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Cliff Notes from a CISO Author's Perspective

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Austin Cyber Show Session by Gary Hayslip Author CISO Executive Primer


Title: Cliff notes from a CISO Author's Perspective


Join us as Gary shares insights from a CISO Perspective

The CISO Desk Reference Guide Executive Primer is written primarily for the CISO's colleagues. The primary perspective of this book is one of expectation. What are the expectations the CEO should have for their CISO? What support should the CFO expect to provide the organization's CISO in support of their mission? What are the expectations the CISO will place on their colleagues to help make the organization more resilient? What kind of support should a CISO expect from the board? As important, what expectations should the entire leadership team, including the board, place on the CISO in terms of communications, teaching, expertise, risk assessment, metrics, meeting regulatory requirements, and preparing the organization to detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents?

Gary is an experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes security program efficiency and minimizes costs. Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in, and build consensus. I bring this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to my role as the CISO, for SoftBank Investment Advisers – The Vision Fund & Visi


on Fund II and SoftBank Group International – The LATAM Fund, The Opportunity Fund, and The Tech Fund. My previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.


Proven cybersecurity professional demonstrating an exceptional record of communication and public speaking skills; I am adept at presenting multifaceted security & risk concepts to audiences of varying knowledge levels. Gary established a reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. He co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 series and I authored The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path. All of these books are considered among the leading resources for enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. Gary sits on four security & technology advisory boards and write for Forbes Technology Council. He is an active member of the cyber community with memberships in the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. Gary holds multiple professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and have earned a BS in information systems management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.



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