#75: Bringing Cybersecurity into Focus: Senior Director of Information Security @ Canon EMEA, Quentyn Taylor

Published on July 20, 2023

If you’re looking for a snapshot of the latest in cybersecurity, then you’re in luck! In this week’s episode, Gareth is joined by Quentyn Taylor, Senior Director Information Security and Global Response at Canon, where the pair zoom in on all-things cyber safety.  

Being an established expert in the information security space, Quentin rode the ‘dot com’ wave of the early noughties before ultimately landing a role in the photography manufacturing powerhouse that is Canon. From here, he’s become a renowned figure in the cyber space, not only from his seat in the office but also from his gadget-tastic YouTube channel (which you can check out here: (4) Quentyn Taylor - YouTube). 

The conversation covers everything from the Dark Web and security scandals to AI and moving away from ‘the age of reality’. Quentin gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what really keeps CISO’s up at night and what we can all do to ensure we stay safe in this ever-changing online space. 

Time stamps 

  • What does good leadership mean to Quentyn? (03:45) 
  • Surviving the Dot Com Bubble Burst (11:10) 
  • The evolution of cybersecurity threats (15:30) 
  • Deep diving into the Dark Web (19:00) 
  • What are CISO’s worried about today? (22:22) 
  • The SolarWinds scandal (24:40) 
  • What type of company is Canon? (27:38) 
  • How Canon is utilising AI (29:50) 
  • Can AI be hacked? (36:40) 
  • How to keep your online passwords safe (50:25) 
  • Quentyn’s advice to his 21-year-old self (54:40)