Cloud Security , Security Operations

Cybersecurity Leadership: It’s About Cloud Security

CEOs and CISOs on Managing Visibility, Accessibility and Risk

Almost every organization has adopted cloud computing to some extent, and with this great power comes great responsibility. How are cybersecurity leaders managing visibility, access and risk? We asked this exclusive panel of CEOs and CISOs, and they shared frank and thoughtful advice.

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Participating in this latest forum are:

Tim Eades, CEO, vArmour; Nick Halsey, CEO, Okera; Chuck Brooks, CEO, Brooks Consulting; Dr. Rebecca Wynn, CISO and CPO; and Roger Sels, vice president of solutions, EMEA, BlackBerry.

In this panel discussion hosted by Information Security Media Group and CyberTheory, these executives discuss:

  • Multi-cloud visibility;
  • Cloud access;
  • Insider risk.

With over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing and executive management at the CEO level, Eades has expertise in driving growth for computing, security and enterprise software companies. He joined vArmour as CEO in October 2013. Prior to that, he was CEO at Silver Tail Systems from March 2010 until the company was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC, in late 2012.

Halsey has been the CEO of Okera since March 2020. He previously has served as a CEO and COO and in other executive roles over a 25-year career in data and analytics, most recently as CEO of Zoomdata. Halsey helped start several foundational analytics companies, including Brio Software, Tableau and Biz360, and he helped lead others, including Jaspersoft, Alphablox and Keynote Systems, to successful exits.

Brooks, who heads a consultancy, is a globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. LinkedIn named him as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn.” He was named by Thomson Reuters as a “Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance” and by IFSEC as the “#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer” in 2018.

As a global CISO and chief privacy officer, Wynn is a “big picture” thinker who has over 20 years of experience in information security, assurance and technology. The recipient of numerous awards, including 2017 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, she has been described as a "game-changer who is 10 steps ahead in developing and enforcing cybersecurity and privacy best practices and policies."

As a vice president at Blackberry, Sels serves as an adviser to clients’ C-suites with a focus on maximizing the value and impact of their cyber programs. Sels has more than 20 years of technical and leadership experience in cybersecurity. Before joining BlackBerry Cylance, he was the founding CISO at DarkMatter LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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