Episode 18

Cedar’s CISO Aaron Zollman: Lessons From Building a Modern Security Team

Aaron Zollman is the CISO at Cedar — a patient payment and engagement platform for hospitals, health systems, and medical groups that elevates the patient experience. Prior to Cedar, Aaron spent time in security at companies like Bridgewater, Palantir, and MUFG Bank, Japan’s largest bank. 

In today’s episode, Aaron and Jack discuss lessons and tips to help organizations build a modern security team that’s capable of detection and response at scale. 

Topics discussed:

  • What Aaron learned as he transitioned from the public sector to the private sector. 
  • How security tools have evolved over the time. 
  • How Aaron’s background in software engineering contributes to his mindset when it comes to security.
  • Aaron’s approach to building the security team from scratch at Cedar and how the strategy had to change in order to accommodate the growth of both data and employees.
  • Why Aaron created the conference Fwd:cloudsec
  • Three pieces of advice for leaders building a modern security team.  


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