#91, Lianne Potter, Head of SecOps @ Asda: People-centric Cybersecurity

Published on March 6, 2024

What does a house robbery and a cyber-attack have in common?  

According to this week’s guest, Lianne Potter, Head of SecOps at Asda, it’s the people involved. On a mission to showcase the people-centric side of cybersecurity, Lianne is a trailblazing ‘Cyber Anthropologist’ and joins Gareth this week to discuss her journey to tech leadership. 

From wedding photography to anthropology and eventually cyber security, Lianne’s road to tech is a varied one. Not only is she a cybersecurity leader at one of the biggest supermarkets in the UK, she also hosts her own podcast which aims to bridge the gap between security and innovation. 

This week’s episode explores the world of cyber security through a human-centric lens, and focuses on the people behind the tech. If you’re interested in all-things cyber safety, this is the episode for you! 

 Time stamps 

  • What does good leadership mean to Lianne? (01:30) 
  • Lianne’s unconventional journey into tech (10:00) 
  • Combatting the digital divide (12:34) 
  • Switching careers in your 30’s (17:31) 
  • The current, most concerning cyber threats (24:00) 
  • What is Cyber Anthropology (25:22) 
  • Developing AnthroSecurist (29:18) 
  • AI and the democratisation of productivity (33:20) 
  • Lianne’s Compromising Positions (41:57) 
  • Advice to her 21- year-old self (44:40)