8. Lateral Career Moves with Craig Templeton

You need to be resilient within yourself to withstand organizations and structural changes within businesses.
— Craig Templeton

Craig Templeton is CISO at REA Group Limited, a leading digital business specializing in property.

Craig brings over 23 years experience in the security field, having worked for a variety of blue-chip organizations globally including IBM, Deloitte and ANZ Bank. He sits on a number of Executive Board advisory committees, has association with research institutes in London, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and also participates in several cyber security start-up mentoring programs including CyRise.

During this episode, Craig will share how to attract and retain high caliber talent to your organization. Learn what skills are needed to run a small business and what type of tasks to outsource. Listen to the end for crucial advice for new startups in the industry.

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Time Stamps:

  • 00:31 - Craig’s background and introduction

  • 04:11 - “You need to be resilient within yourself to withstand organizations and structural changes within businesses.” - Craig Templeton

  • 05:09 - Best hiring practices when building up a team

  • 09:26 - “By limiting yourself to somebody who has only ever worked in security you’re actually potentially sabotaging your own recruitment efforts.” - Craig Templeton

  • 09:41 - Skills or roles that should be within your business and what to leave for consultants

  • 12:08 - Attracting and retaining talent for internationally recognised organizations

  • 14:36 - Being affected by the supposed skills crises

  • 17:47 - Developing accountability outside your security team

  • 20:12 - “Experience is invaluable. You need to make mistakes to grow as a person.” - Craig Templeton

  • 20:38 - Advice to new startups in the industry