Why Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity Needs Additional Innovation

Synack's Aisling MacRunnels Discusses How to Gain Customers' Trust
Aisling MacRunnels, Chief Business Officer, Synack

With recent incidents such as the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, cybersecurity needs fresh approaches and innovation now more than ever. Aisling MacRunnels of Synack discusses why crowdsourcing security is a way to gain customer trust.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 coverage, MacRunnels, chief business officer at Synack, discusses:

  • Taking a fresh approach to security incidents such as the Colonial Pipeline attack;
  • Why crowdsourcing security can bring innovation to the industry;
  • How organizations can ensure customer trust.

MacRunnels is the chief business officer at Synack, the leader in crowdsourced security testing. She has over 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley, building early-stage and mature businesses in tech, biotech and cybersecurity. As CMO of the Sun Microsystems software business, MacRunnels led the initial deployments of Java on mobile clients and managed the Java Developer Community as it hit a record-breaking billion downloads.

About the Author

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Former Managing Editor, GovInfoSecurity, ISMG

Ferguson was the managing editor for the media website at Information Security Media Group. Before joining ISMG, he was editor-in-chief at eWEEK and director of audience development for InformationWeek. He's also written and edited for Light Reading, Security Now, Enterprise Cloud News, TU-Automotive, Dice Insights and

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