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The Big Interview: CISO and CTO Chuck Herrin on olive branches and APIs

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CTO Chuck Herrin is pondering the challenges of his previous career as a CISO and head of IT security, risk, and compliance across banking and insurance. Such roles are among the hardest in technology; responsibilities include fending of relentless attacks, keeping regulators happy and understanding the carousel of risk changes.

“If you’re not naturally curious and trying to learn new things there’s no way to do the job,” Herrin — now CTO and board member at API security startup Wib — tells The Stack. “[It’s impossible] if you’re not keeping up with new stuff because things are moving faster than ever before and slower than they ever will again.