6. Growing Teams from Scratch, with Darren Argyle

The first role I would always employ is an enterprise security architect who thinks about business first and technology second.
— Darren Argyle

Darren Argyle is the co-founder of Cyber Resilience which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and emerging CISO’s.

Darren is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years of international cyber risk and security experience and broad expertise in providing hands-on leadership, strategic C-level/board direction and program execution. He was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally in 2017 and the top 100 Global IT Security Influencers in 2018.

During this episode, Darren will share how to navigate the global skills crisis in search of highly experienced and well-rounded security team members. Learn when to utilize an outsourced model and when to work with permanent in-house hires. Listen for ways to overcome the biggest challenges in the cybersecurity space including his major lessons learned over his career.


Time Stamps:

  • 00:32 - Darren’s introduction and background

  • 05:13 - Analyzing the scope of security teams

  • 13:29 - Prioritizing the type of team you must hire

  • 14:44 - “The first role I would always employee is an enterprise security architect who thinks about business first and technology second.” - Darren Argyle

  • 16:39 - Utilizing the outsourced model versus permanent hires

  • 18:13 - “Anything that can be automated or highly specialized such as major breach response you could certainly outsource.” - Darren Argyle

  • 18:33 - Overcoming common hurdles when sourcing for the right people for your team

  • 21:38 - Navigating the global skills crisis

  • 24:48 - Searching for highly experienced & well-rounded team members

  • 29:53 - The role diversity plans in the hiring and sourcing plans

  • 30:39 - “For a senior leader to be successful: Recognize diversity.” - Darren Argyle

  • 34:51 - Sharing your successes and most importantly, your failures