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Profiles in Leadership: Hadas Cassorla of M1 Finance

One-Time Attorney Explains How to Build a Security Culture at Startups
Hadas Cassorla, CISO, M1 Finance

Hadas Cassorla, who considers herself a "recovering" attorney, has been building a culture of security at large firms and startups for some time. Here's how the current CISO of M1 Finance does it.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Cassorla discusses:

  • Her current roles and responsibilities at M1 Finance;
  • The challenges of building an internal bug bounty program in the financial sector;
  • What it takes to build a security culture at a startup.

Cassorla is the CISO of M1 Finance and has built her career helping organizations create strong, actionable and implementable security programs by getting buy-in from the boardroom to the basement. Her focus is on helping companies enable scaled, thoughtful security. She has built corporate security offices from the ground up and helped develop them into departments of security-as-a-service. Cassorla likes to find the fun in security enablement to make it more approachable.

About the Author

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Managing Editor, GovInfoSecurity, ISMG

Ferguson is the managing editor for the media website at Information Security Media Group. He's been covering the IT industry for more than 13 years. Before joining ISMG, Ferguson was editor-in-chief at eWEEK and director of audience development for InformationWeek. He's also written and edited for Light Reading, Security Now, Enterprise Cloud News, TU-Automotive, Dice Insights and

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