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Thought leadership on all things cybersecurity and fantasy football

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Leadership, communication, culture, practice & training, incident response, team building, strategy... it's all in play!

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Webinars. Podcasts. Blog posts. Memes. History's first gathering of CISOs in a fantasy league is a bonanza of expert thought leadership.

The real goal? Awareness!


Are our eyes on the grand prize: a deep sea fishing trip? Sure. But you get the real prize. Can't-miss cybersecurity awareness content every week!

LEAGUE managers

Meet the CISOs behind
the teams

Gary hayslip  |  Christina Shannon  |  Dan Lohrmann  |  Lisa Kubicki  |  Dutch Schwartz  |  Larry Whiteside, Jr  |  George Finney  |  Bill Bonney  |  Jerich Beason  |  Shawn Bowen  |  Katie Arrington  |  eliot baker

Gary Hayslip

CISO, softbank
Favorite team: Raiders
Favourite player: Marcus Allen
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Christiano Ronaldo because of his great teamwork."

Christina Shannon

ciso, sps commerce
Favorite team: Cincinnati Bengals
Favourite player: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because _:

"Aaron Rodgers, SOC team, as he is already suspicious of systems and rules. Perfect fit! (joking by the way)!"

Dan Lohrmann

ciso at presidio
Favorite team: Baltimore Ravens
Favourite player: Drew Brees
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Tim Tebow for his passion, how he motivates others and gives back on/off the field."

Lisa Kubicki

Director Trust & Security Awareness & training, docusign
Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks (they need all the support they can get this year!)
Favourite player: Jerry Rice
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"My first thought was Peyton Manning because he's good with people and seems like such an authentic person. But Andrew Luck left the NFL early and he's a very, very bright human so maybe he's a good one to grab since he's so young and trying to figure out his life.."

Dutch Schwarz

principal security specialist, aws
Favorite team: Green Bay Packers
Favourite player: Donald Driver
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Let's go with someone who is classy, a great communicator, and proved he could win with more than one team: Tony Dungy."

Larry Whiteside Jr.

CSO Women’s care, Co-Founder - President Cyversity
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Favourite player: Jerry Rice
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"I would hire Jimmy Johnson. He would be my Chief of Staff. Nuff said!!!"

George Finney

ciso, smu & author of well aware
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Favourite player: Emmitt Smith
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Barry Sanders – great vision, could see any cyber-attack coming."

Bill Bonney

co-founder & President, CISO DRG LLc., co-author
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Favourite player: Emmitt Smith
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because _:

"Ronnie Lott, because he hit so hard it acted as a determent from attackers coming into his zone."

Jerich Beason

CISO Capital One Commercial, Podcast Host
Favorite team: LA Rams
Favourite player: USC version of Reggie Bush
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because _:

"Bill Belichick. Though cheating is frowned upon in the NFL, all is fair in love and war and we are at battle with adversaries that don't play fair.  I'm sure he would figure out how to hack back and gain an advantage and the leverage we're all after."

Shawn Bowen

CISO World Fuel Services
Favorite team: The Other Team
Favourite player: Uncle Rico
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because _:

"Terry Tate, Director of GRC. No human error ever again."

Katie Arrington

CISO of the US Department of Defense
Favorite team: Pittsburg Steelers
Favourite player: Barry Sanders
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Jimmy Johnson led the team of the 90’s with class.  He knew his players for their strengths and weaknesses and he believed in his team, owner and mission and this was his ethos as a great college coach as well.  He knew how to orchestrate his team to get the best from them. He had communication skills but moreover he had strategy and the skill set to encourage his players to be the best that they could be.  He brought a team back from nowhere to being America’s team for an entire decade.

Eliot Baker

Phish Bowl League Commissioner, Director of Content Marketing at Hoxhunt
Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Favourite player: Russell Wilson (sniffles, wipes tear)
If you could hire one football player or coach for one cybersecurity position, it would be _ because:

"Walter Jones, Chief Security Architect and Awareness Director, because the greatest Left Tackle in (Seattle) history created a nearly impenetrable human firewall."

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