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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

OT and The Art of the Possible with Rob Lee

12/7/2021
This week Dragos CEO and co-founder Rob Lee joins the podcast and breaks down the OT challenge that many businesses are facing today including a lack of clarity on who within the business owns OT and defining what acceptable OT risk means within the business. He also shares perspective on multi-factor authentication as one of the universal controls, the industry + geopolitical aspect of managing risk, and shifting the lens to think about the IP threat from the operator POV. And he shares...

Duration:00:53:10

E160 -See Something, Do Something A Conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch

11/30/2021
This week we catch up with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the think tank Silverado Policy Accelerator (SPA) and co-founder of Crowdstrike. He shares details on the newly launched Alperovitch Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies offering MA-PhD programs that intertwine cybersecurity and statecraft giving students the opportunity to study adversaries’ unique motivations, capabilities and histories. We also discuss the key policy areas that SPA is focusing...

Duration:00:48:25

Spotlight On: The Center for Internet Security With Curtis Dukes

11/17/2021
Curt Dukes, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Security Best Practices at the Center for Internet Security (CIS) joins the podcast this week. He shares insights from his more than 30 years with the NSA and how that journey led to the CIS and the synergies between the two organizations in providing cyber resources and fostering threat intelligence information sharing. And for those not familiar with the CIS he provides a great primer on this vital organization started 20 years...

Duration:00:43:41

Is This The Dreadnought Moment? With Dr. Andrew Hammond

11/9/2021
Dr. Andrew Hammond, Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum joins us this week - and let’s be honest he has just about the coolest job out there today! Hammond takes us through the classic period of espionage and the reliance on physical data and spycraft techniques to transport through to the modern day battlefield of cyber intelligence and espionage. And he provides insights on the historical throughlines of attacks that haven’t really changed over the centuries, by and large...

Duration:00:57:19

What’s The Security Tipping Point? With Mike Watson

11/2/2021
Mike Watson, CISO for the Commonwealth of Virginia, joins the podcast this week and shares perspective on the challenges and opportunities for security teams at the state and local level. He recounts a 2009 ransomware incident and details just how sophisticated ransomware attackers have become in the ensuing years since. And he provides perspective on shared responsibility, security standards and compliance baselines of “good”, walking the fine line of multi-factor authentication, security...

Duration:00:46:23

The Ransomware Whack-a-Mole Conundrum, With Matthew Ferraro

10/26/2021
This week we catch up with Matthew Ferraro an attorney at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and former intelligence officer. He has written extensively on national security and legal issues and most recently authored the CNN opinion piece “Ransomware attacks are about to get worse. But there are ways to stop them”. He shares with us perspective on the role of governance in the continued pursuit to thwart ransomware groups which can feel like a “whack a mole”...

Duration:00:51:03

The Incredible Power of Stubborn Optimism, With Solarwinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna

10/19/2021
This week our special guest is Sudhakar Ramakrishna, President and Chief Executive Officer of SolarWinds. He shares insights from his first year at the company, joining at a very dynamic time as news of the Sunburst attack first started making headlines. He provides perspective on what we consider a master class in leading through crisis – putting employees and customers first, the importance of transparency, continuous and two-way communications (even when you don’t have all the answers)...

Duration:00:48:14

Cyber in the 21st Century, With Combiz Abdolrahimi

10/12/2021
This week we welcome guest Combiz Abdolrahimi, a national security lawyer and Emerging Technology and Innovation Leader at Deloitte. We deep dive into today’s critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and navigating the path forward to address the threat with systems that weren’t originally designed with cybersecurity in mind. (Hint: don’t approach 21st century cyber challenges with 20th century thinking) And he shares perspective from his time in government at the U.S. Departments of State,...

Duration:00:46:55

Today’s Ransomware Relationship Status: It’s Complicated, With Danny Jenkins

10/5/2021
Joining us this week is Danny Jenkins, CEO and Co-founder of ThreatLocker, an Orlando-based cybersecurity firm providing zero-trust endpoint security. Danny shares insights on the challenges facing critical infrastructure, particularly water systems that continue to be targeted with today’s latest headline grabbing financial + idealogical threat of ransomware. And he poses the question, “Will we get to a point where we have to stop drinking tap water?” He also provides perspective around the...

Duration:00:52:26

"Roided-out Sitting Duck", Part Two With Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade

9/28/2021
Want to know what this week’s episode title means? Listen to our two-part episode with Juan Andrés Guerrero Saade (aka JAGS), principal researcher at SentinelOne and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). JAGS takes us on an exciting and educational ride through his research efforts on Moonlight Maze, one of the first widely known cyber espionage campaigns in world history, and how he came to be a featured hologram in the...

Duration:00:38:02

"Roided-out Sitting Duck", Part One - With Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade

9/21/2021
Want to know what this week’s episode title means? Listen to our two-part episode with Juan Andrés Guerrero Saade (aka JAGS), principal researcher at SentinelOne and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). JAGS takes us on an exciting and educational ride through his research efforts on Moonlight Maze, one of the first widely known cyber espionage campaigns in world history, and how he came to be a featured hologram in the...

Duration:00:34:59

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