Cybersecurity Solutions: Innovative cutting edge problem-solving
June 27, 2023
Hosted by Joshua Nicholson
Welcome to today's episode! In contrast to our previous discussions on #artificialintelligence, #cloudsecurity, and #burnout, we are taking a different approach today. We have the pleasure of hosting two remarkable CEOs from cybersecurity technology companies. These individuals are at the forefront of driving innovative solutions to tackle the most complex cybersecurity challenges. With their extensive industry knowledge and proven track records, they have successfully developed applications and services that promote innovation, mitigate risks, and enable modern enterprises to thrive in this ever-changing landscape of cyber threats. To add more value, we have invited our esteemed guests to shed light on the top five crucial aspects that the CISO community should be aware of. Their insights will help us gain a deeper understanding of these critical issues. Joining us today are Chris Lehman and Chris Freedman, who will share their expertise and perspectives on this compelling subject. So, let's dive in and explore the valuable insights they bring to the table. Chris Lehman is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SafeGuard Cyber. Chris is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working for some of the highest growth and most successful technology companies in the world. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for ExtraHop, where over four years, he helped lead their transformation into #CyberSecurity's leading Enterprise Network Detection and Response (NDR) company. During Chris' time at ExtraHop, he was responsible for all Go-to-Market functions, and they grew their ARR over 700%, culminating in the successful sale of the business to Bain Capital and Crosspoint Ventures. Prior to ExtraHop, Chris held senior leadership positions at FireEye, Salesforce.com, EMC, and Documentum. Chris holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. #cybersecurityexpert Chris Freedman is a highly accomplished business leader with a diverse background in diplomacy, business, and philanthropy. Chris began his career serving as a diplomat with the Atlantic Treaty Association and founding a regional real-estate development firm. He continued his career by founding and managing various corporations in the U.S., including MyBenefitsLab, a national online provider of diagnostic testing with the nation's largest laboratories and national physician's network. In 2016, Chris co-founded OnDefend, an international #cybersecurity firm, where he currently serves as the CEO. Civically, Chris has also served several charitable organizations, including Best Buddies Jacksonville and the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida. Chris graduated with the highest honors from the University of Florida. #businessleadership In recent news, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has added a batch of six flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog,
Cyber Security America
Tuesday at 9AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
On the front lines of technology and business there’s a battle of survival. Behind the scenes, businesses are on a mission to keep a vigilant watch for threats in an ongoing Cyber War. But it’s not just about malware, ransomware, and breaches anymore. The obstacles and barriers companies face today are bigger and badder than ever — and these cyber threats are forcing them to prove they’re secure for the future. So when you need answers to win the battle, tune into Cyber Security America with your host Joshua Nicholson. You’ll learn what it’s like running cyber security operations teams inside some of the world’s largest companies. It’s a cyber backstage pass and real world advice for cyber defenders, CISOs, and security professionals. Cyber Security America airs every Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific, 12 Noon Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Joshua R. Nicholson is a multi-faceted, strategic, and accomplished former U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt., global leader, and respected member of the international cyber security & IT communities. He has 24 years of "hands-on keyboard" technology experience coupled with direct CXO and Board transformation enablement skills. He has strong business acumen, extensive industry relationships, expert technical skills in several domains of IT and Security, and deep experience driving Information Security outcomes. Mr. Nicholson has a proven history delivering on large scale global enterprise information security projects and programs. He has broad experience working and travelling internationally (U.K., EU, Middle East, Asia, Australia) maintaining and building strong customer relationships with key foreign executives and Chief Information Security Officers. His strong technology and cyber engineering skills, coupled with a smooth and confident style of explaining highly technical terms in easy-to-understand business language, is a key attribute of his leadershp style.