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“Future of Vulnerability Management” Podcast Episode 6: The Role Vulnerability Management Plays in Proper Cyber Hygiene

Future of Vulnerability Management Podcast Episode 6 Featuring Tim Brown

The Future of Vulnerability Management podcast is dedicated to helping security professionals tackle real issues in the vulnerability management space. Lisa Xu, our CEO, interviews industry experts and leading practitioners about what can be done to prepare for the future of vulnerability management. 

Lisa has a passion for connecting business with technology and thrives in transforming disruptive technology into leading solutions. Over the past two decades, Lisa has advised Fortune 500 enterprises on data security, privacy and technology risk management, and led many diverse teams at Ally Financial (GMAC), KPMG, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In this episode, Lisa talks with Tim Brown, the CISO at SolarWinds. Tim has held many roles in the cybersecurity space, including Fellow, Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer and Board Advisor. Tim drives the creation, architecture, strategy, and external visibility for products and solutions. 

He has helped develop solutions in a number of security related areas including, Vulnerability Management, Identity Management, GRC, Antivirus, intrusion detection, encryption, Security Event Management, cloud security, forensics, insider threat, IOT, analytic and managed security services. Tim has 15 issued patents and has developed and enhanced the patent programs. 

Topics discussed: 

  • Tim’s most vulnerable moment that shaped his career as a professional 
  • What makes good cyber hygiene and the role VM plays 
  • Why hygiene is not black and white, but something that should be measured consistently 
  • Why just tooling without a VM program in place is ineffective 
  • What it’s like to go through such a high profile, high visibility event 
  • His takeaways and recommendations for practitioners and defenders 
  • How defenders think in lists, attackers think in graphs 
  • Tim’s practical advice for practitioners 

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