Data in the modern security org: A chat with Julie Chickillo, VP and Head of Cybersecurity at Guild

Lacework EditorialApril 20, 20232 min read

To create an effective security strategy, you need to know what your company cares about and how to support various teams. But figuring out exactly what’s most important to your company is easier said than done. And it can be difficult to pinpoint which teams need your help the most. 

This week, we sat down with Julie Chickillo, VP and Head of Cybersecurity at Guild, a late-stage startup that helps companies provide their employees with the best advancement paths for their careers. Julie, an advocate for women in tech and recipient of our inaugural Secured by Women initiative, explained which teams she helps first, the surprising places to find out what matters most to your company, and much more. 

Tune in to episode 3 of the Code to Cloud podcast to hear Julie’s thoughts on: 

  • How can data support business goals?
  • When do you know that your data is secure?
  • Where is the biggest skill gap in cybersecurity right now? 
  • What makes a good leader in security? 
  • How do you solve conflicting interests between legal and DevSecOps teams? 
  • How can we help more women get into the cybersecurity industry?


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JulieAbout Julie: Julie is an information security, risk, and compliance professional with over 15 years’ experience in information security governance, risk and compliance, threat and vulnerability, IT audit, privacy, DevSecOps, and legal. She has a natural ability to work with business partners to effectively achieve risk reduction and regulatory compliance while supporting the business goals and initiatives. Julie currently leads the security team at Guild, a company that aims to unlock economic and career opportunity through equitable access to education and career pathways.

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