Originally broadcast on: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

The changing needs of the CISO: Moving from hard technical skills to a soft skills focus

In this episode of teissTalk we discussed:

  • Which of the various reporting structures and scopes of responsibility best suit the 2021 CISO?
  • Overcoming CISO Communication issues and the issue of cybersecurity excuses
  • What, and Who, do we need to be in 2021 and beyond?

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Jenny Radcliffe

Jenny Radcliffe, also known as “The People Hacker,” is a world renowned Social Engineer, hired to bypass security systems through a no-tech mixture of psychology, con-artistry, cunning and guile. 

Jenny is a sought after keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at major conferences and corporate events, both in-person and online,  is a  TEDX contributor and is host of her own multiple award winning podcast series.


Quentyn Taylor

Director of Information Security – EMEA

Quentyn is Director of Information Security at Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Using the power of stories and his own experience of testing products to destruction; Quentyn has embraced building business relationships across the world whilst driving Canon’s strategy and educating business customers to minimise their security risk. Before joining Canon, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries such as Internet service providers as well as startup businesses.

Allan Campbell

Chief Information Security Officer

Allan brings a wealth of data protection and information security experience from a number of industries. Allan’s sector experience has covered finance, manufacturing, media, retail and critical infrastructure. Representation on the Bank of England cyber resilience working party is testament to his breadth of security knowledge.

Paul Watts

Chief Information Security Officer

Named as one of the top 100 global CISOs in the HotTopics.ht “CISO 100 2017” in 2017 and 2020, I am a senior Information Security and Technology professional with over twenty-six years experience covering vertical markets including Transportation, Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Retail and Telecommunications both in Europe and the UK. Through effective collaboration with business and technology stakeholders alike, I seek to help businesses harness the potential of effective organisational information security and information governance, enabling businesses to innovate and succeed whilst remaining safe and secure.

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