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CMMC is coming: Here's what cybersecurity professionals need to know | Cyber Work Podcast

19 July 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Frank Smith joins us from Ntiva to talk about the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), organizations achieving Level 1 and Level 3 maturity levels, and why CMMC is so important for government contractors. Plus he discusses security for federal entities and how to get started in a career in cyber compliance by becoming a Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) or Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA).

– Get more free CMMC resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/solutions/organization/government/cmmc/
– Download our ebook, Developing cybersecurity talent and teams: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/ebook
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

0:00 - Intro 
2:11 - Origin story
4:17 - Key projects to climb the work ladder
6:45 - An average work day
9:30 - Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
16:38 - CMMC over five years
17:30 - Which level of certification will you need?
19:00 - Level 3 versus level 1 certification
22:20 - Finding your feet by 2022
23:55 - Jobs to take in first steps toward compliance officer 
27:27 - Benefits of CMMC for other roles
28:44 - Experiences to make you desirable as a worker
31:55 - Imperative to locking down infrastructure
37:58 - Ntiva
39:47 - Outro 

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Red teaming: The fun, and the fundamentals | Cyber Work Live

12 July 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Learn what it’s like to do good by being bad. The idea of breaking into a company, by hook or by crook, attracts all sorts of would-be secret agents. But what is red teaming really like as a job? What are the parameters, what are the day-to-day realities and, most importantly, what is hands-off in a line of work that bills itself as being beyond rules?

Join a panel of past Cyber Work Podcast guests: 
– Amyn Gilani, Chief Growth Officer, Countercraft
– Curtis Brazzell, Managing Security Consultant, GuidePoint Security

Our panel of experts have worked with red teaming from a variety of positions and will answer your questions about getting started, building your skills and avoiding common mistakes.

0:00 - Intro
2:34 - Favorite red team experiences
7:57 - How to begin a cybersecurity career
14:42 - Ethical hacking vs pentesting
18:29 - How to become an ethical hacker
23:32 - Qualities needed for red teaming role
29:20 - Gain hands-on red teaming experience
33:02 - Supplier red team assessments
37:00 - Pentesting variety
46:22 - Becoming a better pentester
52:12 - Red team interview tips
56:00 - Job hunt tips
1:01:18 - Sponsoring an application
1:02:18 - Outro

This episode was recorded live on June 23, 2021. Want to join the next Cyber Work Live and get your career questions answered? See upcoming events here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

How remote work is impacting federal cybersecurity careers | Cyber Work Podcast

6 July 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Becky Robertson joins us from Booz Allen to discuss creating remote work situations that address modern requirements but don’t sacrifice security. We discuss the ways in which COVID-19 helped the federal sector reconsider every aspect of the workflow process and what that means for future remote roles. 

– Download our ebook, Developing cybersecurity talent and teams: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/ebook 
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

0:00 - Intro 
2:21 - Cybersecurity origin story
4:58 - Changes from the early days of cybersecurity
6:24 - Staying in the same organization for 25 years
8:56 - Day-to-day work as a VP
10:56 - Security and working from home
13:18 - Technical hurdles to work remotely
15:15 - Changing the nature of work post pandemic 
16:58 - Employees working remotely 
19:04 - Security concerns when working remotely
22:55 - How to pursue a federal cybersecurity career
25:18 - Federal cybersecurity positions in demand
27:42 - Skills needed to work in federal government
29:33 - Federal skills gaps
32:05 - Career advice 
32:57 - Finding mentors 

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Building a billion-dollar cybersecurity company | Cyber Work Podcast

28 June 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Veracode CEO Sam King is an icon in the realms of secure coding and application security, and she joins the podcast, along with Infosec CEO Jack Koziol, to discuss her cybersecurity journey, the President’s directive on software security and so, so many more topics. You really don’t want to miss this one, folks.

– Download our FREE ebook, Developing cybersecurity talent and teams: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/ebook
– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

0:00 - Intro 
3:10 - Origin story
5:05 - Ground floor of cybersecurity 
7:54 - The “aha!” moments 
12:30 - Point were you thought industry would grow
14:28 - Changes implemented at Veracode
19:52 - Nation’s approach to cybersecurity
24:10 - Federal government security 
26:25 - Government oversight 
28:14 - Secure coding practices 
31:52 - Veracode’s app security report
40:04 - How to learn web application security 
43:46 - Mistakes to avoid when applying  
47:13 - Bringing in more diverse candidates  
51:36 - Maintaining Veracode’s edge
54:25 - Advice to move into a new cybersecurity role
56:24 - Outro 

Sam King is the chief executive officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, DevSecOps and business management. A founding member of Veracode, Sam has played a significant role in the company’s growth trajectory over the past 15 years, helping to mature it from a small startup to a company with a billion dollar plus valuation. Under her leadership, Veracode has been recognized with several industry distinctions including a seven-time consecutive leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, leader in the Forrester SAST Wave and a Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Application Security. Sam has been a keynote speaker at events such as Gartner Security Summit, RSA and the Executive Women’s Forum, on topics ranging from cybersecurity to empowering women and creating diverse and resilient corporate cultures. She has been profiled in business publications such as the Huffington Post, CNNMoney, Financial Times, InfoSecurity Magazine and The Boston Globe.

Sam received her masters of science and engineering in computer and information science from University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in computer science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. She currently sits on the board of Progress Software. Sam is also a member of the board of trustees for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where she was a charter member of the 2030 Challenge: a Tech Compact for Social Justice in efforts to bring more diversity to the local workforce.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

How to pick your cybersecurity career path | Cyber Work Podcast

21 June 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Alyssa Miller of S&P Global Ratings discusses the easiest pentest she ever ran on an app and the importance of diversity of hiring, not just “diversity of thought.” She also gives some of the best advice we’ve heard yet on picking your cybersecurity path.

– Don't miss our next Cyber Work LIVE: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/
– Download our ebook, Developing cybersecurity talent and teams: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/ebook
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

0:00 - Intro
2:44 - Miller’s origin story
5:53 - Experiences working while at school
8:20 - Pursuing a degree
10:57 - How has cybersecurity changed?
12:58 - Coming into cybersecurity from a different perspective
13:55 - Moving to pentesting versus programming
18:52 - Penetration testing through the years
20:46 - A big change in your industry
25:27 - Specifics of a business information security officer 
29:09 - Skills for a business information security officer role
32:34 - “Cyber Defenders’ Career Guide” book
35:08 - What surprised you about writing the book?
41:46 - Equity and inclusion in cybersecurity
47:11 - Who is doing equity correctly? 
49:12 - Long term equity strategies? 
52:45 - Final cybersecurity career advice 
55:40 - Outro 

Alyssa Miller is a hacker, security researcher, advocate and international public speaker with over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity. From a young age, she has enjoyed exploring and deconstructing technology to learn more about how it works. At 12 years old, she bought her first computer. From that $1,000 purchase, she launched a hobby that would later become her career. Just seven years later, she was hired to her first full-time salary job as a programmer. Alyssa is also passionate that doing better in security begins with sharing knowledge and learning from each other. She regularly presents her perspectives through public speaking engagements. She speaks at various industry conferences, vendor and customer hosted events and non-security related events. Alyssa’s mission is to improve all aspects of the security community. Therefore, her topics range from technical to strategic to higher level community and policy issues.

Alyssa is a member of Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Racial Equity Committee. Additionally, she participates in other organizations designed to build a more welcoming and cooperative culture in security. As a member of ISACA, Alyssa currently holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification. She is also the author of "The Cyber Defenders’ Career Guide," published by Manning in May 2021. We’re going to be discussing all of Alyssa’s fascinating story, her career journey, the work of demystifying cybersecurity and her work helping to create a more inclusive and welcoming space in the cybersecurity industry. 

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

How hackathons can help propel your career | Cyber Work Podcast

14 June 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Jonathan Tanner of Barracuda talks about his time moving up the ladder at Barracuda, how he still enjoys computer science competitions like DEFCON Wireless Capture the Flag (CTF), and Barracuda’s revolutionary malware detection ATP platform he built.

– Don't miss our next Cyber Work LIVE: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

0:00 - Intro
3:04 - Origin story in cybersecurity 
5:45 - Major accomplishments and moving up with Barracuda
7:55 - Daily work as senior security researcher 
10:36 - Was this always what you were interested in?
12:42 - How did you expand your skills and position
14:30 - Cyber security resume tips
17:20 - Becoming a cybersecurity professional
19:01 - How can hackathons and conferences help you?
22:33 - Improving the hiring process
25:33 - How to prepare for cyber security interview
27:46 - Working long term with a tech company
29:27 - What’s next for you at Barracuda?
30:26 - Where should security professionals begin?
33:46 - What’s happening at Barracuda
34:33 - Where can I find out more about you?
35:06 - Outro 

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Working as a cybersecurity researcher and industry analyst | Cyber Work Podcast

7 June 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

French Caldwell of The Analyst Syndicate talks about his role as founder and chief researcher of the group. We also talk about Caldwell’s time at Gartner research, and his passion for cybersecurity research as a whole.

00:00 - Intro
03:43 - Caldwell’s background in cybersecurity
07:25 - Knowledge management
09:55 - Protecting digital trash
12:33 - Risk assessment and day-to-day work life
18:00 - How has research changed since 1999?
22:48 - Founding The Analyst Syndicate
26:45 - What is your day like at the Syndicate?
28:11 - What is your research like now?
29:33 - Disruptive technology and public policy
31:09 - Disruptive trends
34:30 - Advice to students in disruptive technologies
38:58 - Tell us about your simulator
46:22 - Cyberterrorism and risk to municipalities and hospitals
50:18 - Learn more about Caldwell and the Syndicate
51:54 - Outro

Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

French Caldwell is the leading strategist and thought leader in RegTech, including GRC and ESG, cybersecurity, social and digital risks and regulation and the impact of disruptive technologies on policy and strategy. He is a former Gartner Fellow, and following Gartner he became the global head of marketing at a Silicon Valley firm that delivers regtech solutions for governance, risk and compliance analytics and reporting. Skilled at the alignment of strategy, communications, technology, processes, analysis, policy and people to improve business and mission outcomes. Experienced at advising senior executives and corporate directors on disruptive technology, strategic risk management, cybersecurity and public policy issues.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Healthcare cybersecurity issues and legacy health systems | Cyber Work Podcast

24 May 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Dirk Schrader of New Net Technologies talks about healthcare security and legacy systems. We discuss the millions of pieces of health data left out in the open, the issues with closing these holes and the need for professional legacy system-whisperers.

0:00 - Intro
2:56 - What drew Dirk to security
4:46 - Did your Dad’s role inspire you?
5:55 - Stepping stones to your current job
9:35 - What is it like to be a security research manager
14:38 - Unprotected healthcare records
21:50 - Unprotected systems in the U.S.
25:20 - Using better security in hospitals
31:55 - Logistical issues of security for hospitals
37:48 - Best solution for hospital cybersecurity
39:30 - How to prepare for change
42:32 - What skills do you need for this work?
46:00 - Will people pursue these changes?
49:40 - Projects Dirk’s working on
52:10 - Outro

Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Dirk Schrader is the global VP of New Net Technologies (NNT). A native of Germany, Dirk’s work focusses on advancing cyber resilience as a sophisticated, new approach to tackle cyberattacks faced by governments and organizations of all sizes for the handling of change and vulnerability as the two main issues to address in information security.

Dirk has worked on cybersecurity projects around the globe, including more than four years in Dubai. He has published numerous articles in German and English about the need to address change and vulnerability to achieve cyber resilience, drawing on his experience and certifications as CISSP (ISC²) and CISM (ISACA). His recent work includes research in the area of medical devices, where he found hundreds of systems unprotected in the public internet, allowing access to sensitive patient data. This is going to be the topic of today’s episode, and we’re also going to talk about unprotected or poorly protected legacy systems in general, and how we start to build some coverage over this vast swath of unprotected information.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Project management careers in the military and private sector | Cyber Work Podcast

17 May 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Ginny Morton, project management professional at Dell and veteran in the U.S. Army, takes us through the practice of cybersecurity project management in both for-profit and military sectors on today’s episode. We talk about Scrum and Agile certifications, building the best team for the project and tapping into your personal power in your work. 

0:00 - Intro
2:04 - Origin story
4:47 - What does a cybersecurity project manager do?
6:10 - Average work day as a project manager
7:40 - Best and worst parts of project management
9:30 - How does a PM improve cybersecurity work?
10:40 - Dell team management
12:50 - Being the team’s first manager
14:36 - Best project management certifications
21:02 - PM work for Dell versus the military
23:00 - Military clearances for PM work
24:08 - Skills and experiences necessary for high-level PM
22:52 - Skills and interests for a successful career
27:04 - Tips for those who want to transition careers
27:38 - Changes to PM work during COVID
28:40 - Adjustments to work from home
29:55 - Will PM work change?
31:04 - Outro

Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Ginny Morton is a senior cyber security advisor, program management at Dell, and has spent much of her career in the project management space for cybersecurity, previously working at TekSystems and in both the Texas Army National Guard and the U.S. Army.

Our recent guest, project manager Jackie Olshack, recommended Morton for the show, and as we had a ton of people tune in to see Jackie’s episode, we realize that our listeners are passionate about learning more about project management in IT and cyber as a career path, so I’m looking forward to talking with Morton about her career path as well as the unique aspects of doing project management work on a federal/military level.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Data governance strategy in 2021 | Cyber Work Podcast

10 May 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

This episode we welcome Rita Gurevich, CEO and founder of Sphere Technology Solutions. She talks about what it’s like to start her own company, why it is important to know your assets when setting policy, and what skills and experiences set applicants apart when they look to hire. Plus, she has plenty of data governance strategies to chat about. 

0:00​ - Intro
2:47​ - Origin story
4:51​ - The creation of Sphere
7:14​ - Working solo at Sphere
9:12​ - What would you change going back?
10:30​ - Pricing your business activities
12:36​ - Average day as a CEO
13:32​ - Favorite parts of the job
14:50​ - What is data governance?
17:40​ - Factors driving data growth
19:28​ - First steps to form data strategy
22:07​ - Data governance best practices
23:40​ - Time frame to get a master inventory
25:17​ - What does good data governance do
26:12​ - Skills I need for data governance and management
27:47​ - Importance of collaboration and mentorship
30:26​ - Skills and experiences for Sphere candidates
32:48​ - Tips to get into cybersecurity work
34:06​ - Outro

Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

As the CEO and Founder of Sphere, Rita Gurevich is charged with leading the strategic growth of the organization in providing business critical governance, security and compliance solutions to customers spanning multiple geographic locations and industry verticals.

Gurevich founded Sphere after gaining a massive amount of experience in a short time period during the Lehman bankruptcy, the economic downturn of 2008, and the enhanced regulatory environment that dominated the industry. Being in a unique position from this experience, Gurevich founded Sphere as a single contributor, and worked strategically to grow the company into the entity it is today.

Gurevich is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including recognition from her Entrepreneurial skills from Ernst & Young, and SmartCEO, along with being on the 40 Under 40 list in 2017. In addition, Gurevich sits on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Technology Council.

This week’s topic is data governance strategies in 2021. As more of what we do goes online and into the cloud, and as more people need access to information, making sure that entrance points aren’t more accessible than they need to be is more important than ever. We’re going to talk about the issues around this topic, and also job strategies for people who want to do this type of work.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Lessons cybersecurity can learn from physical security | Cyber Work Podcast

3 May 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

This episode we welcome Jeff Schmidt of Covail to discuss security and risk management, working at the FBI to create the InfraGard program, and what cybersecurity can learn from physical security controls and fire safety and protection.

0:00 - Intro
2:30 - Origin story
4:31 - Stepping stones throughout career
8:00 - Average work day
12:14 - Learning from physical security
17:18 - Deficiencies in detection
22:17 - Which security practices need to change?
24:15 - How massive would this change be?
27:37 - Skills needed for real-time detection
32:00 - Strategies to get into cybersecurity
34:30 - Final words on the industry
37:16 - What is Covail?
38:40 - Outro

Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Jeff Schmidt, VP and Chief Cyber Security Innovator at Covail is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with a background in security and risk management. He founded JAS Global Advisors LLC, a security consulting firm in Chicago, and Authis, a provider of innovative risk-managed identity services for the financial sector. Jeff is a board member for Delta Risk LLC. In 1998, he worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. He is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, at The Atlantic Council. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Jeff came to us with an intriguing topic. He proposes what he calls a Detect, Defend, and Respond Posture in Cybersecurity, and postulates that cybersecurity can learn lessons from “the mature sciences of physical security and fire protection.” No matter how you’re securing your system now, there’s often room for improvement, and always room for taking in new ideas, so let’s take a closer look!

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Supporting economic advancement among women in cybersecurity | Cyber Work Podcast

26 April 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Christina Van Houten talks about [email protected] and women in cybersecurity on this week's episode. We discuss tactics for bringing more women and diverse candidates into cybersecurity, the importance of a well-balanced and skills-diverse team, and how the work of Chief Strategy Officer is like an ever-evolving game of Tetris! 

0:00 - Intro
2:30 - Van Houten's origin story
4:13 - Strategies cybersecurity was lacking
7:05 - Accomplishments that helped bolster her career
13:46 - Average day as chief strategy officer
18:03 - Entering cybersecurity in different ways
20:37 - [email protected] and trying to help
26:27 - Bringing more women into cybersecurity
29:20 - Making careers accessible to women
34:14 - Diversifying upper management 
36:22 - Success stories mentoring women
41:01 - [email protected] book and men in cybersecurity
46:33 - Roadblocks women in cybersecurity face
50:47 - Projects from Mimecast
54:37 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Christina Van Houten is a veteran of the enterprise technology industry, having spent two decades with some of the world’s largest firms, including Oracle, IBM and Infor Global Solutions as well as Netezza and ProfitLogic, the entrepreneurial companies that were acquired by them. Currently, Christina is chief strategy officer for Mimecast, a global leader in cybersecurity, where she leads product management, market strategy, corporate development, and M&A. She also serves on the board of directors for TechTarget and has been involved as an advisory board member of several emerging technology firms. In 2017, Christina launched [email protected], a resource platform dedicated to the economic advancement and self-reliance of women and girls around the world.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Supply-chain security and servant leadership | Cyber Work Podcast

19 April 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

In this episode we explore supply-chain security with Manish Gupta. We’re going to learn about risks and cyberattacks related to the continuous integration/continuous deployment or CI/CD pipeline, which, given high-profile attacks like SolarWinds, will give us plenty to discuss this week!

0:00 - Intro
2:21 - Manish's origin story
4:58 - Major career stepping stones
8:45 - Lessons when ahead of the curve
11:21 - Average day as a servant leader CEO
14:54 - Concerns with supply chain security
21:22 - Federal supply chain action
26:20 - What supply chain policy should focus on
28:40 - Skills needed for supply chain jobs
32:48 - What should be on my resume?
34:03 - Showing supply chain aptitude
36:04 - Future projects
38:29 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free!

– Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Manish Gupta is the founder and CEO of ShiftLeft, an innovator in automated application security and the leader in application security for developers. He previously served as the chief product and strategy officer at FireEye, where he helped grow the company from approximately $70 million to more than $700 million in revenue, growing the product portfolio from two to more than 20 products. Before that he was vice president of product management for Cisco’s $2 billion security portfolio. He also served as a  vice president/general manager at McAfee and iPolicy networks.

Manish has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MS in engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

What does a digital forensic investigator do in the government? | Cyber Work Podcast

12 April 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Digital forensics professional Ondrej Krehel talks about the work of digital forensics in federal and government locations, the things he learned during a months-long attempt at decrypting a well-secured Swiss bank file and why finishing the research beats any degree you could ever have.

0:00 - Intro
2:11 - Ondrej's cybersecurity journal
5:33 - Career stepping stones
9:55 - The Swiss job
16:02 - Chasing the learning and experience
20:01 - Digital forensics on a government and federal scale
28:07 - Forensics collaboration on a case
30:46 - Favorite work stories
31:33 - How to improve infrastructure security
36:01 - Skills needed to enter digital forensics in government
41:31 - Unheard activities of digital forensics
43:48 - Where do I get work experience?
47:05 - Tips for digital forensic job hunters
52:19 - Work with LIFARS
57:50 - Outro

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Ondrej Krehel is a Digital forensics and cybersecurity professional. His background includes time with special cyber operations, cyber warfare and offensive missions and a court expert witness. His Forensic Investigation matters have received attention from Forbes, CNN, NBC, BBC, ABC, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

As you can see, Ondrej has a deep background in digital forensics and ethical hacking. He tells us about time spent as a guest lecturer at the FBI Training Academy, the current state of digital forensics in a federal and government context and gives us some info about how that realm differs from similar work done in for-profit or private companies.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Your beginner cybersecurity career questions, answered! | Cyber Work Live

5 April 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Whether you’re looking for first-time work in the cybersecurity field, still studying the basics or considering a career change, you might feel overwhelmed with choices. How do you know you have the right knowledge? How do you make yourself stand out in the resume pile? How do you get jobs that require experience without having any experience?

Join a panel of past Cyber Work Podcast guests including Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity, and the expert brought in by Sony to triage the 2014 hack; Mari Galloway, co-founder of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and Victor “Vic” Malloy, General Manager, CyberTexas.

They provide top-notch cybersecurity career advice for novices, including questions from Cyber Work Live viewers.

0:00 - Intro
3:38 - I'm tech-savvy. Where do I begin?
10:55 - Figuring out the field for you
19:16 - Returning to cybersecurity at 68
23:30 - Finding a cybersecurity mentor
29:39 - Non-technical roles in the industry
36:21 - Breaking into the industry
43:46 - Standout resume and interview
51:31 - Is a certification necessary?
56:50 - Related skills beginners should have
1:04:35 - Outro

This episode was recorded live on March 25, 2021. Want to join the next Cyber Work Live and get your career questions answered? See upcoming events here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Defending the grid: From water supply hacks to nation-state attacks | Cyber Work Podcast

29 March 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

This episode we welcome back Emily Miller of Mocana to discuss infrastructure security! We discuss the water supply hack in Oldsmar, Fla., the state of the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure and brainstorm a TikTok musical that will make infrastructure security the next Hamilton! 

0:00 - Intro
3:02 - The last two years
5:54 - The impact of COVID
10:10 - The Florida hack
15:50 - Scope and scale of safety systems
18:50 - State and local government responses
23:20 - Logistical issues of security for infrastructure
26:45 - Ideal solutions to security 
31:33 - How to improve infrastructure security
39:42 - Aiming toward state and local government 
43:20 - Skills to learn for this work
48:13 - Future proofing this role
52:54 - Work and upcoming projects
55:55 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free!

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Miller is the Vice President of Critical Infrastructure and National Security with Mocana Corporation. Miller has over 15 years of experience protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure in both physical and cybersecurity, focusing on control systems, industrial IoT and other operational technology. Prior to joining Mocana, Miller was a federal employee with the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).  

On our previous episode back in early 2019, Miller and I talked about IoT security and infrastructure security, and how strengthening IoT and the security systems of our electrical, water and internet infrastructures isn’t just good business, it’s saving lives.

In the last two years, these issues have become even more noticeable and pronounced. Earlier this year, hackers were able to break into the network of a water purification system in a small town in Florida. By changing cleaning and purification levels in the town’s water supply, they could have realistically poisoned the whole town. Miller and I will be discussing not only how to address the problems we have now, but to help the new generation of cybersecurity professionals lead the charge to reverse a 50+ year trend of neglect against our country’s vital infrastructure, from power grids to roads.

About Infosec

Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

How to become a cybersecurity project manager | Cyber Work Podcast

22 March 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

This episode we chat with Jackie Olshack, a project management professional, about the role of project management in cybersecurity. We break down the specific functions of some major project management certifications, discuss things you can do tonight to start your project management training and hear why every security breach story on CNN is a cause for reflection.

0:00 - Intro
3:09 - Getting into cybersecurity project management
4:30 - What does a cybersecurity project manager do?
5:56 - Identity access management
8:35 - Average day for a project manager
9:57 - Managing project resources
11:36 - Getting into project management
12:54 - What happens without a project manager?
14:30 - Highs and lows of the job
17:22 - Training needed for the role
20:18 - What is identity access management?
24:12 - Preferred job experiences
28:02 - Interests and skills to succeed
31:17 - Where do I begin with tech lingo?
33:18 - What can I do to change careers?
35:00 - Has remote work changed workflow?
35:55 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free! Click the link below to get started.

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Jackie Olshack worked almost 20 years as legal secretary/paralegal for multiple patent corporate law firms. In the late 1990s, she began to recognize it was becoming harder to break the ceiling on her $58,000 salary as more and more attorneys were typing their own documents, managing their own calendars and making their own travel arrangements, putting the future of her career in jeopardy. After some introspection, she decided to go back to college and pursue a science degree with plans to go to law school to become a patent attorney — but couldn’t get her LSAT higher to get into even a fourth-tier law school. She now proudly thanks all the law schools that turned her down, preventing the dreaded $150,000-$200,000 law school debt she would have incurred. She is now an analytical, top performing SAFe trained senior project management professional with 14+ years of experience managing and implementing IT programs and projects successfully.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

How to become a security awareness manager | Cyber Work Podcast

15 March 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Today we're talking about security awareness, specifically about the role of a security awareness manager, with Tiffany Franklin of Optiv. We talk about the importance of C-suite buy-in to a security awareness program, how to create challenging phishing simulators without making employees feel like victims of a gotcha attack and how being a fifth-grade math teacher can make you a better security awareness manager. 

0:00 - Intro
2:13 - Getting into cybersecurity
3:57 - Instructional design and technology
4:58 - Primary responsibilities in her role
6:38 - Security awareness work
9:40 - What is the division of work?
11:55 - Skills needed for this role
15:04 - Helping people when they fail
17:12 - Daily tasks
18:15 - Highs and lows of the job
22:00 - COVID phishing emails
22:40 - GoDaddy phishing and ethics
26:20 - Creating security awareness campaigns
31:14 - Optimal combo of tech and savvy
34:20 - How to get into cybersecurity
37:10 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free! Click the link below to get started.

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Tiffany Franklin has over 13 years’ experience as a learning and development professional and is currently a Manager of Cybersecurity Education at Optiv. Tiffany and her team develop solutions that address the unique challenges of global organizations facing a wide array of cybersecurity risks, including security awareness training program courses, simulated phishing attacks, and training reinforcement materials. She has a background in education and has a Masters in Instructional Design & Technology.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

Working at The Analyst Syndicate, AI ethics and sneaking into DARPA | Cyber Work Podcast

8 March 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Diana Kelley of The Analyst Syndicate is on the podcast to chat about her 25-year-long career in security. She touches on artificial intelligence and machine learning ethics, sneaking into DARPA in the '70s and much more.

0:00 - Intro
3:14 - Getting into cybersecurity
11:51 - Cybersecurity changes in the past 25 years
15:34 - Choosing exciting cybersecurity projects
19:49 - What is The Analyst Syndicate?
23:00 - Editorial process at The Analyst Syndicate
26:26 - Changes in security from the pandemic
32:22 - Combating fatigue at home
34:35 - Digital transformation
39:25 - Bringing more women into cybersecurity
43:08 - Tips for hiring managers
46:16 - Using AI and ML ethically
51:50 - Tips to get into cybersecurity
55:15 - Kelley's next projects
56:18 - Learn more about Kelley
57:08 - Outro

Have you seen our new, hands-on training series Cyber Work Applied? Tune in every other week as expert Infosec instructors teach you a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to carry out different cyberattacks, practice using common cybersecurity tools, follow along with walkthroughs of how major breaches occurred, and more. And it's free! Click the link below to get started.

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Diana Kelley’s security career spans over 30 years. She is co-founder and CTO of SecurityCurve and donates much of her time to volunteer work in the cybersecurity community, including serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, as CTO and board member at Sightline Security, board member and Inclusion Working Group champion at WiCyS, cybersecurity committee advisor at CompTIA, Advisory Council, Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University and RSAC US Program Committee. Kelley produces the #MyCyberWhy series and is the host of BrightTALK’s The (Security) Balancing Act and co-host of the Your Everyday Cyber podcast. She is also a principal consulting analyst at TechVision Research and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. She was the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, global executive security advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner) and a manager at KPMG. She is a popular keynote speaker, the co-author of the books "Practical Cybersecurity Architecture" and "Cryptographic Libraries for Developers," has been a lecturer at Boston College's Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

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