Kevin Fielder looks more like an Olympic athlete than a CISO. Not that CISOs can’t look muscular or don’t look fit, it’s just not the first image that comes to my mind.
And yet, maybe there are more similarities shared between athletes and CISOs than meets the eye; discipline, tenacity and resilience are traits required by both.
It’s certainly the case with Kevin, the current CISO of Just Eat, the food delivery service. He sits opposite me in a trendy London cafe, arms laced with impressive tattoos - a dragon on one side and a phoenix on the other. Donning a bright pink t-shirt and whiter than white trainers, I am certainly curious to find out more about what’s drawn this individual to the cyber security industry.
He puts his career choice down to a perennial love of security and problem solving. “It’s an industry where you never stop learning,” he reveals.
With over 20 years in the IT industry, Kevin is Just Eat’s first CISO where he’s built the company’s security team from the ground up.
Also of interest: Do CISOs need an image makeover?