Episode 17

Tines COO Thomas Kinsella: How to Remove the Barriers That Prevent Security Teams From Doing Their Best Work

Thomas Kinsella is the COO and co-founder of Tines — a no-code security automation platform that frees teams from manual work so they can focus on higher-value strategic work. 

In today’s episode, Thomas and Jack explore what it's like to transition from a security practitioner to a startup founder and how tools like Tines and Panther can be used to transform the way security teams operate. 

Topics discussed:

  • What Tines does (and what the name means). 
  • Reflecting on the stresses of dealing with major incidents while Thomas worked as a security practitioner at organizations like eBay and Docusign. 
  • Why frustration with the automation platforms available led Thomas and his co-founder to quitting their jobs to build the solution they wish they had. 
  • The risk of building — instead of buying security tools. 
  • The Tines use cases that Thomas finds the most surprising. 
  • How automation platforms and threat detection platforms should work together. 
  • What’s next for Tines as a company and how they help security members get the most out of their platform. 
  • 3 pieces of advice for any security operator working at scale. 

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