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Building Security in Podcast: Cloud, AI, and quantum computing

Sammy Migues

Nov 20, 2023 / 1 min read

Episode 5 summary

Although the internet began as a trusting environment, it soon grew to need security. Then emerged software security and it’s many forms. Now, organizations are undergoing digital transformations and adapting to cloud computing—resulting in a proliferation of attacks. 

Complicating security efforts, many executives in charge of security today didn’t live through the changes that got us to where we are, so they are learning and experimenting with security tactics. That fact, and new pushes from the U.S. government, have greatly increased executive awareness. CIOs and CTOs today need to carefully consider every security-related decision, particularly as technologies such as AI and quantum computing become continue to evolve.

Can we really build security into software where we need it? Do all the designers and developers understand the stakes of security? How do you educate a workforce around this? Creating the right simplifications can help everyone make the right progress. We discuss this, and much more, in episode 5. 

Guest biography

Larry Fitzpatrick is executive vice president and chief technology officer for OneMain Financial. As CTO, Fitzpatrick sets technology strategy, is accountable for the delivery of innovative digital capabilities to meet customer needs and ensures the reliability and security of core systems and infrastructure. He oversees the work of a skilled team of technology professionals dedicated to designing, engineering, and delivering the systems and services necessary to support OneMain’s continued growth.

Fitzpatrick previously worked for Amazon Web Services, designing new technical services for the financial industry. He has more than 30 years of experience building and leading technology organizations across industries. Always looking for the intersection of growth and innovation, he has been the CTO of software product companies, president of a system integrator, senior vice president in corporate IT, and headed-up R&D at leading research institutions. Fitzpatrick earned a Master of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia and received his undergraduate degree in biology from Georgetown University.

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