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Be A Trusted Cybersecurity Advisor | Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection | CISO Insiders
Episode 6226th December 2022 • CISO insiders • GRSee Consulting
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In this episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Shane Molinari | Principal, Data Privacy and Protection at BCMpros, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and the evolution of the role of CISO.

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Highlights:

What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?

  • Effective communication is one of the biggest challenges that I faced. Soft skills are what you need when it comes to driving expectations from your team & translate the technical aspects from the gearheads to business executives.

What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your career

  • The people were my biggest & best resource when it comes to learning about cybersecurity. I learned from mentors that I had at the early phase of my career and their perspective on cybersecurity & the professional world, in general, was a great resource. The people that are around you can be your best resource when it comes to learning cybersecurity.

What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing?

  • Vendors should stop acting like a business & start acting like a partner. They should put themselves into their clients' shoes and think about how can we provide benefits from their technology or service. When you do that, you’re not just a cybersecurity vendor but a trusted advisor who’s nurturing a relationship for a long-term game.

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00.36 Guest Introduction and professional journey

04:23 Icebreakers

05:12 What is one thing you wish you had known before starting your career

08:46 Biggest failure & accomplishment

18:04 Career advice for young cybersecurity professionals

22:45 The role of the CISO in the IT organization

27:20 What resources helped you to learn cybersecurity in your career

32:36 Debunking one common myth about cybersecurity

36:16 The most important skills a CISO should have

42:58 How will the cybersecurity industry might evolve

47:39 What cybersecurity vendors should not be doing

50:20 Closing comments

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Connect with Shane: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smolinari/

Connect with Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbenaderet/