Nick Ellsmore is Co-Founder of Hivint, now a part of Trustwave, an Optus company, and creator of cyber-security collaboration portal Security Colony. He was previously co-founder of SIFT and Stratsec, and has served on boards and forums including the Internet Industry Association, the NATA AAC for Software Testing, UNSW Advisory Boards, and the APEC TEL Security & Prosperity Steering Group.
During this episode, Nick will share the component to selecting employees who will fit well in your organization. Find out how great leaders create and share a positive vision and successful team atmosphere. Learn the benefits of focusing on diversity in the workplace and what it takes to become a great Security Leader.
00:30 - Nick’s introduction and background
04:19 - Principles to follow to bring the right people together
06:26 - Hiring those who have a proper attitude yet lack the proper skills
07:35 - “We don’t have a skills crisis so much as we have a roles crisis.” - Nick Ellsmore
10:06 - Focusing on diversity in the workplace
13:13 - What roles are clients looking for?
17:15 - Building a function within the organization
18:54 - “Your first security manager in an organization is going to shift the way that function is perceived by the organization.” - Nick Ellsmore
20:00 - The ultimate path for security leaders
25:29 - “If I am recruiting, the person that I want is the person who is clearly going to be passionate, do the right thing, and someone that’s a nice person.” - Nick Ellsmore
27:33 - Giving the best advice to your younger self