Episode 16 – Cybersecurity Strategies and Approaches

I join Chris Merkel at Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs for this podcast. Chris is a Senior Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Northwestern Mutual. We talk about fostering a work environment that allows the team to do great security work, overcoming challenges in the shift to cloud services, security challenges within different sectors, strategies for recruiting top talent, different approaches companies take toward security, and more. Chris discusses challenges in different sectors and recommends the congressional report on the Equifax data breach for some fascinating reading. He has opened my eyes to different points of view, and I hope he does for you as well. Say hi to Chris on twitter @ChrisMerkel. Chris also makes a pitch to support Hak4kidz, so please support if you are able and send your kids to their events to learn all sorts of cool stuff!