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Episode 12  |  25:35 min

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape with CISO Alex Manea

Episode 12  |  25:35 min  |  10.22.2021

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape with CISO Alex Manea

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This is a podcast episode titled, Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape with CISO Alex Manea. The summary for this episode is: <p>Cybersecurity is a topic that is not to be taken lightly. We're working with Georgian's Head of Security and Privacy, Alex Manea, to bring you a series of content for your company's cybersecurity needs. In this episode, we approach the cybersecurity landscape metaphorically — we take you back to the middle ages where castles, kings, and knights existed. Think of your company as the castle you're protecting and dive into the systems to consider when creating a security architecture. </p><p><br></p><p>You'll hear about: </p><ul><li>Cybersecurity attacks and how to prevent them</li><li>Ways to spread out your risks </li><li>Hiring security experts internally or externally</li><li>Detecting potential security threats </li><li>Drawing the line to protect the company while being mindful of legislation and employees' rights </li><li>Responding to a DDoS attack </li><li>What we can learn from the SolarWinds attack </li><li>Anonymity and what it means for your data</li></ul>
Takeaway 1 | 00:34 MIN
Concept of good and bad people is very contextual
Takeaway 2 | 00:38 MIN
Preventing cybersecurity attacks
Takeaway 3 | 00:49 MIN
Spreading out your risks through several vendors when building a security program
Takeaway 4 | 01:05 MIN
Hiring an internal security architect as a growth-stage company
Takeaway 5 | 00:45 MIN
Detecting potential security threats
Takeaway 6 | 01:14 MIN
Drawing the line to protect the company while being mindful of legislation and employees' rights.
Takeaway 7 | 00:35 MIN
What is and is not allowable when it comes to personal privacy?
Takeaway 8 | 01:33 MIN
Responding to a DDoS attack.
Takeaway 9 | 01:36 MIN
Anonymity and what it means for your data.
Takeaway 10 | 01:30 MIN
What is ransomware and how to protect yourself against it.

Cybersecurity is a topic that is not to be taken lightly. We're working with Georgian's Head of Security and Privacy, Alex Manea, to bring you a series of content for your company's cybersecurity needs. In this episode, we approach the cybersecurity landscape metaphorically — we take you back to the middle ages where castles, kings, and knights existed. Think of your company as the castle you're protecting and dive into the systems to consider when creating a security architecture.


You'll hear about:

  • Cybersecurity attacks and how to prevent them
  • Ways to spread out your risks
  • Hiring security experts internally or externally
  • Detecting potential security threats
  • Drawing the line to protect the company while being mindful of legislation and employees' rights
  • Responding to a DDoS attack
  • What we can learn from the SolarWinds attack
  • Anonymity and what it means for your data
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Alex Manea
Head of Security at Georgian
Prior to joining Georgian, Alex led cybersecurity at a multi-billion dollar public company (Blackberry). Alex is our cybersecurity expert that works with our portfolio companies to implement and scale effective security programs.

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