34 minutes | May 6, 2022

Andrzej Cetnarski: Resilient Mindsets

Forbes Contributor on Cyber Defense National Security and Board Strategy, named CEO of the Year 2020 by CEO Monthly Magazine, Mr. Cetnarski is a national & cybersecurity strategist and Founder & CEO of Cyber Nation Central®, a global cyber defense ecosystem bringing:

(1) breach-prevention-focused cultural transformation training from the Board-down, 

(2) incident response capabilities to even the most complex cyberbreaches, and 

(3) investment capital into cybertechnologies. 

Through the ecosystem’s breach prevention training, Mr. Cetnarski has helped strengthen the cybersecurity of hundreds of teams globally from those of UN officials and heads of state to global CEOs, Board Directors, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Cetnarski brings nearly two decades of experience as cybersecure-nation-building global leader and advisor to industry and government leaders globally; as cybersecurity public-private partnership innovator; Board Director and CEO; turnaround executive and as cybersecurity technology mentor and investor; and speaker and author in the areas of cybersecurity future-tech innovation, defense, regulatory policy, and diplomacy.

Previously an investment banker with UBS technology, defense & real estate groups as well as Chairman and CEO of a global tech & hospitality venture and US Congressional staffer, he holds 3 Ivy League degrees from Harvard, Wharton, and UPenn, and an Honors BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

His global viewpoint has been forged by living and working nearly a third of his life across each of US, Europe, and Asia, thus bringing a highly global perspective to the challenges of cyberspace defense.


In this episode Steve and Andrzej discuss:

  • Resilience and mindset 
  • Cybersecurity is all about behavior 
  • Cyberdefense is everyone’s responsibility 
  • Supporting an increasingly better version of you


Key Takeaways: 

  • The journey towards success is one that is filled with a lot of difficulty. Which is why you’ll need a strong mindset that is built up out of resilience. 
  • It might surprise you that most conversations about cybersecurity are not about technology, but about behavior. Most security breaches are not caused by cyber insecure technologies, but cyber insecure behaviors. 
  • Cyber defense isn’t only the tech department’s responsibility, it’s the responsibility of every member in the organization. Every member is a potential breach, so it’s important that everyone is in the same page. 
  • If you are an entrepreneur, you have to be an optimist. Business is not for the faint of heart. You also have to have a routine that supports an increasingly better version of you everyday. 


“The weather outside doesn’t matter, it’s what your weather inside you is and how you look at every single thing.” - Andrzej Cetnarski


Connect with Andrzej Cetnarski:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACetnarski

Website: https://cybernationcentral.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrzejcetnarski/

Email:  enquiry@cybernationcentral.com


Connect with Steve and Jason:

LinkedIn: Jason or Steve

Website: Rewire, Inc.: Transformed Thinking 

Email: grow@rewireinc.com



Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla

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