In this episode we chat to Andy Ellis, who, on the very day we interviewed him, was celebrating his 20th anniversary as the Chief Security Officer for Akamai. We cover many topics – from taking down the “booth babe” culture at RSA, to fighting for more representation and diversity on cyber panels, to how he eliminated the password at his organization and built a Zero Trust network, before that became a thing.
Andy also shares one of the most interesting Star Wars theories we’ve ever heard, and has a fascinating take on heroes vs villains, and how the two overlap depending on who’s telling the story. He then talks about why he hires librarians and journalists in his security team, and also, exactly how hard it is to train lizards. (The last two topics aren’t related, btw!)
You can read Akamai’s “State of the Internet” report here: https://www.akamai.com/uk/en/resources/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/