In our first guest interview, I speak to Bryan Ware, CEO of Next5, a new company that was formed to identify the critical emerging technologies of the next five years; and to ensure that companies and governments are anticipating and planning for risks.
Before founding Next5, Bryan was the first US Presidential-appointed Director of Cybersecurity at CISA, which is the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. This role saw Bryan lead a 1000-person team and a $1.25 billion organisation through a period of intense volatility and aggressive interference from nation state adversaries.
Prior to working at CISA. Bryan was the Assistant Secretary at the US DHS (Department of Homeland Security), serving as the security advisor on cybersecurity and emerging technology matters and was leading strategic initiatives across the US government and allies to counter Chinese espionage and unfair business practices.
Bryan has a remarkable background, which you can learn more about during our podcast. And when it comes to understanding risk, he is one of the best. This will be our first podcast together, but it won’t be our last.
Here are some of the themes we covered to give you an idea of what to expect:
- His career journey from engineering science degree graduate to Director of Cybersecurity at CISA
- The Next5 technology matrix of the twelve critical and emerging technologies that will drive economic growth and government policies
- Bryan’s view on the importance of people alongside technology in managing risk
- Navigating the lows and highs of probabilities and consequences in risk events
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