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What does a secure coder do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

20 June 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Secure coders are responsible for developing and writing secure code in a way that protects against security vulnerabilities like bugs, defects and logic flaws. They take proactive steps to introduce secure coding methodologies before the application or software is introduced into a production environment, often following recommendations from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation.

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0:00 - Intro
0:25 - What does a secure coder do?
5:48 - How do you become a secure coder?
9:46 - What skills do secure coders need?
12:28 - What tools do secure coders use?
17:08 - What roles can secure coders transition into?
19:50 - What to do right now to become a secure coder

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 jobs: How to better apply, get hired and fill open roles | Cyber Work Podcast

13 June 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Diana Kelley returns to the show to discuss her work as a board member of the Cyber Future Foundation and the goings-on at this year’s Cyber Talent Week. Whether you’re a cybersecurity hiring manager who doesn’t know why you’re not getting the applicants you want, a candidate who hears the profession has 0% unemployment but still can’t seem to get a callback or anyone in between, DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. EPISODE. This is one for the books, folks.

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0:00 - Cybersecurity hiring and job searching
4:30 - Diana Kelley of Cyber Future Foundation
9:00 - Cyber Future Foundation talent week
13:58 - Reexamining cybersecurity job descriptions 
21:52 - Cybersecurity hiring manager and applicant training
27:10 - Strategies to bring in diverse talent from other industries
33:06 - Narrowing your cybersecurity job pursuit
39:37 - Using different educations in cybersecurity roles
41:32 - Implementing an educational pipeline
44:40 - Hiring based on strong skills from other trades
48:22 - Cybersecurity apprenticeships 
53:22 - Fostering cybersecurity community value 
59:09 - Diana Kelley's future projects
1:00:30 - Outro

Ethical user data collection and machine learning | Cyber Work Podcast

6 June 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Today on Cyber Work Ché Wijesinghe of Cape Privacy talks about the safe and ethical collection of user data when creating machine learning or predictive models. When your bank is weighing whether to give you a loan, they can make a better choice the more info they know about you. But how secure is that contextual data? Hint: not as secure as Wijesinghe would like!

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0:00 - Machine learning and data collection
2:37 - Getting started in cybersecurity
3:15 - Being drawn to big data
4:35 - What data is driving decision-making?
9:04 - How is data collection regulated?
15:02 - Closing the encryption gap
16:50 - Careers in data privacy
19:07 - Where can you move from data privacy?
21:20 - Ethics of data collection 
23:25 - Learn more about Wijesinghe 
23:55 - 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 privacy manager | Cybersecurity Career Series

23 May 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

A Privacy Manager is responsible for the development, creation, maintenance and enforcement of the privacy policies and procedures of an organization. They ensure compliance with all privacy-related laws and regulations. The Privacy Manager takes an active lead role when a privacy incident or data breach occurs and will start the investigation. They will then monitor, track and resolve any privacy issues. The Privacy Manager builds a strategic and comprehensive privacy program for their organization that minimizes risk and ensures the confidentiality of protected information.

Advanced knowledge of privacy law and data protection is critical to success in this role.

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0:00 - Working as a privacy manager
0:40 - What does a privacy manager do? 
3:02 - Experience a privacy manager needs
5:15 - Is college necessary for a privacy manager?
8:05 - Skills needed to be a privacy manager
10:30 - What tools does a privacy manager use?
11:15 - Where do privacy managers work? 
12:15 - Roles privacy managers can move to
13:30 - How do I get started becoming a privacy manager?

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 cybersecurity beginner do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

16 May 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Just getting started?  This role is for you!

The Cybersecurity Beginner role focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge that will allow anyone to take the first step towards transitioning into a cybersecurity career.  No prior knowledge of cybersecurity or work experience is required. The only prerequisite is a passion for technology and cybersecurity.

Learn more here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/role-cybersecurity-beginner/

0:00 - Working as a cybersecurity beginner
0:41 - Tasks a cybersecurity beginner may take on
4:15 - Cybersecurity work imposter syndrome
5:49 - Common tools cybersecurity beginners use
9:08 - Jobs for cybersecurity beginners
13:50 - Get started in cybersecurity 

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 an ICS security practitioner do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

9 May 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Industrial control system (ICS) security practitioners are responsible for securing mission-critical SCADA and ICS information systems. They are responsible for restricting digital and physical access to ICS devices, such as PLCs and RTUs, to maximize system uptime and availability. Extensive knowledge of OT and IT protocols, incident response, Linux and Windows OS, configuration management, air-gapped or closed networks, insider threats and physical security controls are important competencies for any ICS security practitioner.

Learn more: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/train-for-your-role/ics-security/

O:00 - ICS security practitioners 
0:25 - What is an industrial control system practitioner?
2:22 - How to become an ICS practitioner 
4:00 - Education required for an ICS practitioner 
5:00 - Soft skills ICS practitioners need
6:05 - Common tools ICS practitioners use 
7:59 - Where do ICS practitioners work? 
10:05 - Can I move to another role after ICS practitioner? 
12:18 - Getting started as an ICS practitioner 

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.

A public discussion about privacy careers: Training, certification and experience | Cyber Work Live

2 May 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Join Infosec Skills authors Chris Stevens, John Bandler and Ralph O’Brien as they discuss the intersection of privacy and cybersecurity. They’ll help you walk a path that will lead to an engaging career as a privacy specialist — a job role that grows with more opportunities year after year!

This episode was recorded live on April 12, 2022. Want to join the next Cyber Work Live and get your career questions answered? See upcoming events here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/.

0:00 - Intro and guests
3:45 - What is privacy as a career? 
8:15 - Day-to-day work of a cybersecurity privacy professional?
16:45 - Intersection of law and tech degrees
20:30 - What beginner privacy certifications should I pursue? 
25:45 - Best practices for studying for IAPP certifications
33:00 - How to gain experience in cybersecurity privacy work
40:27 - How to interview for a cybersecurity privacy job
45:00 - GDPR and ransomware 
51:52 - Implementation of privacy laws and security positions 
58:15 - 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 security engineer do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

25 April 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Security engineers are responsible for implementing, and continuously monitoring security controls that protect computer assets, networks and organizational data. They often design security architecture and develop technical solutions to mitigate and automate security-related tasks. Technical knowledge of network/web protocols, infrastructure, authentication, log management and multiple operating systems and databases is critical to success in this role.

Learn more: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/learning-paths/security-engineering/

0:00 - What is a security engineer? 
3:39 - How do I become a security engineer? 
4:52 - Studying to become a security engineer
5:47 - Soft skills for security engineers
7:05 - Where do security engineers work? 
9:43 - Tools for security engineers
12:10 - Roles adjacent to security engineer 
13:15 - Become a security engineer right now

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 an information risk analyst do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

18 April 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Information risk analysts conduct objective, fact-based risk assessments on existing and new systems and technologies, and communicate findings to all stakeholders within the information system. They also identify opportunities to improve the risk posture of the organization and continuously monitor risk tolerance.

Learn more: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/train-for-your-role/information-risk-analyst/

0:00 - Information risk analyst career
0:30 - Day-to-day tasks of an information risk analyst
2:09 - How to become an information risk analyst
4:00 - Training for an information risk analyst role
5:42 - Skills an information risk analyst needs
9:24 - Tools information risk analysts use
10:51 - Jobs for information risk analysts 
13:08 - Other jobs information risk analysts can do
18:05 - First steps to becoming an information risk analyst

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.

The importance of cyber threat research | Cyber Work Podcast

11 April 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Moshe Zioni of Apiiro talks about threat research and how to properly report discovered code vulnerabilities. We discuss the ways that vulnerabilities can find their way into code despite your best intentions, the difference between full disclosure and responsible disclosure, and being in the last generation to still grow up before the internet changed everything. 

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0:00 - Cybersecurity threat research 
2:21 - Getting interested in computers
3:25 - Penetration testing and threat research 
6:15 - Code vulnerabilities 
10:58 - Research process for vulnerabilities 
17:05 - Proper reporting of threats
23:11 - Full disclosure vs proper disclosure
25:53 - Current security threats
30:20 - Day-to-day work of security researchers 
32:02 - Tips for working in pentesting 
35:32 - What is Apiiro?
39:11 - Learn more about Moshe Zioni 
39:42 - 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 awareness and social engineering psychology | Cyber Work Podcast

4 April 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

TEDx speaker, security researcher, host of the podcast MiC Club and all-around expert on security awareness and social engineering, Dr. Erik Huffman, is today's guest. Huffman spoke at the 2021 Infosec Inspire virtual conference, and for those of you who were captivated by his presentation, prepare for another hour of Dr. Huffman’s insights on why we need to teach security awareness from insight, rather than fear or punishment, how positive name recognition in an email can short-circuit our common sense and how to keep your extrovert family members from answering those questions online about your first pet and the street you lived on as a child.

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0:00 - Clicking on phishing attacks
3:13 - First getting into cybersecurity
5:00 - Higher education and cybersecurity 
7:41 - Cybersecurity research projects
10:05 - Impacting a cybersecurity breach 
11:14 - Security awareness and social engineering
15:45 - Common social engineering tricks 
23:00 - Changing security habits
30:15 - Cybersecurity communication avenues
33:30 - Getting family members cyber safe
38:00 - Harvesting info via social media
42:13 - Working in security awareness and threat research
44:54 - Importance of white papers and documentation 
55:04 - Learn more about Erik Huffman
56:00 - 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.

Better cybersecurity practices for journalists | Cyber Work Podcast

28 March 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Marcus Fowler, senior vice president of strategic engagement and threats at DarkTrace, talks about attack vectors currently facing embedded journalists, their need to be available at all times for potential sources and how that openness makes them, their company and their confidential sources potential attack vectors for cybercriminals. Fowler talks about security hardening strategies that don’t compromise journalistic availability, the work of threat research and why people with natural interests in cybersecurity will have their career path choose them, not the other way around.

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0:00 - Cybersecurity threats to journalists 
3:00 - Getting into cybersecurity 
5:50 - CIA cybersecurity training
7:18 - Joining DarkTrace in engagement threat roles
10:22 - Tasks with engagement threat jobs
13:22 - Cybersecurity work balance
17:49 - Advanced persistent threats against media
23:33 - Attack vectors journalists face
26:14 - Journalist cybersecurity savvy 
28:08 - A truly secure journalism source 
32:58 - Damage from a compromised source
36:05 - Main cybersecurity threats right now
38:37 - Qualifications needed to work as a threat researcher
42:52 - Safe cybersecurity jobs 
47:05 - What is DarkTrace?
49:06 - Learn more about Marcus Fowler
50:11 - 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 makes a good cyber range? | Cyber Work Podcast

21 March 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Justin Pelletier is the director of the cyber range program at the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Infosec Skills has some great cyber ranges, but Pelletier shows the organization’s massive, immersive simulations. Because they’ve also included cyber range technology for beginning cybersecurity pros transitioning from other jobs, we cover what’s involved in making a good cyber range, how to break down those early barriers of fear and self-doubt and how quickly you can move into a cyber career after hands-on training.

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0:00 - Immersive cyber ranges
3:13 - Getting into cybersecurity
5:06 - Studying data breaches
11:03 - Cybersecurity at the Department of Defense
14:02 - Cyber range education at the RIT
16:20 - Work of the Global Cyber Range
24:20 - Cyber range scenarios 
38:30 - What makes a good cyber range? 
42:00 - Successfully getting into cybersecurity
45:33 - Cyber range upskilling 
48:47 - Cybersecurity hiring changes
51:30 - Learn more about the cyber range center
52:30 - 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 and all things privacy | Cyber Work Podcast

14 March 2022 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Today's podcast highlights implementation privacy, policy privacy and all things privacy with privacy expert and Infosec Skills author and instructor Chris Stevens. From his years in the government’s office of national intelligence to his multiple IAPP certifications, Stevens is happy to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about careers in privacy, around privacy and careers that would be better with a helping of privacy skills on top! 

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0:00 - Cybersecurity privacy 
3:30 - Getting interested in cybersecurity
4:40 - Cybersecurity in the Department of Defense
6:00 - Computer science studies 
8:50 - Cybersecurity research
11:05 - Information privacy and privacy professionals
14:48 - What does U.S. privacy cover?
19:10 - Privacy certifications and more
21:36 - Privacy differences across countries
24:50 - Difference in privacy certifications
27:16 - Learning about privacy
30:16 - Positions available for information privacy 
33:50 - Educational steps to work in privacy
36:00 - Getting a job in privacy
37:57 - Entry-level work in privacy roles
42:44 - How to stay on track in lifelong learning
46:37 - Cybersecurity education in the future
48:19 - 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 in DevOps | Cyber Work Podcast

7 March 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Steve Pereira of Visible Value Stream Consulting discusses DevOps, SecOps, DevSecOps and his own lifelong love of streamlining projects. You’ll hear how his dad’s job with Bell Telephone facilitated his early explorations, the intersections of DevOps and Agile, the ever-important security component of it all and why following your interests and not the big money payouts might not work in the short run, but ultimately will get you where you want to go in the end.

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0:00 - Intro 
2:35 - Cybersecurity origin story
6:02 - Build and release engineering
9:27 - Tech and business
11:20 - DevOps projects
12:10 - Automating yourself out of your job
13:44 - What is DevOps?
23:45 - Method for DevOps success
31:47 - Development team vs security team
36:03 - DevOps history and Agile
44:50 - How do I work in DevOps?  
52:09 - Visible Value Stream Consulting 
54:42 - 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 digital forensics analyst | Cybersecurity Career Series

3 March 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Digital forensics analysts collect, analyze and interpret digital evidence to reconstruct potential criminal events and/or aid in preventing unauthorized actions from threat actors. They help recover data like documents, photos and emails from computer or mobile device hard drives and other data storage devices, such as zip folders and flash drives, that have been deleted, damaged or otherwise manipulated. Digital forensic analysts carefully follow chain of custody rules for digital evidence and provide evidence in acceptable formats for legal proceedings.

Learn more: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/train-for-your-role/digital-forensics-analyst/

0:00 - Intro 
0:26 - What is a digital forensics analyst? 
0:57 - Digital forensics specialties
1:24 - How to become a digital forensics analyst
2:17 - Skills needed to be a digital forensics analyst 
3:34 - Common tools for a digital forensics analyst 
4:42 - Using digital forensics tools 
5:17 - Digital forensics analyst jobs
6:30 - Moving from digital forensics to new roles
7:17 - Get started in digital forensics
8:18 - 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.

Three foundational cybersecurity certifications | Cyber Work Podcast

28 February 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Infosec Skills author Mike Meyers of Total Seminars joins me to discuss three foundational certifications that will start you on just about any path you want to go. Specifically, the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications. Meyers dispenses tough love for people who want someone else to map their career for them, talks up the benefits of vendor-neutral certs and blows my mind by comparing certs with car windshield wipers. Intrigued? You should be! That’s all today, on Cyber Work! 

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0:00 - Intro 
3:00 - Beginning in cybersecurity 
3:23 - Why teach cybersecurity? 
5:54 - Why CompTIA?
6:57 - Start vendor neutral with cybersecurity certification 
12:10 - Being diverse in cybersecurity is essential 
13:35 - Why A+, Network+ and Security+?
25:53 - Guiding your cybersecurity career
30:05 - Where to learn cybersecurity skills
42:02 - Cybersecurity job dilution 
44:20 -  Where do I begin my cybersecurity career?
48:32 - Using the Infosec Skills platform
49:38 - Mike Meyers' next projects
51:30 - What is Total Seminars?
52:12 - Learn more about Meyers and Total Seminars
53:23 - 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 security architect do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

21 February 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Security Architects are responsible for planning, designing, testing, implementing and maintaining an organization's computer and network security infrastructure. Security Architects develop information technology rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures and support enterprise mission needs. 

Advanced technical knowledge of network/web protocols, infrastructure, authentication, enterprise risk management, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, and incident response, is critical to success in this role.

Learn more: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/train-for-your-role/security-architect/

0:00 - Intro 
0:31 - What is a security architect? 
1:07 - How to become a security architect
2:15 - What certifications should a security architect get? 
3:07 - Skills a security architect needs
4:07 - Learning as a security architect
7:06 - Security architect tools
7:58 - Where do security architects work 
9:28 - Private vs federal security architects
11:09 - Related roles to security architect
12:12 - Start working toward security architect
13:23 - 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.

Data backup in ransomware situations | Cyber Work Podcast

14 February 2022 at 08:00
By: Infosec

Curtis Preston, aka “Mr. Backup,” has been in the backup and recovery space since 1993. He’s written four books, hosts a podcast called “Restore it all,” founded backupcentral.com and is a tech evangelist for SaaS data protection company Druva. We talk about disaster recovery, the role of good backup in ransomware situations and why the data recovery person and the information security person in your company need to become fast friends and start sharing notes. Also, why we’ve all been completely wrong about tape backup systems. 

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0:00 - Cyber Work intro 
2:40 - Mr. Backup origin story
4:01 - How backup and recovery has changed
7:44 - Data duplication during a disaster
9:45 - Speed of data recovery changes
12:47 - Benefit to physical data backups
15:37 - Common long-term data backup mistakes
19:04 - Other issues with data recovery
23:22 - Limits of disaster recovery
34:16 - Encryption options 
39:44 - Jobs in data backup and recovery
44:54 - Benefit to learning data backup and recovery
46:53 - Data backup and recovery outlook
52:52 - What is the Restore It All podcast?
56:15 - What is Druva? 
59:45 - Where can I learn more about Mr. Backup? 
1:00:32 - Cyber Work 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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