The CDI CTO Podcast – Episode 11 – Felix Vargas and Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Spencer Grogan

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Welcome to the 11th episode of the CDI CTO podcast series! In this insightful episode, host Felix Vargas engages in a dynamic conversation with cybersecurity expert Jonathan Nguyen, who serves as the VP and global field CISO at Fortinet. With over 25 years of experience, Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

Diving into the world of cybersecurity, Jonathan shares his journey, from his beginnings in the public sector to his pivotal role in the industry today. They explore the paradigm shift from traditional network security to the current landscape where compromise is assumed, leading to an emphasis on risk management and business enablement.

Tackling the challenges that modern CISOs face, the discussion delves into the complexities of vulnerability management, security awareness training, and the significance of context in the decision-making process. They unravel the intricate balance between managing risk, compliance, and the evolving expectations of the business landscape.

With compelling insights, Jonathan highlights the importance of understanding the superpowers within the cybersecurity realm—whether you lean towards the business-oriented Kirk or the technology-focused Spock. The conversation concludes with an exploration of reasonable care and the nuanced factors that guide security professionals in today’s ever-changing threat landscape.

Join us in this engaging episode of the CDI CTO podcast as we unravel the layers of cybersecurity with Jonathan Nguyen. Be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for more thought-provoking discussions on our YouTube channel, CD Integration. Don’t miss the second part of this episode releasing on September 12th! Stay informed, stay secure.