CISO-Security Vendor Relationship Podcast
By David Spark, Founder, Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO, Lyft
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Discussions, tips, and debates around improving the communications and services that security vendors provide to their customers, the security buyer.
||CleanAmerica's Next Top Data Privacy Violator||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series can be found at CISOSeries.com. A newly proposed provision in the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) could result in jail time for intentional data privacy violations. We're not scared. We're...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 'Single Pane of Glass' for Ignoring Vendor Pitches||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Tired of deleting pages of vendor pitches? Wouldn't it be more efficient if you could see them altogether on one screen so you could simply choose which ones...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Latest Unnecessary Stats on Marginal Security Threats||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. If we let you know that 90 percent of break-ins happen because of a little known threat we happen to mitigate, you'd purchase our product, right? Ignore basic...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Turn Our Backs on Cybersecurity Rock Stars||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. We're no longer buying their albums because we've had enough of the "can do no wrong" toxic culture of cybersecurity rock stars. On this episode of the...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe'd Feel Safer if This Legitimate Email Was a Phishing Attack||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Why is our financial institution sending us an email suggesting we click on a link to log into our account? On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs This a Vendor Dinner or an Escape Room?||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Why were we brought to this event? Why can't we leave? I don't think we have enough clues to get out of this vendor meeting. We struggle to remember our safe word in the..||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTAND BACK! We're Plugging In USB Drives We Found on the Ground||CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. We gear up in HAZMAT suits and get ready for some dangerous USB drive analysis. We're taking all precautions on the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Get to Know Our Bodies and Our Security Program||We're just a bunch of immature teenagers who can't seem to control ourselves or our security program. We're definitely exploring new solutions in the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy it’s Critical for CISOs to Proactively Engage with Vendors||This is a bonus episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast with former guest, Allan Alford, CISO of Mitel, who was also the subject of a story I wrote in September entitled "One CISO's Grand Experiment to to Engage with Security...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHEAT! Best Practices to Win at Monopoly and Security||Check out more at our site CISOseries.com. We don't play fair and we're not ashamed to admit it. This week's episode of the podcast is super-sized because it was recorded in front of a live audience at the Silicon Valley Code Camp conference held at...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Acknowledge We've Received and Are Ignoring Your Support Ticket||Our CISOs don't have much confidence they'll receive any support when they hit the 'Send' button on your web form. Check out our NEW SITE: CISOseries.com This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark),...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Help Your Best Employees Leave||In such a hyper-competitive market for security talent, the natural inclination would be to try everything you can to keep your best employees. Unfortunately, even when you do everything right, your best employees just get up and leave. Can you and...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Wish I Didn't Post That... But I'm Glad I Did||We admit we've posted some rather embarrassing posts on social media. In particular, my co-host, Mike Johnson, talks about a post he initially regretted, but then realized it's what brought all of us together. In fact, it's a post that initiated much...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur All White Male Panel Discusses Diversity in Cybersecurity||With absolutely no irony three white men discuss the value of diversity in cybersecurity in the latest episode of CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. So before you tell me we're three white men talking about diversity, I'm letting you know...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Latest Product Release Includes Shiny New Security Vulnerabilities||We have an exciting announcement. Our latest version of the podcast is packed with new features and they're riddled with security holes. We know you wanted the features. The security vulnerabilities are just a bonus. On this episode of the...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecurity Made the Mess. They Should Clean It Up.||Security is suffering from a serious Rodney Dangerfield "I get no respect" problem. What has often been seen as the department of "no" is struggling under that brand image. That's probably because security is often seen as an inhibitor rather than an...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: What's So Awesome About Being a CISO?||This is an extra segment we recorded with Dan Glass, former CISO, American Airlines for our last episode. It didn't make it into the last episode, but I thought it was still worthwhile to release as a short bonus mini episode of only four minutes. As...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJob Opportunity: Unqualified AND Underpaid||We spend a good portion of this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast mocking unrealistic job listings that ask for too many unnecessary credentials and on top of it aren't willing to pay a fair market rate. Did companies forget...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow CISOs Stay Current When They're Ignoring Vendor Pitches||We promise to keep your identity private while we discuss the troubles of two-factor authentication. On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast we discuss: Why don't more people use two-factor authentication? Does the UX still...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUse Your CRM. CISOs Are Tired of Repeating Themselves.||Just because you have a new salesperson, doesn't mean you have to restart the sales process. If you've been properly entering information into your CRM, you shouldn't have to. On this episode of the podcast we discuss: Are you ready for...Black Hat:...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUltra Enhanced Deluxe AI with a Drop of Retsyn||Just like so many security products are infused with artificial intelligence, we've also got plenty of meaningless modifiers to describe this podcast. On this episode we've got: First 90 Days of a CISO. How do you assess talent already there, and how..||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Choose a Bad Security Product||If I knew more about your current security needs, I'd probably be able to tell you what security product to buy. But that would require me to spend time understanding your needs and this podcast is only 30 minutes long. Instead, we decided to uncover...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Have the Silver Bullet for BS Detection||We're fed up with vendors who think they can detect any breach, but we're not fed up with breach detection. On this week's episode: Are millennials excited or not excited about working in security? Supposedly, nine percent of all millennials are...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Password2 More Secure Than Password1?||Are you managing your passwords the same today as you did five years ago? On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship podcast, we discuss the changing landscape of what we once thought were best practices, but aren't anymore. On this...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Asking CISOs if They Care about Security||Want to get under a CISO's skin? Ask them if they have a concern for security in their environment. It's like asking a chef if they're concerned about preparing food. In this week's episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast we learn how..||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaty Perry Recommends Two-Factor Authentication||Did Katy Perry provide sound security advice, or didn’t she? You’ll have to listen to the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast to find out. In this episode: A Third of UK Organizations Have Sacked Employees for Data...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour ‘Go-To Source’ for Unnecessary Cyber Terror Alerts||On this week’s episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship podcast we ask, “What good is a security alert if there’s no actionable item?” As always, the show is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder, Spark Media...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCISOs Don’t Care About Your Funny Sales Pitch||Don’t bother trying to craft a potentially clever, funny and adorable email that you hope will tickle a security practitioner; it’s simply not going to work. When it comes to security pitches, practitioners just want the facts. While humor is...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecurity Vendors Buy Their First Pack of Condoms||After tackling some dodgy audio issues, we have released the second episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship podcast with our guest Kip Boyle (@KipBoyle), CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities. Subscribe to Kip’s podcast. As...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great idea. This is exactly the type of insight that sales reps are looking for, delivered in an engaging and interesting podcast. Thank you Mike and David!
A MUST for every sales team
Your podcast should be a requirement for all sales teams at every security company regardless of account status. The BDR team as well as the person who manages the “Wal-Mart” account should be listening to your podcast in my opinion. If every security company could force their teams to practice what you and Mike preach, I think the whole industry would change overnight. Hell, CISOs would probably be pinging their IT team to make sure their emails are working since they didn’t wake up to 50 vendor emails, haha.
Great information for everyone
It doesn’t matter if you are CISO or a vendor everyone learns something new every single episode!