Ted Greene Discusses Changing Careers to the Cybersecurity Field with Derek Harp

July 6, 2022
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Ted Greene, the Chief Operating Officer at Network Perception, joined Host and CEO of CS2AI Derek Harp on CS2AI Podcast Show.

Ted is a Visionary Leader with a strong customer focus. He has a proven record of creating high revenue growth businesses that create shareholder value through new product introduction, identifying new market opportunities, leveraging opportunities with existing customers, solution-oriented sales, acquisition, and strong relationship development.

Ted is an entrepreneur. He is also a husband, father of three, thinker, strategist, and workaholic.

In this episode of the (CS)²AI Podcast, he talks about his background, career journey, and various entrepreneurial ventures.

This episode will interest you if you are a leader in another industry and thinking of entering the field of cybersecurity. Stay tuned for more!

Show highlights:

  • When he was twelve years old, Ted got a job as a paper boy. He has been working ever since then. (3:37)
  • Ted explains why he went into banking and talks about the different banks where he has worked. (5:38)
  • He explains why he quit his job to start his first business with a friend who was an early technologist. (7:32)
  • They became one of the first internet technology companies in the Midwest in 1994. (9:28)
  • Why will people entering the ICS space have decades of job security in that space? (13:58)
  • At this point, people in our country expect the critical infrastructure to be there and work. So it’s often hard to get their attention around that. (17:21)
  • Ted talks about his experience of co-founding several different companies. (21:09)
  • How Ted’s early experiences led to him starting Network Perception. (25:40)
  • Ted shares the key to being a successful entrepreneur. (27:40)
  • Ted always focuses on staying relevant and strategies for growth in his businesses. (31:41)
  • Ted offers advice for people considering bringing their experience from senior levels in other sectors to the cybersecurity sector. (40:44)
  • There are many exciting opportunities for growth in the cybersecurity space. (46:55)

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