Insider Insights: Textron's CISO on risks, tech talent and more

In this video report,'s Lauren Brousell goes one-on-one with Ken Waterman, CISO at Textron, about security challenges, working with the board of directors, the IT skills gap and much more.

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Sign up now and get FREE access to hundreds of Insider articles, guides, reviews, interviews, blogs, and other premium content. Learn more. senior writer Lauren Brousell met up recently with Ken Waterman at CIO Perspectives.  Waterman is CTO and CISO of Textron, a multi-industry company whose brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker and Jacobsen, among others. Brousell asks the tech executive about his thoughts on a variety of security and IT industry topics.

Waterman, for example, offers advice to CIOs on tackling security in the post-Sony-hack era, discusses what he sees as the biggest security risk he faces at Textron, talks about his strategy for working with his board of directors, shares his approach for attracting and retaining tech talent, and more.

Spoiler alert: Here are just a few of Waterman's takeaways:

On security: In previous days, we focused on the perimeter and keeping the bad guys out. Now we assume they are on the inside … .

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