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Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

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United States

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Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

Language:

English


Episodes

Cyber Reporting in the Age of Dis/Misinformation and Escalating Nation-State Attacks

9/14/2021
Joe Marks, reporter for The Washington Post’s daily newsletter Cybersecurity 202 covering the policy and politics of cybersecurity joins us this week. He takes us behind the scenes of his many years covering cybersecurity and policy sharing insights behind the stories, the reporting process and journalism in the age of dis/misinformation. He also shares perspective on key moves made by CISA in bringing election and security groups together and the ticking clock for government investment in...

Duration:00:46:59

F**k It, Ship It! with Sheera Frenkel

9/7/2021
Sheera Frenkel covers cybersecurity from San Francisco for the New York Times. Previously, she spent over a decade in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent.Sheera previously worked for the Times of London, McClatchy and NPR, where her fluency in Hebrew and her conversational Arabic helped land stories. She has said that her time as a foreign correspondent aids her coverage of cybersecurity: People are always speaking different languages and their motivations are often unclear.Frenkel...

Duration:00:48:02

Beauty of Elliptic Curves and Post Quantum Cryptography, With Dustin Moody

8/31/2021
This week we catch up with Dustin Moody, a Mathematician in the NIST Computer Security Division who shares insights on how he found his way to NIST and cryptography through a love of elliptic curves and their beauty in numbers and patterns. Learn more about the impending quantum revolution and what that means for encryption and what (as well as how long) it takes to develop a post-quantum cryptography standard (hint: it takes several years!). And he gives us a peak into the future of crypto...

Duration:00:40:10

Bitcoin is Here to Stay (and it Would Like to Stop Being Blamed for Ransomware, Please) With Jeff Roberts

8/24/2021
Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with this week’s guest Jeff Roberts, executive editor at Decrypt and author of the book “Kings of Crypto: One Start-Up’s Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and On To Wall Street”. For those that are wondering, Jeff shares that cryptocurrency today is definitely mainstream and while it is still a speculative investment - with big banks getting into the game it may not stay that way for long. (HINT: in the next 10 years, we just may have an...

Duration:00:45:03

What makes a smart city, um, smart? With Chris Teale

8/17/2021
This week we chat on the complexities and opportunities smart cities can deliver in the US and around the globe with guest Chris Teale, reporter at Smart Cities Dive. He’s spent years meeting with government and community leaders on the growth of smart cities and shares thoughts on just how fluid defining what a smart city is today. Learn which cities around the world are leading in the smart city evolution and how a patchwork of state-by-state laws and regulatory frameworks help and/or...

Duration:00:46:50

Exploring the Intersection of the Ford Pinto, 4th Industrial Revolution and Cyber Risk Governance, with Daniel Dobrygowski and John Holmes

8/10/2021
This week we are joined by World Econopmic Forum’s Head of Governance and Trust Daniel Dobrygowski and Forcepoint Chief Legal Officer John Holmes for a discussion on the changing role of leadership when cyber is the cost of doing business. They share insights from the recently published World Economic Forum report “Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk” and historical points in time that today’s leaders can learn from in navigating business through the rapid advancements and...

Duration:00:51:09

One Night in Bangkok --- Greg Crabb

8/3/2021
Buckle up for this week’s episode because it is quite a ride! Greg Crabb, founder of TenEight Cyber and former CISO for the United States Postal Service shares insights from his more than 25 years in law enforcement and bringing cyber criminals to justice. And hear perspective on CISO best practices for a 630k+ employee organization with 43k facilities and 160 million daily delivery points and how he took a 40 person cyber team to 600 in just a few years. Also learn how his team partnered...

Duration:00:47:51

“Queue for the Loo” and Other Cyber Truths --- Sue Daley

7/27/2021
This week we have our first guest that successfully swam the English Channel – Sue Daley, Director of Technology and Innovation at techUK. Hear insights from Sue on the mental focus it takes to swim for 23 hours straight, how a singular national vision has helped the UK address the cyber challenge, the opportunity for US and UK collaboration on cyber issues, and key considerations for regulating AI. Sue also dives into the opportunity to embrace AI/ML for addressing online threats, why she’s...

Duration:00:44:23

He Who Defends Everything, Equally Defends Nothing -- Greg Touhill --- Part Two

7/20/2021
This week we pick back up for part two with CERT Division Director Greg Touhill. He shares insights on the mindset change in recent years on the importance in understanding risk and high value assets and where they reside. He also provides perspective for defining resilience, including taking a punch and keep on going, as well as steps for getting ahead of today’s ransomware threat run amok by buying down the risk. To learn more about CERT visit CERT.org. For links and resources discussed in...

Duration:00:25:50

He Who Defends Everything, Equally Defends Nothing -- Greg Touhill --- Part One

7/13/2021
This week Greg Touhill, Director of CERT Division, joins the podcast to share insights on CERT’s history as the birthplace of cyber and culture of innovation at the center of the cyber universe. He also dives into the importance of the development of a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), what happens when national leaders shine a light on cyber, why talent with breadth and depth is critical helping move the federal government cyber needle and the building blocks for standing up the federal...

Duration:00:26:40

How Do You Redefine Winning in Cybersecurity, When You Can’t Win?" with Marilise de Villiers

7/6/2021
Cybersecurity is an industry rife with paradoxes and trying to get ahead of today’s vast threat landscape can feel like an endless loop of Penrose steps. This week’s guest Marilise de Villiers, co-founder and CEO of ROAR Consulting & Coaching shares insights on how to break the vicious cycle in an industry where the burn out struggle is real - particularly during the last year as the line between work and home vanished. Marilise shares details for building a personal toolkit for success that...

Duration:00:45:07

Ripped from the Headlines with Eric and Rachael

6/29/2021
This week Eric and Rachael get To The Point on the latest cybersecurity headlines such as Colonial Pipeline, ransomware and the double extortion trend and the new Biden Executive Order on improving the nation's cybersecurity. And a new Gartner report this month noting cyber spending will grow to $150 Billion this year, yet cloud security is the most under invested category. And, the cyber industry in the US has more than 500,000 job openings and when starting salaries are up to $90k why...

Duration:00:38:42

Making Cyber Fun…Or, If We Didn’t Laugh, We’d Cry, Graham Clulely

6/22/2021
Award-winning blogger, researcher, podcaster and man who coined the phrase “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”, Graham Clulely joins this week’s podcast to discuss the many ironies in cyber today. And he deep dives into the reward system that social networks deliver for creating tribes as well as the cultural chasm being driven through misinformation, disinformation and deepfakes today and the criticality of discourse with people of differing positions. He also shares the winning...

Duration:00:42:29

Even Soldiers Rest on Sundays - Lance James

6/15/2021
Buckle up for this week’s fast-paced podcast discussion with Lance James, CEO of Unit 221B (note: you get three guesses what this is a reference to –or, listen to the podcast to learn more!). Lance takes us on the wild ride of cyber history including his discovery of the Zeus malware in 2006, how the show Mr. Robot delved into the mind of the hacker, what it takes to understand the adversarial mindset of an attack, and the emergence of psyber (the intersection of data science, psychology and...

Duration:00:56:33

Nicole Perlroth, Someone Needs to Do Something, But Who?

6/8/2021
This week Nicole Perlroth, award-winning journalist for The New York Times and best-selling author of “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends” joins the podcast to discuss her decade long journey covering cybersecurity and many terrifying discoveries navigating through the underbelly of the secretive cyberweapons market. She shares insights on the importance of making cyber understanding and awareness accessible to all audiences. And she details the many challenges governments and society...

Duration:00:50:16

Inspiring the Next Cyber Wonder Warrior - LaLisha Hurt

6/1/2021
For this week’s episode we catch up with LaLisha Hurt, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and recognized Cyber Wonder Warrior. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e135

Duration:00:44:13

Revolutionaries Inside the System, With Enrique Oti

5/25/2021
Enrique Oti, Chief Technology Officer for Second Front Systems joins us for a candid discussion on the opportunities and challenges in innovating government software development, deployment and acquisition as founder of the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run program and co-founder of the Defense Innovation Unit in Silicon Valley. He shares insights on finding the right talent to build teams, importance of red team testing and continuous monitoring, how compliance introduces insecurity into the...

Duration:00:41:46

What, Me Worry? When Ransomware Gangs Issue News Releases…

5/14/2021
Welcome to our first SPECIAL EPISODE where we cover breaking news as it happens. Today we catch up with Joe Uchill, senior reporter at SC Media, to discuss the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack making headlines this week and why we continue to see escalating attacks in frequency, ransom demands and high value targets such as critical infrastructure. Joe shares insights from his many years reporting from the cyber front lines speaking with government, regulatory, industry and hacking groups...

Duration:00:59:26

Deciphering Cyber's Rhetorical Catchphrases Part 2 - Mariam Baksh

5/11/2021
Part 2 of our two-part series with Mariam Baksh, Cybersecurity Policy Reporter at NextGov. As a reporter on the front lines of security policy as it happens Mariam shares perspective on how cyber picked her, rhetorical catchphrases shaping global perception and cyber responses, gaining clarity on if or where cyber policy and partisan lines are drawn, drawing the line on sanctions, hybrid attacks, Cyber Diplomacy Act, the roles of standards bodies, auditing and incident response teams, and...

Duration:00:25:10

Deciphering Cyber's Rhetorical Catchphrases - Mariam Baksh

5/4/2021
This week we kick off a two-part series with Mariam Baksh, Cybersecurity Policy Reporter at NextGov. As a reporter on the front lines of security policy as it happens Mariam shares perspective on how cyber picked her, rhetorical catchphrases shaping global perception and cyber responses, gaining clarity on if or where cyber policy and partisan lines are drawn, drawing the line on sanctions, hybrid attacks, Cyber Diplomacy Act, the roles of standards bodies, auditing and incident response...

Duration:00:30:54