Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 72

GO PHISH like to lose but the customer base won’t allow it. Most of my experience is in the 0 to 1,000 customer range for significant security soft ware. The MIMESweeper range exceeded 20,000 customers before I moved on. Things will be different for those developing consumer apps. What do you think is the current hot cybersecurity talking point? My biggest concern is the view that things are a case of ‘when’ and pair not ‘if’. It represents a state of des the in ls ona essi prof rity secu the among customer base. IT is growing in complexity and the Internet provides too many public with interfaces. This trend is increasing rity secu of tage shor wing an ever-gro e professionals. Thirty years ago, ther not – ls entia cred was a deep respect for ut. abo y worr to y man that we had that too Today the human cognitive load of s, che brea ng drivi is many credentials ess Witn ity. mun com Ops Dev the even in on unts the recent ransoms for acco GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket. How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office? Make stuf f, code stuf f, laser cutting, ys CNC and 3D printing. There is alwa n. lear to g ethin som What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in the cybersecurity industry? It seems that people have bought into the idea that monitoring is a itoring priority. It is easier to make a mon uct. prod on enti prev a product than ul Forewarned is forearmed is a usef es com this ve philosophy, but I belie after defence in depth. 72 Are there any differences in the way cybersecurity challenges need to be tackled in the different regions? (Middle East, Africa, Europe, Americas.) of The main difference is the degree the cts affe trust in staff, which in turn degree in which organisations are re is worried about insider attacks. The s tion nisa also a difference where orga In IT. their of h muc have outsourced is these cases, the security posture can be dictated by the outsourcers. This bad good, since experience counts, or – cost nt ifica sign a is nge cha in that any . tion solu the of cost the than e mor Never engage in office politics – learn how to spot it happening and how to put the brakes on. 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? are Recruitment and remote working best the get to r closely tied. In orde ing. people, we need to offer remote work ork But this means we need the netw bandwidth and tools like Zoom and the Owl to get as close as possible to ace -to-f face a of part g bein of s nce nua the to n ntio atte meeting. We pay more Slack onboarding process. Working on er. bett ing gett and d is goo What advice would you offer somebody aspiring to obtain C-level position in the security industry? own The quickest way is to start your you company. It could cost you a lot if you h teac will ce fail, but that experien s/ about how managers feel about sale s of side h -tec non the all and g ketin mar the business. A safer route is to star t at a large company and switch to a senior be position in a smaller company and er Nev ck. sho ure cult the for prepared to how n engage in office politics – lear the put to how spot it happening and brakes on. u Issue 16 | www.intelligentciso.com