Eps.16 | Cybersecurity: Navigating the Complexities of Cybersecurity, a Conversation with Craig Riddell, CISO at Netwrix

In this episode, we’re thrilled to welcome Craig Riddell, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Netwrix, for a discussion on the nuances of cybersecurity in an era where digital threats are constantly evolving. Craig, with his rich background spanning military and cybersecurity domains, provides a unique perspective on how identity and access management (IAM) and privilege access management (PAM) are critical in safeguarding information in the modern digital workspace.

Craig’s insights shed light on how these tools have become indispensable in the age of remote work and hybrid office models, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has dramatically altered the cybersecurity landscape. Join us as we explore these themes, and more, gaining valuable knowledge from one of the industry’s leading figures.

Key Takeaways:

  • Craig’s Journey and Background:

    • Craig discusses his transition from the military to cybersecurity, emphasizing the role his military experience played in shaping his approach to cybersecurity challenges.

  • Identity and Access Management in Today’s World:

    • A deep dive into the importance of IAM and PAM in the current hybrid work environment, highlighting the necessity of adapting these tools to meet the demands of a remote workforce.

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity:

    • Insights into how the pandemic has accelerated the need for robust IAM strategies to secure remote workspaces.

  • Netwrix’s Approach to Cybersecurity:

    • Craig outlines Netwrix’s methodologies in providing cybersecurity solutions, focusing on the integration of AI and machine learning for enhanced security.

  • Challenges and Innovations in IAM:

    • Discussion on the challenges faced in implementing effective IAM solutions and how Netwrix is innovating to address these issues.

  • Advice for Cybersecurity Professionals:

    • Craig shares valuable advice for professionals in the cybersecurity space, emphasising the importance of understanding the human element in technology.

  • The Future of Cybersecurity:

    • Predictions and expectations for the future of cybersecurity, with a focus on the evolving role of identity and access management.

Share this article