Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault 7.7.21
Ep 5 | 7.7.21

Building a Stronger Security Team: Geoff Belknap, LinkedIn

Show Notes

It’s said that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, but under the proper management – management with a keen eye towards investing in its own people – there is no such thing as a weak link, only an opportunity for growth.  

In this episode, Microsoft CISO Bret Arsenault talks with Geoff Belknap, colleague and fellow CISO at LinkedIn, about what it means to build a team, not of experts, but of intrepid thinkers willing to learn something new and invest in themselves to grow. 

In This Episode You Will Learn: 

  • Why investing in people without a ‘necessary’ skill can be more beneficial than hiring someone who checks all the boxes 
  • Why focusing on yourself, in whatever way that manifests, is so crucial to a successful team 
  • How security is fundamentally an interdisciplinary field 

Some Questions We Ask: 

  • How do we solve the gender gap in the industry? 
  • What are some of the things Geoff has learned over the past year? 
  • How do you promote employees and team members investing in themselves? 


Geoff Belknap’s LinkedIn


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