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SummarySounil Yu, author of Cyber Defense Matrix, discusses the importance of terminology in cybersecurity and the distinction between safety and security. He explains how the Cyber Defense Matrix helps organize and identify gaps in security capabilities. He also introduces the concept of the D.I.E. Triad (distributed, immutable, ephemeral) and how it can reduce the impact… Read...
Summary In this episode, Mike Leuzinger and Andy Kolenko discuss policy as code from a technology and audit perspective. Policy as code extends infrastructure as code, allowing organizations to automate and manage policies across multiple technology stacks. It can enable continuous compliance, self-service for auditors, and more robust controls through automation. However, challenges include dealing… Read...
In this episode, Lynn, Roberto, & Matt from John Deere discuss their digital transformation journey and its impact on IT and Internal Audit. They highlight the importance of agility in internal audit and how it helped prioritize work and enhance relationships with stakeholders. The team also shares the challenges they faced during the transformation and… Read...
In this episode, Clarissa & Bill promise to open up new avenues of thought! Agile, Lean, and DevOps – you’ve probably heard these terms thrown around in software development circles. But what if we told you these methodologies are not confined to the digital realm? Join us as we shatter this age-old myth with our… Read...
In this conversation, Bill and Clarissa discuss the importance of effective conversations with “Agile Conversations” co-author Jeffrey Frederick. Overall, the episode emphasizes the power of conversations in reducing unnecessary pain and improving collaboration in various domains. They explore the concept of Taylorism and its impact on management philosophies, highlighting the need for a more human-centered… Read...
Clarrissa, Bill, and Robert Kelly discuss implementing automated governance systems in highly regulated organizations in this conversation. They explore the challenges of working with internal auditors and the importance of bringing auditors to the table early in the process. They emphasize the need for a culture shift and a change in mindset to ensure that… Read...

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