DevSecOps , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Why IT and Security Teams Do Not See Eye to Eye

Panel Discussion on Factors Leading to Toxicity Between IT and Security Teams in APAC
(from top left) Christopher Kruegel from VMware, Jinan Budge from Forrester, Matt Bennett from VMware Carbon Black and Jerome Walter from VMware TANZU

Recent Forrester research report titled ‘How Unified IT and Security Strategies help APAC companies accomplish key objectives’ found that 82% of companies in APAC feel that the IT and security teams have a poor relationship and share negative views of their counterpart relationship. So how can security and IT leaders collaborate to create a positive culture? Join Jinan Budge, principal analyst serving security & risk professionals at Forrester, Jerome Walter, director, security modernization at VMware TANZU, Matt Bennett, senior director APJ at VMware Carbon Black and Christopher Kruegel, VP Security Services at VMware to discuss skills shortages, complexity of tools and other factors contributing to this toxicity.

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In this video panel discussion, the group discusses:

  • How much of a problem is a toxic culture within cybersecurity?
  • To what extent is the skills shortage to blame for this culture?
  • What role can leaders in security play to bridge the gap?

Budge is principal analyst serving security & risk professionals at Forrester. Budge focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer role, creating transformational cybersecurity strategies, and putting security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy.

Walter is director, security modernization at VMware TANZU. He helps advance cloud-native security and assists large customers in their cloud and DevOps transformation. Walter holds an MBA in finance and a master of science in IT systems engineering.

Bennett is senior director of security business unit, Asia Pacific & Japan at VMware Carbon Black. Bennett leads VMware Carbon Black’s security business unit across Asia Pacific and Japan and is based in Hong Kong. Over the past 20 years, Matt has held numerous roles in the IT industry, working closely with customers around the globe.

Kruegel is vice president, security services in the networking and security business unit at VMware. He is also a professor of computer science at UC Santa Barbara.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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