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Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!
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Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

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English


Episodes

UNSECURITY Episode 45: Bulgaria Trip, Catching Up, vCISO Revisited, Book Announcement

9/17/2019
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Evan's back state-side for episode 45 of the UNSECURITY podcast. He and Brad add to last week's conversation about vCISOs by discussing what someone would have to do to become one. The guys also chat about Evan's recent trip to Bulgaria and make an exciting announcement. You won't want to miss this one! Give it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:06:37

UNSECURITY Episode 44: Ryan Cloutier, Security and Liability, Speaking Human

9/9/2019
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With Evan in Bulgaria, Brad is joined in-studio by recurring guest Ryan Cloutier. Together, the three guys discuss the correlation between security and liability. After, they dive into Ryan's mission—helping "humans" (non-security people) secure themselves better. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:00:59:11

UNSECURITY Episode 43: All About vCISOs, The Good/Bad Gap, News

9/3/2019
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Welcome to the Labor Day special of the UNSECURITY podcast. Evan and Brad give an inside look at virtual chief information security officers—what they are, what makes a good one, who needs one, and more. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:01:08

UNSECURITY Episode 42: Christophe Foulon, Helping People Through Security, Big News Week

8/26/2019
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Returning guest Christophe Foulon is back for another great discussion on this week's episode of the UNSECURITY podcast. Evan and Brad pick Christophe's brain about the projects he's working on, his passion and drive as a security pro, and why security boils down to helping people. Don't miss this one! As always, questions, comments, and feedback are welcome at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:07:31

UNSECURITY Episode 41: DEFCON Recap with Oscar Minks, S2Me, Security News Update

8/19/2019
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Evan and Brad are joined this week by Oscar Minks, who runs the technical team at FRSecure. The three of them recap DEFCON from Oscar's perspective, and they introduce S2Me—a new platform for people to measure their own personal security. Give episode 41 a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:04:32

UNSECURITY Episode 40: Incident Response, Hacks & Hops, DEFCON Update, Security News

8/12/2019
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Episode 40 of the UNSCURITY podcast features another lengthy discussion on incident response. Brad was quickly immersed in responses after returning from time off, so Evan and Brad discuss the projects he's working on. The discussion also ties in two events FRSecure is a part of: Hacks & Hops and DEFCON. The guys give an update on the exciting FRSecure-run event on incident response in September and recount how the FRSecure team did at DEFCON warl0ck gam3z. If you'd like to attend Hacks &...

Duration:01:01:44

UNSECURITY Episode 39: Research, Responsible Disclosure, Social Engineering, Team Ambush, DEF CON, Industry News

8/5/2019
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In the latest installment of the UNSECURITY podcast, "Ben" joins Evan once again to give us the lowdown on what he has been up to lately. His latest project has been enlightening, to say the least. Episode 39 is a real treat! Check it out, and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:04:21

UNSECURITY Episode 38: Civic Ransomware Update, Project Bacon, News

7/29/2019
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With Brad on vacation, Evan is joined by president John Harmon for episode 38 of the UNSECURITY podcast. Together, the two chat about Project Bacon—a project they'll be taking on before the end of the year. Check it out, and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:00:05

UNSECURITY Episode 37: Civic Ransomware, 100 Days of Truth, Calling BS, Industry News

7/22/2019
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In a jam-packed episode 37, Evan and Brad are joined by state representative Jim Nash to circle back on the civic ransomware discussion, recap Evan's #100DaysofTruth, and call BS on some startling allegations that have been seen in the information security industry recently. Dig in and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com. Also, join us for our next Hacks & Hops event—BREACHED! What to Do When Your Defenses Fail— on Sept. 19 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Use the...

Duration:00:56:21

UNSECURITY Episode 36: The Money Grab, Scare Tactics, ISC2, InfoSec News

7/15/2019
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There's a lot of money changing hands in the information security world. Unfortunately, a lot of what's being sold is just blinky lights—things that are flashy, but don't actually make anyone's security better. Organizations look for quick fixes and easy buttons out of fear of a breach, despite the fact that it takes legitimate, consistent work and buy-in to make their security better. Evan and Brad break down the money grab in episode 36. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at...

Duration:00:55:06

UNSECURITY Episode 35: Transfer of Wealth, Civic Duty, DDoS, IoT

7/8/2019
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Evan and Brad are refreshed and raring to go after an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend. This week for episode 35, they provide a refresher on the recent city government ransomware attacks and also talk about the transfer of wealth that happens when attackers steal from our businesses and organizations. Some reports suggest that the global cost of breaches by 2021 will cause the greatest transfer of wealth in world history. Are these reports true, or are they just more scare tactics? Listen...

Duration:00:52:30

UNSECURITY Episode 34: Civic Ransomware, (Not) Paying Ransoms, School Security

7/1/2019
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Less than one short week after Evan and Brad discussed the Riviera Beach, FL ransomware attack, another Florida city has paid off attackers in a ransomware scheme. In episode 34, Evan and Brad take a look at what we can do about civic ransomware, and how what we've learned about these cities applies to schools as well. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:00:52:14

UNSECURITY Episode 33: Ransomware in Cities and Municipalities, Breach News

6/24/2019
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The city of Riveria Beach, Florida experienced a ransomware attack last week. This is the third major city affected by ransomware in the last 12 months or so, following Atlanta and Baltimore (who was hit twice). Episode 33 of the UNSECURITY podcast features an in-depth breakdown from Brad and Evan about the Riveria Beach attack, and municipality security in general. GIve it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:00:53:06

UNSECURITY Episode 32: Security Standards, ASCO Ransomware, Utility Attacks, Alexa

6/17/2019
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Evan fills in leading for this episode of the UNSECURITY podcast with Brad wrapped up in numerous incident response engagements. Together, the two of them chat about the numerous security standards the information security world has the ability to adhere to. What do we use standards for, why are there so many, and which ones are best? After that, the guys discuss the ASCO ransomware and what they know about it. Give episode 32 a listen and let us know what you think at...

Duration:00:49:54

UNSECURITY Episode 31: Solutions vs. Sales, Important Lessons, InfoSec News

6/10/2019
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Epsidode 31 boils the blood of Evan and Brad a little bit. The topic of discussion stems around a recent meeting Evan sat in on where the salespeople pushed a solution before even getting a real understanding of what the problem actually was. Join the guys for a discussion on "sales vs. solutions," and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:01:04:19

UNSECURITY Episode 30: "Panic or Plan," Incident Response, and InfoSec News

6/4/2019
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Incident response has become one of the most pertinent conversation pieces in the information security world. Many organizations are starting to realize that it's important to be prepared for what to do when a breach occurs— because we can't prevent all incidents from happening. Episode 30 centers around this.

Duration:01:06:46

UNSECURITY Episode 29: Memorial Day Special, L0pht Heavy Industries

5/27/2019
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In the spirit of Memorial Day and remembrance, Evan and Brad decided to do something a bit different for episode 29. The guys share audio of L0pht Heavy Industries testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (live feed from CSPAN) on May 19, 1998. You'll notice that a lot of the issues discussed in the trial still translate today, despite it being over 20 years ago. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com

Duration:01:03:36

UNSECURITY Episode 28: Conferences and Presentations, CISSP Mentor Program, Information Security News

5/20/2019
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Evan's been gone a lot lately. Back in the office for episode 28, him and Brad take a look back at some of the recent presentations and conferences the two have made appearances and presented at. After, they break down some of the recent information security news stories like Microsoft updates, WannaCry, Cyptography, and more. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com

Duration:01:05:52

UNSECURITY Episode 27: Ryan Cloutier, InfoSec in K-12, Security News

5/13/2019
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Epsidode 27 is packed with meaningful discussion around how we can do a better job of teaching our children the importance of information security and internet safety starting at a young age. To do so, Brad and Evan are joined by Ryan Cloutier— a decorated security architect and security education advocate. Check out episode 27 and give us feedback at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

Duration:00:59:02

UNSECURITY Episode 26: Ego & Arrogance, "Normal People" Research, Chinese Surveillance, GitHub

5/6/2019
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Evan recently wrote an article detailing why he thinks there is a lot of ego an arrogance among people who work in the information security industry. This topic has drawn some interesting conversations and debate on social media since it's been posted, so Evan and Brad made this their primary focus for Episode 26's discussion. They also chat a bit about Evan's recent 'normal people" research, and break down the latest infosec news as always. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at...

Duration:00:57:32