IWCF46 – Leadership, Security & Protecting Your Community with Mark Vos

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with Mark Vos, ex-Chief Information Security Officer at IRESS. We discuss his unconventional career journey, authority vs leadership, protecting your community, online risk management, and the impact of AI on the future of security.

About Mark Vos

Mark Vos is the Director of Cyber Impact Consulting, and ex-Chief Information Security Officer for IRESS. Mark has over 20 years of Risk Management and Information Security experience, and has worked extensively in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, India, and the USA.

Rapid Fire Questions

Favorite book?

The Holy Bible: New King James version. For Mark, The Bible (from a logical perspective) details a perfection to our world. Mark can’t accept that it all happened by pure coincidence. It seems like it was by design, as opposed to sheer coincidence. Curiosity led him to exploring The Bible because of this.

Favorite quote

“Think big.”

What do the words “it will come” mean to you?

'If you are really passionate about something, and there's a level of realism to it as well, it will come. ~Mark Vos

If you could choose any animal to be, what would you be and why? Jack Russell

“This is no time for you to be nervous and/or lose control. Take a deep breath, make sure you are relaxed and then decide the direction you need to move in. Stay true to yourself.”

Any final piece of advice?

'Take a deep and keen interest in people.' ~Mark Vos