Using the Cloud Securely: A conversation between two cybersecurity leaders


    Laura Payne, Director Information Security Services, BMO

    Lakshmi Hanspal, CISO, Box

    When Box CISO Laksmi Hamspal and BMO Director of Information Security Services Laura Payne struck up a conversation at a recent security conference in Toronto, the connection was immediate.

    These two women not only shared a passion for cyber security in a space still dominated by men, they also quickly found common ground on their thoughts about the use of the cloud, the joys and challenges of business travel, and the importance of their own commitment to bringing women into tech.

    During a conference break, ITWC was able to capture their conversation (with their permission, of course).

    In the eight-minute chat, Lakshmi asks Laura about a number of issues, including banks and the public cloud, the power of gamification, and how to inspire young women to choose a career in tech.

    Take a listen

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    Steve Proctor
    Steve is Vice-President Marketing and Communication with ITWC. He spent 25 years in progressively senior positions as a journalist and editor with the Halifax Herald, with his final ten years as Business Editor. He has published two books and his freelance articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has led social media and communication efforts for two crowdfunding ventures and written and directed numerous dinner theatres for charitable endeavours.