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The following is an edited excerpt from a recent episode of Tripwire’s Cybersecurity Podcast.

Mark Houpt has to stay on top of a vast range of compliance and security issues as the CISO at managed services and co-location data service provider Databank. He shares how he works with all organizations of all sorts to help them address a myriad of emerging regulations, standards and security issues across all industries and sectors.

Tim Erlin: Welcome everyone to this episode of the Tripwire’s Cybersecurity Podcast. I’m Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. Today I am joined by Mark Houpt, the CISO for DataBank. Mark, welcome.

Mark Houpt: Thank you very much. I’m glad to be here.

TE: Great. So, DataBank is a managed services provider, and you’re the CISO there. Can you tell us a little bit about what that entails? How is that different from being a CISO for another type of organization?

MH: Yeah, sure. So, DataBank is a managed services and co-location data center provider. In my experience of being both a chief technology officer and a chief information security officer in other organizations, the difference here is that we have such a broad range of compliance items that we have to deal with in an enterprise type of environment or an environment where a company is singularly focused (Read more...)