Podcast | The Defender’s Advantage with Mandiant
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Podcast | The Defender’s Advantage with Mandiant

Interactive’s CISO, Fred Thiele, discusses what managing a breach really looks like with Mandiant’s podcast host, Kerry Matre.
Published on
February 20, 2023

Have you ever wondered what a breach is really like from a CISO’s perspective?

Fred Thiele, CISO at Interactive, joins host Kerry Matre to discuss managing data breaches from his personal experiences.

Fred dives into his 25 years of cyber security experience and draws out what the long tail of a breach really looks like. He gets into data, insurance, crisis communications and the many stakeholders involved, the importance of having the board on board and more. He also shares what surprises he’s encountered along the way!


“Your plan is only as good as your first encounter. Every situation is going to be different, so at least if you have your plan then you can tweak it as the breach plays out”, Fred Thiele, CISO, Interactive.

A bit about Fred

As CISO, Fred leads the strategic direction of Interactive’s Cyber Security service.

Fred began his career in 1998 while working in his university’s IT department fixing code and keeping legacy systems running. Since then, he has dedicated himself to a pragmatic approach to cyber security.

Fred has decades of experience leading technology teams in large enterprises, government organisations, mid-sized consulting businesses, and his own consulting firm. Before joining Interactive, he spent three years as Group CISO at Transport for NSW where he spearheaded the uplift and operationalisation of its cyber security program and led a 150-strong multi-disciplinary team.

Prior to this, Fred’s breadth of experience spans household names such as Velocity Frequent Flyer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Hewlett Packard and IBM.

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