There was literally too much ground to cover with Peter W. Singer. He was one of these interviews where you just have to let him run because he has so much to say. His knowledge and experience are too wide to cover in a short hour, but here are some key takeaways that you will learn when you listen.
Major Take-Aways From This Episode:
He is not a doomsday figure, but one that seeks to find alternatives, explain, and develop context to the changes that are impacting our lives.
He was on a research project that asked 60 people what are the 5 trends that are of the same magnitude the release of computer in 1980:
Hardware – Robots, autonomous vehicles
Software – IoT, Big Data, AI
Waveware – Energy Sources, solar, lasers
Hardware – Additive printing and manufacturing, 3d, bits to atoms
Marshall Kuypers is a PhD candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, concentrating in Risk Analysis. His research studies quantitative models to assess cyber security risk in organizations. I heard Marshall talk at a major IT Security conference and after listening to him, I knew that I had to get him on the show to share his expertise.
Marshall continues a theme that I have been harping on recently which is for you to deepen your sophistication of communicating at the highest level in your organization about Cyber Risk and investments that you want your company to mitigate against.
For some of you this discussion will be re-enforcement of concepts and ideas that you already know but need to be reminded of. For others, Marshall will bring a fresh approach to you to test with your CFO, CEO or Board. The more effective you can be with communicating to your horizontal peers and upstream reports the better you can fulfill your mission within your company.
The Exponential Organization Executive (ExO) of the future will not just be the CIO, CISO, or VP of IT. ExOs will be business leaders who understand how to take advantage of information in their businesses.
They will understand Data (big data) both within and with their cloud providers. They will understand that IP intellectual property of this data can be exposed, developed, segmented, etc. by using APIs, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. ExO Executives who “grock” this will apply significant advantage personally and to their businesses.
Ron Woerner is an expert in what it takes to develop the next generation of cyber security leaders.
He is the Air Force Association US CyberPatriot 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year for his work with high school cybersecurity competitions.
Ron Woerner is the Director of Cybersecurity Studies at Bellevue University. He has over 25 years of corporate and military experience in IT and Security and has worked for HDR, TD Ameritrade, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, CSG Systems and the State of Nebraska Published work by Ron includes four recent articles on CSO Online.