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Recently, Cybersecurity has been a prominent topic of conversation for the entire world, which makes Malcolm Harkins’ role of paramount importance. He is Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cymatic, a start-up that works with clients to improve their cybersecurity infrastructure. Perhaps the most important word in Harkins’ title is “Trust,” given the numerous companies that have faced breaches recently, as he explains. For this reason, Harkins is devoted to putting security and privacy before compliance in the hopes of rebuilding that “trust” for clients and their thousands of users around the world.
1:00 – Harkins explains his role
7:30 – “Motivating others to want to struggle for shared aspirations”
10:00 – Why cybersecurity teams should be “first-movers”
13:30 – “If you lead with compliance, you might not get security/privacy”
19:00 – The security industry accepts too much failure
21:00 – Reducing risk, reducing cost, reducing friction
25:00 – Challenge what’s working and what’s not
27:30 – Fear-mongering in computing
33:00 – Advice to risk managers (and a shameless plug)
Malcolm Harkins on LinkedIn
Produced by Kai Hellberg
Music by Isaac Chambers – ‘Change’