The Gate 15 Interview EP 27: Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 with the National Cybersecurity Alliance, Auto-ISAC and FS-ISAC! Plus, background! shout-outs!! favorite movies, tigers, and more!!!
In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour speaks with National Cybersecurity Alliance Executive Director, Lisa Plaggemier, Automotive ISAC Intelligence and Analysis Operations Manager & Vice Chair for the National Council of ISACs, Josh Poster, and FS-ISAC Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Bridgette Walsh, about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022!
Lisa Plaggemier is Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance. She is a recognized thought leader in security awareness and education with a proven track record of engaging and empowering people to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations. Lisa has held leadership roles with the Ford Motor Company, CDK, InfoSec and MediaPRO, and is a frequent speaker at major events including RSA, Gartner and SANS. She is a University of Michigan graduate (Go Blue!) and while she wasn’t born in Austin, Texas, she got there as fast as she could.
Josh Poster is the Intelligence and Analysis Operations Manager for Auto-ISAC. In that role he also serves as the Leader, Auto-ISAC Intel & Analysis Division & Vice Chair, National Council of ISACs (NCI). His past roles have included Program Manager, Public Transportation and Surface Transportation ISACs, Program Manager, Information and Infrastructure Technologies, and Sr. Analyst, Electronic Warfare Associates, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and is a long time leader in the ISAC and homeland security communities.
Bridgette Walsh is the Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships for the Financial Services-Information Sharing Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). Prior to her arrival at the FS-ISAC, Bridgette supported the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission since its inception in 2003 and has led various leadership positions within cybersecurity strategy and stakeholder engagement. She most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Director (A) for Stakeholder Engagement for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) including standing up the 6th Division within CISA. She also served as the Chief of Staff for the Cybersecurity Division (CSD) in CISA and as the Senior Counselor for Cyber to the CISA Director providing strategic guidance and counselor on cyber issues for the Agency. While leading Partnerships & Engagement for the CSD Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Sub-Division (SECIR) she oversaw the Departments’ development and delivery of the President’s Executive Order 13800 Critical Infrastructure deliverables and all major partnership engagements. See additional background on Bridgette below.
In the discussion we address:
The great organizations our guests belong to!
Background on Cybersecurity Awareness Month
DHS’s history and role with Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022
The role of the NCI and individual ISACs in message amplification
Strong passwords and password managers!
Recognizing and reporting phishing!
Books, movies, tigers and dogs, and our guests answer when they’d like to be in time!
A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include:
Website Link: https://staysafeonline.org
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
Automotive Information Sharing And Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC)
National Council of ISACs (NCI)
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