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Secret CSO: Scott Richardson, Crayon

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Be ready to be the first person on and off the scene…”

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Secret CSO: Jan Andrascik, Trezor

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Finding balance between security and usability.”

Headshot of Zach Powers, CISO at Benchling

Secret CSO: Zach Powers, Benchling

What advice would you give aspiring security leaders? “Your goal is to reduce security risk across the board… Create a model for security that spans across the entire organisation, not just within the technical side of your...

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Secret CSO: Greg Crowley, eSentire

What's the best career advice you ever received? “‘If you’re not growing, you're dying’. The world changes fast, so always keep learning and moving forward.”

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Secret CSO: Bryan Willett, Lexmark International

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “It’s communication. The end user is our first line of defence.”

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Secret CSO: Dave Bossio, Samsara

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “Passwordless, multifactor authentication continues to be the single best thing that companies can do when it comes to maintaining proper access to systems and services.”

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Secret CSO: Reza Zaheri, Quantum Metric

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? “Twitter is a godsend.”

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Secret CSO: David Scholefield, Demica

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “… there is no shortage of enthusiastic and intelligent individuals that can form an excellent security team. Just don’t ask for 10 years+ experience with hands-on security...

Headshot of Jim Tiller, CISO at Nash Squared

Secret CSO: Jim Tiller, Nash Squared

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “It’s my job to translate a complex and diverse set of information into balanced business and cyber terms.”

Headshot of Rohit Parchuri, Senior VP & CISO at Yext

Secret CSO: Rohit Parchuri, Yext

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “In my opinion, the worst is the vendors trying to do everything without a sole focus on a specific domain.”

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Secret CSO: Gunnar Peterson, Forter

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Communication and coordination – making sure people are working in a cohesive way.”

Headshot of Jos Aussems, CISO at Xydus

Secret CSO: Jos Aussems, Xydus

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Don’t be cautious in making career choices. Making risky choices and experiencing whether the work helps you learn.”

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Secret CSO: Karl Mattson, Noname Security

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “The best trend is the move to ephemeral microservices workloads.”

Headshot of Jameeka Green Aaron, CISO at Auth0

Secret CSO: Jameeka Green Aaron, Auth0

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “Probably the mistakes that companies still make, even after all these years, like failing to manage permissions and access properly.”

Headshot of Jim Doggett, CISO at Semperis

Secret CSO: Jim Doggett, Semperis

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “I find the trend of CISOs becoming equal parts security professional and risk professional to be a very positive trend. There are too many security risks to solve them all, so we must...

Headshot of Laura Whitt-Winyard, CISO at Malwarebytes

Secret CSO: Laura Whitt-Winyard, Malwarebytes

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “That the cybersecurity community, public and private sectors are coming to the realisation that we all must work together on cybersecurity. It is a puzzle that will never be solved…”

Headshot of Juan Morales, VP & CISO at Anywhere Real Estate

Secret CSO: Juan Morales, Anywhere Real Estate

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Besides the fundamental responsibility of risk management that comes with the role... to ensure I can provide the tools and resources necessary for my teams to function at...

Headshot of Brian Spanswick, CISO and Head of IT at Cohesity

Secret CSO: Brian Spanswick, Cohesity

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? “There are several ways to keep learning; one of the best has been tapping into my peers in the CISO community.”

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