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Life as a CISO – Q&A with Ray Espinoza of Cobalt.io

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The second installment of our Life as a CISO series is an informal conversation with host Lenny Zeltser, CISO of Axonius, and Ray Espinoza, Director of Security at Cobalt.io. Discussion topics include:

  • Why Ray chose a career in information security and the path he took to get here
  • A glimpse inside the day-to-day life at a rapidly growing startup
  • How a collaborative leadership style helps build a successful security program
  • What security challenges they’re currently tackling and trends to watch in 2020

About the Speakers


Ray Espinoza 
Director of Security at Cobalt.io, a Pentest as a Service company

He has over 20 years of technology experience and 12+ years in information security. Prior to Cobalt, Ray drove 3rd party cloud security across Amazon’s retail business. Additionally, he held VP and CISO roles with Atmosera and Proofpoint as well as various security leadership positions at Workday, Cisco Systems, and eBay. Ray’s collaborative leadership style has enabled him to build information security and risk management programs that help drive business objectives and build customer trust.

Lenny Zeltser
CISO of Axonius

Lenny is Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius. Prior to Axonius, Zeltser led security product management at Minerva Labs and NCR. Before that, he spearheaded the U.S. security consulting practice at a leading cloud services provider acquired by CenturyLink. Zeltser also helps shape global cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and by sharing knowledge through writing, public speaking, and community projects. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation and developed the Linux malware analysis toolkit REMnux. Lenny is also on the Board of Directors of SANS Technology Institute.