In episode two of a two-part series, CISO Talk hosts Mitch Ashley and Jennifer “JJ” Minella, continue their conversation with Andy Ellis, former CISO at Akamai and current operating partner at Weill Ventures. They delve into topics like building security teams, adapting to change and the impact of AI on the security landscape. Andy emphasizes the need for organizations to understand the value they aim to produce and to align their security efforts with that objective. He discusses how AI, particularly large language models (LLMs), can change the dynamics of software development and security, ultimately advocating for a shift toward safety engineering to minimize attack surfaces and improve defenses. Andy also shares insights from his book and offers guidance on how to navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape.
For more information and to follow Andy Ellis’s insights, you can visit his LinkedIn or Twitter profiles (@CSOAndy) and subscribe to his newsletter at https://duhaone.substack.com/ . Andy’s book “1% Leadership: Master the Small, Daily Improvements that Set Great Leaders Apart” can be found at various book retailers, and he also has an audiobook version, narrated by himself, which offers an enriching experience for the readers.