[Wendy] Kanna has sought to reframe security as a collaborative practice rather than a roadblock to the business. “Security is not the sole responsibility of the security team; it’s a mindset for everyone in the company,” she elaborates. “It’s critical for us to be part of the initial conversations with our business functions to ensure security by design. If we’re not part of the conversation until something is already underway, we miss the opportunity to be enabling partners, and revert to the business of saying ‘no.’”
Kanna has made a point of building bridges with other cybersecurity experts since coming to Takeda. Takeda itself is a member of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC), as well as a cyber-centric group of over a dozen Japan-based pharmaceutical companies.
“Our companies might be competing in terms of our patients and our therapeutics, but when it comes to cybersecurity, we’re all in this together,” she emphasizes.
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