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Every week on the pm73media, Matt Stephenson interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk, control friction, compliance, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

Apr 25, 2022

CMO
 
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
 —Steve Jobs
 
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  
 —Wayne Gretzy
 
“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.”
 —Mario Andretti
 
Sometimes our show has very eloquently prepared blogs that would bring a tear to Shakespeare’s eye… sometimes we offer Shonda Rhimes level quippy thoughts that should get us a spot writing for Inventing Anna
 
How bout for today we go with straight up statistics
• The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a "small" business as one with 500 employees or less.
• In 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%. Research concludes 21.5% of startups fail in the first year, 30% in the second year, 50% in the fifth year, and 70% in their 10th year.
 
Courtesy of Investopedia
 
Who the hell would even want to do this?
 
Who the hell would leave a comfortable position in the corporate world complete with benefits, an expense account and really REALLY good coffee in the breakroom? Beyond that… what kind of lunatic keeps doing it over and over again? Well friends… I your lunatic right here…Today Matt Stephenson welcomes Greg Fitzgerald, co-founder of Sevco Security and sereal startup CMO. Our man isn’t that interested if a company has over tons employees. He’s here to build, not maintain…Dig it.
 
About Greg Fitzgerald
 
Greg Fitzgerald
 
Greg Fitzgerald is the Chief Experience Officer and co-founder of Sevco Security. He is a veteran IT and Security executive with successful tours at TippingPoint, BMC Software, Fortinet and Sourcefire. Fitz was the founding CMO at Cylance and JASK. 
 
About Matt Stephenson
 
Matt Stephenson
 
My name is Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) and I have hosted podcasts, videos and live events all over the world which put me with experts on every corner of the cybersecurity landscape. pm73media is my first solo endeavor. On this platform and others to come, I will continue to expand upon the tradition we started with the Insecurity podcast as I seek out the leading minds in the tech industry and beyond. I am always looking for fun people who may break things every now and again. 
 
In 20 years in the ecosystem of Data Protection and Cybersecurity I have toured the world extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to information security, these technologies can wrong-foot the bad guys. 
 
Whether in person, live virtual events or podcasting, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of technology and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy. 
 
Wherever I go, my job is all about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...
 
If you tuned in to any of my previous podcasts, there’s great news…! pm73media is here! I will be bringing the same kind of energy and array of guests you know and love. Best part? We’re still at the same spot. You can find it at Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music & Audible as well as Google, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart Radio and wherever you get your podcasts!
 
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