Quickbase’s Rebecca Harness: Securely engaging with technology partners and third-party vendors and overcoming the inevitability of human error

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Written by Thomas KinsellaCo-founder & CCO, Tines

In this episode of The Future of Security Operations podcast, Thomas chats with Rebecca Harness, VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Quickbase. Quickbase is a no-code database and application development platform that enables anyone to safely build, iterate, and integrate their applications.

Rebecca has 25 years of experience in information technology and over 12 years of experience in security specifically. Over her career, Rebecca has launched two of her own companies; she’s led numerous high-performing cybersecurity teams through the challenges of supporting cloud-first digital transformation strategies; and she’s a board member of ISACA St. Louis. She also has a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering.

Topics include: 

  • Rebecca’s career journey from her start in IT to founding her first company, to becoming VP and CISO at Quickbase.

  • The steps Rebecca takes to build a strong security culture within her teams.

  • Balancing empathy and velocity as a CISO.

  • The measures Rebecca feels best place SecOps teams to securely and safely engage with technology partners and third-party vendors.

  • The inevitability of human error and how automation can help combat this.

  • How Rebecca has seen SecOps evolve and the resource and skills gap being experienced across the industry and how this can be combated. 

  • How generative AI can be a key collaborator for SecOps teams. 

  • Where Rebecca sees the SecOps landscape going over the next five years. 

  • Rebecca’s experience in the MSP space and how she feels MSPs will be affected by attacks becoming less commodified and more targeted. 

  • The measures Rebecca takes to ensure her teams don’t burn out and remain passionate about their role. 


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