The New CISO Podcast - Episode 33 | Exabeam

The New CISO Podcast Episode 33: Managing Risk While Building Trust in a Post-Breach Environment

On this show Steve sits down with Charlie McNerney, CISO of Expedia Group. The two talk about how to be a respectful leader and finding respectful leadership, the notion of trust, and how diagnosing a problem before treating it can be a good strategy.

Shared Responsibility

Charlie relays how important it is to convey that everyone shares the responsibility of risk. He also discusses the importance of recognizing how anyone can impact risk and how the security team needs to articulate this to the rest of the company.

This episode also includes topics like:

  • Early retirement and intellectual income
  • Trust in a Company
  • The medical model for security
  • Competition and cooperation
  • Legacy in leadership

More about Charlie McNerney

Charlie is Expedia Groups Chief Information Security Officer and CSO. He joined us last year to assume Global Responsibility for developing and leading our risk and compliance structure for employees, suppliers and partner travel network. As the world’s travel platform, the safety and integrity of our travel network and platform is critical to our success in providing world class experiences for travel across all our brands such as Expedia, VRBO,, Egencia and others. Charlie is a seasoned executive with 24+ years of multi-disciplined security, technical operations and core engineering experience while just having come from Microsoft Corporation where he spent 25 years helping Microsoft grow their security posture across the corporation and cloud.

His most recent role was in building out the Microsoft Retail Stores throughout the US. Charlie is a respected and accomplished security leader across the technology industry and is recognized for his ability to navigate corporate risk through innovative leadership and vision.

As the Chief Information Security Officer for Expedia Group, Charlie is responsible for global enterprise-wide information security, Data, Regulatory and Privacy compliance, along with our business continuity efforts. Charlie leads a global team of security professionals with a strategic focus on information protection.

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