Ray Espinoza is currently the CISO of Inspectiv, and has held both CISO and other security leadership roles at companies such as Cobalt, Proofpoint, and Medallia. He's a strong advocate of helping others, which manifests itself in his role as high school strength and football coach, as well as his mentorship activities with organizations such as Raices Cyber, Black Girls Hack and Black Girls in Cyber.
In this episode, Ray talks about:
Growing up surrounded by gangs in Seven Trees, San Jose - and how his identity as protector first emerged
Having his first child at 19, and the major life decision he had to make as a result
How Pixar helped shape the direction of his career
His concern about how the role of CISO may evolve in the future
Dealing with imposter syndrome, even though he's accomplished an incredible amount professionally - and tips for how to combat it