Risk Grustlers / Episode #4

Back to Basics: A Crash Course for Experts!

Featuring Gary Hunter

Switching fields into cybersecurity can be a whole lot of scary, especially in the current landscape but there’s no better example than Gary Hunter, who joins us in our fourth episode of Risk Grustlers to teach us how to break the imposter syndrome and find your feet in this wild jungle of data security! 

Coming from a non-tech background and building his portfolio as a ‘security guy’ from scratch, Gary has accumulated the perfect balance to act as the bridge between complex technical problems and non-technical audiences.

“So, the key difference is the sense of ownership. Internal auditors have that, while external auditors usually stick to compliance. It's about being risk-based versus compliance-focused."

“What I came to really appreciate about GRC was how it could positively impact my applications. Its ripple effects spread across the organization and ensure that hundreds of applications are compliant.”

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Join us as we interview Gary Hunter, the Executive Director and Deputy Information Security Officer, Cybersecurity at The Walt Disney Company 

There are a bowlful of acronyms that have entered the cybersecurity industry in the last few years, and in this episode, Gary expands on why exactly it is important to identify the most critical things first: the BASICS. 

Are you doing the basics correctly? Or are you simply on a barrage of vendors to help you identify the risk areas? Do you have data lying around in a sweet nest bucket for attackers? 

Find the answers to all these questions and more in our exclusive episode where Gary discusses on how to strike a balance between deploying the greatest latest AI systems while maintaining the proper processes in-house. Tune in right now! 

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