CISO's guide to embracing risk in business

Cloud Security Podcast

Apr 9 2024 • 48 mins

What is it like to build a successful business based on risk? In this episode Ashish spoke to Fredrick Lee, CISO at Reddit. FLee shared his deep insights into the essential role of risk in driving business success and innovation. With a career that spans across notable tech giants like Square (now Block), Twilio, and Gusto, Lee brings a wealth of experience in both hardware and software security landscapes. Without embracing risk, businesses risk stagnation in a world where competitors are always ready to innovate. From discussing the cost-effective strategies in cybersecurity to exploring the formation and goals of Reddit's S.P.A.C.E team (Security, Privacy, Automation, Compliance, and Engineering), this episode gets into the challenges and opportunities presented by the modern tech environment

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(00:00) Introduction

(04:42) A bit about Fredrick Lee

(07:42) How cloud changed cybersecurity?

(11:37) Threat Landscape in Software vs Hardware

(15:12) Threat Landscape in B2B vs B2C

(17:27) Navigating the First Steps as a New Company's CISO

(20:26) The role of compliance in Cybersecurity

(24:12) The role of privacy in Cybersecurity

(26:11) The role of AI in cybersecurity

(30:36) A bit about AI Cybersecurity Podcast

(31:09) What it means to be a CISO?

(34:34) Building CISO Roadmaps: Balancing Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

(36:49) Where to start with CISO Roadmap?

(39:02) What keeps Fredrick motivated about his CISO role?

(40:36) Whats next for current CISOs?

(42:50) The Fun Questions

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