Coworking with Dan Schiappa

He’s chief product officer at Arctic Wolf.
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Dan Schiappa

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How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t work in tech?

In my current role, my job is to drive innovation across our company’s product and engineering teams to help protect users from evolving digital threats. With malicious behavior from cybercriminals quickly rising, I’m proud to be part of a team whose technology prevents and detects cyberattacks. My role combines things like understanding the market, deep technical expertise, and the ability to lead a talented team to achieve their audacious goals.

What’s your favorite emerging tech project you’ve worked on?

This is a really interesting question because one of the benefits of cybersecurity is that you are on an endless treadmill of innovation. It is an absolute necessity because you are defending against an adversary who is also driving emerging technologies with malintent.

What emerging tech are you most optimistic about? Least? And why?

I’m a big fan of artificial intelligence. I believe AI will play a huge role in security, from enhancing our protections to even automating our security-operations centers and responses. However, like any advanced tool, it can also be used for evil, which means mastering the skill is of the utmost importance.

What’s the best piece of tech-related media you’ve read/watched/listened to?

I pay attention to a broad range of media outlets, from general tech, like CNET, to cyber-specific ones like Krebs on Security or just my favorite Reddit boards.

One thing we can’t guess from your LinkedIn profile?

I’ve worked in the technology industry for more than 30 years and I’ve never lived in Silicon Valley.

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