Intelligent CISO Issue 13 - Page 72

GO PHISH point solutions causes undesirable ng overhead and most are really feeli ng that pain today. We have been seei in to beg will we and ur consolidation occ . tion solu ed unifi a of see more How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office? My kids. Spending time with my kids it all. really helps me gain perspective of me e invit they It’s a privilege ever y time zing ama an do y The into their world. me job of grounding me and helping life. understand what really matters in If you could go back and change one career decision what would it be? None. I can’t say I’ve made all the right decisions but I can say that re those decisions have led me to whe an have may t Tha y. toda am I who and it see I and undertone of arrogance who more as satisfaction with where and and go to way long a have I y. toda I am ney. understanding that is part of the jour What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in the cybersecurity industry? rity Companies are tired of failing secu sting inve of programs. They’re tired millions into sub-par outcomes. The e board and c-suite are paying mor much So . have attention than they ever rt repo to g innin beg are s so that CISO s, tinue con d tren this As rd. boa to the companies will begin asking, ‘who rity can solve the majority of my secu risk on s focu I e whil lem prob ns operatio and governance?’ urity This is why we’re seeing more Sec s form Plat t men age Man ns ratio Ope many (SOMP) spring up. We have too e grat inte ’t don that s point solution tly stan con have s SIEM and well have failed us. Unfortunately, SOMPs the have you that an expectation manpower to monitor it along with and deploying, configuring, monitoring into ing feed s tion tuning the point solu a it. This comes full circle to finding this on take only not can that tion solu has the management overhead, but also a from all it of e sens e mak expertise to tive. pec pers rity secu 72 Are there any differences in the way cybersecurity challenges need to be tackled in the different regions? Middle East, Africa, Europe, Americas.) with The challenge is mostly the same, ints. stra con urce reso of varying degrees the ut abo ng inati fasc t’s wha That’s and Internet; we are all in this together are es lleng cha our a clear majority of policy related. ey is From an attacker perspective, mon ey. mon al equ s ilitie erab money and vuln I can’t say I’ve made all the right decisions but I can say that those decisions have led me to where and who I am today. We may see campaigns that are mostly prominent in certain regions e or industries but they often propagat kly. quic d worl the throughout the rest of What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the next 12 months? I believe the technical aptitude requirements for executives in the security industry is growing. The need for compassion and realistic understanding of what challenges tools are able to solve is a must- to have. Coupling this with the ability icate mun com re, understand the big pictu w. follo to rs othe and inspire To be fair, the security industry is to still young and hasn’t had the time nd grou the from ers lead y man develop . floor to the executive suite What advice would you offer somebody aspiring to obtain c-level position in the security industry? rs Stay steady and focused, inspire othe rds towa drive and through your actions s in outcomes. You can have all the idea them ute exec t can’ you if but d worl the they’re or inspire others to execute them, u s. idea just ain doomed to rem Issue 13 | www.intelligentciso.com