An inside-out look at cyber security from Arctic Wolf CISO Adam Marrè

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An inside-out look at cyber security from Arctic Wolf CISO Adam Marrè

In this new episode of Techzine Talks on Tour, we take an inside-out look at cyber security. That is, we discuss challenges and developments a cyber security company faces. We do this with Adam Marrè, Chief Information Security Officer at Arctic Wolf, at RSA Conference in San Francisco. We also discuss current trends, AI (obviously) and the rise of deepfakes.

As the CISO of cyber security firm Arctic Wolf, Marrè has an interesting outlook on this. He’s not necessarily in the business of selling things, and doesn’t do a lot of customer meetings. His main focus is to keep Arctic Wolf’s platform safe. That’s extremely important, but also necessary if we do a quick search on Techzine for zero-days, breaches en leaks in cyber security software and platforms. Marrè’s job is to make sure that Arctic Wolf never gets on those pages.

Basic hygiene still challenge number one

To a certain extent the problems of the market and the potential issues that Arctic Wolf could run into don’t differ that much. It all comes down to taking a risk-based approach to cyber security. In such an approach it’s the basic stuff that still causes chaos at companies. Things like patching and managing identities are at the basis of a lot of problems in the world. It’s crucial everyone does more to tackle this. 

A company’s leadership plays a critical role in in defining an organization’s risk tolerance and how outsourcing security services can be both a boon and a challenge. Marrè further emphasizes that while outsourcing can strengthen a small team, it doesn’t replace the necessity for internal vigilance and a deep understanding of an organization’s unique risk landscape.

Finally, Marrè shares his insights on the immediate threats posed by deep fakes and misinformation, and the evolving landscape of AI-driven attacks and defenses. We discuss how AI has the potential to significantly enhance defensive capabilities by leveraging existing tools and data more effectively. 

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About Techzine Talks on Tour

Techzine Talks on Tour is a podcast series that Coen and Sander record while attending events all over the world. A spin-off of the successful Dutch series Techzine Talks, this new English series aims to reach new audiences. The goal is to publish a fresh episode at least every two weeks. With the occasional increase in frequency around specific larger events with more recordings.

Techzine Talks on Tour covers a huge range of topics, as Coen and Sander attend a total of 50 to 60 events each year. Events ranging from open-source affairs like KubeCon to conferences hosted by Cisco, IBM, Salesforce and ServiceNow, to name only a few. With a lot of experience in many walks of IT life, Coen and Sander always manage to produce an engaging, in-depth discussion on general trends, but also on the underlying technology itself.

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