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Pwned: The Information Security Podcast

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Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Location:

Colchester, Vermont

Description:

Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Twitter:

@NuHarbor

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-917-5719


Episodes

Mailbag – Deciding Your Future Based on the Past

8/16/2022
We've got more mail! Thank you to Mike for sending in this intriguing questions about how to decide what cybersecurity college program to attend to get the most for your future. Justin and Jack have an answer for you, and it's a little more complicated than you would think; take a look at a program's past and present successes to determine what you want your future to be. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please...

Duration:00:15:59

Research, Report, Release, Repeat

8/9/2022
With the release of the new Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report, by Jon Oltsik, in late July, Justin and Jack sit down and discuss their thoughts on the research and the importance of consolidating industry-wide terminology and technology. Will they deem the report to be spot-on, or are there just too many unrealistic expectations? Tune in to find out! If you would like to read through the ESG report, please click here. For information on the AWS conference, please click here. If you have...

Duration:00:18:17

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Cybersecurity Maturity

8/3/2022
Jack is back at it this time at the National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in Aurora, Colorado. Justin attempts to remotely highjack the microphone to discuss Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs for Cybersecurity with the audience. Justin checks in before and after the presentation to discuss talking points, maturity of an organization, and how the presentation went. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please...

Duration:00:21:27

Almanna Cyber – Startups for Everyone

7/26/2022
In this special Pwned episode, Justin and Jack discuss Almanna Cyber - their new cybersecurity accelerator fund. Almanna, derived from the Old Norse word for "everyone", is just that: a cyber accelerator for everyone. The J's are inviting new cyber startups and individuals with a great ideas to apply for membership in their first cohorts. Sharing over 50 years of experience in the industry, and having built multiple successful cybersecurity businesses, Justin and Jack will help cohort...

Duration:00:34:35

Home Alone – A Swipeless RightSwipes

7/12/2022
US birth rates are the lowest in 40 years, and we may be seeing a spread of that trend into our RightSwipes matchups. With no meaningful Swipes in sight, Jack and Justin are taking a look at the SwipeScene and drawing some conclusions (and predictions) about the Swipeless period we find ourselves in. Is it a return to the bright lights of fundamental analysis showing some of the real faces behind the carefully crafted cosmetics, or is everyone taking a "wait & see" attitude towards the end...

Duration:00:16:22

GOGO Breach of the Week – CafePress and Hot, Stinky Soup

7/7/2022
In this GOGO (Give One, Get One) episode of Pwned, Justin and Jack discuss two recent breaches. The first, a breach of 23 million compromised accounts from CafePress that was disguised to users as a password policy update; and the other a recipe for a hot tub breach with a side of "hot, stinky soup". To access the articles we reference in this episode, check out these links below: Judgment against CafePress CafePress Fined $500,000 After Massive Data Breach CafePress Slammed After Major...

Duration:00:28:12

Heart-Stopping Finale for Ransomware Cardiologist

6/28/2022
An overachieving heart surgeon in Venezuela has turned his hand to ransomware, and it looks like his heart was really in it. Sadly for him, but great for those us losing "patients" with this cottage economy, he was busted by the FBI, and it's Code Blue for his highly-rated, 5-star reviewed, $10K+/month, custom ransomware platform and SDK. Justin and Jack break it down and talk through the details and the factors that are making this type of malpractice possible. For more information on this...

Duration:00:10:47

Valuable Shade From the Great Sequoia

6/24/2022
As their portfolio companies (and everyone else) are facing a sea change in market and financing conditions, Sequoia Capital has shared their recommendations for surviving the storm. In this episode of Pwned, Justin and Jack provide a Pwned-style interpretation and application of the insights while taking a regretful victory lap over their earlier predictions that this market reset was also coming for cybersecurity. For more information on references we make in this episode, check out the...

Duration:00:24:22

Beyond the Badness-ometer

6/14/2022
Applications are the root of so many things we use on a day-to-day basis. In this episode, Justin and Jack discuss a way more pragmatic approach to application security than securing all data at once. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please like, share, and subscribe! We'll catch you next time. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cyber security protection for your business and a security partner you can...

Duration:00:27:25

Jury’s Out on Jumping Around

6/7/2022
Justin and Jack are joined by NuHarbor ace recruiter, Olive Robb, for an open discussion of cybersecurity recruiting, the job market, and an employer's view of resumes that show lots of movement. It's a candid conversation, as usual, with some recommendations about making the most out of your own positions and time in the cybersecurity market. Olive is happy to connect directly over email or LinkedIn regarding opportunities here at NuHarbor. Looking for future opportunities or don't see...

Duration:00:25:29

Mailbag – The Hunt for the Super CISO Part 2

6/3/2022
In the second half of our CISO recruiting series, Justin and Jack are talking about the pressure, about incident handling, and about the importance of intellectual curiosity in this hire. There are tips for candidates, hiring teams, and even executive management in general, on what to expect, and how to look for it. To view our CISO job description write up, click this link. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content,...

Duration:00:19:33

Mailbag – The Hunt for the Super CISO Part 1

5/27/2022
The first of a two-part series, this episode highlights what qualities make a good Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), along with how to find the perfect candidate and what the right questions are to ensure they meet those capabilities. Make sure you tune in for part 2! If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please like, share, and subscribe! We'll catch you next time. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete...

Duration:00:18:12

Is it Crypto Crying Time?

5/17/2022
In this Breach of the Week episode, Justin and Jack share the story of how 600 million USDC was stolen from Axie Infinity, as well as some other crypto catastrophes with the purpose of deciding whether cryptocurrency has the stability and safety to move from its current second-class status to a legitimate, recognized, form of practical currency. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please like, share, and...

Duration:00:25:34

Battle for the Future – Dwayne Williams and the NCCDC

5/10/2022
Following the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), Justin and Jack talk with their director, Dwayne Williams, about the competition, his own history, and some insights on the next generation of security leaders. We even get his well-honed view of the likely future of the cybersecurity space and threats within it. A special thank you Dwayne for taking the time to bring his voice to Pwned, and for his continuing efforts to raise the caliber and quantity of college students...

Duration:00:31:39

Sometimes You Should Argue Over the Price of Champagne

5/3/2022
Justin and Jack are digging into the pressures and practical realities of cybersecurity investing, both from investor and company perspectives. From a need to spend to the evanescence of some valuations, the two J's are taking party hats off of ponies and providing some advice for companies that are currently feeling the pinch of an emerging and more realistic investor appetite. To read the article we referenced in this episode, click here. The picture we reference can be found below. If you...

Duration:00:19:38

RightSwipes – Meat Market March

4/29/2022
In this episode of RightSwipes, Justin and Jack take a look at Security Week's article of 40 cybersecurity company acquisitions that took place just in the month of March of 2022. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please like, share, and subscribe! We'll catch you next time. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cyber security protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website:...

Duration:00:18:22

Voldemort (XDR) Spawns New Death Eaters (mXDR)

4/26/2022
Following up on our January prognostications, Justin and Jack highlight the emergence of the foreshadowed "mXDR" vendors and the causes of the ongoing devolution of security language. All isn't lost, though, as the team recognizes the potential for a beneficial new set of demands from Board-level security voices. To listen to the XDR episode, "Pwned GigaByte - The Pit of Despair", click here! If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you...

Duration:00:20:13

Washington Week 3 is Spelled SEC

4/22/2022
In a Washington Week series where the team has reviewed both private and public sector cybersecurity memoranda from the President, they're now looking at an announcement that really matters; cybersecurity guidelines from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Will this be the catalyst of change? Will these requirements make cybersecurity better? Probably not. If you want to read more about the subject, check out these links below: SEC Rule Announcement SEC Rule Summary Full SEC Rule...

Duration:00:27:56

Another Presidential Push – This Time it’s National

4/21/2022
In the second Pwned Washington Week episode, Justin and Jack are interpreting the President's National Security Memorandum #8 and they're finding more trees than forest. Add to that a call for a different style of advisor to the President, a metaphorical insertion of Harvey Dent, and it's a full basket of Pwned insights. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at pwned@nuharborsecurity.com. If you like our content, please like, share, and subscribe! We'll catch you next...

Duration:00:23:03

Presidential Prerogative – “Bulletproof Cybersecurity in One Week or Less”

4/19/2022
In the first episode of Pwned's Washington Week series, Justin and Jack lay out the details of the Biden Administration's announcement on protecting national security. Is it too little, too late, too optimistic, or just more political noise? If you're interested in reading the articles we mentioned in this episode, check the links below! Statement by President Biden on our Nation's Security FACT SHEET: Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks If you have any questions or...

Duration:00:22:26