Discord’s Kathy Wang on Building and Managing Security Teams
Kathy Wang is the CISO at Discord, an internationally-recognized malware expert who has researched, developed, evaluated, and operationalized various solutions for detecting and preventing client-side attacks used by advanced persistent threats (APT).
As a security executive and leader, Kathy has a strong background in project management, research, and business development. She has worked in government, commercial, and technology startup environments, and currently advises security services/products startup companies.
In today’s episode, Jack and Kathy discuss the talent pool in cybersecurity,
Topics discussed in this episode:
- What made Kathy want to go from researcher to security leader
- The impact remote work and remote teams has had on cybersecurity teams
- What Kathy looks for when hiring security professionals
- Why transparency and multi-modal communication is mission critical for cybersecurity teams
- How attacks have changed in the past 5 years
- The tools Kathy is paying most attention to
- What she enjoys most about working in security
- Kathy’s advice for security professionals, especially early in their career
Keep in touch with Kathy on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathywang/