Cyber Security Interviews
By Douglas A. Brush | Weekly Interviews w/ InfoSec Pros
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There is “no one way” to start and stay in the field of cyber security. Whether you are involved from the military, law enforcement, consulting, or IT services, it doesn’t matter. I have had countless discussions for years with other professionals online, at conferences, or over drinks, which have changed the way I think about cyber security. That is where this podcast comes in. What if I can capture those moments and frank discussions? I want to share the stories from other cyber security leaders and influencers so everyone can learn from their respective journeys and challenges. Why did they take the path they did? Who were their mentors? How did they tackle some of their biggest career challenges? By hearing how the industry leaders and influencers got to where they are and how they overcame some of the problems they faced, I hope to shed light on the path for other professionals. I will discover what motivates them, explore their journey in cyber security, and discuss where they think the industry is going.
||Clean#038 – Eric Conrad: You Need To Be Interested Beyond 9 to 5||SANS Senior Instructor Eric Conrad is the lead author of SANS MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification, and coauthor of both SANS SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations and SANS SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethic..||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#037 – Johannes Ullrich: Solving That Puzzle In Your Network||Dr. Johannes Ullrich is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. In 2000, he founded DShield.org, which is now the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized,.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#036 – Jorge Orchilles: Offense Informs Defense||Jorge Orchilles, author of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference, holds a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida International University, leads a security team in a large financial institution,||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#035 – David Kovar: Where Is the Best Application of Your Skill Set||David Kovar is the President and founder of Kovar & Associates where he leads the development of URSA – Unmanned & Robotics Systems Analysis – a suite of tools designed to collect, integrate, analyze, and present UAV related data for many purposes inc||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#034 – Harlan Carvey: You Have To Apply the Data To Your Theory||Harlan Carvey is currently the Director of Intelligence Integration at Nuix. Harlan has been involved in information security for 28 years, which began during his military career. After leaving active duty 20 years ago, he started in consulting,||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#033 – Perry Carpenter: Security Culture Management||Perry Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4. Previously, Perry led security awareness, security culture management, and anti-phishing behavior management research at Gartner Research,||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#032 – Ryan Kalember: We’ve Moved From Mass Surveillance to Targeted Attacks||Ryan Kalember has over 15-years of experience in the information security industry. Ryan currently leads cybersecurity strategy for Proofpoint and is a sought-out expert for media commentary on breaches and best practices for enterprises as well as con...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#031 – Jobert Abma: All Bugs Are Shallow||Jobert Abma is a co-founder and technical lead at HackerOne, one of the leading bug bounty service platforms. He is an avid hacker, developer and advocate for transparent and safe vulnerability disclosure. He and co-founder Michiel Prins have been name..||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#030 – Joseph Carson: We Need a People-Centric Approach||Joseph Carson is a cyber security professional and ethical hacker with more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise security specializing in blockchain, endpoint security, network security, application security & virtualization, access controls,||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#029 – Don’t Hire Security Consultants||This is a solo episode between interviews. I have been doing IT and security consulting for a long time. Over this time, I have noticed a few things that are worth noting when hiring a security consultant. In fact,||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#028 – Brett Shavers: It’s Not the Machine, But the Examiner||Brett Shavers is a consultant to corporations and government agencies in computer related cases as well as being the author of “Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard“, co-author of “Hiding Behind the Keyboard” and co-author of the “X-Ways Fore||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#027 – Lance Spitzner: What Behaviors Do We Care About||Lance Spitzner is the Director of the SANS Security Awareness program. Lance has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness, and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project,||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#026 – Casey Ellis: I Enjoy Thinking Like a Criminal||Casey Ellis is founder and CEO of Bugcrowd. He started life in infosec as pentester, moved to the dark side of solutions architecture and sales, and finally landed as a career entrepreneur. He’s been in the industry for 15 years,||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#025 – Robb Reck & Alex Wood: We Need To Understand the Technology We are Securing||Rob Reck and Alex Wood are both seasoned security professionals in the Denver, CO area and hosts of their own podcast, Colorado = Security. Rob is the Chief Information Security Officer at Ping Identity. In addition to his job at Ping Identity,||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#024 – Independence||This is another short podcast before we get back into full interviews next week. In this episode, I explore the concept of Independence. In the US, this week we are celebrating Independence Day. This got me thinking about what that means in my busi||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#023 – Coming Back||So many of you are wondering why the break in Cyber Security Interviews. There is a bit of a story that goes along with it. I wanted to share this story because I think sheds light into life and career changes that others can learn from.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#022 – Alex Kreilein & David Odom: The Problems In the Industry||Alex Kreilein and David Odom are both Managing Partners at SecureSet Accelerator. SecureSet is a Denver, CO based firm which is a startup accelerator (SecureSet Accelerator) taking on the lack of novel and quality products in the information security f..||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#021 – Troy Hunt: It’s Fun to Build Stuff||Troy Hunt is an internationally recognized cyber security researcher, speaker, blogger, and instructor. He is the author of many top-rating security courses for web developers on Pluralsight and is a Microsoft Regional Director and a six time Microsoft...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#020 – Jad Saliba: The Thirst For Knowledge||Jad Saliba is the founder and CTO of Magnet Forensics, a leading digital forensics company. Jad guides the organization to create products that meet the needs of customers from law enforcement, consultancies, or the corporate world.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#019 – Theresa Payton: Design For the Human||Theresa Payton is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy. As CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity product company,||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#018 – Hal Pomeranz: Take a Deep Breath and Relax||Hal Pomeranz is the Founder and Principal Consultant for Deer Run Associates with over 25 years of cyber security experience. As a digital forensic investigator, Hal has consulted on cases ranging from intellectual property theft,||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#017 – Marie Hattar & Dave Ginsburg: What Keeps the CISO Up at Night||In this episode I am speaking with Marie Hattar and David Ginsburg. This is also my first podcast episode with two guests. Marie is the CMO at IXIA and is responsible for their brand and global marketing efforts.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#016 – Kristin Lovejoy: Security Is a Team Sport||Kristin Lovejoy is the CEO of BluVector. Prior to her role at BluVector, she served as general manager of IBM’s Security Services Division, charged with development and delivery of managed and professional security services to IBM clients worldwide.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#015 – Cris Thomas (aka Space Rogue): This Isn’t a New Problem||Cris Thomas (aka Space Rogue) is a strategist for Tenable. With more than two decades of experience, he commands an uncanny ability to link disparate events, read between the lines and distill complex, technical information into readily understandable,...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#014 – RSA Conference 2017||The RSA Conference (or “RSAC”) held annually in San Francisco, CA has become one of the largest information security conferences. I was able to get a press pass to the event this year and was pitched heavily for product focused interviews.||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#013 – Gary McGraw: Security Is Hard Work||Dr. Gary McGraw is the Vice President of Security Technology at Synopsys (SNPS). Gary quite literally helped create the field of software security. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of several bestselling books o..||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#012 – Cindy Murphy: Learn How To Learn||Cindy Murphy served in law enforcement for more than thirty years (twenty-five of those years at the Madison Police Department in Wisconsin) before leaving the force to launch Gillware Digital Forensics, where she is co-owner and serves as president||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#011 – Scott Schober: What Makes It Work||Scott Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 44 year-old company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. Scott starting with BVS in 1989 and the company’s product line of||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#010 – ShmooCon 12 (2017)||Early each year, for the past 12 years, the hacker conference ShmooCon takes place in Washington, DC. This year I was honored and fortunate to get a press pass to this sold out event which the organizers call,||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#009 – Ismael Valenzuela: Let’s See What Happens||Defined by his peers as a “passionate, experienced and visionary individual who is always striving to improve himself,” Ismael Valenzuela is one of the few individuals that has done almost all in the InfoSec arena,||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#008 – Darren Hayes: Be Cautious and Think It Through||Dr. Darren Hayes is the Director of Cybersecurity and an Assistant Professor at Pace University, New York and a leading expert in the field of digital forensics and cyber security. In 2013, he was listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professo...||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007 – What I Am Learning So Far||This is going to be the second holiday break episode and the first of 2017. In this episode, I am taking a quick look back at the first five episodes with my guests to date: Chris Pogue David Cowen Lenny Zeltser Nicholas Percoco Morgan Wright Each of t..||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006 – 2016: A Look Back Through the Year||This is going to be one of two special holiday break episodes as we end out the year. We will be returning to our regular interviews with top security experts right after the start of the new year. In this episode,||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005 – Morgan Wright: The Rule of Threes||Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable informati...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004 – Nicholas Percoco: Don’t Second Guess Yourself||Nicholas Percoco has more than 19 years of information security experience and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Uptake. Prior to Uptake, Nicholas was the Vice President of Global Services at Rapid7.||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003 – Lenny Zeltser: You Can Never Know Everything||Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive information security expertise. As a product portfolio owner at a Fortune 500 company, he delivers the financial success and expansion of his orgnization’s security services and SaaS p.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002 – David Cowen: Standing On the Shoulders of Giants||David Cowen has more than sixteen years of experience in the areas of security integration, architecture, assessment, programming, forensic analysis and investigations. He started out as a penetration tester then moved to digital forensics. Currently,||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001 – Chris Pogue: Like a Chihuahua On a Pork Chop||Chris Pogue, Chief Information Security Officer at Nuix, has more than fifteen years’ experience and 2,000 breach investigations under his belt. Over his career, Chris has led multiple professional security services organizations and corporate security.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#000 – Douglas A. Brush: You’re Always a Student – You Never Stop Learning||Before we tackle the hearts and minds of some of the leaders and influencers in cyber security, I wanted to provide a little background about me and how I got started in cyber security. As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a hacker.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Such a fascinating field!
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Very interesting topic and looking forward to diving deeper into the episodes.
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