Understanding and Communicating Cyber Risk


Our topic for Episode S4E7 is Understanding and Communicating Cyber Risk. Our guest is Greg Spicer, CRO and Co-Founder of Ostrich Cyber-Risk.


BSM’s editor, Steve Bowcut, asks Greg to:

  • Discuss the importance of prioritizing mitigation and remediation efforts.
  • Explain some crucial elements of risk scoring; what should be considered in the scoring process?
  • Explain how the concept of “proximity-blindness” impacts risk analysis.
  • Discuss some of the challenges security teams face when communicating with organizational leaders, and how can they be overcome?
  • And more.

About our Guest

Greg Spicer has several years of experience in cybersecurity, working with organizations to provide solutions to their cybersecurity challenges. He has worked in many sectors, including Legal, Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Healthcare. He was most recently CRO of Braintrace, a Salt Lake City MDR provider, before their successful sale to Sophos in July 2021.

Greg is now the CRO and Co-Founder of Ostrich Cyber-Risk, a leading Cybersecurity Performance Management Provider that offers organizations a simple-to-use but comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment and reporting application that allows you to manage a security program within a single view. Their methodology drives action and communication among the critical stakeholders to quickly identify and address cyber business risk within an organization.

Don’t miss this informative discussion about how to understand and communicate cyber risk.

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Steven Bowcut is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.