Episode 166 - There is No Skills Gap with Andy Ellis

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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Philosophies

Chris Cochran

Chris Cochran

Cybersecurity is not technology centric, in my opinion. It is human centric. I am driven by my duty to not only protect people, but enlist and inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Ronald Eddings

Ronald Eddings

The pursuit of knowledge always leads to something, so be open to whatever that is. It could be becoming the best, but it’s going to lead something and it’s most likely going to be a positive impact on your life.

Allan Alford

Allan Alford

It's not enough to be knowledgeable and skilled. Without passion you might as well be doing something else. Surround yourself with people who are passionate about what they do and the rest will come together.

CJ Howard

CJ Howard

Learning and listening allows you to access new perspectives and frames of mind. I believe that information is meant to be shared generously, but understanding without compassion is like a map without a legend.

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