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Episode 6: Building security in


We can all remember a time not so long ago when security was the department of no. “We have moved past that to ‘yes, but,’" says Mike Towers, CSO at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International. For Towers, getting to a place where it is easy for the business to do the secure thing has meant placing a strong focus on business leadership and regular conversations about risks. The end result: Security can be built in from the beginning. “From a security perspective that’s a pretty big challenge,” says Towers. As for where the security industry could be doing a better job: “I think the biggest risk to security right now is arrogance,” says Towers. “And now we’re almost pushing ourselves away from the business because there’s a mentality of spending without understanding the true business value.”

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