Profiles in Leadership: Richard Rushing

Motorola Mobility CISO on Why Innovation Is Key to Staying Ahead of Attackers
Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobility

CISO Richard Rushing of Motorola Mobility says that open-mindedness, innovation and a desire to learn are essential qualities for CISOs in order to build dynamic defense strategies to stay ahead of the attackers.

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Rushing advises security leaders to "learn as many things as possible" and not gravitate to one solution, product or platform. "Keep refining the process. If you stop innovating, you're going to get hit," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Rushing also discusses:

  • Tips for cyber risk prioritization;
  • Why partners are critical components in cybersecurity;
  • Why innovation is key to staying ahead of the attackers.

Rushing leads the global security team responsible for tackling the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cybercrime. Prior to Motorola Mobility, he served as CSO at Motorola AirDefense. Previously, he founded LOCH Technologies, a global leader of next-generation wireless threat monitoring, and served as its vice president of technical services and CSO.

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About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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