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Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.
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Discussions, tips, and debates from security practitioners and vendors on how to work better together to improve security for themselves and everyone else.

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English


Episodes

Get Out! The Data Leak Is Coming from the Inside

1/14/2019
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series is available at CISOSeries.com. Be afraid. Be very afraid of the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast where it's possible that 90 percent of your security breaches are coming from within your own company. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest this week is Leon Ravenna, CISO, KAR Auction...

Duration:00:27:03

Shoving Money Down Security's Bottomless Pit

1/7/2019
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No matter how much money we shove into security, it never seems to fill up. That's good for vendors. Not so good for buyers of security who don't have a bottomless pit of money to fill the bottomless pit of security. This week's episode is sponsored by Red Canary. Red Canary is a security operations ally to organizations of all sizes. They arm customers with outcome-focused solutions that can be deployed in minutes to quickly identify and shut down adversaries. Follow their blog for...

Duration:00:32:37

Real Housewives of Cybersecurity

12/17/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series is available at CISOSeries.com. We're clawing each other's eyes out in the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest this week is Darren Death (@darrendeath), VP of InfoSec, CISO, ASRC Federal. Special thanks to Virtru for sponsoring this episode. As a reader, I...

Duration:00:31:52

America's Next Top Data Privacy Violator

12/10/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series can be found at CISOSeries.com. A newly proposed provision in the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) could result in jail time for intentional data privacy violations. We're not scared. We're still peeping into your digital lives on the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of...

Duration:00:32:29

A 'Single Pane of Glass' for Ignoring Vendor Pitches

12/3/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Tired of deleting pages of vendor pitches? Wouldn't it be more efficient if you could see them altogether on one screen so you could simply choose which ones to ignore? We're improving vendor non-engagement efficiency in the latest installment of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and...

Duration:00:34:07

The Latest Unnecessary Stats on Marginal Security Threats

11/26/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. If we let you know that 90 percent of break-ins happen because of a little known threat we happen to mitigate, you'd purchase our product, right? Ignore basic security practices as you listen to the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our...

Duration:00:33:07

We Turn Our Backs on Cybersecurity Rock Stars

11/19/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. We're no longer buying their albums because we've had enough of the "can do no wrong" toxic culture of cybersecurity rock stars. On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast we are elevating the little known indie InfoSec professionals. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest...

Duration:00:30:04

We'd Feel Safer if This Legitimate Email Was a Phishing Attack

11/12/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Why is our financial institution sending us an email suggesting we click on a link to log into our account? On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast we educate your customers and your marketing department about suspicious looking emails. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our...

Duration:00:30:58

Is This a Vendor Dinner or an Escape Room?

11/5/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. Why were we brought to this event? Why can't we leave? I don't think we have enough clues to get out of this vendor meeting. We struggle to remember our safe word in the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest this week is Richard...

Duration:00:34:33

STAND BACK! We're Plugging In USB Drives We Found on the Ground

10/29/2018
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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast and Series has moved to CISOSeries.com. We gear up in HAZMAT suits and get ready for some dangerous USB drive analysis. We're taking all precautions on the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our sponsored guest this week is Dean Sysman (@DeanSysman), CEO of Axonius. Enormous...

Duration:00:32:58

We Get to Know Our Bodies and Our Security Program

10/22/2018
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We're just a bunch of immature teenagers who can't seem to control ourselves or our security program. We're definitely exploring new solutions in the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guests this week is Michael Makstman, CISO of the City and County of San Francisco. Enormous thanks to our sponsor this week,...

Duration:00:34:19

Why it’s Critical for CISOs to Proactively Engage with Vendors

10/17/2018
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This is a bonus episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast with former guest, Allan Alford, CISO of Mitel, who was also the subject of a story I wrote in September entitled "One CISO's Grand Experiment to to Engage with Security Vendors." At that end of that discussion, Alford and I agreed that I would follow up with him in a month to see how the experiment went. This conversation is that story. Find the full article here.

Duration:00:18:28

CHEAT! Best Practices to Win at Monopoly and Security

10/16/2018
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Check out more at our site CISOseries.com. We don't play fair and we're not ashamed to admit it. This week's episode of the podcast is super-sized because it was recorded in front of a live audience at the Silicon Valley Code Camp conference held at PayPal in San Jose. This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guests this week for the live show were Ahsan Mir (@ahsanmir), CISO, Autodesk...

Duration:00:49:45

We Acknowledge We've Received and Are Ignoring Your Support Ticket

10/8/2018
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Our CISOs don't have much confidence they'll receive any support when they hit the 'Send' button on your web form. Check out our NEW SITE: CISOseries.com This show, like all the previous ones is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), founder of Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO of Lyft. Our guest this week is Aaron Peck, CISO of Shutterfly. Special thanks to our sponsor, ConnecTech, producer of intimate custom executive events for IT professionals. Executives: Register to be...

Duration:00:33:55

How to Help Your Best Employees Leave

10/2/2018
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In such a hyper-competitive market for security talent, the natural inclination would be to try everything you can to keep your best employees. Unfortunately, even when you do everything right, your best employees just get up and leave. Can you and should you fight it? Or should you go out of your way to make the exit as smooth as possible for your staff? What's the benefit to you when they do leave? On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, we discuss: 10-second...

Duration:00:35:52

I Wish I Didn't Post That... But I'm Glad I Did

9/25/2018
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We admit we've posted some rather embarrassing posts on social media. In particular, my co-host, Mike Johnson, talks about a post he initially regretted, but then realized it's what brought all of us together. In fact, it's a post that initiated much of the discussion we're having today about the relationships between CISOs and security vendors. On this week's episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, we discuss: A CISO that eagerly wants to talk to security vendorsOne CISO...

Duration:00:29:32

Our All White Male Panel Discusses Diversity in Cybersecurity

9/18/2018
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With absolutely no irony three white men discuss the value of diversity in cybersecurity in the latest episode of CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast. So before you tell me we're three white men talking about diversity, I'm letting you know ahead of time we're three white men talking about diversity. We have no shame! On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, we debate the following: Microsoft Office macros still top the malware attack vector chartsWhat's the...

Duration:00:31:42

Our Latest Product Release Includes Shiny New Security Vulnerabilities

9/10/2018
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We have an exciting announcement. Our latest version of the podcast is packed with new features and they're riddled with security holes. We know you wanted the features. The security vulnerabilities are just a bonus. On this episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, we discuss: Special thanks to Signal Sciences for sponsoring this episode. If you’re using WAFs, make sure you read “Three Ways Legacy WAFs Fail,” by their head of research, James Wickett. As always, the show...

Duration:00:31:29

Security Made the Mess. They Should Clean It Up.

8/27/2018
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Security is suffering from a serious Rodney Dangerfield "I get no respect" problem. What has often been seen as the department of "no" is struggling under that brand image. That's probably because security is often seen as an inhibitor rather than an enabler. If InfoSec wants to fix that perception, it'll be their responsibility to dig themselves out. Here's what you'll hear on the latest episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast: Read more great insight Special thanks to...

Duration:00:29:52

BONUS: What's So Awesome About Being a CISO?

8/23/2018
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This is an extra segment we recorded with Dan Glass, former CISO, American Airlines for our last episode. It didn't make it into the last episode, but I thought it was still worthwhile to release as a short bonus mini episode of only four minutes. As always, the show includes myself, David Spark, founder, Spark Media Solutions and Mike Johnson, CISO, Lyft. Enjoy.

Duration:00:04:13