Building a Trusted Organization: The Importance of Cybersecurity Learning for All

About This Episode

Building a Trusted Organization: The Importance of Cybersecurity Learning for All

Creating a strong cybersecurity culture depends on continued investment in education. Whether your organization serves the consumer or other businesses, the vast amounts of data entrusted to your care are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, and the success of your business depends on safeguarding that resource. So, when organizations invest time and effort to stay current with the latest cybersecurity practices, they are also investing in a safer and more trusted work culture.

We dive deeper into this topic on this episode of The Edge with Okey Obudulu, Chief Information Security Officer at Skillsoft. Join in as Okey and host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek discuss how to protect yourself, your company, and your employees from cyberattacks while also serving to build a more trusted organization.

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About Our Guest

Okey Obudulu

Bringing over 20 years of information security and compliance expertise, including 10 years in the highly regulated financial services sector, Okey joined Skillsoft as Chief Information Security Officer in May of 2022.

Before Skillsoft Okey held similar roles at Codecademy and Justworks, a payroll provider, where he built the company’s security program from the ground up. Before Justworks, Okey spent a decade managing technology risk at Goldman Sachs as Vice President of Cyber Security. Before Goldman, Okey served as a Criminal Forensics Investigator with the New York State Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force, where he worked alongside federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies conducting digital forensic investigations to prosecute criminal activities.

He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance and Information Systems from Fordham University at Gabelli Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), in addition to other security certifications.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle leads a global marketing organization, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. Since joining the company, she has been responsible for Skillsoft’s global marketing strategy, which includes generating awareness, driving preference, and building affinity for Skillsoft. Additionally – and perhaps most importantly – Michelle serves as the company's brand evangelist, helping to build a vibrant community of passionate learners.

With more than 25 years of marketing, branding, and strategy experience, Michelle has made it her personal mission to support the advancement of women in business. Prior to Skillsoft, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was instrumental in developing the first “Women Leaders in AI” program, which honors women who put AI to work across industries and around the globe. She also served as the global head of marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, helping companies understand how to anticipate, plan for, and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence – in the face of weather.

Michelle is a prolific speaker on a range of topics, including the war for talent, digital transformation, and marketing in a post-pandemic world. She covers these topics and more as the host of Skillsoft's podcast, The Edge, now in its second season. She has authored countless papers covering a range of business and marketing topics, was at the center of Skillsoft’s leadership role in DEI through free “Leadercamps,” and has taught two Percipio courses on the Pink Pandemic and Public Speaking.

Michelle is also a founding member of CMO Huddles, a group dedicated to bringing together and empowering highly effective B2B CMOs to share, care, and dare each other to greatness. Michelle holds a Master’s degree from Simmons University and sits on the pro side of the Oxford comma debate.