Intelligent CISO Issue 10 - Page 71

GO PHISH EY, CEO OF WE ‘GO PHISHING’ WITH JAMES HADL IDE IMMERSIVE LABS, WHO TELLS US ABOUT LIFE INS AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICE. W What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? Labs Without a doubt, having Immersive on) (CyL don accepted into the Cyber Lon t mos the was me accelerator program a memorable achievement for me. As ng havi n, visio and idea an of der foun dreds industry experts who’ve seen hun that ide dec ions licat app of pitches and n fit visio and uct prod s’ Lab ve ersi Imm in the market gave me a huge boost t wha in f belie me confidence. It gave we and – ome bec ld cou s Lab ve Immersi haven’t slowed down since. What first made you think of a career in cybersecurity? a I was (and to some extent still am) t byis hob and k’ computer security ‘gee to s way find to g tryin who enjoyed nate bypass security controls. I was fortu old, s year 18 enough to join GCHQ at I completely trust my team to do the right thing to grow the business as quickly as possible. www.intelligentciso.com | Issue10 in which quickly turned into a career then was t wha in security research Communications -Electronic Security ing Group (CESG) . After delivering train s, year of ber at GCHQ in cyber for a num for field the in ing I’ve now been work nearly 20 years. What style of management philosophy do you employ with your current position? I’m not sure I can define my management philosophy as a ‘type’, but I completely trust my team to do the right thing to grow the business as quickly as possible. The team are encouraged to try new things and take risks. I would rather we tried 10 initiatives at once s and then back one or two great idea that s one the from n lear and that worked ul. essf succ as n’t were What do you think is the current hot cybersecurity talking point? The cyberskills gap has to be the biggest concern now and into the future. Over the last 10 years, too in much investment has been made ise prom that s boxe ic mag products and re. secu e mor tion nisa orga an e to mak gies The problem is that these technolo staff l nica tech require a multitude of to configure and operate, which has ’t created a huge skills deficit that hasn l. leve any been properly addressed at Organisations are now realising that more rily the answer. essa nec isn’t gy technolo t The requirements of building a grea e thos g security team and equippin have individuals with current cyberskills da. agen moved up the How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office? ss I find water and lakes a great stre me for kend wee reliever. A perfect a lake would involve being abandoned in nd. arou s mile for else ne no-o with house two and However, I’m not sure my wife winding children would feel the same, so des inclu s time of lot down for me a wine. walking the dog and too much red 71