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#133 Scott Edwards — Senior Director, Netskope Academy

Training Cybersecurity In this podcast, Scott Edwards, Senior Director of the Netskope Academy, talks about cybersecurity training. He discusses how training has evolved and the value it brings to companies who invest in their employees. He talks about the key skills cybersecurity trainers need: an ability to understand the technology deeply and an ability to [...]

By | June 14th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #133 Scott Edwards — Senior Director, Netskope Academy

#130 Thomas Stachura — CEO, Paranoid, Inc.

Radical Transparency Uncomfortable with the privacy implications while watching his children interact with a smart speaker, Thomas Stachura decided to find some middle ground. He invented a solution and his company Paranoid Inc. is bringing it to consumers. In this episode he talks about people's polarized attitudes towards privacy and the way COVID has amplified [...]

By | June 14th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #130 Thomas Stachura — CEO, Paranoid, Inc.

#129 Merritt Baer — Principal Security Architect, Amazon Web Services

Cloud: Adopt and Adapt In this episode, Merritt Baer, Principal Security Architect at Amazon Web Services, talks about all things cloud. She discusses her own path to security and the steps she is taking to encourage new voices and faces into the industry. She explains, "The idea that security can be part of this emergence [...]

By | June 14th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #129 Merritt Baer — Principal Security Architect, Amazon Web Services

#123 Johnny Ryan — Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer, Brave Software

Ad Tech Remorse In this episode, Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave Software, joins the podcast to talk data privacy. He speaks about Brave's mission and explains its micropayment and cryptocurrency model. He discusses his experiences of working on both sides of the data privacy divide and the ad tech remorse that he and [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #123 Johnny Ryan — Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer, Brave Software

#120 Vince Crisler — Founder and CEO, Dark Cubed

Focus on Your People When our host, Ashwin Krishnan, came across a LinkedIn post supporting Zoom amidst their recent troubles, he immediately contacted the author Vince Crisler, Founder and CEO of Dark Cubed. Vince joins the podcast here to talk about why he felt compelled to support Zoom during their darkest hour and what he learnt [...]

By | May 28th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #120 Vince Crisler — Founder and CEO, Dark Cubed

#113 Brook Chelmo — Senior Product & Marketing Manager, SonicWall

Unhooding the Hackers In this podcast, Brook Chelmo, Senior Product Marketing and Product Manager at SonicWall, shares insights from his conversations with a Russian ransomware cell. Retweeted by the hackers he referenced, Brook decided to engage. Through secure communication channels, he worked to find out what kind of people they were and what motivated them. He discovered [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #113 Brook Chelmo — Senior Product & Marketing Manager, SonicWall

#112 Phil Dunkelberger — FIDO is the Future

Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs, joins Ashwin on our podcast for a second time. He discusses his work on authentication and the FIDO Alliance pointing out that passwords and usernames are ineffective as security tools. Increasing consumer frustration and regulation like CCPA and GDPR have brought the privacy debate to the fore, but [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #112 Phil Dunkelberger — FIDO is the Future

#107 Brian Contos — CISO & VP Technology Innovation, Verodin

Cybersecurity ROI Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Technology Innovation at Verodin, sat down with our host, Ashwin Krishnan, at RSAC 2020. In their conversation, Brian points out that it's not enough that CISOs talk business as well as tech to the board. These days they also need to show cybersecurity ROI in terms of dollars [...]

By | March 19th, 2020|Leader, Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #107 Brian Contos — CISO & VP Technology Innovation, Verodin

#96 Renuka Nadkarni — CTO of Security, F5 Networks

Business Logic Attacks In this podcast, Renuka Nadkarni, CTO for Security at F5 Networks, discusses her new focus on business logic attacks. In combating these attacks, she describes a partnership where security benefits the business rather than being seen as an obstructive force. She goes on to talk about the evolving environment for women in technology [...]

By | February 12th, 2020|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #96 Renuka Nadkarni — CTO of Security, F5 Networks

#82 Carolyn Crandall — Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks

Ancient Tactic, Modern World Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, joins the podcast to talk about deception technology, vulnerability during mergers and acquisitions, and the importance of crafting a unique marketing message. 02:56 — Perimeter attacks - your technology may be able to deflect them but what do you learn about the attacker? 07:02 — Attackers are [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #82 Carolyn Crandall — Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks

#73 Courtney Hensley — Independent Insurance Consultant

 Insuring Cybersecurity 02:43 — You do need a cybersecurity insurance policy, but it is just a backstop not a cure-all. 04:28 — Cybersecurity is a business continuity issue. CISOs need to speak to the C-suite in their own language. 07:51 — Healthcare is a hot topic in cybersecurity. Healthcare providers need to assess the security of their supply chain. 11:03 — When pitching [...]

By | November 22nd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #73 Courtney Hensley — Independent Insurance Consultant

#70 Larry Lunetta — VP of Marketing Security Solutions, Aruba

Securing IoT 04:19 — Insider attacks are so hard to defend against because they look legitimate. 07:23 — Securing IoT: It’s not enough to know what devices are on your network, you need to know what they are connected to and what permissions they have. 10:11 — Is IoT security possible, and if so, who is responsible for it - the [...]

By | November 7th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #70 Larry Lunetta — VP of Marketing Security Solutions, Aruba

#69 Meeri Haataja – CEO and Co-founder, Saidot.ai

Security, Transparency, and Ethics in AI 04:44 — What it means to grow up in a country with an established culture of trust. 09:54  — Transparency doesn’t mean that everything has to be open. It is about creating an environment where stakeholders have the correct information. 17:51 — We must move from establishing the principles of ethics in AI to [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #69 Meeri Haataja – CEO and Co-founder, Saidot.ai

#63 Vasu Jakkal – CMO, FireEye

Marketing Cybersecurity — Stories, Metrics, and Technology Vasu talks about her journey from engineer to CMO, winning hearts and minds through storytelling, and not needing to put any man down to raise a woman up. 04:44       An unusual path from Engineer to CMO 07:12       Marketing is storytelling, inspiring, and explaining. 12:47       In a breach it is the attacker [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #63 Vasu Jakkal – CMO, FireEye

#51 Yuriy Bulygin – CEO and co-founder, Eclypsium

Security in Hardware Yuriy talks security in firmware and hardware, building a product people need, and the secret to entrepreneurial success. 02:04 How disaster can shape a career, a person. 06:24 Some hardware and firmware manufacturers are starting to pay much more attention to vulnerabilities and securing their products, but too many just don’t care. [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #51 Yuriy Bulygin – CEO and co-founder, Eclypsium

#49 Brian NeSmith – CEO, Arctic Wolf

The Right to Know Brian talks about the need for constant monitoring in security and argues that we should be able to ask the data collectors, like Google and the government, what they know about us. 05:09 The permissive culture the internet was built with is the reason we have so many security issues today [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #49 Brian NeSmith – CEO, Arctic Wolf

#48 John Yeoh – VP of Research, Cloud Security Alliance

Cloud Security is a Shared Responsibility John talks about CSA’s main areas of focus, the challenge of staying up to date in an ever-evolving space, and the importance of participating in new learning. 01:50 CSA’s three areas of focus are helping people transition to cloud, enhance cloud security,and adopt new technologies delivered through cloud. 05:37 [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #48 John Yeoh – VP of Research, Cloud Security Alliance

#44 Jake Olcott – VP, Communications and Govt. Affairs, BitSight

What Are the Questions We Should Be Asking? Jake discusses the cybersecurity questions we should be asking: what legislators should be asking citizens; what boards should be asking CISOs; what companies should be asking during M&A processes; and what citizens should be asking themselves. 03:22 While it’s true that legislators lack technical knowledge, the best [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #44 Jake Olcott – VP, Communications and Govt. Affairs, BitSight

#43 Phil Dunkelberger – CEO and Founder, Nok Nok Labs

Trust is a Cultural Imperative Phil talks about the erosion of trust in society, the increasing role of encryption in security, and the need for some privacy standards. 01:19 Privacy and security are two different things and not interchangeable. 02:06 How much access should governments have to their citizens’ data? 04:22 The value of the [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #43 Phil Dunkelberger – CEO and Founder, Nok Nok Labs

#42 Jon Callas – Sr Technology Fellow, ACLU

Encryption, Business’s Moral Dilemma, and Diversity Rubric: Jon Callas talks about his long and illustrious career, offers unusual advice on how to address the diversity and the skills gap, discusses the advantages of encryption, and is positive about the protection of privacy, believing the future lies in proper policy, regulation, legislation, and consumer activism. 01:09 [...]

By | August 9th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #42 Jon Callas – Sr Technology Fellow, ACLU

#41 Eric Olden — ex-SVP and GM of Cloud Security and Identity, Oracle

Trust as a Product Eric discusses his process of customer development, the concept of trust as a product, and the dollar cost of the loss of customer trust. 01:08 Customer development is about starting with the problem first. 03:26 Collect a Dirty Dozen. Gather 12 customers in the space that you care about and interview [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #41 Eric Olden — ex-SVP and GM of Cloud Security and Identity, Oracle

#40 Emily Mossburg – Principal, Deloitte & Touche

The Future of Cyber Emily discusses Deloitte’s survey on The Future of Cyber and offers her opinion on the risk in IoT, consumer identity management, and the best way to increase diversity in cyber. 03:04 The discrepancy between digital spending and digital transformation. 05:32 Organizations are creating additional risk as they go through digital transformation. [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #40 Emily Mossburg – Principal, Deloitte & Touche

#38 Joseph Stuntz – Director of Federal, Virtru

Federal policy, data protection, and identity fraud Joseph talks about data protection and breaches, points out the opportunity regulation offers vendors, and welcomes the possibility of federal government sharing identity attributes to help fight synthetic identity fraud. 03:03 The different silos of data are meaningless to the end user. They just want their data to [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #38 Joseph Stuntz – Director of Federal, Virtru

#37 Jackson Shaw – Senior Director of Product Identity, Diversity and Inclusion

Identity, Diversity and Inclusion Jackson talks about security in identity management, emphasizes the importance of user experience, and describes the IoT industry as the Wild West. 02:23 In the world of identity, foundational technology is still relevant. The dissonance comes with cloud. 04:49 IM should be a business enabler not just an IT efficiency thing. [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #37 Jackson Shaw – Senior Director of Product Identity, Diversity and Inclusion

#36 Emrah Gultekin – CEO, Chooch AI

Working with Data While Respecting Privacy Emrah discusses the best way to store data, the privacy paradox, and cautions against overregulation. 00:55 Chooch AI’s mission is to emulate human intuition. 06:00 There is a privacy paradox and the best way to address it is to score the benefits and disadvantages of having your privacy revealed. [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #36 Emrah Gultekin – CEO, Chooch AI

#35 Caroline Wong – Chief Security Strategist, Cobalt.io

The Human Element in Cybersecurity Caroline talks about how the skills shortage impacts the industry and the very real problem of burnout in skilled, experienced security professionals. She shares her thoughts on AI and automation and underlines that the human element is still necessary to effectively detect, defend against, and respond to cybersecurity attacks. 02:06 [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #35 Caroline Wong – Chief Security Strategist, Cobalt.io

#34 Archis Gore – CTO, Polyverse

The CTO Determined to Solve Cybersecurity Archis shares the story of his experience of Spectre and Meltdown and the lessons vendors could learn from it. He discusses the importance of compliance but suggests organizations go further than the minimum bar. Finally, Archis reassures the cyber industry that it won’t become obsolete if it solves the [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #34 Archis Gore – CTO, Polyverse

#33 Vincent Sritapan – Portfolio Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

Security on Our Most-Used Device Vincent discusses the neglected world of mobile security. He shares insights on how to get a government contract and offers sound advice to both vendors and practitioners. 02:06 We need to be able to trust the result that comes out of a security vendor tool. 04:05 Vendors need to be [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #33 Vincent Sritapan – Portfolio Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

#29 Ben Johnson – CTO and Co-Founder, Obsidian Security

An Unusual Cybersecurity Creed In a crowded security marketplace, Ben believes that people are happy to have multiple security tools but want fewer interfaces. He highlights the value of conversations with customers, points to the value of feedback, and shares his unusual corporate creed. 02:22   An unusual cybersecurity creed: Passion, Capacity, Humility. 06:02   The technology [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #29 Ben Johnson – CTO and Co-Founder, Obsidian Security

#27 Linda Moss – Vice President of Global Enablement, Palo Alto Networks

Diversity Generates Innovation As a lifelong technical trainer, Linda shares her insights into the different ways people learn and believes training should accommodate them. She highlights the dismal statistics of women in cyber and talks about Palo Alto’s efforts to redress the diversity imbalance. 02:04 The evolution of the training world. There are two fields: [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #27 Linda Moss – Vice President of Global Enablement, Palo Alto Networks

#26 Rahul Kashyap – President and CEO, and Rudolph Araujo, VP of Marketing

Protecting the New Network Rahul and Rudolph describe Awake’s approach to network security and explain the only way to earn credibility in the market is to be honest with your customers. They admit CISOs would love to see one vendor provide that single pane of glass but the fragmented nature of the industry prevents it. [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #26 Rahul Kashyap – President and CEO, and Rudolph Araujo, VP of Marketing

#25 Sanjay Beri – CEO and Founder of Netskope

What it Takes to be a Unicorn Sanjay talks company culture and the importance of being aligned with your board and your team. He advises budding entrepreneurs to measure their success by their own life metrics and believes mentoring and good role models are the best way to encourage diversity in cybersecurity. 02:09 Company culture [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #25 Sanjay Beri – CEO and Founder of Netskope

#24 Mark Orlando – CTO at Raytheon Cyber Protection Solutions

How should vendors and CISOs communicate? Mark discusses the relationship between CISOs and vendors arguing for more transparency on both sides. He points out that the fundamentals are always overlooked and underhyped and considers the ethics of using security incidents to get more budget. 1:59 In the rush to market, startups are failing to speak [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #24 Mark Orlando – CTO at Raytheon Cyber Protection Solutions

#23 Brian Vecci – Field CTO at Varonis

It is time for a Consumer’s Technical Bill of Rights? Brian Vecci talks about how freely we give away our most precious assets - not our personal ID but the data on our habits and behavior. 2:07 We get trained to say yes to everything. 2:48 We will never get to the point where consumers [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #23 Brian Vecci – Field CTO at Varonis

#22 Ajit Sancheti – Co-founder and CEO, Preempt Security

Ajit Sancheti, Co-founder and CEO, Preempt Security The Challenge of Identity in Security Ajit asks where enterprise CISOs are finding their biggest challenges. He discusses the often-overlooked role of cybersecurity in the M&A process and suggests CISOs tell the board how they will manage risk post-transaction. He believes cooperation is the future of cybersecurity and [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #22 Ajit Sancheti – Co-founder and CEO, Preempt Security

#20 Hema Lakkaraju – CEO, Ansa Solutions

Be as innovative in compliance as you are in your business Hema argues that compliance should be strategized and integrated to help it keep pace with fast-changing industry innovation. 02:09 What is a compliance strategy? 03:59 Understand the business, the market, and the product then create a compliance model. 06:03 The compliance mindset needs to [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #20 Hema Lakkaraju – CEO, Ansa Solutions

#17 Dr. Andrea Little Limbago – Chief Social Scientist, Virtru

The Human Element at the Overlap of Privacy and Security Andrea stresses the importance of quality over quantity when collecting data and says companies need to be able to explain what data is going into their AI models and why. She says it’s time the security industry look at how humans interact with technology and [...]

By | March 2nd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #17 Dr. Andrea Little Limbago – Chief Social Scientist, Virtru

#16 Joe Slowik – Principal Adversary Hunter at Dragos

Think like a practitioner when trying to execute as a vendor Joe recommends being strategic in your partnerships and being authentic in your message by selling a solution instead of a product. 02:29 A unique vendor message is the way to connect with customers, not spam. 03:23 The problem with anomaly detection as threat detection. [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #16 Joe Slowik – Principal Adversary Hunter at Dragos

#15 Itay Kozuch – Director of Threat Research at IntSights Cyber Intelligence

A CISO’s Gamble Itay explains why phishing is still the most common attack vector and worries that privacy laws are good for privacy but very bad for security. 03:25 The number one buzz kill for CISOs. 11:14 GDPR benefits the bad guys. 12:09 Privacy laws are good for privacy but very bad for security. 14:07 [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #15 Itay Kozuch – Director of Threat Research at IntSights Cyber Intelligence

#14 Kamakshi Narasimhan – Senior Director of Customer Success at Netskope

Customer Success in the Cloud Kamakshi discusses how the customer success team’s unique perspective can drive product development and shares her advice for the next generation of female cybersecurity professionals. 00:55 Customer success very different in a cloud world versus a traditional data center 02:59 be an advocate for your customer inside their own organization [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #14 Kamakshi Narasimhan – Senior Director of Customer Success at Netskope

#13 Eve Maler – VP of Innovation & Emerging Technologies, ForgeRock

Eve discusses the security implications of the social sign-in and considers if there is an opportunity for enterprises to provide IoT identity management. 00:57 The outsized role of privacy and consent 03:50 Does business’ love affair with the social sign-in ignore the security implications? 08:45 Seamless sign-on or Social sign-in: it’s the underlying business model [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #13 Eve Maler – VP of Innovation & Emerging Technologies, ForgeRock

#12 Krishna Narayanaswamy – Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Netskope

Security in the Cloud Is a Shared Responsibility Krishna discusses the need for swim lanes in the cloud, asks who actually has control of access to services in the cloud and argues for a layered approach to security. 02:58 Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility 03:46 Where does the dividing line on responsibility [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #12 Krishna Narayanaswamy – Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Netskope

#11 Jim Reavis – CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Security Alliance

Jim advocates for greater transparency within the security community, points out that GDPR means privacy must be the differentiator, and addresses the challenges of security in IoT. 03:17 Vendors need to information share. 07:36 You don’t need to give away your secret sauce to be part of the community 12:47 The trend for communities within [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #11 Jim Reavis – CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Security Alliance

#10 Giovanni Vigna – Co-founder and CTO of Lastline

Giovanni ponders whether we are outsourcing moral responsibility and describes the adversarial machine-learning setting. 1:22 Security and the adversarial machine-learning setting 4:25 Anomaly detection is not machine learning 7:09 Use anomaly detection as information, not detection 11:50 The ability to triage an incident is fundamental to save time. 13:07 The commoditization of the Cybercrime community [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #10 Giovanni Vigna – Co-founder and CTO of Lastline

#8 Bryson Bort – CEO of SCYTHE and Founder of GRIMM

Breaking the Cybersecurity Status Quo Bryson shares his energetic and entertaining opinion of the CISO as merely a con-man and tackles the prickly question of whether AI can solve the talent problem. 00:53 The difference between a CIO and a CISO. Aka, the CISO is just a con man. 03:01 The real reason information security [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #8 Bryson Bort – CEO of SCYTHE and Founder of GRIMM

#7 Aaron Turner – CEO of Hotshot

GDPR: A New Ally for CISOs Aaron talks about how it feels to be a victim of GDPR and explains why we should trust no-one but ourselves. 02:55 How it feels to be a victim of GDPR 07:07 GDPR (when properly interpreted) - means fewest eyeballs 08:13 Zero-trust architecture 12:15 Cloud has seen speed to [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #7 Aaron Turner – CEO of Hotshot

#6 Laura Noren – Director of Research for Obsidian

Tech, Cybersecurity and Ethics Laura offers a refreshing perspective on how to start the ethics in cybersecurity conversation, touching upon Google’s (in)famous Project Maven, and highlights the importance of building ethics into products — before the problems happen. 02:11 How to start the ‘ethics in cybersecurity’ conversation 07:41 How can a community figure out what [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #6 Laura Noren – Director of Research for Obsidian

#4 Tom McAndrew – CEO of Coalfire

Thought Leadership and Leading the Field by Sharing Tom underlines the importance of understanding your customer before selling anything and defines the three areas in which customers want continuous assurance. 01:29 Three areas customers want high levels of assurance in. 03:47 A proactive approach not only educates your customer, but differentiates you from your competitors [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #4 Tom McAndrew – CEO of Coalfire

#2 Paul Vixie – CEO of Farsight Security and Internet Hall of Famer

Six Questions, Vendor Honesty, and the Role of the CISO Paul poses the six questions you need to ask for success in any relationship — business or personal and stresses the importance of vendor agenda transparency. 02:16 The six questions you need to ask in any relationship 05:21 Client agenda versus Vendor agenda 07:51 The [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #2 Paul Vixie – CEO of Farsight Security and Internet Hall of Famer

#1 Chad Holmes – Chief Services and Operations Officer at Optiv

Supporting and Educating CISOs 02:30 Cyber industry has become less about solving problems and more about driving market price 05:01 The most under-hyped security issue – the pressure placed on the security industry by changing business models 07:12 The new vision of insider threat 08:29 Tech skills and business skills in the CISO role 14:05 [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Podcasts, Tech|Comments Off on #1 Chad Holmes – Chief Services and Operations Officer at Optiv