Veterans as a Source of Cybersecurity Talent; Tim Callahan, Air Force Vet and Aflac SVP and Global CISO

Episode 11 · September 2nd, 2020 · 25 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

There’s a talent shortage in cybersecurity and it’s been that way for several years. Because of that shortage, some analysts forecast millions of cybersecurity roles will go vacant over the next few years.

One source of cybersecurity talent is veterans because they have a natural inclination to protect information and gauging risk. That’s according to Tim Callahan, a 23-veteran of the Air Force, who today serves as the global chief information security officer (CISO) at Aflac. That idea is a big part of the conversation in this episode.

See the show notes online at

• Tim’s employer Aflac
• The Aflac Careers site
• Tim’s 2017 RSA Conference presentation, where in part, he talks about veterans as a source of cybersecurity talent: An Aflac Case Study: Moving a Security Program from Defense to Offense
• Find Tim on LinkedIn