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Episode 230 Deep Dive: Alen Zenicanin | Perspectives on Vendor and Third-Party Risk Management
First Aired: December 01, 2023

In this episode, we dive deep and explore the intricate cat-and-mouse game between third-party vendors and clients in the cybersecurity realm. They discuss the challenges of ensuring that vendors fulfill cybersecurity contracts and the importance of clearly stipulating cybersecurity requirements to reduce the risk of breaches. Alen stresses the significance of vetting and continuously assessing vendors to ensure a robust security posture.

The conversation delves into the complexities of data classification, due diligence on third-party vendors, and the importance of transparency and accountability in handling breaches. Join us as we unravel the nuances of third-party risk management, cybersecurity marketing, and the potential risks and benefits of AI in the cybersecurity landscape.

Hailing from Eastern Europe, Alen arrives in Australia in 1996 and has been a daily contributor to Australia’s Cybersecurity scene for a over 15 years now. Having helped hundreds of organisations improve their threat landscape and avoid costly breaches, Alen is a leader in the spaces of cyber security, information security, risk management and governance/compliance. Being a regular guest speaker at webinars, summits and industry events – Alen is considered a valuable asset in helping non-technical people understand the value of technology risk management. Experienced across various industries including aerospace, renewable energies, legal, and our government; Alen is highly sought after as an industry subject-matter expert.

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