Defense Against the Dark Web Podcast
Navigating GRC with some help from CTI

Cybersixgill presents Defense Against the Dark Web, a podcast series with Delilah Schwartz.

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Episode Summary

In the of our two-part podcast episode, we're joined by Chris Strand, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Cybersixgill. Leveraging his extensive background as a former security auditor, Chris imparts invaluable insights into the intersection between Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI).

Drawing a parallel to dental check-ups, Chris emphasizes GRC's significance in maintaining comprehensive cyber hygiene. No one jumps for joy at the prospect of an audit, much like visiting the dentist's office, but it's a crucial task that organizations must undertake. The key, according to Chris, is to make the audit process as smooth and painless as possible, akin to a quick dental check-up rather than a time-consuming root canal.

Chris emphasizes the pivotal role of attack surface management and threat intelligence, particularly vulnerability exploit intelligence. These practices not only ensure compliance with cybersecurity mandates but also help organizations identify areas that need protection and bridge security gaps. 

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Meet our speakers

Chris Strand

Chris Strand

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Christopher Strand is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Cybersixgill. He has spent the last 25 years developing business models and cutting-edge market opportunities within a broad range of IT Security businesses. He has brought value to both established industry names looking to expand their market share and to small start ups requiring differentiation to break into the market. At Cybersixgill he is responsible for leading the global security risk and compliance business unit, which helps companies and security executives bridge the gap between cybersecurity and regulatory cyber-compliance.

Delilah Schwartz

Delilah Schwartz

Security Strategist

Delilah Schwartz boasts a unique blend of expertise in the fields of extremism, internet-enabled radicalization and the cybercriminal underground. Leveraging her extensive multidisciplinary knowledge and research analysis skills, Delilah brings a unique perspective to the cybersecurity industry, providing valuable insights into the complex and rapidly evolving threat landscape. Delilah is passionate about democratizing cybersecurity discourse, and making ‘cyber speak’ accessible to a non-technical audience.

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