The New CISO Podcast

Episode 23: Recovering from a ‘Bad CISO’

A tough topic, yes, but there’s more to it than just being good or bad at the job you have right now. On this episode, Stephen talks to Edward Kiledjian, OpenText CISO, about the ‘bad CISO’ and how they come to be.

How do technically brilliant people end up in the wrong positions, and how can businesses guard against promoting someone into this problem? Is it a case of the purely technical just not being cut out for leadership? Our latest episode touches on the importance of building security into the dna of your software, and how to bounce back in the wake of a ‘bad CISO’.

What’s the underlying truth to being good at your job?

A core truth to being successful is always delivering more than the organization expects. Going above and beyond to find out what is most important to your customers is key. Make the customers reality your reality and work from that viewpoint.

Ed and Steve also discuss:

  • How a previous CISO failed to deliver
  • Cleaning up the mess
  • Marketing your successes
  • Why you should never stop learning

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More About Ed Kiledjian

Currently serving as CISO at Canada’s largest software company, OpenText, and with more than 20 years’ cybersecurity experience; Ed Kiledjian has held security leadership roles at major organizations, including Air Canada, GE, HP, Bell Canada, Cathay Pacific Airlines, World Intellectual Property Organization, and the United Nations. A pioneer in the technology industry, he’s developed and implemented strategic plans and information systems with a special focus on cybersecurity to protect the integrity of transactions and drive innovation and growth.