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Profiles in Leadership: Caleb Sima

Veteran Leader on Why People and Process Are the Most Challenging Parts of the Job
Caleb Sima, CSO, Robinhood

It's not the emerging technology or the increasingly complex threat landscape. Instead, people and process are what prove to be consistently the most challenging parts of the job for Caleb Sima, chief security officer at Robinhood.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, recorded at RSA Conference 2022, Sima talks about:

  • The top challenges in his role;
  • The shifting threat landscape;
  • The value of collaboration with peers.

Sima focuses on keeping customers safe. Prior to Robinhood, he was vice president of information security at Databricks, a leading data analytics and machine learning company. Before that, he was a managing vice president at CapitalOne and prior to that, he founded SPI Dynamics and BlueBox Security, which were acquired by HP and Lookout, respectively. Sima is attributed as one of the pioneers of application security, holds multiple patents in the space and is the author of "Web Hacking Exposed." He serves as an adviser, investor and board member for security companies.

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About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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