Episode 21

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/

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