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Creator Spotlight: Mark Graziano

Mark Graziano and The GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) Podcast


Mark Graziano's podcast offers a fresh take on Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), transforming its perceived dullness into engaging and practical discussions with security experts. This podcast is a journey into GRC's relevance and Mark's evolving approach to content creation and personal branding.

Introducing Mark Graziano and The GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) Podcast

Welcome to Mark Graziano's podcast, where he breaks down the complexities of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Mark started this podcast to fill a gap in security discussions, aiming to show that GRC is far from dull. By teaming up with security experts, he offers practical advice and insights for those in the security field. His journey in podcasting has not only boosted his professional profile but also changed his approach to personal branding and efficiency in content creation.

Join Mark as he explores the intriguing world of GRC: https://www.thegrcpodcast.com/

Tell us about your show!

Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) often gets labeled as dull and bureaucratic. However, this podcast, led by Mark Graziano, seeks to debunk these misconceptions. Teaming up with seasoned security professionals, Graziano delves into the vibrant world of GRC. The discussions explore how in-depth knowledge about one's business, products, colleagues, and customers can drive success. The show further offers strategies that listeners can apply in their own security career or program.

Why did you start your podcast?

I dove into content creation when I noticed a void in security podcasts - they barely touched Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and when they did, it lacked novel perspectives. Viewing GRC as a misunderstood field, my goal was to inject some freshness into this so-called 'boring' topic. I want to shift perceptions around GRC among both GRC practitioners and the security industry as a whole, using podcasting as my platform.

What's been your biggest challenge?

Ever heard the saying, "Sorry for the long letter, had no time for a short one"? That's exactly how post-recording feels. There's a heap of documentation and admin tasks I didn't anticipate when I started. Even seemingly minor tasks eat up time. Who knew crafting a 5-10 word episode summary could be so hard?

How has podcasting impacted your personal and professional life?

For years, I was skeptical about personal branding, until I finally decided to give it a shot. The aim was to enhance my professional presence, but I discovered an authentic method to spotlight my work without it feeling like a self-promotion stunt. Regularly posting and engaging with the community has not only broadened my perspective but also increased my credibility among peers, gaining me more recognition than any degree, job title or professional certification.

What advice do you have for new podcasters?

Getting your first podcast episode out there is tough, but the second one might be even more challenging. One podcast is an attempt, consistency makes it an achievement - set a schedule to turn your project into a reality. For newcomers to podcasting, I suggest doing your homework (there's tons of great, free resources out there), but don't shy away from experimentation. Especially if you're podcasting about your job field, fully immerse yourself in everything else that goes into successful podcasting – from branding and marketing to tech and audio/video quality. For me, the most rewarding part has been learning about these new topics and streamlining my processes and tools.

Anything else you'd like to share with world?

When I was in college I got a D+ in my one and only Information Security focused course (Cryptography)

How has Podium improved your podcast and workflow?

Podium has improved the efficiency of my post production process from hours to minutes. The PodiumGPT feature also helps take some of the stress out of coming up with engaging social media captions to market the show in between episodes.

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