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CyberEdBoard Profiles in Leadership: Jez Reichmann

Channel 4's Deputy CISO on Balancing Technical and Managerial Skills
Jez Reichmann, deputy CISO, Channel 4 Corp., and CyberEdBoard member

For Jez Reichmann, deputy CISO at Channel 4 Corp., leading cybersecurity and IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging - and rewarding. He said focusing on the human element in keeping teams motivated, as well as securing the organization, was key during that time of crisis.

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Reichmann, who has extensive experience in technology and cybersecurity, recommended a balance of technical expertise and management skills for effective leadership. His management skills, he said, helped him focus on leading teams, keeping them motivated, ensuring they meet their deadlines, and providing coaching along the way.

"It's not all about: 'Everybody's got to do XYZ.' It's a case of working with people to understand the human element to everything that we do," he said. "It is important to coach people through where they need to be, what they need to do, and how to cope with the changes in their own lives as well as what they've got to contend with on the working front."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2024, conducted as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Reichmann also discussed:

  • Effective risk management and team motivation strategies;
  • Essential skills for a deputy CISO to support the CISO effectively;
  • His approach to communicating risk management strategies to the leadership and the board.

Reichmann's career in IT management is marked by successful transformations and the ability to maintain stability across a range of IT systems and applications. He is focused on fostering a mindset of success and support within teams, inspiring them to operate optimally. He is a CyberEdBoard member.

CyberEdBoard is ISMG's premier members-only community of senior-most executives and thought leaders in the fields of security, risk, privacy and IT. CyberEdBoard provides executives with a powerful, peer-driven collaborative ecosystem, private meetings and a library of resources to address complex challenges shared by thousands of CISOs and senior security leaders located in 65 different countries worldwide.

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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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