Learning better management skills by leading an information security team - Killian Faughnan

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In this episode Andy Davis talks to Killian Faughnan, the CISO at Interoute. They discuss the makeup of a typical security team. Killian tells Andy about how he stays ahead of security threats. Andy asks Killian about his responsibilities and why he chose to do an MBA. Killian is an information and cyber security professional with a background in technical security (engineering, architecture, pentesting), security governance (risk management, compliance), and business administration. Show Notes 1.08 Killian’s background in security and why are we paying so much attention to security now? 2.30 Did you always think you’d end up in the security sector? 3.58 Does the wealth of backgrounds present in the security sector make it an interesting place to work at the moment? 6.12 What does your typical security team look like? 7.58 What are your responsibilities? 10.38 Killians thought process behind doing an MBA. 12.12 How tech makes you constantly pursue learning. 14.31 What is it about the security consultancy market which is making the average contract length so short. 16.14 Are in house security staff the best option to keep your business safe? 18.03 How were your mentors and influences and what are you doing in your leadership position to reduce your turnover of staff? 21.56 Not just looking to your superiors for feedback and inspiration. 23.10 How do you stay ahead of the security threats. 25.12 External collaboration. 26.10 Being proactive in your role when looking at problems from a macro perspective. 27.39 What direction is the security sector heading in over the next few years?

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