Leveraging Data & Automation to Scale Cyber Security Operations #CloudTalk

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On this weeks #CloudTalk we have special guest Cody Cornell the Founder and CEO at Swimlane a platform designed to help organizations automate their security operations.  Cody is a Cyber Security thought leader who began his career in the U.S. Coast Guard then supporting numerous security roles supporting Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) where he was became a mentor, leader and friend of CloudTalk co-host Brian Fanzo.  Cody has also spent time supporting American Express and IBM Global Business Services before he cofounded Phoenix Data Security in 2011.

Our topic this week is Leveraging Data & Automation to Scale Cyber Security Operations, data has been a big theme over the past 14 weeks of CloudTalk and an even bigger topic has been securities role in cloud technologies, innovation and the future of work.

Cody recently wrote a blog post titled “Automation: The Natural Next Step in Security Operations Management”  where discussed automations role as you can read in the intro of the post here:

Here’s a question for security analysts and managers: How often are you able to clear your email inbox, remove all the alerts from all of your monitoring tools, update processes and still have time to respond to a few of those outstanding audit findings?

Most security professionals are too bogged down to get through all of these tasks on any given day, let alone find time to complete proactive projects like improving security awareness training, maturing a vulnerability management program or running incident response exercises. There is simply too much to do and not enough time to do it. (Read the full Blog Post Here)


We’re excited to have Cody joining both Daniel and Brian on the Hangout and hope that you will watch live and join the conversation.

You can RSVP via G+ Hangout Here or watch the interview live on the YouTube Channel Below.  As always you can join the conversation on twitter during the live broadcast using the hashtag #CloudTalk to answer the questions, submit your questions for the guest or simply engage and learn from the community.

See you Thursday Jan 29th at Noon ET / 9am PT.

More About Cody Cornell (@WorkHardr)

Cody is responsible for the strategic direction of Swimlane and the development of it’s security operations management platform. He advocated for the open exchange of security information and deep technology integration, that maximizes the value customers receive from their investments in security operations. Collaborating with industry leading technology vendors, he works to identify opportunities to streamline and automate security activities.

In 2011, he cofounded Phoenix Data Security Inc., a focused cyber security professional services organization known for its ability to blend strategy and engineering with an organization’s business requirements. He began my career in the U.S. Coast Guard, spent 15 years in IT and security including roles with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), American Express and IBM Global Business Services.

He’s had the pleasure of presenting at information security at forums such as the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the DHS Security Subcommittee on Privacy and National Public Radio (NPR), as well as to many industry associations such as (ISC)2, ISACA and ISSA.

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