Hosts Ron and Chris interview Andy Ellis, CISO for over two decades that recently started a startup. He is an operating partner at YL Ventures. Andy shares his perspective on whether there is really a skills gap or are we approaching this problem the wrong way?
0:57 – Intro
2:19 – Bio
3:12 – Andy’s personality that puts him in unique situations to win awards
4:29 – What other kind of things Andy experienced hacking in besides macro things
5:57 – The number one hack Andy did that spanned for a decade in his career
7:13 – Was Andy originally hired to do security for companies?
8:29 – Why Andy says there is no talent shortage
12:11 – If everyone started to go into security engineering team, would there be a gap to fill roles?
13:09 – Where did CISOS, managers, and recruiters go wrong in looking for security professionals?
19:55 – Andy’s number one tenet for leadership
22:42 –Andy’s philosophies on keeping the talent after investing on training programs, and having skills that can be used on other areas
24:49 – In what ways Andy is passing down knowledge
27:14 – Advice on the leadership journey that Andy gives to listeners
28::10 – Best ways to keep up with Andy
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