62. Hacking the Clock | Mark Houpt, Databank CISO

Mark is a successful security entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a security consulting firm and hosting a security blog. Also, he has been responsible for security and compliance solutions at Fortune 50 financial and banking institutions, health care entities, the CTO in a higher education institution, a technical operations manager in a startup as well as the role he credits for starting it all, a Cryptologist with the U.S. Navy.

As Chief Information Security Officer of DataBank, Mark brings over 25 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions.

Mark joined DataBank in September of 2017 with the acquisition of Edge Hosting (CISO since 2015). In his leadership position, Mark’s responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight of security and compliance, as well as providing subject matter expertise for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, integrated information security and compliance program.

Mark is a successful security entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a security consulting firm and hosting a security blog. Also, he has been responsible for security and compliance solutions at Fortune 50 financial and banking institutions, health care entities, the CTO in a higher education institution, a technical operations manager in a startup as well as the role he credits for starting it all, a Cryptologist with the U.S. Navy.

Mark holds numerous security and technical degrees and certifications including a Masters in Information Security and Assurance, the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv9), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Security +, Network + and A+.

Speed Dial

[30:00] 2020 Word of the Year: Unpredictable, Ransomware, Chaos

[33:00] Best Book: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell https://amzn.to/3bMpKKs

[33:40] Favorite Resource: James Azar’s Cyberhub Engage Podcast

[36:00] Tell your 18 yr. old self: Respond rather than react

[37:00] Best Compliment: Every job I’ve ever left, people were upset that I was leaving

[40:15] Top Celebrity or Personality You Would Meet: Abraham Lincoln

[43:39] Daily Dialedin Habit: Prayer

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