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C-suite career advice: Dr. Neil Costigan, BehavioSec

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT/tech? “People think that working in the technology field is a lonely, solo job… its very much an exercise between people and how teamwork leads to successful ventures.”

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Secret CSO: Peter Tran, InferSight

What conferences are on your must-attend list? "The consumer electronics show. This will give you a better sense of the current and new attack surfaces."

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CTO Sessions: Ravs Kaur, Uplevel

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? "I’m really excited about the prospects of machine learning and AI, especially the impact that it can have on education, healthcare, and even agriculture."

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C-suite career advice: Robert Bailkoski, Logicalis

Did you always want to work in IT/tech? "No. I did a law degree at university, and very much saw my future as a lawyer..."

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Cybersecurity and board-level buy-in: how to speak the language of a CFO

Every CISO knows that the cyber threat landscape is growing ever-more sophisticated, making the mission of keeping the enterprise secure a task with seemingly no end. By learning to speak the language of the CFO, CISOs can improve...

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Secret CSO: Cathy Pitt, Plex Systems Inc.

Was there anyone who has inspired or mentored you in your career? “…find a mentor who is interested in helping you understand and appreciate the big picture and where you fit into it.”

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CTO Sessions: Jason Soroko, Sectigo

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? “For me, it is helping our customers achieve their goal of advancing towards zero-trust architectures.”

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C-suite career advice: Oren Goldshtein, Vectorious Medical Technologies

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT? “If you want to expand your knowledge, remember small startups are a great place to do a lot and learn a variety of skills in a short time.”

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Secret CSO: Andrew Rose, Proofpoint

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “…one thing to hold dear above everything? Pragmatism. Be pragmatic about your resources, your budget, and your risks.”

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CTO Sessions: Burkhard Boeckem, Hexagon AB

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I believe future CTOs must have both business acumen and knowledge of technology and also factor in elements such as the rise of algorithms and AI, the ubiquity of...

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C-suite career advice: Jeff Hussey, Tempered

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “I look for passion, storytelling and risk-taking.”

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Secret CSO: Phil Packman, BT Global Division

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Seek out opportunities to gain a broader set of perspective and views. Constantly challenge your own thinking and be open to alternative opinions.”

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CTO Sessions: Pete Hanlon, Moneypenny

What type of CTO are you? “I’m a technical CTO, and I love to drive innovation. I‘m constantly monitoring and working with new technologies to see how they can help move our business forward.”

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C-suite career advice: Alex Kvamme, Pathlight

Do you think it is better to have technical or business skills - or a mix of both? “You need technical skills to build something and business skills to scale it.”

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Secret CSO: Peter Romano, eSentire

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? “I find it valuable to have friends in the industry and communicate with them regularly.”

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CTO Sessions: Dr. Rashid Mansoor, Hadean

What makes an effective tech strategy? “An effective tech strategy is one that manages to not compromise short-term profitability with long-term impact.”

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C-suite career advice: Lewie Dunsworth, Nuspire

How important are specific certifications? “I love certifications; they are very important as long as you don’t use them to validate who you are as a technical professional.”

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Secret CSO: Mike Beck, Darktrace

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? “I am obsessed with mean time to detect, to contain and to remediate.”

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