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Okta's Marc Rogers Reflects on Changing Attitudes Toward Hacking Skills
Marc Rogers, executive director of cybersecurity, Okta

Marc Rogers has been a hacker since the 1980s – notable as organizer of DEF CON – and he is pleased to see his unique set of skills now embraced by the industry and being used to make cybersecurity smarter and easier to use.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Rogers also discusses:

  • The maturation of the cybersecurity sector;
  • How hacking skills are now being embraced;
  • What it will take to make security both smarter and easier to use.

Rogers is the executive director of cybersecurity at Okta. Prior to Okta, Marc served as the head of security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He was a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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