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MetroPlusHealth
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) was asked...27 September 2017

How do you change a culture of insecurity?

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You have to impress upon people the urgency of protecting the information. I can't change the culture, culture change comes from executives. Less

Most organizations can rationalize the basic need for security. Usually, if there is a cultural barrier it is because there has been high transactional cost in the past. If Security is seen as a barrier to staff doing their work, they will resist, and mightily. If you're trying to reset the culture, first ask about the experience of the staff and how they think about the workflow, the functionality of the IT system. With their feedback in mind, you can start to understand how to remove those blocks and develop influence over the culture. Less

MetroPlusHealth

Have you ever worked with LogRhythm?

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Yes, I had a team using LogRhythm as our SIEM

Korn Ferry

Why are you looking to leave your current employer?

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I'm not actively looking but the opportunity you presented is compelling enough to give it the attention it deserves. Less

GenesisCare

Can you back stab your peers?

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The question itself is very inappropriate.

Canoo

Why would the creators of Python create list and tuple as 2 distinct data types?

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Given the interview was for a Deputy CISO position, I was focused on the security-related answer behind this question. After I was clearly not on the right track answering this question, the interviewer shared that "performance" was the answer he was looking for. I admit I should have known the answer here, but this caught me off guard given the role I was applying for. Less

Interactions

General about me but no information on the role itself.

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They hired somebody from a lottery company for cheap. I will give it 6 months—either the person will leave(if he is smart) or the company will fire him Less

Spreedly

How would you add value to Spreedly?

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Went in detail on how I expanding a company 10x revenue within a few years. Implemented automation controls and used a do more with less methodology. Less

NerdWallet

Why do you want to join us?

NCR

Are you familiar with CMM model?

GenesisCare

Will you be taking my job?

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