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CISO Stories Podcast: Communications Before, During and After a Breach

September 16, 2021 |

Figuring out what to do after a breach is the wrong time to start the planning process. Communications strategies must be in place well beforehand and there are many benefits to the cybersecurity program for implementing these strategies in advance.

Melanie Ensign, founder and CEO at Discernible, joins the podcast to explain how security teams benefit from relationships with the communications and public relations specialists before, during and after a breach event – check it out…

Melanie Ensign
About the Guest

Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign is the founder and CEO of Discernible Inc, a specialized communications firm for security and privacy organizations. 

She is the former global head of privacy, security, and engineering communications at Uber. Melanie also leads the press department for DEFCON.

About the Hosts

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About the Host

Sam Curry

Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam Curry (@samjcurry) is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.  Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product.

Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

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About the Host

Todd Fitzgerald

Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. 

Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. 

Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.

CISO Stories Podcast

About The CISO Stories Podcast


The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present the CISO Stories Podcast. Each week CISO Stories takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community.

The Cybersecurity Collaborative is a unique membership community enabling cybersecurity leaders to work together in a trusted environment. To learn more, visit: https://www.securityweekly.com/csc.

All Episodes of CISO Stories Podcast

CISO Stories Podcast: Communications Before, During and After a Breach

September 16, 2021 |

Figuring out what to do after a breach is the wrong time to start the planning process. Communications strategies must be in place well beforehand and there are many benefits to the cybersecurity program for implementing these strategies in advance.

Melanie Ensign, founder and CEO at Discernible, joins the podcast to explain how security teams benefit from relationships with the communications and public relations specialists before, during and after a breach event – check it out…

Melanie Ensign
About the Guest

Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign is the founder and CEO of Discernible Inc, a specialized communications firm for security and privacy organizations. 

She is the former global head of privacy, security, and engineering communications at Uber. Melanie also leads the press department for DEFCON.

About the Hosts

sam-hex-hs
About the Host

Sam Curry

Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam Curry (@samjcurry) is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.  Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product.

Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

todd-fitzgerald-hex-hs
About the Host

Todd Fitzgerald

Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. 

Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. 

Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.

CISO Stories Podcast

About The CISO Stories Podcast


The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present the CISO Stories Podcast. Each week CISO Stories takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community.

The Cybersecurity Collaborative is a unique membership community enabling cybersecurity leaders to work together in a trusted environment. To learn more, visit: https://www.securityweekly.com/csc.

All Episodes of CISO Stories Podcast

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog authored by CISO Stories Podcast. Read the original post at: https://www.cybereason.com/blog/ciso-stories-podcast-communications-before-during-and-after-a-breach