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What does a SOC analyst do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

20 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Security operations center (SOC) analysts are responsible for analyzing and monitoring network traffic, threats and vulnerabilities within an organization’s IT infrastructure. This includes monitoring, investigating and reporting security events and incidents from security information and event management (SIEM) systems. SOC analysts also monitor firewall, email, web and DNS logs to identify and mitigate intrusion attempts.

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0:00 Intro 
1:20 - What is a SOC analyst? 
1:58 - Levels of SOC analyst
2:24 - How to become a SOC analyst
2:53 - Certification requirements
3:29 - Skills needed to succeed
4:38 - Tools SOC analysts use
5:32 - Open-source tool familiarity 
6:05 - Pivoting from a SOC analyst
6:50 - What can I do right now?
7:32 - Experience for your resume 
8:07 - Outro  

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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.

Top cybersecurity breaches of 2021 | Cyber Work Podcast

17 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Infosec’s Principal Security Researcher, instructor and cybersecurity renaissance man Keatron Evans returns to the show for the first in a series of once-quarterly episodes breaking down big stories in the news and cybersecurity trends for the future! We talk Solarwinds, Colonial Access Pipeline, Oldsmar, Keatron’s origin story and why, just like practicing your scales makes you a better musician, master pentesters and security pros got where they did by mastering the art of repetition in learning.

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0:00 - Intro 
2:30 - How did you get into cybersecurity? 
4:00 - What skills did you have early on? 
6:10 - First interaction with Infosec
10:34 - Work as a principal security researcher
13:20 - Machine learning in cybersecurity 
14:14 - Infosec classes
17:28 - Equity in cybersecurity 
20:25 - You don't need a technical background
21:36 - Major security breaches of 2021
22:15 - SolarWinds breach
24:56 - What job roles help stop these breaches?
27:50 - Water treatment plant breach
31:42 - Infrastructure security 
34:30 - President Biden and cybersecurity
39:22 - Supply chain security 
43:20 - Security trends for 2022
49:00 - Projects to keep an eye on
50:52 - Learn more about Evans
51:44 - Outro

What does a security manager do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

13 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Security managers develop security strategies that align with the organization's goals and objectives. In addition, they direct and monitor security policies, regulations and rules that the technical team implements. Knowledge in areas like information security governance, program development and management, incident response and risk management are important to success in any security management role.

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0:00 - Intro 
0:26 - What does a security manager do? 
3:15 - How do you become a security manager?
4:54 - What education is required for security managers?
5:55 - What certificates are required for security managers?
7:23 - What skills does a security manager need to have?
9:58 - Common tools security managers use
11:48 - Where do security managers work?
13:45 - How well do security managers pivot into other roles?
15:36 - What step can someone take now to become a security manager?
17:27 - Outro 

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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.

Predictions for cybersecurity in 2022 | Cyber Work Podcast

10 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Andrew Howard, CEO of Kudelski Security, returns to give us his cybersecurity predictions for 2022! How will cybersecurity protect the supply chain, why is quantum computing on all of his clients' minds, and how would Andrew rewrite security from the ground up if a genie granted him three wishes? 

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0:00 - Intro 
3:00 - Getting into cybersecurity
4:00 - How has the cloud evolved?
6:46 - The past year in cybersecurity
8:20 - The next cybersecurity innovation 
8:57 - Where quantum computing is going
10:15 - Concerns about encryption data
10:54 - The state of ransomware
12:57 - Cybersecurity supply chain issues. 
16:18 - Hybrid work cybersecurity
18:42 - The year of cyber insurance
20:35 - DOD directive to close security gaps
22:15 - What would you change in cybersecurity?
25:45 - What would put phishing out of mind? 
28:10 - Advice to 2022 cybersecurity students 
29:37 - Kudelski Security 
30:58 - Blockchain security in 2022
31:57 - Learn more about Kudelski
32:10 - 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.

What does a penetration tester do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

6 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Penetration testers, or ethical hackers, are responsible for planning and performing authorized, simulated attacks within an organization’s information systems, networks, applications and infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Findings are documented in reports to advise clients on how to lower or mitigate risk. Penetration testers often specialize in a number of areas such as networks and infrastructures, Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, embedded computer systems, web/mobile applications, supervisory control data acquisition (SCADA) control systems, cloud systems and internet of things (IoT) devices.

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0:00 - Intro 
0:26 - What does a penetration tester do? 
1:10 - Levels of penetration testers
1:50 - How to become a penetration tester
3:08 - Education needed to be a pentester
3:50 - Skills needed to pentest
4:24 - Common tools of the pentester
5:07 - Training with the tools
5:42 - Job options for pentesters
6:36 - Work duty expectations
7:45 - Can you move to a different role?
9:09 - What can I do to become a pentester?
9:54 - 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.

Security risks facing streamers on Twitch and YouTube | Cyber Work Podcast

3 January 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Roderick Jones of Concentric talks about security risks facing content creators, influencers, gamers and streamers on Twitch, YouTube and elsewhere. Online harassment is often seen as “part of the package” if you’re going to work in a public-facing streamer community, but Jones knows that this isn’t inevitable, and it is fixable. A future without a shrug-shoulders approach to online abuse?

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0:00 - Intro 
3:37 - How did you get into cybersecurity?
5:30 - Were you scouted for your role? 
6:44 - How did the landscape change?
8:40 - Security intelligence to private sector
11:50 - Daily work at Concentric 
13:25 - Staying up on trends
15:09 - Gaming, streaming and security issues
21:31 - Desentization and online personalities 
25:42 - The future of online access
27:37 - How to protect streamers
31:40 - Censoring on streaming platforms with AI
35:06 - Safeguards streams should have in place
40:06 - Cybersecurity jobs related to streaming security 
41:58 - Being courteous online 
42:43 - More about Concentric
43:58 - Learn more about Jones
44:35 - 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.

High-tech hacking tools and how to defend against them | Cyber Work Podcast

20 December 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Bentsi Ben-Atar of Sepio Systems talks about some truly scary high-tech hacking weapons and techniques, from Raspberry Pis in your mouse or keyboard to charging cables that can exfiltrate data from a mile away. What do we do? How do we prepare?

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0:00 - Intro 
3:18 - Getting into cybersecurity
4:30 - Career highlights 
5:50 - Co-founding two companies 
7:22 - Typical work day at CTO and CMO
11:29 - New stealthy hacking tools
13:08 - Hacking a smart copy machine
17:46 - Stealing data with a Raspberry Pi
26:01 - The ninja cable 
32:11 - Security awareness while traveling 
35:20 - How to work battling high-tech cybercrime
36:35 - Exploring cybersecurity 
37:47 - More about Bentsi’s companies
39:31 - Find more about Bentsi 
39:57 - 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.

How to work in cloud security | Cyber Work Podcast

13 December 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Menachem Shafran of XM Cyber talks about cloud security. Menachem tells us about the work of project manager and product manager, how the haste to migrate to the cloud can unnecessarily leave vulnerabilities wide open and why a cloud security expert also needs to be a good storyteller.

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0:00 - Intro 
2:40 - Getting into cybersecurity
5:47 - Project manager in cybersecurity
9:12 - Identifying pain points
10:24 - Working as a VP of product
14:09 - Data breaches
16:30 - Critical versus non-critical data breaches
18:19 - Attacker’s market 
19:38 - How do we secure the cloud?
22:45 - A safer cycle of teams
24:40 - How to implement cybersecurity changes
28:50 - How to work in cloud security
30:48 - A good cloud security resume 
33:02 - Work from home and cloud security
34:30 - XM Cyber’s services 
37:21 - Learn more about Menachem
38:00 - 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.

How to get started with bug bounties and finding vulnerabilities | Cyber Work Podcast

6 December 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On this week’s Cyber Work Podcast, BugCrowd and disclose.io! founder Casey Ellis discusses how to think like a cybercriminal, the crucial need for transparent vulnerability disclosure, the origins of BugCrowd and why mentorship is a gift that goes in both directions.

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0:00 - Intro 
3:15 - Getting into cybersecurity
4:30 - Criminal mindset in cybersecurity
5:49 - Ellis’s career to date 
9:10 - Healthcare cybersecurity
11:47 - Mentoring others 
13:52 - Mentorship as a two-way street
16:12 - Bugcrowd and bug bounty
19:18 - Vulnerability disclosure project
21:30 - Bug bounty popularity 
24:52 - U.S. sanctions on hacking groups
26:52 - Hiring hackers 
31:52 - Pursue specialization 
33:51 - Cyber threats flying under the radar
39:17 - Working from home safely
40:48 - How to get into bug bounties
42:18 - How to report vulnerabilities
44:04 - Advice to begin ethical hacking 
45:23 - Learn more about Ellis 
45:56 - 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.

How to begin your own cybersecurity consulting business | Cyber Work Podcast

29 November 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Kyle McNulty of Secure Ventures talks about interviewing the people behind the most up-and-coming cybersecurity startups. We discuss the best advice he’s received on the show, how to get your own podcast off the ground and his own security startup, ConsultPlace.

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0:00 - Intro 
2:40 - Getting into cybersecurity
6:00 - McNulty’s education and career
9:50 - Getting into consulting and startups
14:08 - Secure Ventures podcast
17:45 - Best insight from a podcast guest
20:13 - Startup stories 
22:10 - Startups during COVID
23:42 - Advice for startups
25:22 - How to begin a podcast 
33:25 - Tips for cybersecurity newcomers
35:04 - Upcoming podcasts
36:15 - ConsultPlace work 
38:00 - Find more about McNulty
38:42 - Outro

How to disrupt ransomware and cybercrime groups | Cyber Work Podcast

22 November 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Adam Flatley of Redacted talks about 14 years spent with the NSA and working in global intelligence. He also delineates the process of disrupting ransomware and cybercrime groups by dismantling organizations, putting on pressure and making the crime of ransomware more trouble than it’s worth!

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0:00 - Intro 
3:13 - Getting into cybersecurity 
4:27 - Why work for the DoD?
6:37 - Average work day in threat intelligence
9:28 - Main security threats today
11:53 - Issues cybersecurity is ignoring
16:12 - Disrupting ransomware offensively 
23:00 - How to handle ransomware 
25:07 - How do I fight cybercriminals 
27:15 - How to convey self learning on a resume
28:24 - Security recommendations for your company 
31:40 - Logistics of changing security 
34:40 - Cybercrime in five years
36:57 - Learn about Redacted
39:18 - Learn more about Adam
40:00 - 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.

How to become a cyber threat researcher | Cyber Work Podcast

15 November 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, John Bambenek of Netenrich and Bambenek Consulting talks about threat research, intelligence analytics, why the same security problems are so evergreen and the importance of pitching in a little extra bit of your time and talents to make the world a bit better than you found it.

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0:00 - Intro 
2:45 - Getting into cybersecurity 
9:40 - Threat researcher versus security researcher and threat analyst
12:05 - How to get into a research or analyst role
16:32 - Unusual types of malware
19:03 - An ideal work day
23:06 - Current main threat actors
28:50 - What cybersecurity isn’t addressing
31:38 - Where can I volunteer?
36:02 - Skills needed for threat researchers
40:53 - Adjacent careers to threat research
45:11 - Threat research in five years
48:55 - Bambenek Consulting 
49:35 - Learn more about Bambenek
50:26 - 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.

How to become a great cybersecurity leader and manager | Cyber Work Podcast

8 November 2021 at 08:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Cicero Chimbanda, Infosec Skills author and lecturer, discusses his cybersecurity leadership and management courses. We discuss the many paths of a cybersecurity leadership role, the soft skills that separate a good information security manager from a great one and why a baseline of cybersecurity knowledge can enhance any job, even if you don’t plan to pivot into the industry.

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0:00 - Intro 
3:37 - Getting into cybersecurity 
6:43 - First learning cybersecurity
7:54 - Skills needed to move up 
10:41 - CISM certification
13:00 - Two tracks of technology
15:13 - Are certifications important?
18:50 - Work as a college lecturer 
22:43 - Important cybersecurity soft skills
27:40 - Cybersecurity leadership and management 
32:33 - Where to go after security leadership 
35:26 - Soft skills for cybersecurity managers
37:23 - Benefits to skills-based education
39:40 - Tips for lifelong learning
43:46 - Cybersecurity education’s future
45:21 - 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.

Cybersecurity collaboration, team building and working as CEO | Cyber Work Podcast

1 November 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Secureworks president and CEO Wendy Thomas talks about the company’s drive to provide innovative, best-in-class security solutions that sit at the heart of customers’ security operations. Thomas shares over 25 years of experience in strategic and functional leadership roles, including work as a chief financial officer, chief product officer and VP of strategy. Thomas has worked across multiple technology-driven companies and has a wealth of knowledge.

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0:00 - Intro
3:18 - Wendy’s origin in cybersecurity
5:13 - Climbing the career ladder
8:10 - Average day as CEO
10:38 - Collaboration in cybersecurity
13:07 - Roadblocks in collaboration 
15:03 - Strategies to encourage collaboration
17:53 - Is there collaboration now? 
19:30 - Solving technology security gaps
21:35 - Limiting incident response noise
23:10 - Addressing the skills shortage
25:07 - Women in cybersecurity
30:45 - Developing your team
32:53 - Advice for those entering cybersecurity
34:18 - 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.

How to learn web application security | Cyber Work Podcast

25 October 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast, Infosec Skills author Ted Harrington talks about authoring a recent Infosec Skills learning path, “How To Do Application Security Right,” which is also the subtitle of his recent book, “Hackable: How To Do Application Security Right.” Harrington shares his application security expertise, or AppSec, the benefits of skills-based learning, and what it was like to hack the iPhone. 

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0:00 - Intro 
3:00 - Hacking the iPhone 
8:30 - IOT security 
14:00 - “Hackable” book 
17:14 - Using the book as a roadmap
18:42 - Most important skills right now
21:45 - Taking Harrington’s class
24:40 - Demystifying application security
26:48 - Career opportunities
28:26 - Roadblocks in application security
30:55 - Education tips for application security
33:40 - Benefits of skills-based education
37:21 - The skills gap and hiring process
41:19 - Tips for lifelong learners
43:43 - Harrington’s next projects
44:33 - Cybersecurity’s education’s future
45:38 - Connect with Harrington 
46:50 - 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.

How to become a secure coder | Cyber Work Podcast

18 October 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast Infosec Skills author Chrys Thorsen talks about founding IT Without Borders, a humanitarian organization built to empower underserved communities through capacity building information and communications technology (ICT) skills and information access. She’s also a consultant and educator. And, for our purpose, she is the author of several learning paths on our Infosec Skills platform. She has written course paths for Writing Secure Code in Android and Writing Secure Code in iOS, as well as a forthcoming CertNexus Cyber Secure Coder path.

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0:00 - Intro
2:43 - Thorsen’s origin story in cybersecurity 
4:53 - Gaining about 40 certifications
6:20 - Cross certification knowledge
7:25 - Great certification combos 
8:45 - How useful are certifications?
11:12 - Collecting certifications
13:01 - Changing training landscape
14:20 - How teaching changed
16:36 - In-demand cybersecurity skills
17:48 - What is secure coding?
19:34 - Secure coders versus coders 
20:31 - Secure coding in iOS versus Android 
22:39 - CertNexus secure coder certification
24:13 - Secure coding before coding 
24:42 - Secure coding curriculum 
26:27 - Recommended studies post secure coding
26:50 - Benefits to skills-based education
27:43 - Tips for lifelong learning
29:29 - Cybersecurity education’s future 
30:54 - IT Without Borders
33:38 - 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.

Learning Linux is key to building your cybersecurity skills | Cyber Work Podcast

11 October 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

On today’s podcast Jasmine Jackson takes us through how you can get noticed on your resume, how Linux basics can set you up for learning other aspects of cybersecurity, and how capture the flag activities are crucial to enriching your work skills. Jackson has over 10 years of information security experience and shares her passion for cybersecurity by presenting and teaching workshops, including new courses now available in Infosec Skills. She is currently the Jeopardy-style capture the flag (CTF) coach for the inaugural U.S. Cyber Games and works as a senior application security engineer for a Fortune 500 company. 

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0:00 - Intro
3:08 - Jasmine Jackson’s origin story
4:25 - Winning a computer
6:22 - Jackson’s career path
13:46 - Thoughts on certifications 
19:10 - Ideal job description 
21:01 - Most important cybersecurity skills 
22:54 - Linux fundamentals class
25:07 - What does knowing Linux do for you?
26:35 - How to build upon a Linux foundation
28:51 - Benefits to skills training
29:50 - Tips for lifelong learning
31:30 - Coaching in the U.S. Cyber Games
34:26 - How are team members chosen for the games?
37:47 - An intriguing CTF puzzle 
41:43 - Where is cybersecurity education heading?
43:36 - Learn more about Jackson
46:33 - 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.

Cryptography, encryption and building a secure photo app | Cyber Work Podcast

4 October 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Today's guest is Alex Amiryan, a software developer with over 18 years of experience specializing in cybersecurity and cryptography. Alex is the creator of the popular SafeCamera app, which was the predecessor of Stingle Photos, an end-to-end encrypted, open-source gallery and sync app able to prevent theft by breach. How does it work, and how did Alex come by his obsession for cryptography? Tune in and find out!

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0:00 - Intro 
1:41 - Origin story in cybersecurity
3:38 - Running afoul of the law
4:44 - Beginning your own company
7:10 - Advice on starting a business
9:15 - What is Stingle Photos? 
12:30 - End-to-end encryption
15:20 - Black box storage
17:47 - Encryption safety
19:01 - Preventing photo theft
22:20 - Working in encryption and cryptography
24:24 - Skills needed for encryption and cryptography
26:43 - An "aha" moment 
28:00 - Cryptographer job market 
29:45 - Next steps in cryptography
35:52 - Learn more about Stingle Photos
36:28 - 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.

Saving McDonald’s from a possible data breach | Cyber Work Podcast

27 September 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

This week we chat with Connor Greig of CreatorSphere (creatorsphere.co) about beginning a career in IT at age 17 when he joined Hewlett Packard as an applications engineer, but after just a few weeks was promoted to project manager. He went on to work on secure projects for the British government and was a project manager for secure cloud computing and software development modernization during the WannaCry, Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that were found.

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0:00 - Intro 
3:00 - Origin story
4:58 - Getting into IT
8:53 - Being scouted by HP at 17
11:34 - What did HP see in you?
15:42 - Working with the British government
17:49 - Being fast on your feet
19:51 - Area of specialty 
21:30 - Balancing work and management
25:25 - Saving McDonald's from a data breach
31:58 - McDonald's reaction 
38:56 - Starting your own company
45:25 - Advice for starting your own company
49:15 - How to learn new concepts and skills
53:15 - What's it like being a gay man in cybersecurity?
55:30 - Making cybersecurity more welcoming 
58:15 - Cybersecurity career advice
1:00:33 - 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.

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