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Diversity, equity and inclusion in cybersecurity hiring | Cyber Work Live

13 September 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Cybersecurity hiring managers, and the entire cybersecurity industry, can benefit from recruiting across a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, yet many organizations still struggle with meaningfully implementing effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) hiring processes.

Join a panel of past Cyber Work Podcast guests as they discuss these challenges, as well as the benefits of hiring diversely:
– 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
– Victor “Vic” Malloy, General Manager, CyberTexas

This episode was recorded live on August 19, 2021. Want to join the next Cyber Work Live and get your career questions answered? See upcoming events here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/

The topics covered include:
0:00 - Intro
1:20 - Meet the panel
3:28 - Diversity statistics in cybersecurity
4:30 - Gene on HR's diversity mindset
5:50 - Vic's experience being the "first"
10:00 - Mari's experience as a woman in cybersecurity
12:22 - Stereotypes for women in cybersecurity
15:40 - Misrepresenting the work of cybersecurity
17:30 - HR gatekeeping and bias
25:56- Protecting neurodivergent employees
31:15 - Hiring bias against ethnic names
37:57 - We didn't get any diverse applicants!
43:20 - Lack of developing new talent
46:48 - The skills gap is "nonsense"
49:41- Cracking the C-suite ceiling
53:56 - Visions for the future of cybersecurity
58:15 - Outro

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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.

Episode 200 extravaganza! Best of the Cyber Work Podcast (and $1,000 in prizes!)

30 August 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

PLEASE NOTE: Around minute 47, I incorrectly say that Eric Milam, author of the definitive report on the BAHAMUT threat group, is employed by HP. He is, in fact, employed by Blackberry. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Milam for the error.

In this special episode, we look back at how the show has evolved over the past three years and celebrate our amazing guests and viewers. You've helped grow the Cyber Work Podcast to nearly a million plays!

To give back, we're launching a brand new way for EVERYONE to build their cybersecurity skills. It's free. It's hands-on. Oh, and did we mention there's more than $1,000 in prizes EVERY MONTH.

– Learn more about the Infosec Skills monthly challenge: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/challenge
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Huge thank you to all the past guests who shared their expertise over the past 200 episodes. The timings of everyone in this episode are listed below. Happy listening!

0:00 - Intro
0:42 - Monthly challenges and $1,000 in prizes!
1:30 - Cyber Work Podcast origins 
2:32 - First episode with Leighton Johnson
3:16 - Finding our first guests
3:46 - Keatron Evans on incident response
6:54 - Susan Morrow on two-factor authentication
8:54 - Susan Morrow on GDPR 
11:03 - Susan Morrow on "booth babes" and speaking up
13:20 - Alissa Knight on getting arrested for hacking at 17
16:39 - Alissa Knight on API security
19:14 - Ron Gula on cybersecurity challenges
23:23 - Amber Schroader on the real work of digital forensics
26:19 - Theme of the Cyber Work Podcast
27:01 - Jeff Williams on creating the OWASP Top Ten
31:23 - David Balcar on the biggest APTs
33:46 - Elie Bursztein on breaking into cybersecurity
37:37 - Sam King on AppSec frameworks and analysis
41:17 - Gary DeMercurio on getting arrested for red teaming
47:19 - Eric Milam on the BAHAMUT threat group 
53:39 - Feedback from Cyber Work Podcast listeners
55:16 - Alyssa Miller on finding your career path 
57:24 - Amber Schroader on computer forensics tasks
59:07 - Richard Ford on malware analyst careers
1:02:02 - Career action you can take today  
1:02:19 - Rita Gurevich on reading and learning
1:03:20 - Snehal Antani on transitioning careers
1:04:26 - Promoting underrepresented voices
1:05:09 - Mari Galloway on women in cybersecurity
1:05:31 -  Alyssa Miller on diversity "dog whistles"
1:10:11 - Christine Izuakor on creating role models
1:10:52 - We want to hear your story
1:11:40 - Monthly challenges and 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 excel at penetration testing | Cyber Work Podcast

23 August 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Gemma Moore of Cyberis Limited talks about her incredible pentesting career and shares her advice for aspiring pentesters. She also discusses security as it regards the human cost of social engineering, which is the title of a recent article Gemma wrote. 

– 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
5:26 - Becoming a world-class pentester
13:55 - 2004 pentesting versus now
17:25 - Early years of pentesting 
19:30 - Natural skills to be a pentester
23:12 - Advice for aspiring pentesters 
25:50 - Working in pentesting 
27:50 - Red teaming 
31:08 - How to be a great pentester
33:04 - Learn about CREST
36:13 - What should be on my resume?
37:45 - Cyberis Limited 
40:25 - Diversity and inclusion 
43:42 - The human cost of social engineering
50:06 - Training staff positively
52:54 - Current projects
54:20 - 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.

Becoming an ethical hacker with Offensive Security CEO Ning Wang | Cyber Work Podcast

16 August 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Ning Wang of Offensive Security talks to us about her role as CEO of Offensive Security. In her role she is responsible for the company culture, vision, strategy and execution. We talk about Wang’s cybersecurity journey, her direction at OffSec and the ways that white hat hackers can be recruited into the industry, possibly riding the interest of big news-story hacking events like the Colonial Pipeline hack to do so.

– 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 - Origin story
5:31 - Changing careers 
7:46 - Skills learned throughout Wang’s career
11:46 - Taking a chance on a new career
12:50 - What is Offensive Security? 
16:19 - Try harder mindset
19:42 - Offensive Security certification
23:02 - Recruiting ethical hackers
28:12 - Civic responsibility 
33:10 - Ethical hacking job specialties 
36:49 - Tips for ethical hacking learners
40:09 - Women in cybersecurity 
43:56 - Offensive Security’s future 
46:35 - Feedback from students
48:11 - Learn more about Wang OS
48:48 - 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.

Consumer protection careers: Fraud, identity theft and social engineering | Cyber Work Podcast

9 August 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Adam Levin of CyberScout talks to us about scams, identity theft and more across the cybersecurity industry from the 1970s until today. He also tells us about his podcast, What the Hack with Adam Levin, which is focused on hacking, fraud and theft.

– 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 
3:01 - Origin story
7:07 - Bank safety in the old days
8:02 - Fraud and scams over the years
9:27 - Tactics today
13:15 - Scam experiences
14:33 - Scam embarrassment and stigma
18:17 - What the Hack podcast
20:22 - A taste of What the Hack
21:28 - How do you pursue stories for the podcast?
25:38 - How do you structure episodes?
26:44 - Humor in cybersecurity environment
28:43 - Work from home balance
30:25 - What is hot in fraud right now
36:50 - Credit reports
38:28 - Consumer protection and fraud careers
42:53 - Cyber savvy countries 
44:31 - Predictions on fraud evolution
48:26 - Benefit to nationwide education?
50:42 - Optimism for security education
52:26 - Find out more about What the Hack
52:58 - 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 cybersecurity threat intelligence professional | Cyber Work Podcast

2 August 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Neal Dennis of Cyware talks to us about building a collective defense via increased threat intelligence sharing in the global security community. Dennis has worked with customer success and clients, helping them map out new intelligence workflows, and has also built out several intelligence analysis programs for Fortune 500 companies. Neal started his career as a SIGINT specialist while serving in the United States Marine Corps and later supported cyber initiatives for USCYBERCOM, STRATCOM, NSA, 24th Air Force, USAF Office of Special Investigations and JFCC-NW.

– 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
2:10 - Origin story
3:57 - Military and linguistics influence 
6:10 - Work in counterintelligence
8:51 - Digital forensics work
11:02 - Changes in open-source intelligence work
13:00 - Building a global defensive network
15:46 - Why aren’t we sharing info?
18:41 - How to implement global changes?
23:42 - Areas of friction for sharing
29:15 - Threat intel and open-source intel as a job
32:55 - Do research analysis
35:03 - Hiring outlook
37:15 - Tell us about Cyware
39:38 - Learn more about Dennis and Cyware
40:06 - 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.

Tips on entering blue teaming, red teaming or purple teaming | Cyber Work Live

26 July 2021 at 07:00
By: Infosec

Snehal Antani joins us from Horizon3.ai to talk about pentesting, red teaming and why not every vulnerability necessarily needs to be patched. He also shares some great advice for people entering the field.

– 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
2:12 - Origin story
4:12 - Using your hacking powers for good
7:14 - Working up the IBM ranks
12:18 - Cloud problems
14:25 - Post-IBM days
16:50 - Work with the DOD
20:33 - Why did you begin Horizon3.ai?
24:38 - Vulnerabilities: not always exploitable
29:46 - Strategies to deal with vulnerabilities
33:36 - Sensible use of a security team
35:29 - Advice for red and blue team collaboration
39:14 - Pentesting and red teaming career tips
41:12 - Demystifying red and blue team
45:40 - How do you become intensely into your work
47:24 - First steps to get on your career path
49:49 - How to learn more about Horizon3.ai
50:42 - 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.

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
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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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