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InfoSec World - Security from Scratch: Reminiscing being the 2nd Security Employee at a Startup

Event date 25 October 2021

Security from Scratch: Reminiscing Being the 2nd Security Employee at a Startup

Sourya Biswas
InfoSec World
October 25 2021

What happens when a small company equipped with the brand new security program you built suddenly becomes a not-so-small company successful enough to be targeted by cyber attacks? This case study will outline the security roll-out at a startup and reveal how they remained result-oriented even on a small budget. Attendees will leave with recommendations that have since been successfully implemented by multiple other lean startups, and applicable to anyone tasked with building or rebuilding enterprise cybersecurity, or working with limited funding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the thought process of a new CISO at a company without a security program.
  • Realize what a startup’s Board typically looks for in a new security program.
  • Understand how Defense in Depth is a viable approach towards implementing security from scratch.
  • Learn about some common gaps encountered assessing startups’ security postures.


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