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Join Allan Alford, CISO of Mitel, and David Spark, founder of CISOSeries.com, each week as we choose one controversial cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.

Join Allan Alford, CISO of Mitel, and David Spark, founder of CISOSeries.com, each week as we choose one controversial cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.
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Join Allan Alford, CISO of Mitel, and David Spark, founder of CISOSeries.com, each week as we choose one controversial cybersecurity debate and use the InfoSec community’s insights to lead our discussion.

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@dspark

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English


Episodes

Cyber Harassment

7/18/2019
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All images and links are available on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-cyber-harassment/) Whether a jilted lover or someone trying to wield their power over another, cyber harassment takes many forms and it doesn't stay in the digital world. It comes into our real world and gets very dangerous. What is it and how can it be thwarted? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the...

Duration:00:23:42

CISO Series One Year Review

6/25/2019
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Links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-ciso-series-one-year-review/) The CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast is now more than a year old. On this episode, the hosts of both podcasts, reflect on the series and we respond to listeners critiques, raves, and opinions. Check out this post and this post for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO...

Duration:00:28:08

Economics of Data

6/25/2019
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All images and links for this episode available at CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-economics-of-data/) Do we understand the value of our data? Do our adversaries? And is the way we're protecting it making it too expensive for them to steal? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX). Our sponsored guest for this...

Duration:00:27:41

Tool Consolidation

6/19/2019
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All links and images can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-tool-consolidation/) While cybersecurity professionals always want more tools, more often than not they're dealing with too many tools delivering identical services. The redundancy is causing confusion and more importantly, cost. Why should you pay for it? How does it happen and how do InfoSec leaders consolidate tools? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this...

Duration:00:23:51

Camry Security

6/11/2019
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Links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-camry-security/) The Camry is not the fastest car, nor is it the sexiest. But, it is one of the most popular cars because it delivers the best value. When CISOs are looking for security products, are they also shopping for Camry's instead of "best of breed" Cadillacs? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark...

Duration:00:22:20

Amplifying Your Security Posture

6/4/2019
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All links and images can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-amplifying-your-security-posture/) In security, you never have enough of anything. But the scarecest resource are dedicated security people. When you're running lean, what are some creative ways and techniques to improve overall security? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and...

Duration:00:26:51

ERP Security

5/29/2019
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All images and links for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-erp-security/) For most organizations, their ERP solution holds its crown jewels. Should custom and complex applications that trade such vital customer and corporate data be secured any differently? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford...

Duration:00:21:40

Managing Obsolete (Yet Business Critical) Systems

5/22/2019
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All links and images from this episode can be found at CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-managing-obsolete-yet-business-critical-systems/) Obsolete systems that are critical to your business. They're abandoned, unpatchable and unmanaged. We've all got them, and often upgrading is not an option. What do you do? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and...

Duration:00:28:22

Cybersecurity Hiring

5/15/2019
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All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-cybersecurity-hiring/) Everyone needs more security talent, but what kind of talent, how specialized, and what kind of pressure is hiring requirements putting on security professionals? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX). Our...

Duration:00:25:29

How CISOs Discover New Solutions

5/9/2019
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Find images and links for this episode on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-how-cisos-discover-new-solutions/) Are security professionals so burned out by aggressive cybersecurity marketing that they're giving up on discovering new and innovative solutions? What are the best ways for cyber professionals to discover new solutions? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator...

Duration:00:29:27

Is the Cybersecurity Industry Solving Our Problems?

5/1/2019
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Find all links and images from this episode on CISO Series (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-is-the-cybersecurity-industry-solving-our-problems/) Is the cybersecurity industry solving our problems? We've got lots of new entrants. Are they doing anything new, or just doing the same thing slightly better? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford...

Duration:00:29:50

Vulnerability Management

4/24/2019
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This is a special episode of Defense in Depth being shared on this feed. Find the full post with links and images on the CISO Series site here (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-vulnerability-management/) So many breaches happen through ports of known vulnerabilities. What is the organizational vulnerability in vulnerability management? Check out this post and discussion and this one for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the...

Duration:00:21:27

Privileged Access Management

4/17/2019
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If you can't see all the show notes (with images and links) head here: https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-privileged-access-management-pam/ Where does privileged access management (PAM) fit in the order of operations? Check out this post and discussion and this one for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our sponsored guest for this episode is Tim...

Duration:00:25:17

Machine Learning Failures

4/10/2019
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Full post for this episode (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-machine-learning-failures/) Is garbage in, garbage out the reason for machine learning failures? Or is there more to the equation? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest for this episode is Davi Ottenheimer (@daviottenheimer), product security...

Duration:00:31:42

Software Fixing Hardware Problems

4/3/2019
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The full post (if you're not seeing links and images) can be found here (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-software-fixing-hardware-problems/) As we have seen with the Boeing 737 MAX crashes, when software tries to fix hardware flaws, it can turn deadly. What are the security implications? Thanks to this week’s podcast sponsor, Unbound Tech Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator...

Duration:00:22:54

Tools for Managing 3rd Party Risk

3/27/2019
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To see all the notes and links for this episode, go here (https://cisoseries.com/defense-in-depth-tools-for-managing-3rd-party-risk/) Are there any good tools that really help to manage third-party risk? Can tools alone solve this problem? What else is required? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest for this...

Duration:00:25:02

CISO Burnout

3/21/2019
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Are CISOs the most stressed individuals on a security team, or do mental health issues affect everyone in security? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest for this episode is Gary Hayslip (@ghayslip), CISO, Webroot. Thanks to this week’s podcast sponsor, Praetorian As a professional services company, ...

Duration:00:27:12

RSA 2019: Success or Failure?

3/14/2019
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Is the RSA Conference a must attend for security professionals? Or is it enough to "just be in San Francisco that week"? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week's episode co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest for this episode is Tyson Martin, CISO for Lumber Liquidators. David Spark, producer of CISO Series, Tyson Martin, CISO, Lumber Liquidators, and Allan...

Duration:00:29:35

Security IS the Business

3/7/2019
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If a company's brand and value is built on trust, then your security department is critical to building the value of the company. Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week's episode which is co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest for this episode is Scott McCool (@McCoolScott), former CIO of Polycomm. Thanks to this week’s podcast sponsor, SpyCloud Learn more...

Duration:00:25:57

Threat Intelligence

2/27/2019
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Do companies who deliver "threat intelligence" deliver on that promise, or is there more the customer needs to bring to the table to be able to take action? Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week's episode which is co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our sponsored guest for this episode is Eric Murphy (@_EricMurphy), VP, security research, SpyCloud. Thanks to this...

Duration:00:20:58