Chief Executive Officer | episode 383

Symantec's CEO Talks Cybersecurity

Greg is the Chief Executive Officer of Symantec. As CEO, he sets the company’s vision and strategy, and is focused on driving growth and advancing innovation through Symantec’s cyber defense platform. Symantec’s platform is designed to give its customers an economic advantage by delivering advanced capabilities pre-integrated. Previously Greg was the CEO of Blue Coat, which was acquired by Symantec in 2016. Prior to Blue Coat, Greg was the President and CEO of Mincom. Greg also was the founder of E2open and Dascom. March 04, 2019

383: Symantec’s CEO In this interview, Greg argues that detection and automation are absolutely critical in the era of prevention. He cites that in today’s cyberspace, companies report as little as seven minutes between first infection and disaster, so it is critical that organizations be able to detect and automate the response to those threats. At Symantec, the company has used artificial intelligence to improve its ability to defend, as Greg describes in this interview. We also discuss Symantec’s four pillar cyber safety umbrella, the importance of having consequences for those who try to steal data, the value of zero trust infrastructure, and a variety of other topics.

I believe that the defining topic for this generation will be privacy, specifically consumer privacy and the obligation for enterprises to protect and defend that.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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