Blurring the Line Between Black and White

April 2, 2019

Summary

In a security professional’s career, a nearly perfect success rate can be quickly and detrimentally tarnished by one mistake that puts the company at risk. Raj Samani, Fellow and Chief Scientist at McAfee, shares his professional journey and explains how his choices have reflected who he is as a mentor, peer, father, husband, and author, encouraging listeners to appreciate what they have now.

“The role of the security department is judged on what you fail at. You can be 99.9% successful, and yet when there's a major breach, you're the first one to get thrown out, and so demonstrating and articulating value is the challenge that we face as an industry, and I think we've fundamentally failed as an industry to do that.”

Raj Samani

Raj Samani is a computer security expert working as the Chief Scientist and Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee. He has been recognized for his contribution to the computer security industry through numerous awards, including the Infosecurity Europe hall of Fame, PeterSzor award, and many others.

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