Evanta Global CISOs Featured on CISO Series podcast

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Written by Kris Tanaka

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

“If this were just cybersecurity, it would be easy,” said Lara Divi, CISO at Dine Brands Global.

But it isn’t that simple. It’s also about solving business challenges in order for companies to succeed - and that’s where innovation comes into play.

In case you missed it, podcast host David Spark of the CISO Series recently recorded a bonus episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship podcast at Evanta’s Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

The podcast episode showcased the finalists from the fourth annual Executive Summit competition, the Innovation Spotlight, a “Shark-Tank-meets-The-Voice” presentation format where early-stage providers can bring their creative, cutting-edge solutions in front of global CISOs for coaching and feedback.

Evanta Global CISO community members Divi and Matt Crouse, CISO at Taco Bell, served as judges for the event.

The providers offered up more details and had to answer questions from the CISOs, which you can check out here on the podcast or listen below.

CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast Bonus Edition

NOVEMBER 19, 2021



Stay up-to-date with the Global CISO community and their upcoming gatherings here. And, check out Evanta’s own podcast, The Next Big Question, featuring CISOs and other C-suite leaders offering their perspectives on the next big business questions.

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Kris Tanaka

Sr Content Manager at Evanta, a Gartner Company


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