Implementing Zero Trust Architecture, with William MacMillan

IT Matters | Tech Solutions and Strategies for Every Industry

21-03-2024 • 37 min

William MacMillan serves as the Chief Product Officer at Red Cell Partners, an incubation firm building rapidly-scalable technology-led companies. After nearly two decades of military service, he transitioned into the role of Chief Information Security Officer at the CIA, safeguarding our nation against cyber threats. In this episode, we discuss the process of implementing Zero Trust Architecture in your organization and its importance.

Conversation Highlights:
[00:23] Introducing our guest, William MacMillan
[01:26] MacMillan's experience in the service
[04:02] Transitioning to the CIA
[06:14] CIA in the film industry
[11:38] Origins of Zero Trust Architecture
[18:09] Zero Trust Strategy in the CIA
[26:19] The impacts of Generative AI
[29:00] Introducing Red Cell Partners
[34:45] Advice to young people interested in cyber

Notable Quotes:
"We're starting to see Gen AI harnessed in ways that are going to help the overworked and overwhelmed cyber defenders that need to operate a lot more efficiently." William MacMillan [28:05]

"I can't emphasize enough, I don't know why people wouldn't want to work in cybersecurity. It's where the action is." William MacMillan [35:27]

Resources Mentioned:
Spycraft Entertainment: https://spycraftentertainment.com/
Jerry O'Shea
John Sipher
Kari Amelung
Phil Reilly

Connect With William MacMillan
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-macmillan-b835714/

The IT Matters Podcast is about IT matters and matters pertaining to IT. It is produced by Opkalla, a technology advisory firm that helps their clients navigate the confusion in the technology marketplace and choose the solution that is right for their business.

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