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Defense in Depth promises clear talk on cybersecurity’s most controversial and confusing debates. Once a week we choose one controversial and popular cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.

Defense in Depth promises clear talk on cybersecurity’s most controversial and confusing debates. Once a week we choose one controversial and popular cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.

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United States

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Defense in Depth promises clear talk on cybersecurity’s most controversial and confusing debates. Once a week we choose one controversial and popular cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.

Twitter:

@dspark

Language:

English


Episodes

How Much Log Data Is Enough?

3/4/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-how-much-log-data-do-you-need You're a CISO struggling with an influx of log data into your SIEM. What's the data you want to keep, and for how long? You want insights, but you also want to keep costs down. Holding onto everything is going to cost a fortune. Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark),...

Duration:00:25:04

Should Finance or Legal Mentor Cyber?

2/25/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-should-finance-or-legal-mentor-cyber Cybersecurity leaders are constantly looking for ways to improve how they think about risk, and how they communicate risk. But they're not the only ones. Others have been managing risk long before CISOs existed. So, who could be the best mentor to help a CISO gain better insight into business risk and how to communicate about it: the chief...

Duration:00:25:16

Data Destruction

2/18/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-data-destruction How do you deal with data at end of life? Holding onto data too long can be very costly and increase risk. So how do you get rid of it... safely? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, guest co-host Shawn Bowen, CISO, Restaurant Brands International (RBI),...

Duration:00:27:23

How to Make Cybersecurity More Efficient

2/11/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-how-to-make-cybersecurity-more-efficient/ You're a new CISO told to hold headcount even and find the resources to do 20% more work. We're already maxed out. So how do we do more? Coming up next we're getting smart and more efficient with security. Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of...

Duration:00:25:41

Does a CISO Need Tech Skills?

2/4/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-does-a-ciso-need-tech-skills Does a CISO need technical skills to be an effective cybersecurity leader? Many CISOs don't have them. Are they still effective and does it affect their ability to lead? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, and guest co-host Ben Sapiro, (@ironfog),...

Duration:00:27:07

How Do You Know if You're Good at Security?

1/28/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-how-do-you-know-if-youre-good-at-security/ What metrics or indicators signal to you that an organization is “good at security”? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, guest co-host Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn, and our guest Justin Berman (@justinmberman),...

Duration:00:25:51

Building a Security Team

1/21/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series You're a new CISO at a new org given a headcount of ten to build a cybersecurity team. What's your strategy to build that team? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, guest co-host Steve Zalewski, Deputy CISO, Levis, and our guest JJ Agha (@jaysquaredx2), CISO, Compass. Thanks to our podcast sponsor,...

Duration:00:31:57

Are our Data Protection Strategies Evolving?

1/14/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-are-our-data-protection-strategies-evolving/) As we're evolving from putting data on premises to the cloud, are our data protection strategies evolving as well? There are issues of securing data, knowing where it travels, and privacy implications of data. How are we handling all of that? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me,...

Duration:00:25:11

Should CISOs Be Licensed Professionals?

1/7/2021
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-should-cisos-be-licensed-professionals/) Many professionals are required to obtain a license before they can do their job legally. The demands of cybersecurity professionals, especially CISOs, has become more critical as evidenced by the increasing number of regulations demanding a person oversee security and privacy controls. Should CISOs be licensed to maintain a minimum...

Duration:00:26:46

Inherently Vulnerable By Design

12/17/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-inherently-vulnerable-by-design/) Much of what we do as practitioners is to prevent inadvertent security problems - oversights, zero-days, etc. What about inherent and unavoidable problems? When the very design of the thing requires a lack of security? What do you do then? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark...

Duration:00:26:53

Imposter Syndrome

12/10/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-imposter-syndrome/) For CISOs and other security leaders, suffering from imposter syndrome seems inevitable. How can you ever be really confident when there's an endless stream of threats and a landscape that changes without your knowledge? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO...

Duration:00:28:42

Why Don't More Companies Take Cybersecurity Seriously?

12/3/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-why-dont-more-companies-take-cybersecurity-seriously/) With every cybersecurity breach, we still don't seem to be getting through. Many companies don't seem to be taking cybersecurity seriously. What does it take? Obviously not scare tactics. Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO...

Duration:00:27:54

Data Protection and Visibility

11/19/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-data-protection-and-visibility/) Where is your data? Who's accessing it? You may know if you have an identity access management solution, but what happens when that data leaves your control. What do you do then? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, co-host Allan Alford...

Duration:00:33:05

What's an Entry Level Cybersecurity Job?

11/12/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-whats-an-entry-level-cybersecurity-job/) Naomi Buckwalter, director of information security at Energage analyzed one thousand random information security job posts on LinkedIn. The most notable trend she found was that 43% of the posts had CISSP and 5-year experience requirements for entry level positions. Are companies trying to lowball cybersecurity professionals, or do they...

Duration:00:28:26

Securing Digital Transformations

10/29/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-securing-digital-transformations/) Digital transformation. It's definition is broad. Meaning securing it is also broad. But there are some principles that can be followed as companies undergo each step in a deeper dive to make more and more of their processes essentially computerized. Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me,...

Duration:00:29:00

Leaked Secrets in Code Repositories

10/22/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-leaked-secrets-in-code-repositories/) Secrets, such as passwords and credentials, are out in the open just sitting there in code repositories. Why do these secrets even exist in public? What's their danger? And how can they be found and removed? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO...

Duration:00:28:40

Measuring the Success of Your Security Program

10/15/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-measuring-the-success-of-your-security-program/) How does a CISO measure the performance of their security program? Sure, there are metrics, but what are you measuring against? Is it a framework or the quality of protection? How do you tell if your program is improving and growing? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David...

Duration:00:27:18

Privacy Is An Uphill Battle

10/8/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-privacy-is-an-uphill-battle/) Privacy is an uphill battle. The problem is those gathering the data aren't the ones tasked with protecting the privacy of those users for whom that data represents. Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, co-host Allan Alford (@allanalfordintx), and...

Duration:00:28:42

Legal Protection for CISOs

10/1/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-legal-protection-for-cisos/) What's the legal responsibility of a CISO? New cases are placing the liability for certain aspects of security incidents squarely on the CISO. And attorney-client privilege has been overruled lately too. What does this mean for corporate and for CISO risk? Check out this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me,...

Duration:00:29:20

XDR: Extended Detection and Response

9/24/2020
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-xdr-extended-detection-and-response/) Is XDR changing the investigative landscape for security professionals? The "X" in XDR extends traditional endpoint detection and response or EDR to also include network and cloud sensors. Having this full breadth, XDR can contextualize alerts to tell a more cogent story as to what's going on in your environment. Check out this post for the...

Duration:00:25:03