Dmitriy Sokolovskiy: How SecOps teams can measure and communicate their ROI to senior leadership

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Written by Thomas Kinsella

In this episode of The Future of Security Operations podcast, Thomas interviews industry veteran Dmitriy Sokolovskiy.

Dmitriy is a founding member of (ISC)2 Eastern Massachusetts Chapter, and has over 25 years of experience in the security industry, having led teams at Putnam Investments, CyberArk, and, most recently, Avid. He’s a mentor and advisor to several successful startups and sits on the advisory board of companies like Audience 1st.

On this episode of The Future of Security Operations, Dmitriy discusses:

  • His early career journey from IT support to security.

  • Getting comfortable “losing sales on purpose” and building a cloud security program from the ground up at CyberArk.

  • Running product security at Avid, where the customer base included Oscar-winning film editors and Grammy-winning sound engineers. 

  • A particularly memorable mistake - how Dmitriy accidentally rerouted every employee’s emails to his inbox on the first day on the job, and what that experience taught him.

  • Learning to measure and communicate the security team’s ROI to senior leadership, with guidance from the team at Okta.

  • Why he believes we need a new word to describe the cybersecurity industry.

  • Dmitriy’s thoughts on the role security practitioners will play in fifth-generation warfare. 

Note: this episode was recorded before the October 2023 attacks in Israel and Gaza. 



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