UberKnowledge

UberKnowledge

Hear from top security practitioners and leading vendors on the latest cybersecurity challenges, best practices and innovations.

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The Future of Security Leadership Jason Hicks, Global CISO at Kudelski Security, joins the podcast to talk about the future of security leadership. He covers the challenges of managing a security team, communication skills for technical leaders, coping with scope creep, and the rise of the branded CISO. You can find the Kudelski report co-authored […]

Jun 2020

18 min 43 sec

Training Cybersecurity In this podcast, Scott Edwards, Senior Director of the Netskope Academy, talks about cybersecurity training. He discusses how training has evolved and the value it brings to companies who invest in their employees. He talks about the key skills cybersecurity trainers need: an ability to understand the technology deeply and an ability to […]

Jun 2020

21 min 15 sec

Cloud is a Fresh Start Lamont Orange, CISO of Netskope, returns to the podcast with friend and fellow CISO, George Gerchow of Sumo Logic. They discuss their approaches to crisis management during COVID and the message is clear: it’s people first, then business and security. They go on to talk about what diversity looks like […]

Jun 2020

20 min 37 sec

Cyber Curious Mike Hamilton, Founder and CISO of CI Security joins the podcast to talk about his career in cybersecurity. He discusses the founding and purpose of PISCES and how they offer network monitoring at no cost to the public sector.  He goes on to talk about the increased cyber threats that have come with […]

Jun 2020

18 min 4 sec

Radical Transparency Uncomfortable with the privacy implications while watching his children interact with a smart speaker, Thomas Stachura decided to find some middle ground. He invented a solution and his company Paranoid Inc. is bringing it to consumers. In this episode he talks about people’s polarized attitudes towards privacy and the way COVID has amplified […]

Jun 2020

17 min 41 sec

Cloud: Adopt and Adapt In this episode, Merritt Baer, Principal Security Architect at Amazon Web Services, talks about all things cloud. She discusses her own path to security and the steps she is taking to encourage new voices and faces into the industry. She explains, “The idea that security can be part of this emergence […]

May 2020

19 min 15 sec

Practical Privacy Jodi Daniels, Practical Data Privacy Advisor, talks about the tools companies can use to keep their data and their employees safe during remote working, including multifactor authentication, strong passwords and virtual private networks. If they don’t already have one in place, Jodi recommends that every company develop a remote working policy and revisit […]

May 2020

19 min 45 sec

“It is all about who you know in security, and it’s a very small industry … It’s really important to have a very good reputation and reach out and connect to people because that’s where the jobs are.“ Olivia Rose, CISO at Large, rejoins the podcast for a conversation about how to get your cyber start. […]

May 2020

15 min 50 sec

“In the effort to connect, we are also exposing ourselves to risk” Cat Coode, Data Privacy Expert at Binary Tattoo joins the podcast for a second time. She talks about the digital dangers we face at home as we work remotely and try to stay connected to each other. She cautions that we should be wary […]

May 2020

15 min 17 sec

Wide Angle Perspective In this episode, Lamont Orange, CISO of Netskope, joins the podcast to talk about the evolution of the CISO role and skill set now that security has become a business issue. He explains, “It requires cross-functional execution and audit to ensure that your organization is protected. So those soft skills are more […]

May 2020

19 min 18 sec

Give People with Potential a Shot “As leaders we need to ask ourselves, can we take a chance on somebody with potential and invest the effort and time to train them and help them get their start?” In this episode, Mike Manrod, CISO of Grand Canyon Education, Inc., joins the podcast to discuss how the […]

May 2020

13 min 54 sec

Ad Tech Remorse In this episode, Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave Software, joins the podcast to talk data privacy. He speaks about Brave’s mission and explains its micropayment and cryptocurrency model. He discusses his experiences of working on both sides of the data privacy divide and the ad tech remorse that he and […]

May 2020

37 min 3 sec

“I hope what will change after this is that we won’t try and preplan the disaster. What we will do is we will set the stage so that we can respond quickly and adaptively when something happens.” Ohio State University’s CISO, Helen Patton, returns to the podcast. Having started her career in business continuity and […]

May 2020

15 min 47 sec

Have a Resilient Plan “I think it’s really critical to have the fortitude and the resiliency to make it through these things. It’s not that you pray you won’t have incidents, because you will, it’s that you plan for it.” Ty Sbano, Chief Security & Trust Officer at Sisense, joins the podcast to talk about how […]

May 2020

18 min 18 sec

Focus on Your People When our host, Ashwin Krishnan, came across a LinkedIn post supporting Zoom amidst their recent troubles, he immediately contacted the author Vince Crisler, Founder and CEO of Dark Cubed. Vince joins the podcast here to talk about why he felt compelled to support Zoom during their darkest hour and what he learnt […]

Apr 2020

16 min 18 sec

Deidre Diamond is the founder and CEO of CyberSN, a cybersecurity recruitment specialist. In this edition of our podcast, Deidre talks about the current state of the cybersecurity job market. She shares her view that the initial hiring freeze has passed as companies and professionals realize that life has to move forward. And she discusses […]

Apr 2020

15 min 38 sec

In this FastCast episode, Digital Policy Expert Kristina Podnar talks about marketing during our new normal. She believes the smartest marketers have assessed and adjusted their messaging. Brands don’t need to be silent right now, but they do need to be empathetic and focus on the good they can do. Kristina believes that as traditional marketing […]

Apr 2020

12 min 59 sec

Reaching a Distracted Audience Janice Le, Silicon Valley CMO and Startup Advisor, joins the podcast to talk about how brands can reach a distracted market. She sees two approaches to marketing right now, one that highlights how your company can help, and one that ensures your brand is remembered positively once the world is out […]

Apr 2020

18 min 20 sec

Virtual Security Gary Hayslip, CISO at Softbank Investment Advisors, joins the podcast to discuss how he and his team are navigating the challenges posed by a dispersed workforce from cloud adoption to virtual communication tools. As a CISO experienced with the cloud environment, he cautions his peers that 100% cloud does not equal 0% effort; […]

Apr 2020

11 min 22 sec

Have our Privacy Gains Gone? Kayva Pearlman, XR Safety Initiative’s Founder and CEO, joins our host, Ashwin Krishnan, on this podcast to share her concern that we may be losing our hard-won data privacy protection. We are currently seeing privacy regulations relaxed. While we mustn’t let data privacy impede the fight against COVID-19, we must […]

Apr 2020

19 min 1 sec

In the first of our new shorter podcasts focused on helping our community navigate our new normal, Helen Patton, CISO at Ohio State University discusses managing cybersecurity in higher education during an era of remote working and learning. 01:17 — Moving teaching online is going to be a process for universities. 03:49 — Privacy and security […]

Mar 2020

10 min 37 sec

Unhooding the Hackers In this podcast, Brook Chelmo, Senior Product Marketing and Product Manager at SonicWall, shares insights from his conversations with a Russian ransomware cell. Retweeted by the hackers he referenced, Brook decided to engage. Through secure communication channels, he worked to find out what kind of people they were and what motivated them. He discovered […]

Mar 2020

15 min 57 sec

Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs, joins Ashwin on our podcast for a second time. He discusses his work on authentication and the FIDO Alliance pointing out that passwords and usernames are ineffective as security tools. Increasing consumer frustration and regulation like CCPA and GDPR have brought the privacy debate to the fore, but […]

Mar 2020

14 min 14 sec

Don’t Pay up, Back up In this podcast, Jadee Hanson, CISO at Code42, discusses the perils of breach fatigue and ransomware. She points out fatigue often means we give up, and that is not a lapse we can afford in the cybersecurity space. When asked about ransomware, Jadee’s advice is don’t pay up, back up. […]

Mar 2020

15 min 35 sec

Giovanni Vigna, CTO at Lastline, joins Ashwin on the podcast for a second time. He expands on his previous analogy of CISOs being like goalkeepers – never praised for goals saved, only criticized for goals scored – and jokes that now they need binoculars to be able to foresee incoming threats. Fortunately for CISOs and […]

Mar 2020

17 min 1 sec

In this episode, Jason Brvenik, CEO of NSS Labs, joins the podcast for a second time. He and Ashwin discuss what makes a successful security program and the paradox of achieving that success for CISOs. Amidst all the marketing noise, Jason believes the continuous assessment of vendors remains crucial in helping enterprises make informed security […]

Mar 2020

15 min 39 sec

In this podcast Emily Mossburg, Global Cyber Leader at Deloitte & Touche joins Ashwin to discuss the broadening of cybersecurity across the enterprise, women in tech, and Deloitte’s global cyber strategy for 2020.  Emily would like to see more skill diversity in cybersecurity. She explains, “It is critically important that we focus in on some […]

Mar 2020

15 min 29 sec

Cybersecurity ROI Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Technology Innovation at Verodin, sat down with our host, Ashwin Krishnan, at RSAC 2020. In their conversation, Brian points out that it’s not enough that CISOs talk business as well as tech to the board. These days they also need to show cybersecurity ROI in terms of dollars […]

Mar 2020

17 min 54 sec

In this podcast Laura Noren, VP of Privacy and Trust at Obsidian Security, discusses the impact of CCPA on privacy and is disappointed that it’s very name, California Consumer Privacy Act, “assumes that everyone’s most important status in the world is as a consumer.” The challenge of managing consumer requests to see data held or request […]

Mar 2020

22 min 41 sec

Jake Kouns, CEO & CISO of Risk Based Security, met with our host, Ashwin Krishnan, at RSAC 2020. They discuss the intelligence gap in cybersecurity and the overwhelming effect of Patch Tuesday. Jake explains, “People need to focus on not just security, but the right security, and in order to do that we need to […]

Mar 2020

17 min 22 sec

In this podcast, Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cymatic, Simone Petrella, CEO and Founder of CyberVista, Chris Pierson, CEO and Founder of BlackCloak, and Hank Thomas, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures join our host Ashwin Krishnan to unpack RSAC 2020. They all agreed that RSA has become a vendor’s conference and none of […]

Mar 2020

27 min 55 sec

To mark International Women’s Day 2020 and highlight the amazing women making a difference in cybersecurity, we invited 13 of our previous guests to answer a single question. Their responses are collated into this podcast: a snapshot of the industry from the women who are leading it. Diana Kelley, Field CTO at Microsoft, on digital […]

Mar 2020

37 min 7 sec

Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security and Internet Hall of Famer, joins Ashwin at RSA’s Broadcast Alley to talk about ethical data aggregation. He explains the cybercrime fighting mission behind SIE Europe, the nonprofit he co-founded with Christoph Fishcher and Peter Kruse, saying, “So far, everyone’s giving us high marks for both transparency and […]

Mar 2020

4 sec

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, and Dr. Char. Sample, Cybersecurity Research Fellow at Idaho National Laboratories, join Ashwin on RSA’s Broadcast Alley to discuss their “All that Glitters” talk debunking artificial intelligence and machine learning marketing. In an industry with so many buzzwords and too little understanding, […]

Mar 2020

12 min 7 sec

Community is Key In this podcast, Chris Jacquet, CISO of Hitachi Vantara, discusses the benefits of the CISO community. More than just fellowship, the CISO community is a coalition of skills and knowledge shared to help fight an increasingly agile adversary. Chris explains, “If we don’t group ourselves and help ourselves, we won’t be successful […]

Mar 2020

26 min 46 sec

Four things no one is telling you about data privacy Industry analyst, Jessica Groopman, joins Ashwin on the podcast to discuss her recent article, “Four Reasons for Optimism on International Privacy & Protection Day.” In sharing her motivation for writing the article she explains, privacy professionals “are confronted with these revelations of data malpractice and […]

Feb 2020

25 min 26 sec

Digital Policy Consultant, Kristina Podnar, joins the podcast to share her thoughts on privacy regulation. CCPA has forced many companies to share their data privacy practices and policies with customers. User experience (UX) is important and as Kristina points out, “they can check the box that they’re complying with something, but it doesn’t mean that […]

Feb 2020

16 min 2 sec

Help Others, Build Value, Have Fun Will Lin, Partner and Co-Founder of ForgePoint Capital joins the podcast to talk about cybersecurity from the VC perspective. He explains why the entrepreneur-VC relationship is about more than just capital and describes an ecosystem based on mentoring, networking and aligned values. He points out, “When you, as a […]

Feb 2020

23 min 41 sec

Business Logic Attacks In this podcast, Renuka Nadkarni, CTO for Security at F5 Networks, discusses her new focus on business logic attacks. In combating these attacks, she describes a partnership where security benefits the business rather than being seen as an obstructive force. She goes on to talk about the evolving environment for women in technology […]

Feb 2020

23 min 36 sec

Weaponizing the Internet In this episode Stan Lowe, CISO at Zscaler, sits down with our host Ashwin Krishnan to discuss weaponizing the internet, zero trust, digital privacy and much more besides. They begin by talking about the evolution of zero trust and how it supports the business environment security professionals are in today.  That environment […]

Feb 2020

22 min 36 sec

Regular Cyber360+ guest, Olivia Rose discusses leadership and her journey as CISO at Mailchimp. She admits it has not been easy. Six months in the role have taught her that to lead effectively, you need to build a trust relationship with your team. For Olivia, “the key was showing my own vulnerability.” She let her […]

Feb 2020

15 min 8 sec

Privacy: Just Make It Easy In this episode, host Ashwin Krishnan sits down with longtime friend of the podcast Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cymatic, and Chris Pierson, CEO of BlackCloak. They discuss the intertwined relationship between security and privacy and how the two need to be balanced. Malcolm explains, “when those […]

Jan 2020

28 min 27 sec

How can companies prepare for, weather, and recover from a breach? In this podcast, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, offers her best practices for cyber resilience: they begin and end with leadership. She recommends executives build and grow a culture that is cyber resilient, with boards aware of cyber risk and […]

Jan 2020

14 min 47 sec

Business-Background CISO Nina Wyatt, SVP and CISO at Sunflower Bank, discusses the challenges and benefits of being a CISO from a business background. Having a business continuity perspective brings in-depth experience and understanding of what’s critical to an organization. The challenges lie in building trust with technologically oriented colleagues.  She discusses her work with young people, […]

Jan 2020

20 min 52 sec

The Human Element Bill Bonney, Cybersecurity Evangelist and Author, joins the podcast to talk about the human element in cybersecurity. He argues that without understanding human motivations and loyalties, security leaders cannot secure their organizations. Education and awareness are key here. If employees feel secure in their personal life, they will have the energy to devote […]

Jan 2020

20 min 52 sec

In his first podcast of 2020, Taylor Lehmann talks about vendor transparency, marketing messaging, and doing the basics. Given recent tensions with Iran, people have been asking how to combat retaliatory cyber attacks from a nation state. Taylor’s answer is the same things you should have been doing all along, the basics: multi-factor authentication, patching, […]

Jan 2020

18 min 11 sec

In his first Cyber360+ podcast for the year, PAS CISO Jason Haward-Grau discusses his prediction for 2020: multi-vector attacks will become the new normal. Appropriately for a January podcast, Jason underlines the importance of covering the basics – not glamorous but essential – and offers his thoughts on the challenge of keeping a security team […]

Jan 2020

18 min 54 sec

In our first episode of 2020, Jimmy Sanders, Head of Information Security at Netflix joins the podcast to talk about Netflix’s unique culture of “freedom and responsibility” and what that means for the information security team. He covers the evolution of cloud security from the perspective of an organization that was an early AWS customer […]

Jan 2020

18 min 49 sec

Digital Policy Consultant Kristina Podnar joins Ashwin to talk about consumer digital privacy. They discuss whether we are tiring of “free” applications and ponder the fair dollar price instead of paying in data. Kristina wonders if we are really aware of how much data is being collected about us with and without our knowledge and […]

Dec 2019

16 min 24 sec

Jason Haward-Grau, CISO at PAS, returns to the podcast to talk about the often overlooked I for integrity in the CIA security triad. The emphasis on confidentiality has been driven by legislation and the emphasis on availability has been driven by business outcomes, but integrity is less well understood. Attackers have turned their attention to […]

Dec 2019

15 min 47 sec