who Owns Risk Driving CISOs to the Edge?

On this episode, Steve speaks to Gary Hayslip, US Navy veteran, author of The CISO Desk Reference Guide, and CISO at SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Gary and Steve talk about the challenges military personnel face when transitioning into the business world, and how our understanding of risk ownership might be negatively impacting CISOs in the long run.

The Challenges Military Veterans Face when Transitioning “Out of Service”

Having served in the military for however many years, enlisted personnel ending their tour receive some standard training on how to transition to civilian life. While these classes teach vets the basics, like how to format resumes, they don’t provide the amount of support a veteran needs to adjust to an entirely new life.

When you’re in the military, everything is organized and planned out for you, from your day to your week, to your month, to your year. You always understand what you need to do, and what path to follow. That changes when your tour ends, whether it’s after four years or 20.

Gary and Steve also hit on critical issues like:

  • How employers can better empower veterans
  • Overcoming anxiety when transitioning into a new role
  • The AAR process
  • Businesses that have a mission vs those that have a mission statement
  • Effective data breach remediation and,
  • Building an inclusive work culture

More about Gary Hayslip

As Chief Information Security Officer, Gary Hayslip advises Softbank Investment Advisers (SBIA) executive leadership on protecting critical information resources and overseeing enterprise cybersecurity strategy. As the senior security executive for SBIA, Hayslip’s mission includes creating partnerships and a “risk aware” culture that places a high value on securing critical information entrusted to SBIA. Hayslip recently co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 and The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs.

His previous information security roles include multiple CISO, CIO, and CRO roles for Webroot Software, the City of San Diego, the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), and the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College & Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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