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Episode 221 Deep Dive: Mike Zachman | Rethinking Metrics: From Activity to Outcomes, Leveraging Automation in Security Reporting
First Aired: November 01, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Mike Zachman (VP & CISO – Zebra Technologies), as we delve into the untapped potential of automation in security processes. Mike discusses how automation enhances data protection by reducing human error and facilitating faster threat detection and response. He emphasizes the importance of consistency in processes and the need to free up resources for more strategic tasks. The conversation explores challenges in implementing automation, the value of accurate and timely reporting, and the relevance of high fidelity signals in automation. Tune in to discover the key takeaways and insights on driving change and leveraging automation for improved security measures.

Mike Zachman is currently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Zebra Technologies, where he has global responsibility for its enterprise-wide product security, information security, corporate security and business continuity programs. Zachman is an experienced global leader with over 30 years of information security, risk management and information technology expertise.

Previously, Zachman was Chief information Security Officer (CISO) at Caterpillar, Ecolab, and Forsythe Technologies. Zachman holds an undergraduate degree in management information systems from Millikin University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Internal Auditor and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and Easter Seals.

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