#26 – Information Security Leadership with David Cass

In Algo Podcast Episode 26, David Cass and Amjad Hussain discuss Information Security Leadership.

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0:00 Episode Preview
0:29 Introduction
3:07 How businesses should think about Cybersecurity
5:29 Where organizations should start on the cloud
9:09 How to organize an Information Security function
11:50 CISO Leadership
15:00 What should CEOs do to assess information security?
17:09 Outside InfoSec assessments & danger of complacency
17:55 CISO internal partnerships & training team
20:00 Importance of understanding the business
20:42 Protecting people while allowing them to be productive
21:16 Training IT team
22:58 What InfoSec certifications are meaningful?
25:15 Data Governance Considerations
27:37 GDPR Considerations
28:54 What should companies do when they are under cyber attack?
31:52 Cyber Insurance
32:35 When to contact law enforcement
33:25 Incident Response Plan & Paying Ransom
35:02 Role of CISO in Incident Response Plan
39:15 Protecting borders from cyber attacks
43:25 Role of the Federal Government
46:15 Industry Alliances
49:06 Responsibility of Cloud providers to provide security
51:34 Mapping out controls
52:20 Advice for organizations
54:51 Quantum computing threats
57:31 Closing Thoughts

About the host

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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