Jason Barnes: How to use automation to remove tedious tasks, mitigate risk, and prioritize the adoption of new capabilities

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Written by Thomas KinsellaCo-founder & CCO, Tines

On today’s episode of the Future of Security Operations Podcast, Thomas speaks with Jason Barnes — the former Head of Global Security Operations at Netskope and current Senior Director at Charter Communications. 

*Note: this episode was recorded in late May 2022, prior to Jason departing from Netskope*  

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Jason describes the current state of security operations and how it has evolved over the past 10 years. 

  • What Netskope’s SOC team is focused on and what Jason’s day-to-day look like. 

  • How Jason helps his team prioritize where to focus their time and resources. 

  • Jason’s philosophy around automation and the power it can bring to a security operations team. 

  • Tips for helping security operations teams reduce the time spent on low-value manual tasks (outside of automation). 

  • Jason’s prediction for what the future of the SOC will look like. 

  • How Netskope focuses on mental health and burnout, and the resources the company offers to team members. 

  • #1 piece of advice for security operations leaders at fast-growing tech companies. 

Resources mentioned: 

Jason’s blog

security teams

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