Chris Hodson is the CISO at Contentful, which helps digital teams assemble content and deliver experiences, faster. Prior to Contentful, Chris was at Zscaler and Tanium and also busy writing a book called Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threat, Identify Vulnerabilities, and Apply Controls. 

Chris builds and runs cybersecurity organizations that manage technology risks and helps product teams develop security solutions that work. As comfortable in the server room as the board room, he tailors cybersecurity strategy to organizational risk appetite and business objectives. 

Topics include: 

Chris’s hottest security take on the role of a CISO 

How Chris started developing the skills that better enabled him as a better technical CISO 

How Chris works more closely with DevOps teams

How his team gets smart about what to detect

How to work with application developers to get more useful data

Prioritize the services that are most sensitive, so things that are touching customer data get the most attention 

The application signals Chris typically cares about 

Building out tools internally to send telemetry to a single source

The organization of cross-functional security team and the focus on security engineers 

The Kubernetes 4Cs - Code, Container, Clusters, Cloud

The importance of organizational-specific context to succeed in fixing symptoms at the cause 

Chris’s advice that he’d give to detection teams living in a cloud-based world 


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Kubernetes 4Cs:

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