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    Episode #8, Season 5 of Phishy Business: CIOs Should think like Entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den

    In this episode of Phishy Business, we talk about some of the cybersecurity trends and worries facing today’s global CIOs.

    Our special guest is Martin Wallgren who is the Group CIO of global logistics and shipping company, Gulf Agency Company, headquartered in Dubai. Martin says he is an entrepreneurial tech nerd with a business mindset who does business development with a touch of technology. He likes to emphasize the CIO’s business role even though he is passionate about both business and technology. Martin also discusses how impactful cybersecurity has become on the role of the CIO, and how much AI is changing the cybersecurity game.

    In ‘CIOs Should think like Entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den’, we discuss:

    • Why CIOs need to have an entrepreneurial mindset
    • How to communicate effectively to secure budget from the board
    • How the pandemic changed security
    • The importance of humour in cyber awareness training
    • Advice on cyber strategies
    • What scares Martin about AI and why security teams shouldn’t rely on AI to do everything
    • Martin’s views on the skills shortage

    About Phishy Business 

    Fed up with the same old cybersecurity stories? Come with us on a journey that explores the lesser-known side. Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity. Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms. Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe. For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts.


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