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Ingersoll Rand’s Noah Davis on Mastering Security Meetings with the BBG Approach

Show Notes

Welcome to the Future of Threat Intelligence, formerly known as the Future of Cyber Risk Podcast. As we evolve our focus towards proactive threat management, we're excited to bring you more insightful content into the dynamic world of cybersecurity.

In our latest episode, Noah Davis, VP & Chief Information Security Officer at Ingersoll Rand, shared his insights on the importance of business acumen in cybersecurity. He discussed his experience in various leadership and security roles, highlighting the need for communication, empathy, and continuous learning in the industry.

Topics discussed:

  • The importance of understanding business language in cybersecurity leadership roles.

  • The integration of empathy and authenticity in leadership for effective team management.

  • Future of cybersecurity, including AI adoption, detection, and response capabilities.

  • Communication strategies to bridge the gap between cybersecurity and business objectives.

  • Advocating for transparency and education in the cybersecurity industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace curiosity to ask insightful questions and dive deeper into cybersecurity concepts.

  • Practice effective communication by being brief, bright, and concise in conveying cybersecurity messages.

  • Foster relationships by prioritizing and investing in team members' growth and well-being.

  • Stay updated on emerging technologies like AI to enhance cybersecurity practices and stay ahead of threats.

  • Bridge the gap between cybersecurity and business objectives by understanding financial concepts and language.

  • Advocate for transparency and open communication to educate stakeholders about cyber risks and best practices.

  • Stay proactive in learning and self-education to adapt to evolving cybersecurity challenges and opportunities.

Quotes from Episode


“I had a great mentor that told me the reason you got promoted isn't the same thing that'll make you successful. You don't have to talk about the what that much. When you're in there with leadership, you're in the room because you're already the expert. Talk about the why and make it connect with them.” (7:10-7:30)


“I had no idea how to do that stuff before, but I was curious, right? And then it made me successful in starting to understand the concepts. And if you get concepts and principles, there's not much you can't do.” (18:36-18:46)

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