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As cybersecurity costs rise, the question for CFOs is, “necessary evil, or opportunity for growth?” In Part 1 of this two part podcast series, Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF), and James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group, explore how executives view cybersecurity less as a “cost center” and more as a change catalyst.
About the Podcasters
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF)
Steve Durbin is Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF). His main areas of focus include strategy, information technology, cyber security and the emerging security threat landscape across both the corporate and personal environments. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on technology and security issues. Steve has considerable experience working in the technology and telecoms markets and was previously senior vice president at Gartner. He has served as an executive on the boards of public companies in the UK and Asia in both the technology consultancy services and software applications development sectors. Steve has also served as a Digital 50 advisory committee member in the United States, a body established to improve the talent pool for Fortune 500 boards around cyber security and information governance.
James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group
James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group, is a proven entrepreneur and technology executive. He has a long track record of success in both early stage companies and global technology leaders. As VP of this new organization, Mr. Mobley is responsible for management of Cisco’s extensive portfolio of Security, Collaboration, Internet of Everything (IoE) and Analytics services. A key goal of this new organization is to ensure security is foundational to all services offered within Cisco’s Advanced Services Group and to provide a broad range of industry-focused solutions.
Mr. Mobley joined Cisco in January 2015, following the acquisition of Neohapsis, Inc. where he served as President and CEO. Neohapsis was a leading cyber security consultancy providing mobile, cloud, risk, and compliance services to many of the world’s largest enterprises. Under his leadership, Neohapsis grew from a small Midwest US consultancy to become a global provider of high end cyber security services. Prior to Neohapsis, Mr. Mobley was Symantec’s Vice President of Professional Services for the Americas. In 2005, he led the effort to establish Symantec Professional Services as a viable player in enterprise security consulting within the US market.
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