Defense in Depth

Technology Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Why Is There a Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

2/2/2023
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series. Why is there a cybersecurity skills gap? Practically everyone is looking to hire, and there are ton of people getting training and trying to get into the industry, but we still have this problem. Why? Check out this post for the discussions that is the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We...

Duration:00:32:18

What Can the Cyber Haves Do for the Cyber Have Nots?

1/26/2023
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series. Given that your company's security is dependent on the security of your partners and others, what can we do to get more organizations above the security poverty line? Check out this post for the discussions that is the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We welcome our sponsored guest, Jason...

Duration:00:32:18

Securing Unmanaged Assets

1/19/2023
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series. "When the asset discovery market launched, every single company that offered a solution used the line, “You can’t protect what you don’t know.” Everyone agreed with that. Problem is, “what you don’t know” has grown… a lot." Check out this post for the discussion that is the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Steve Zalewski. Our...

Duration:00:30:33

Ambulance Chasing Security Vendors

1/12/2023
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series A good high profile security threat seems like a good time to alert potential customers about how your product could help or even prevent a breach. Seems like a solid sales tactic for any industry that is not cybersecurity. Check out this post for the discussion that is the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap),...

Duration:00:32:15

Do CISOs Have More Stress than Other C-Suite Jobs

1/5/2023
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Why do CISOs seem more stressed out than other C-level executives? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We welcome our guest Jared Mendenhall, Head of information security, Impossible Foods. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Compyl GRC...

Duration:00:30:36

How Should We Discuss Cyber With the C-Suite?

12/15/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series How detailed do we get in our conversation with business leaders? Do we dumb it down? Or is that a recipe for trouble? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We welcome our guest Lee Parrish (@leeparrish), CISO, Newell Brands. Thanks to our...

Duration:00:28:32

Can You Be a vCISO If You’ve Never Been a CISO?

12/8/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Why are there so many vCISOs who have never been a CISO? Isn't it difficult to advise on a role you've never done? Do organizations feel comfortable hiring an inexperienced vCISO as their CISO? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We welcome...

Duration:00:28:21

How Should We Gauge a Company's Cyber Health?

12/1/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series As an outside observer, how can you tell if a company is staying cyber healthy? While there is no financial statement equivalency to let you know the strength of a company's security profile, there are signals that'll give you a pretty good idea. Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff...

Duration:00:30:26

Reducing the Attack Surface

11/17/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series The cyber attack surface just keeps growing to the point that it seems endless. Protecting it all is impossible. Is there anything that can be done to reduce that attack surface and limit your exposure? Check out this post for the discussion that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Steve Zalewski. Our sponsored guest is Jonathan...

Duration:00:29:38

Do We Need a Marketing Manager for the Security Team?

11/10/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Those reports on security procedures for the business are falling short. No one is reading them. What good are security controls if your staff doesn't know about them or adhere to them? Is it time to hire a marketing manager for the security team? Check out this post for the discussion that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and...

Duration:00:32:09

Cybersecurity Budgets

11/3/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Cybersecurity budgets are increasing, by a lot. What's fueling the increase and where are those budgets being spent? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. We welcome our sponsored guest sponsored guest Nick Kakolowski, senior director of...

Duration:00:26:43

How Can We Make Sense of Cybersecurity Titles?

10/27/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series What's the difference between a head of security, a vp of security, and a CISO? Do job responsibilities change whether you're a security analyst or a threat engineer? Roles are confusing and so is the pay and responsibilities attached to them. Check out this post and this post for the basis of today's discussion. this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Hadas Cassorla,...

Duration:00:30:51

Walk a Mile in a Security Recruiter's Shoes

10/20/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Instead of complaining about the security hiring process, walk a mile in a recruiter's shoes and have a little compassion to what they're going through, and how you might be able to help, at any level. Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap) with our guest...

Duration:00:29:13

Moving Security from a Prevention to a Resilience Strategy

10/13/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Are security programs drifting from a prevention to a resilience strategy? If so, are you truly operating in a resilient environment? Or are you still acting in a prevention stance but you know you should be resilient? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap),...

Duration:00:28:17

How to Engage with Non-Technical Business Leaders

10/6/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series How do you talk to non-technical business leaders about cybersecurity? It's a concern, it's a risk, they want to know so they can make logical business decisions. How do you help? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap). Our guest is Sara Hall, deputy CISO,...

Duration:00:29:58

Cybersecurity Burnout

9/29/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Why are cybersecurity professionals burning out? What's the dynamic of the job, the pressures being put on them, that causes the best to leave? And this industry can't afford to lose its best talent. Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and special guest co-host Shawn Bowen (@SMbowen), CISO,...

Duration:00:31:48

How to Build a Greenfield Security Program

9/22/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series You're starting a security program from scratch and you're trying to figure out where to start, what to prioritize, and how to architect it so it grows naturally and not a series of random patches over time. Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO. Our...

Duration:00:31:05

Managing the Onslaught of Files

9/15/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Files are still the core of how people do business. How are you dealing with the onslaught of files coming into your network? People are sharing files across a multitude of platforms, and many for which you may not even know about. What checks and balances do you put in place to make sure you've got file integrity no matter the source? Check out this post for the discussion that are the basis of our conversation on this...

Duration:00:31:01

Can You Have Culture Fit and Diversity, or Are They Mutually Exclusive?

9/8/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Hiring managers speak about looking for culture fit and diversity, but never at the same time. Can they coexist? Are they mutually exclusive? Check out this post for the discussion that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Steve Zalewski. Our guest is Sherron Burgess, CISO, BCD Travel. Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Votiro Can...

Duration:00:33:58

How to Follow Up With a CISO

9/1/2022
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series Cyber sales is hard. But don't let the difficulty of doing it get in way of your good judgement. So what is the right way to follow up with a CISO? Check out this post for the discussions that are the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the producer of CISO Series, and Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn. Our guest is Jack Kufahl, CISO, Michigan Medicine. Thanks...

Duration:00:36:22