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CyRise Elevate Reflections

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Caleb Sima, CSO Robinhood, on dealing with humans

Guest advisor Caleb Sima is Chief Security Officer at Robinhood – the well-known stock brokerage app you may already have on your phone. He shared his thoughts on dealing with humans with our CyRise Elevate members. Over a 20+ year career, Caleb has co-founded three companies, been a hacker, a CTO, a CEO, and is now […]

Scaling and Maturing the Security Function

Swathi Joshi is VP, SaaS Cloud Security at Oracle. Based in San Francisco, she was previously Security Engineering Manager (Detection and Response) at Netflix. Swathi received her Masters in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University (US), and a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science from NMAM Institute of Technology (India). She is a board […]

How to Hire Great Cybersecurity Talent

Hugh Williams spent several years in the US working in technical executive roles at Google, eBay and Microsoft, and is currently Melbourne Business School’s first Melbourne Enterprise Professor. We invited Hugh to share his wisdom on hiring incredible tech teams.

Building Security Culture for High-Performing Teams with Marc Bown

This month, CyRise Elevate was joined by guest advisor Marc Bown, CISO and Enterprise Technology Lead at Immutable, a web3 gaming scale up in Australia. Prior to Immutable, Marc helped found the security teams at Sportsbet, Fitbit and Afterpay. A leader in security, technology and engineering, Marc is passionate about building empowered, high-performing teams. He […]

Reflections on the Optus hack with Tom Uren

This month, CyRise Elevate was joined by guest advisor Tom Uren. Tom is Editor of Srsly Risky Biz (created in collaboration with the Risky.Biz podcast) – a weekly substack newsletter that features stories shaping cyber policy. Based in Canberra, Tom is also a senior fellow at Australian Strategic Policy Institute, who spent 15 years at […]

Reflections on securing Netflix, with Jason Chan

Jason Chan is the ex-VP Security at Netflix, and while he describes himself as “currently retired”, is also an angel investor and startup advisor. Jason spent his whole 25-year career in security, with the final decade at Netflix. He witnessed the evolution of Netflix from a company that shipped DVDs (remember those days?) to a […]

What is a SIEM, and do I need one?

Implementing a SIEM, or rather, building a programme: Advice from Bill Mahony, Head of Cyber Security for Athena Home Loans.

Hard Lessons Learned

Candid advice from Dan Grzelak, Security Chief of Staff at Atlassian.

CISOs Don’t (Just) Stop Breaches

Three things a value-add Security Leader should be doing, from guest advisor Geoff Belknap, CISO at LinkedIn.