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Secret CSO: Alan Osborne, Paysafe

What conferences are on your must-attend list? “I would advise anyone to be really thoughtful with any conferences they attend - you can make a career out of attending these (and dinners!), but ask yourself if you will really get...

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Secret CSO: Roger Hale, BigID

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “It’s hard for me to bet the best, but immutable infrastructure is a great trend. Immutable infrastructure sets up DevOps and InfoSec for success.”

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Secret CSO: Gil Vega, Veeam

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “There’s an ongoing “war on talent” in security. Everyone is trying to hire the same people…”

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Secret CSO: Matthew Ireland, NTT Research

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Success in security requires an organisational behaviour change, and that happens after identifying top priorities first…”

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Secret CSO: Ryan Gurney, Looker

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? "Finding risk, educating on risk, and driving change to reduce risk."

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Secret CSO: John Parlee, Park Place Technologies

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? “There are a few areas that I prefer to measure: Organisational metrics – these are the defined and agreed upon items that ensure that we are following policy and...

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Secret CSO: Vidit Baxi, Safe Security

What is the worstcurrent trend in cybersecurity? "Enterprises have traditionally been threat-driven and have been reacting to breaches... This is perhaps the worst approach to cybersecurity."

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Secret CSO: Dana Simberkoff, AvePoint, Inc.

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Building and maintaining a strong network of peers within the security industry is vital… constant communication with industry peers and mentors also lets you learn from their...

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Secret CSO: Sam Rehman, EPAM Systems, Inc.

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “The worst is 'one click fixes' all type of solution. There is NO silver bullet, and anyone who claims that it can be a hassle-free single solution is not being truthful.”

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Secret CSO Series: Tom Conklin, Fivetran

What's the best career advice you ever received? “Your career will be shaped far more by the relationships you build than the work you get done.”

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Secret CSO: Tim Bandos, Digital Guardian

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? "The best trend in cyber security today is the notion of automating and integrating your security solutions through orchestration type software and available API’s."

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Secret CSO: Brian Wrozek, Optiv Security

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Leverage and build upon what’s already available. Reuse and repurpose.”

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Secret CSO: David Levine, Ricoh USA, Inc.

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? "I’m a strong proponent for peer learning. Finding opportunities to talk and discuss challenges with fellow CSOs is invaluable."

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Secret CSO: Sohail Iqbal, Veracode

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? "Think risk... If you’re able to understand risk, you’ll be able to come up with a solution to address, mitigate, or manage risks appropriately."

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Secret CSO: Mike Wilkes, SecurityScorecard

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? "When I worked at Marvel, I joked that it was my job to keep Iron Man safe... we had multi-factor authentication on our social media accounts for him and for all of...

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Secret CSO: Ryan Davis, NS1

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? What roles or skills are you finding the most difficult to fill? “The dramatic shift to the cloud in the last 5 - 10 years has left a skills gap in security.”

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Secret CSO: Kevin Reed, Acronis

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “The worst one is probably the number of companies being hacked by ransomware every week.”

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Secret CSO: Igor Kvrgic, Revuto

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Try to be flexible when it comes to ideas, but diligent about the rules that come out of those ideas.”

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