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Malcolm Harkins

Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cylance

September 8, 2016 — Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance Inc. In this role he is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Harkins is also responsible for all aspects of information risk and security, security and privacy policy, and for peer outreach activities to drive improvement across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks.

Interview with Malcolm Harkins

Malcolm Harkins is Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance, a cyber security company who is named specifically in Congress' report on the OPM breach, for their part in the detection and remediation of the breach. In addition to the breach, we discuss the responsibilities of board members, proactive versus reactive approaches to security, and how some security professionals have what Mr. Harkins describes as a “Hero dilemma".

Biography

Source: Cylance

Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance Inc. In this role he is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Harkins is also responsible for all aspects of information risk and security, security and privacy policy, and for peer outreach activities to drive improvement across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. Previously Malcolm was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), then became Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation.

Malcolm has taught at the CIO Institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Business and was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University in 2009. He was received several awards, including Computerworld’s Top 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2012 and the Security Advisor Excellence in Innovation Award in 2015. He is a Fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a non-partisan think tank providing objective advice on cybersecurity to the House, Senate, and a variety of federal agencies. Malcolm is the author of “Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable,” and a contributing author to "Introduction to IT Privacy: A Handbook for Technologists." He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California at Davis.

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