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CISO Insider

Aug 4, 2021

One Main Financial CISO Michelle Valdez joins CISO Insider to discuss how to build a community of cybersecurity. Her approach is all about resiliency and reducing human risk to minimize the impact of security incidents. We talk about how she built this approach from her long career that began in the Air Force and now includes her work in fintech in the private sector. She also shares advice on how CISOs from all backgrounds can excel in the role — even CISOs without technical backgrounds. Finally, hear about how she thinks about data security as a security executive. We’re excited to share our discussion with Michelle.

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Humans of Infosec 

Mac Power Users with David Sparks and Stephen Hackett 

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