Profiles in Leadership: Conrad Bell, VP & CISO, C SpireCyberEdBoard Leader on What It Took to Build a Security Team From Scratch
When Conrad Bell joined C Spire, the cybersecurity team numbered one - him. Today he has a thriving team. The VP and CISO explains how he built it, describes the skills he values and tells how this team is helping the telecommunications firm respond to today's daunting cybersecurity challenges.
In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Bell discusses:
- His technical passion for secure infrastructure;
- The power of strong communication skills;
- How he built C Spire's core security team.
Bell has over 20 years of experience in information technology and cybersecurity. At C Spire, he directs the Office of Cybersecurity’s cross-functional teams in aiding each line of business in reducing risk while delivering services. His career experience spans a variety of leadership positions at tactical, operational and strategic levels of both government and the private sector. From his service in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a federal civilian employee to his role as systems analyst at the University of North Texas and senior network security architect with General Dynamics, he is very experienced in developing policies and configurations and securing infrastructure.