020 – What Makes a Successful Technologist, A Day in the Life of a Security Firm CISO, and Lessons from an Effective Phishing Engagement

Roshan Popal, SVP of Cloud Customer Operations & CISO at MicroStrategy

Episode Details

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil sits down with Roshan Popal, SVP of Cloud Operations and CISO at MicroStrategy. They discuss Roshan’s start in security, which includes getting caught hacking the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) at SUNY Buffalo, and share advice for emerging security professionals. They also discuss what it’s really like to be a CISO at a security firm and reminisce about an effective phishing campaign that fooled Nabil when the two worked together and highlight the key business learnings from the engagement. Roshan discusses the challenges and opportunities of being a CISO at a security firm, business lessons learned from a phishing engagement, how to reduce security friction, and more.
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Nabil Hannan
NetSPI Managing Director
Agent of Influence is a podcast hosted by NetSPI Managing Director Nabil Hannan, as a place to share best practices and trends in the world of cyber security and vulnerability management.