This episode of the C3 podcast special guest Juliet Okafor stops by and we talk about how cybersecurity professionals can better work with the business, the b.s behind the Bootcamp race in Cybersecurity, and much more.
Meet Juliet: Juliet Okafor, J.D., is a cybersecurity professional who has combined her knowledge of the legal system and cybersecurity solution models into success stories across fortune 500 industries throughout the USA. Her ability to scope, plan and design the creation of an OT Cybersecurity Management System framework for one of the largest cruise lines in the world is a testament to her commitment and leadership regardless of the challenge. She is a passionate security solution visionary and strategist who builds the Fortune 500 enterprise’s overarching security strategy that governs all other smaller strategies within. She is the person who determines how to solve the company’s problem, be it vulnerability management, incident response, or reducing the risk associated with technology or vendors, and then puts a plan into action or roadmap to remediate the risks in place – using a combination of people, transforming operations and an array of emerging security technology. Juliet’s collaboration with key infrastructure cybersecurity leaders from the energy, manufacturing, maritime, transportation, and chemical sectors have led to realistic and integrated IT/OT cybersecurity programs with positive security results. The unique value of Juliet’s ability within the cybersecurity field is also evident in her relentless and dynamic approach to understanding the expectations, needs, and requirements of her clients in concert with providing the best cybersecurity technologies and services required. Okafor has also helped build startup security organizations from the ground up, negotiating contracts, forging partnerships, selecting tools, leading strategic initiatives, and partnering with key customers and security stakeholders to create, identify, measure, and report the maturity of their enterprise security programs to senior leadership to justify the additional financial investment or demonstrate continuous improvement. Juliet graduated from UMass-Amherst with a B.A. in Communication, Fordham University with an M.A. in Public Communication and Media Studies and received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University – Beasley School of Law. She is currently the CEO of RevolutionCyber.