Cybersecurity , Governance , IT Risk Management

Tips on Building a Security Program

Rick Holland of Digital Shadows on Starting From Scratch
Rick Holland, CISO, Digital Shadows

Building a security program from the ground up is a challenging task. Rick Holland of Digital Shadows discusses implementing a new program and focusing on inclusion in the workplace.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Holland discusses:

  • Transitioning from industry analyst to CISO;
  • Developing a security program from scratch;
  • Inclusion in the workplace.

Holland has more than 15 years' experience working in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows as CISO, he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations and data privacy. He also served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. Holland now serves as the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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