May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 3 - Chani Simms

by Hacker Valley Studio

Show Notes

In this episode of Hacker Valley Blue, we brought in a guest who has been on a journey of transformation of self and technology.  Our guest is Chani Simms, managing director of Meta Defence Labs.  We talk about what is essential for cybersecurity.  If there was a magic box that could solve an issue, what problem would Chani want solved? “People!”  They need to be trained, and care, and have buy in.  They must be devoted to what they’re doing.  They need cultural awareness and support – it isn’t easy and the hardest job.  

When it comes to leadership, organizations need to use people already in the organization.  It is important to know what they’re trying to do.  You have to use security as an enabler.  Leadership is responsible for communicating objectives and goals.  


Key Takeaways

0:00 Previously on Hacker Valley Blue

1:36 In this episode

3:10 Background and day job

5:37 Cyber essentials

13:46 Keeping up to date

15:26 Access control

17:07 Security hygiene

19:48 Magic box

21:32 Leadership fundamentals

26:22 Formula 1 analogy

28: 46 Wrap up



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