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Discover real people, overcoming security problems. 30-minute interviews with entrepreneurs, engineers, and leaders that explore modern security dilemmas and how we overcome them. A shame-free space to engage in open and honest discussions about what‘s really going on in Security. Interviews of about 30 minutes in length explore the dilemmas and opportunities faced by real entrepreneurs, operators, engineers, and leaders. Join us and catch a glimpse into the proven technologies and technique ...
 
It doesn't take a global pandemic for people to work from home but the Coronavirus sure has increased the circle to include so many more of us. Whether you're juggling little kids while trying to get that paper written, isolated and lacking the inspiration you usually get from daily encounters or just happy you're finally not stuck in traffic… welcome to Even Remotely Effective, a podcast bringing you practical tips from people like you for overcoming the challenges of working from home so y ...
 
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Join a fantastic discussion with Will Butler on how he launched his career into red teaming by hacking airport security systems as a youngster and realizing his passion for security. We deep-dive into the different types of red teams, why penetration testing adds business value, and what goes into a successful attack. We explore the different kinds…
 
Ben (he/him/they) is a software engineer specializing in computer security who has worked at startups, large tech companies, research labs, and intelligence agencies. In this episode, Ben shares how he got into security, his experiences along the way, the challenges he's faced, and how he sees the future of Threat Intelligence and Cyber Security.…
 
People are finding out that moving things into the cloud isn't always the right answer. Tom is an exceptional technologist and we discuss how to take the AI processing to the data when it may not be technically possible or feasible to push it to the cloud. I have wanted to have him on the podcast for months and we were finally able to lock down a t…
 
Biff W. Clark, Managing Partner/ Cyber Security Consultant of Coefficient Technologies LLC, Biff has degrees from Midland University [BA in Business Management] and the Utica College [MS in Cyber Security, Cyber Operations]. He has 25 years sales and sales leadership experience with 15 years in selling and consulting with companies for information …
 
In recent years, encryption has become an essential tool for cybersecurity and data protection. It’s also one of the most important aspects of any business today - especially when it comes to cloud databases. Encryption will protect your data from being stolen or intercepted by third parties and maintain your privacy by ensuring your information is…
 
Robert Rounsavall is the Co-Founder and President of Trapezoid Inc. a company that develops visibility and management tools around the security and operations of firmware. In this interview, we discuss his childhood experience that lead him into security, a bit of his military background, and compare startups and security to Ultramarathon running. …
 
Michael Malone, Founder and CEO of SmallStep, joins for an in-depth and compelling discussion focused on Identity, Certificates, X.509, and Authentication. Michael offers us the whole story of the humble beginnings of SmallStep. They were initially focused on Authorization but quickly pivoting to Authentication. Michael shares his philosophy around…
 
Dylan Ayrey, Founder and CEO of Truffle Secure, joins for thought-provoking on how open-source projects, and Tuffle Hog in particular, are helping everyone build a more secure, resilient, transparent future. How do you find secrets in a GitHub repo, including your Git history? Are you skeptical that open-source projects can be used to build a real …
 
Fredrick Lee ("Flee"), the CSO of Gusto, joins for a thought-provoking, bold, and honest discussion on the importance of diversity when building engineering teams in general and security teams in particular. Flee shares humble childhood stories growing up, attending a boarding school in the deep south where he helped teachers with the school's comp…
 
Thomas is the Director of Post Breach Remediation with Kivu consulting. We have a great discussion about an incident we worked together and what happens after the breach. It's pretty interesting when big attacks happens, it's not always the company names you hear about in the news that are the responding teams. Companies like Kivu are brought in fo…
 
Michael Brooks, CISO at Trava, joins for a thought-provoking discussion of cyber risk, ransomware attacks, business preparedness, and risk management. The fundamental core issue behind all cybersecurity initiatives is data security. If we don't understand the value of our data, then what do we have? The question we might need to be asking ourselves…
 
Join me for an interview with Prakash Darji, General Manager of Digital Experience Business Unit at Pure Storage, for a lively discussion on the future of storage and security. Everything from Pure Storage's recent Portworx acquisition to recovering quickly from ransomware, take a sneak peek into the future of storage and security as Prakash sees i…
 
Join me for an interview with Leigh Honeywell. As founder and CEO of Tall Poppy, she's building tools and services to help companies protect their employees from online harassment and abuse. Together, we share many vulnerable and authentic moments as we explore online harassment, abuse, and how Tall Poppy helps humans navigate difficult situations …
 
An interview with Wesley Belleman, Cyber Warfare Operator at the California Air National Guard and System Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, and his journey through Security Operations in the United Space Space Force. In this episode, we dive into what a SOC is, how new technology changes our ability to respond to threats, and what the open problems a…
 
An interview with Daniel Feldman, Cloud Security Architect at HPE (formerly Scytale.io), as we discuss his journey through service authentication with the open standard SPIFFE and the implementation SPIRE. In this episode, Daniel tells the story of how he came across this problem of authentication at Veritas Technologies, why he joined a small star…
 
An interview with Andrew Gontarczyk, Chief Information Security Officer at Pure Storage, on the challenges of building a security team. When is the right time for a company to build a security team? What types of Security Teams are there (Product Security, Infrastructure Security, DevSecOps, Red Team, Blue Team, Purple Teams), and what do they do? …
 
Join me for an interview with Anand Ganesh, Founding Software Architect at Hammerspace, to discuss how storageless data solves traditional B2B storage security problems. What is storageless data? How does Hammerspace encrypt data at rest? How do disaster recovery, backup, and snapshot data protection mechanisms work in Hammerspace? Why does data-as…
 
If you are thinking of starting a company or a new founder, you quickly learn that there are lots of things to do that don't involve working on your technology or your big idea. It can quickly become a problem if you don't have the tools that you need to run your startup. Greg Miaskiewicz started Capbase and solved the above problem after being a s…
 
I was thrilled to chat with Tim from Microshare.io about how he ended up in technology and what they are doing to protect IoT data. He was working on AI before it was a "thing" and has some amazing experience. He talked about why it is a great idea to start out in a support role no matter what type of company you work for, and where the industry is…
 
Chris has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and has worked at some of the biggest companies out there. He works in the Office of the CTO at VMware. I really enjoyed this conversation and know you will too! Chris shares some of the best ways to get into and learn cyber as well as what skills are necessary to work on to get ahead and succe…
 
You have Operational Technology in your environment and probably need to think about it a little bit. I was lucky to chat with Kunle who is an expert not just in cybersecurity but also in OT Security. In this episode he give great information on the differences between IT and OT and what you need to consider when protecting it. Connect with Kunle: …
 
Great discussion with John about networking, cyber, and fundamental skills that are required to succeed in the space. We also chatted about Cisco vs Juniper and why you would want to get certified in one vs the other. John is putting out some amazing content on youtube especially for those looking to get into the space. Aside from teaching a ton, h…
 
Sanders watched the movie Hackers in middle school and knew he wanted to do that for a living. We had a great conversation and discussed some tools that are relevant today that have been around for over 20 years that are still very relevant today and you should learn if you want to improve your security game. As has been a theme with almost all of …
 
In a number of conversations lately writing has been coming up as a critical skill to advance your career. I've been trying to write daily for the last few years and improve that area. I was lucky to have Richard Lowe come on the podcast this week. He went from a tech career to a writing career and has great advice for anyone in technology wanting …
 
If you want to get into cybersecurity, the military is a great route. John went to the Navy, got a ton of training, his masters degree, and worked at Microsoft all while in the Navy! Aside from the opportunity to serve your country, there are some great options available to have a career in cyber. We discuss this and why he jumped out and started B…
 
It was awesome to spend some time with Bryce Webster-Jacobsen from Groupsense. They are helping companies by finding bad things on the dark web. I love how he took his background in education and transitioned it to be successful in a leading edge cyber security company. You don't have to be a programmer or computer scientist to be successful in cyb…
 
As I was re-listening to this podcast to make sure the audio is ok, I found myself saying over and over, oh that is GREAT information for someone getting into cyber. Mark is the co-founder and COO at Alphawave and has a ton of experience responding to large incidents and running teams that do that. I enjoyed chatting with him about what it takes to…
 
In this episode I chat with Derek Cuesta, an amazing security architect for a fortune 500 company. We talk about the skills that are the most important to be successful in the role, and it's not all technical skills! Connect with Derek on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekcuesta/ Connect with me: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert…
 
Welcome to the SynAckFinAck Podcast! Today I am having a conversation with Drew Goletz. Drew has been in E-Discovery for almost 15 years. He came in through the copy scan world. He first worked in litigation support. Then, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, scanning technology boomed and was the new thing. His career has progressed from paper to smal…
 
I've been wanting to have a recruiter on for a while and was excited when Sam agreed to come on the podcast and chat. He is the head of Computer Vision and AI recruiting at Lawrence Harvey, one of the high end recruiting firms. His team helps companies find data scientists and other very senior technology placements for companies ranging from start…
 
Commander Steve Fulkerson has had an amazing career in technology floating between cyber research at the most senior levels in the Department of Defense and customer success in the private sector. There are all types of technology careers in cyber and other spaces within technology and this episode is a great example of that. Enjoy! https://www.lin…
 
Great chat with Lonnie Harris from Equifax. Lonnie started out in engineering working on the Boeing 777 and then moved to Cisco and now is at Equifax. Great insight into what skills people need in cyber and what people are looking for. Also the best time is NOW to get into cyber. I enjoyed the conversation and know you will too! If you have cloud/s…
 
In this episode, I am happy to be joined by Dr. Bartley Richardson from NVIDIA to chat about GPU based data science and how to get ahead in cyber. I've worked in places where I've have to process ALOT of data whether it be network traffic or logs. I've had problems with data that standard methodologies and hardware just can't scale to handle handle…
 
On this episode of The SynAckFinAck Podcast, I welcome Lenny Chesal, at R2 Unified Technologies. Lenny and I chat about the state of the industry and how to get ahead in cyber. I learn something in every podcast and this one is no different. Lenny has so much wisdom from years of experience in the field. I had no idea he got his start thwarting dru…
 
In this episode, I chat with Randy Pestana, Director of Education and Training for Cyber Security and Assistant Director for the Institute of Public Policy at FIU. Randy tells us about how he entered the field of cybersecurity and the programs that FIU offers. He explains what the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework is …
 
Nhan had an engineering background and wanted to make a bigger impact by starting a smaller company. Vinson got his start working at an ISP in someone's basement back when ISP's were in basements in peoples houses. After spending time in the Northern VA tech space, they came together and founded Blue Cloak in 2015 where they build cyber test platfo…
 
Jimmy Dupree has been in the tech space for 25 years working mostly in the DoD. After successfully developing an internship program at his company Blue Cloak, he and the team decided to run a pilot program with local schools to see if they could help bring people into the community. After a successful pilot, the team put their money where their mou…
 
If you are in a leadership position at a small or medium size business grappling with what to do about your technology and you don't have a CIO or security team, you will get a lot out of this podcast. You will learn how to streamline your tech, improve your security, AND reduce cost. After you listen to the podcast, you will want to check out Jess…
 
He's a software developer at a purpose-driven software house who also blogs and creates books and courses, while (or in his case "whilst") he and his wife raise their two young children. So how does Jon Hilton of Shropshire, UK, do it all and how has the Corona lockdown impacted his routines? In order to achieve his mission -- helping his fellow de…
 
In this interview, I visit with Bill Kimball and James Wright from Cyber Defense Technologies (CDT). If you are a veteran and in cyber, or would like to get into cyber, you will love this episode. These guys are so full of knowledge and have very deep experience. If you are looking for security services, penetration testing, or compliance work, thi…
 
If there's one thing none of us can imagine how we'd manage these challenging times without – it's internet connectivity. All our personal and professional exchanges of information are being disseminated from our personal keyboards to specific addressees. Right? Or are they?You don't have to be a multi-national corporation not to want your informat…
 
There are levels in all sorts of things in life. In Ultrarunning there are levels. I'm a solid mid-pack ultrarunner when I'm training, and will never be at the top. In Jiu-Jitsu there are levels. I'm a white belt just at the beginning of my journey. In infosec there are levels, and I consider myself a pretty strong security professional. I can alwa…
 
The fact that we think over 50 thousand thoughts a day is enough to stress us out, even without extenuating circumstances like Corona. And it may sound counter intuitive at first, but it's actually very helpful to learn how to be in the moment rather than constantly second guessing what's already over and done with or worrying about a future that m…
 
Probably one of the only people I know who can make me seem shy or introverted in comparison, my dear, force of nature friend Idit Karni is here to change how you think about your online professional presence and network.Idit, founder of "Karni HR", is a career coach and organizational consultant, who works with both parties to the employment relat…
 
You'll have to pardon me if I exceed the legal limit of "that's incredible!" per episode on this one, because my guest Susie McLachlan completely astounded me. Susie and her husband are raising two gorgeous children – which she's homeschooling, by the way - on their Australian farm, located hours away from major cities. So her baseline "remotelines…
 
Are your employees and volunteers expected to respond 24/7 just because the tech now makes them available? Who can your organization turn to for guidance in this new mode of emergency operation? And why, now more than ever, would it be prudent for you to find three different ways of communicating your messages to the people you seek to serve? All t…
 
You're going to want to pull up a chair for this one. Or better yet, get up from your chair, and sit back down properly. And then be sure to get up and move around. And repeat. Again and again throughout your day. Most of us didn’t design our homes to be work spaces. And that means the chairs and other furniture we’re using now, may not have the be…
 
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