Meet Gagan, Cyber Security Consultant.
The mindset is different here.
I joined Capital One as a Cyber Security Consultant in 2017 when a colleague I’d worked with before contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in joining him here. Before that, I worked for a large consulting firm, with a number of clients in financial services.
It’s been a step-change moving to Capital One. It's like no other financial services company I’ve worked with. The mindset is different. The leadership team ‘talk’ technology, they’re tech savvy and they understand innovation. Here I actually put into practice the ‘vision’ I just used to talk to other companies about.
We’re fearless about disrupting finance.
I’ve seen other leadership teams conditioned by legacy systems and constrained by processes. A small code change would take two months to deliver when it only took a developer six minutes to develop! I just don’t see that here. It’s a different world. A fast paced, CI/CD world that’s not afraid to disrupt the financial services industry.
I provide product guard rails to keep us and customers safe.
My job is to offer best practice solutions and thought leadership. I provide the guard rails to let the business deliver products to the customer in a well-managed way. As a Cyber Consultant, much of my job is about being a translator – I need to speak the language of the person I’m working with, whether that be a developer or a business manager.