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CISO Insiders with Kelly McCracken | Senior VP of Detection and Response at Salesforce | Episode 77
Episode 7728th November 2023 • CISO insiders • GRSee Consulting
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🔥In the latest episode of CISO Insiders, we welcome Kelly McCracken, Senior Vice President of detection and response at Salesforce, for an exciting and eye-level conversation about his journey into cybersecurity, advice for young cybersecurity professionals just starting out, and how the industry will evolve in future.

🔎 Highlights:

👉🏻 ”Advice to younger listeners and anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity”

👉🏻 ”What are the skills CISOs should have to succeed in the cybersecurity industry?”

👉🏻 ”What’s your biggest accomplishment in your career?”

⏱️ Timestamps:

00:36 Guest Introduction and Professional Journey

02:29 Icebreaker questions

03:21 Is there one thing you wish you had known before starting your career?

04:50 Advice to younger listeners and anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity

07:04 Biggest failure and key learnings

09:35 Biggest accomplishment

12:01 Advice to beginners on where to start in the cybersecurity industry

13:21 What were the best resources that have helped you through your career?

15:14 What are your thoughts on CISO's role in the IT organization?

17:02 What is one myth about your industry that you want to debunk?

18:08 What are the main security concerns of CISOs these days

21:11 Are there any specific areas that leaders in the industry should focus on right now?

23:10 What are the most important skills that cybersecurity leaders should have?

24:54 How will the CISO role evolve in the next 5 years?

26:40 Who do you look up to in the industry?

27:43 What would you define as innovation in the industry?

29:08 What would be your strategy in building a relationship with a customer you would like to work with?

31:12 What’s the best way to connect to you online?

31:35 Final question and closing comments - If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?


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