Glen Hymers of Save The Children International on Implementing a Cloud-First Approach
Glen Hymers, global CISO and head of data protection, Save the Children International
Glen Hymers, CISO and head of data protection at the U.K.-based charity Save the Children International, says adapting to a cloud-first environment requires extensive security measures, including automated monitoring.
“Even though it’s not in our data center, it’s still our data and we have to understand what’s happening to it,” he says.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Hymers discusses:
- How the pandemic has impacted the role and expectations of the CISO;
- Tools and technologies to reduce third-party risk;
- Securing the cloud and other automation priorities in 2021.
Hymers became global CISO and head of data protection at Save the Children International in 2019. He has a background in policing and security, joining the RAF Police in 1998 where he worked in the counter intelligence unit. After leaving the RAF in 2012, he joined Fujitsu Defense and National Security as their head of operational security and risk management before moving to Sopra Steria as head of operational security for government accounts. Later, he served as CSO and then DPO at The Prince’s Trust.