Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership , Video

CyberEdBoard Profiles in Leadership: Alexander Antukh

Antukh Discusses Cybersecurity Leadership and Critical Infrastructure Threats
Alexander Antukh, CISO, AboitizPower, and CyberEdBoard member

From malware analyst and ethical hacker to CISO of AboitizPower, Alexander Antukh's cybersecurity journey has shaped his leadership style. It is crucial to allow leaders to understand technical intricacies while maintaining a broader perspective. This blend enables effective communication across diverse stakeholders, Antukh said.

As the CISO of an energy company, understanding cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure is paramount, according to Antukh. A strategy such as the STAR model "takes into consideration not only the financial impacts, but also environment, health, safety and operational disruption," he said.

Antukh stressed the importance of understanding valid use cases and implementing modern solutions such as context-based multifactor authentication and role-based access control. "We need to have good asset inventory, including our third parties. We need to understand those use cases and document them. We need to have a good understanding of our security architecture," Antukh said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Antukh also discussed:

  • Managing risks in legacy OT systems;
  • Incorporating risk quantification into decision-making processes;
  • The benefits of being a member of the CyberEdBoard.

Antukh is an award-winning cybersecurity leader with 15 years of experience in various organizations - from tech unicorns and consultancies to some of the largest financial organizations in the world. He actively supports various nonprofit organizations that promote education and equality. 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, Productions, ISMG

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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