Mon, 17 October 2022
Today our guest joining us is Kevin Gowen. Kevin serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Synovus and is responsible for information and cyber security, physical security, business continuity, fraud, and financial crimes. He was named Chief Information Security Officer in 2015. Gowen earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a recipient of the James H. Blanchard Leadership award and was named Tech Exec Networks’ Information Security Executive of the Year in May 2022. Gowen is an alumnus of Leadership Columbus and serves as a board member of the National Technology Security Coalition along with serving on multiple advisory boards and in industry group leadership roles. [Oct 17th, 2022]
00:00 – Intro
00:56 – Intro Links:
03:55 – Kevin Gowen Intro
05:55 – What made you want to go into InfoSec?
06:56 – Managing Risk with teams of 10,000+
08:24 – How do you stay in front of the next attack?
10:15 – Top 3 Talking Points to assure the stakeholders
11:27 – How do you educate the customer?
13:04 – The "push" during Cybersecurity Awareness Month
14:23 – That's not Amazon!
15:55 – How are you attracting and retaining talent during this employee drought?
20:23 – Poaching vs Developing
22:46 – Communicating the need for diversity down the ladder
24:25 – Cross-industry and Inter-department hiring
26:24 – If I knew then...
28:41 – Defining our "true" critical assets
30:03 – Be willing to be evaluated
32:32 – Who helped get you to where you are today?
34:47 – Find Kevin Gowen online
35:59 – Book Recommendations
Direct download: Ep._183_-_Security_Awareness_Series_-_I_Promise_You_Thats_Not_Amazon_On_The_Phone_with_Kevin_Gowen.mp3
Category:Security Awareness -- posted at: 5:12am EST