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 - Episode 56

Effective Leadership in Cybersecurity

Keith Turpin, CISO

Episode Summary: 

In this episode of the BetterTech podcast of effective leadership in cybersecurity, host Umair Javed talks with Keith Turpin, Chief Information Security Officer at the Friedkin Group. Keith shares his career journey from Boeing to leading security at various companies, discussing the evolution of cyber threats and the commoditization of advanced attack techniques. He emphasizes the importance of robust security practices, aligning security investments with business goals, and the impact of AI and cloud technology on the cybersecurity landscape. Keith also offers practical advice for businesses on building effective security programs and insights into the career paths for CISOs.

Show Notes:

1. Keith Turpin, CISO of Freekin Group, shares his extensive experience in cybersecurity, including roles at Boeing and aviation services.

2. He explains how advanced persistent threat (APT) techniques have become accessible to low-resourced criminals, increasing the frequency of sophisticated attacks.

3. Turpin emphasizes the importance of robust processes in cybersecurity, noting that many breaches are due to process failures rather than technological shortcomings.

4. He discusses the transformative impact of AI and cloud computing on cybersecurity, predicting an “AI vs. AI” scenario in future defenses.

5. Turpin advises companies to balance security investments with business goals, recommending appropriate frameworks and resources for different business sizes.

This episode is hosted by Umair Javed, Host, BetterTech

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