CISO's Guide to Security Strategy During a Recession

With a US economic recession looming, tech layoffs hitting the news, and security incidents continuing to climb at record rates, it’s a tough time to be a CISO.

Security leaders Fernando Montenegro, Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, and moderator Souil Yu have dealt with economic pressures before, and share their insights into how new CISOs and security leaders should prepare to ‘recession-proof’ their security strategy for 2022 and beyond.

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Fernando Montenegro

Fernando Montenegro
Senior Principal Analyst

Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

With a looming recession, significant layoffs in multiple industries, and security incidents continuing to climb, it’s a tough time to be a security leader.

Three security leaders share their experiences with these challenges, including how you can prepare to ‘recession-proof’ your security strategy for 2022 and beyond.

Watch to learn:

  • How 2022 is different from past recessions
  • What you can do to prepare
  • Where to consolidate and where to invest for the best possible outcomes 
  • How to adjust your security strategy when you face resource constraints


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Moderator: Sounil Yu

CISO and Head of Research

Sounil Yu, author of Cyber Defense Matrix, is a security innovator with a deep knowledge of computer systems and a career spanning over three decades as an executive leader of information technology and security in the federal government, military, and private sectors. Currently, he is the CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne. Previously, Sounil was CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures. Before that, he was the Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America.
Sounil serves on the Board of Directors for SCVX and the Board of Advisors for the FAIR Institute and Project N95. He is an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health and a visiting fellow at GMU Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute.


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Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

Chief Security Officer

A long time ago in a galaxy suspiciously similar to this one, Aaron discovered a love of two things: awesome technology and sharing concepts that better the lives of people around him. What started as teaching his grandfather how to avoid malware grew into a career demonstrating technical solutions to companies across the globe, and throughout this adventure Aaron has been increasingly fascinated by helping others efficiently meet the challenges they face.



Fernando Montenegro 

Sr Principal Analyst

Fernando is a Senior Principal Analyst on Omdia’s cybersecurity research team, based in Toronto, Canada. He focuses on the Infrastructure Security Intelligence Service, which provides vendors, service providers, and enterprise clients with insights and data on network security, content security, and more.