Status Go: Ep. 177 – Ranting about Cyber Risk in a Recession

In this episode of Status Go, we take our show on the road to visit with Aaron Pritz and Cody Rivers of Reveal Risk in their studio. We wanted to know what things our listeners should be thinking about when it comes to their cyber security strategies in the midst of a recession. We got that answer and much more. What do broken business processes have to do with your cyber risk? How can you raise awareness throughout your business? How can you make the most of your budget dollars and improve your risk posture? This truly is a lively discussion as Aaron rants about some of his pet peeves and both Aaron and Cody provide outstanding advice that you can take action on today!

Aaron Pritz

Aaron Pritz is the CEO, Co-Founder of Reveal Risk, a boutique cybersecurity consulting company focused on building and improving cybersecurity programs and processes.

Prior to co-founding Reveal Risk, he spent 17+ years in leadership roles across IT, Information Security, Audit, Privacy, and Risk Management within a large Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company. He founded the risk management working group for the H-ISAC (Healthcare Information Security and Analysis Center) which enabled information sharing and benchmarking across pharma, payers, and health care providers.

Aaron is a certified Six Sigma blackbelt with a career emphasis on building and improving internal processes and controls. He enjoys building and enhancing programs and processes to make them more effective and enabling for businesses that they serve. Aaron is the President of the Central Indiana-ISACA board of directors as well as a Board Advisor for TrustMAPP and Eleven Fifty Academy.

Aaron lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a proud father of 2, enjoys outdoor activities, and is a drummer that has played in over 15 bands (before kids). He enjoys swimming, outdoor activities, and grilling/smoking all sorts of food pool-side on his Big Green Egg.

Cody Rivers

Cody Rivers is a Consulting Director at Reveal Risk. Cody helps lead a consulting practice that specializes in creating and maturing cybersecurity programs that focus on risk reduction while aligning their work to client budget realities.

Prior to joining Reveal Risk, Cody served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a successful Midwest-based IT Managed Services Provider (MSP) with clients that spanned the US and Western Europe. While there, he built the cloud security practice that assisted clients to overcome technical obstacles on their path to security maturity and regulatory compliance.

Cody’s experience spans 15+ years working with local professional sports teams to Fortune 1000 companies in nearly all major industries. He’s worked within such frameworks such as SOC, NIST and SOX. In 2021, Cody was recognized as a CTO of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Cody is a proud Boilermaker and philanthropist at heart, having served on the Board of Directors for Brooke’s Place and Humane Society. He makes his home in Westfield with his wife Becca and two daughters, Lottie and Phoebe.


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