The Social-Engineer Podcast

Today on the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Security Awareness Series, Ryan and I are joined by Robert Wood. Mr. Wood is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He leads enterprise cyber security, compliance, privacy, and counter intelligence functions at CMS and ensures the Agency complies with secure IT requirements while encouraging innovation.

Mr. Wood has over 10 years of experience in information technology, information security and management consulting.

Prior to CMS, Mr. Wood has built and managed several security programs in the technology sector. He was also formerly a Principal Consultant for Cigital where he advised enterprises about their software security programs. He also founded and led the red team assessment practice with Cigital, focused on holistic adversarial analysis, helping organizations identify and manage risks from alternative perspectives.

Mr. Wood has a B.S. in Information Management & Technology from Syracuse University. [Jan 15, 2024]

 

00:00 - Intro

00:18 - Ryan Intro

01:03 - Intro Links:

-          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/

-          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/

-          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/

-          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/

-          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb

-          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/

-          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                               

04:28 - Robert Wood Intro

05:35 - A Small Career Jump

10:31 - The Constant Desire to Learn

12:58 - Unique Challenges

16:08 - Measure & Manage

20:01 - Making it Human

23:14 - Executive Power

26:35 - Pushing Up

29:18 - Part of a Team

32:45 - Mentors

-          Jim Routh

-          Jason Hills

-          Amit Sethi

35:44 - Book Recommendations

-          Think Again - Adam Grant

-          Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon

38:29 - Find Robert Wood Online

-          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/holycyberbatman

-          Website: softsideofcyber.com

39:32 - Wrap Up & Outro

-          www.social-engineer.com

-          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org

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