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Security Conversations is a cybersecurity podcast series curated by journalist and security strategist Ryan Naraine. These conversations with security practitioners cover a wide range of topics, including threat intelligence, zero trust, securing cloud deployments, penetration testing, bug bounties, advancements in offensive research and targeted threat activity. Connect with Ryan on Twitter (Open DMs). Disclosure: Ryan is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any of its subsidiaries.

Security Conversations is a cybersecurity podcast series curated by journalist and security strategist Ryan Naraine. These conversations with security practitioners cover a wide range of topics, including threat intelligence, zero trust, securing cloud deployments, penetration testing, bug bounties, advancements in offensive research and targeted threat activity. Connect with Ryan on Twitter (Open DMs). Disclosure: Ryan is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any of its subsidiaries.

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Security Conversations is a cybersecurity podcast series curated by journalist and security strategist Ryan Naraine. These conversations with security practitioners cover a wide range of topics, including threat intelligence, zero trust, securing cloud deployments, penetration testing, bug bounties, advancements in offensive research and targeted threat activity. Connect with Ryan on Twitter (Open DMs). Disclosure: Ryan is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any of its subsidiaries.

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@ryanaraine

Language:

English


Episodes

Matt Honea, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Guidewire

8/11/2020
After a career in government that included physical security work for the U.S. State Department, Matt Honea transitioned to Silicon Valley and turned his attention to the cyber-insurance space. He joins the podcast for a frank discussion on cyber-insurance, ransomware payments and trends, and his opinions on innovation in security. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these...

Duration:01:02:56

Andy Greenberg, Senior Writer, Wired

8/11/2020
Cybersecurity journalist and author Andy Greenberg joins the podcast to talk about his career as a journalist, the ins-and-outs of negotiating a big story with sources, the intricacies of writing a good book, and some of his biggest stories to date. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any...

Duration:01:59:45

Brooke Pearson, Security Awareness, Uber

6/18/2020
After a career in diplomacy at the U.S. State Department, Uber's Brooke Pearson headed to Silicon Valley to find a new path in cybersecurity. We chat about her early interest in Russia and international relations, a life-changing chance encounter during an airport layover, using non-traditional skills to find success in tech, and her passion for helping minorities find meaningful careers in security. Disclosure: Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity. Opinions expressed are...

Duration:01:24:39

Tim MalcomVetter, Red Team Lead, Walmart

5/4/2020
[ DISCLAIMER: These are the personal opinions of Tim MalcomVetter and do not construe an official endorsement or business relationship of his employer with any product or service. ] Walmart Red Team lead Tim MalcomVetter joins the podcast to talk about red-team/blue team dynamics, the adversarial relationship between the two sides, the mentality of a determined attacker, and why everyone in cybersecurity should give jiu-jitsu a try. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel...

Duration:01:23:24

Matt Suiche, Comae Technologies

4/17/2020
Hacker-turned-entrepreneur Matt Suiche reminisces about the hacking scene in France, his introduction to memory forensics and how his research led to presenting at Microsoft's Blue Hat, the grind of building and selling a company, and his passion for supporting young security researchers in developing countries. Disclosure: Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity. Opinions expressed are personal and do not construe an official endorsement or business relationship of his employer...

Duration:01:06:51

Jaime Blasco, AT&T Cybersecurity

4/14/2020
AT&T Cybersecurity's Jaime Blasco talks about falling in love with security as a high-school student in Spain, finding a career path in pen-testing and offense, shifting to building defensive technologies and his current passion for exploring the value of machine learning. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and...

Duration:00:55:15

Collin Mulliner, Security Engineer, Cruise

4/3/2020
Mobile security pioneer Collin Mulliner talks about the early days of hacking PalmOS devices, the current state of smartphone platforms, his work on securing self driving cars, and why he built and open-sourced a firmware analyzer tool. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any of its...

Duration:00:50:58

Michael Piacente, Principal, Hitch Partners

3/30/2020
Hitch Partners principal Michael Piacente dishes on the cybersecurity job market during an economic crisis, the intricacies of recruiting top-flight security talent, the high rate of turnover among CISOs, and why companies should spend more time on writing better job descriptions. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions...

Duration:00:40:04

Dave Aitel, Founder and CEO, Immunity

3/23/2020
Security industry pioneer Dave Aitel dishes on entrepreneurship, fostering a "one team, one parking lot" culture, how lessons from his time at the NSA still guides his decisions, and his approach to blunt, honest marketing. We also discuss a shared passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his work supporting Project Grapple in Miami. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these...

Duration:00:55:31

Sounil Yu, Cyber Defense Matrix

3/17/2020
Former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America, Sounil Yu, explains why he created the Cyber Defense Matrix framework and how organizations are using it to drive visibility and security decisions in multiple places. We discuss securing "cattle vs pets," the next era of security innovation, and the increasing security poverty line that hurts small- and medium-sized businesses. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal...

Duration:00:57:02

Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, Akamai Technologies

3/11/2020
In an industry where 10-15% of staff are women, Akamai's security team is 40% women and growing. Chief security officer Andy Ellis joins the podcast to share lessons on practical things -- some subtle, some major -- that pushed real diversity on Akamai's security team. Disclosure: Ryan Naraine is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views...

Duration:00:41:51

Costin Raiu, Global Director, GReAT, Kaspersky Lab

9/3/2018
Veteran malware hunter Costin Raiu talks about writing his own an anti-virus program as a teenager in Romania, his work tracking advanced threat actors globally, and why he assumes his computer is compromised by at least three APT groups.

Duration:01:12:11

Josh Lefkowitz, Founder and CEO, Flashpoint

8/28/2018
Flashpoint chief executive Josh Lefkowitz talks about how his previous work as a counter-terrorism analyst underscored the value of contextual threat-intelligence, his company's approach to gathering and analyzing data, and his mission to be an extension of a client's security team.

Duration:00:18:42

Christine Gadsby, Director of Product Security Operations, BlackBerry

8/6/2018
BlackBerry security response executive Christine Gadsby joins the podcast to talk about tough decisions around shipping secure software, the challenges of securing supply chain dependencies, BlackBerry's new ransomware recovery feature, and her upcoming Black Hat 2018 presentation.

Duration:00:37:41

Chad Loder, co-founder and CEO, Habitu8

7/31/2018
Cybersecurity industry veteran Chad Loder talks about his time as co-founder of Rapid7, the decision to acquire Metasploit, lessons learned from moving to the CISO chair and why the industry still struggles with security awareness training.

Duration:01:09:44

Chris Castaldo, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, 2U

7/26/2018
Chris Castaldo, senior director of cybersecurity at 2U, Inc., joins Ryan on the podcast to talk about building a threat model for digitizing the education sector, his top priorities as a defender, new solutions that impress him, and why it's important to get independent third-party security assessments.

Duration:00:55:53

Wim Remes, CEO and Principal Researcher, Wire Security

7/23/2018
Founder and CEO of Wire Security, Wim Remes, joins the podcast to discuss the intricacies of penetration testing, red-teaming, bug bounty programs, and calls for defenders to embrace continuous pen-testing.

Duration:00:53:37

Dan Hubbard, Chief Security Architect, Lacework

7/16/2018
Lacework Chief Security Architect Dan Hubbard joins the podcast to discuss his new research on container security, the challenges of securing cloud deployments, and why technological advancements have widened attack surfaces.

Duration:00:42:13

David Weston, Principal Security Engineering Manager, Microsoft

6/24/2018
David Weston manages the Windows Device and Offensive Security Research teams at Microsoft. He joins the podcast to talk about how proactive red-team exercises push major mitigations to Microsoft's products and the current state of security in the Windows ecosystem.

Duration:00:55:41

Rich Seiersen, SVP and CISO, Lending Club

6/18/2018
SVP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Lending Club, Rich Seiersen, digs into the nuts and bolts of defending a financial services firm, his approach to finding quality cybersecurity talent, and the importance of confronting security with data. (Recorded during fireside chat at SecurityWeek’s CISO Forum). https://securityconversations.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/rich_seierson.mp3

Duration:01:07:23