Official Launch Of The Cyber Ireland Cluster | County Cork

Lead by IDA Ireland with support from Enterprise Ireland and in collaboration with academia, industry, and government, Cyber Ireland officially launched on 20 May, 2019 as the official establishment of a National Cyber Security Cluster in Ireland, hosted at Cork Institute of Technology. ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin recorded a podcast with some of the board members and captured some pictures as well.

ISSA Los Angeles Summit XI | A conversation with Richard Greenberg

By Marco Ciappelli

On the last day of ISSA Los Angeles Summit XI, I had the pleasure to chat about this event, the present status of cybersecurity, the plans for the future, and few others interesting topics with Mr. Richard Greenberg. We had this conversation while enjoying the view of the Santa Monica beaches from the deck of the gorgeous Annenberg Community Beach House, where this year summit was held for the first time - after outgrowing the original UCLA location and the Universal City Hilton.

I think I can say that this fantastic group of volunteers are doing something right.


You Are Number Six! I Am Not A Number! I Am A Free Device! — The Importance Of Identity In The Connected World

By Sean Martin

Guests: Emily Miller | Ted Harrington | Dean Weber
Host: Sean Martin

In today's episode, I connect with Emily, Dean, and Ted, we look at the current state of security in IT, OT, IoT, and ICS — and the connections between these different environments.

Together, we explore how identity plays a critical role in ensuring a safe environment that can be traced to specific sensors, devices networks, and people. And, with the massive numbers of things hitting the market—and our society—we attempt to answer the question surrounding our ability (or lack thereof) to scale the controls and protections to minimize—or perhaps even eliminate—undue exposure to risk introduced by these things.

The 12th Edition Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Read It And Spring into Action

By Sean Martin

Guests: Gabriel Bassett | John Grim
Host: Sean Martin

Today's episode comes to you in concert with the release of the 12th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigation report comprised of data from 73 contributors, the highest number since its launch. Gabriel Bassett, Senior Information Security Data Scientist and John Grim, Senior Manager, Investigative Response Team — both from Verizon Enterprise Solutions — join ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin. We discuss the role of the DBIR in building and maintaining information security programs, what some of the key findings are, and how to make the data actionable.

National Cyber Security Alliance's CyberSecure My Business And ITSPmagazine: A Conversation With Daniel Eliot

By Sean Martin & Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Daniel Eliot

Today’s episode is a very special one as we get to connect with our good friend, Daniel Eliot, Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives at National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) where he is responsible for building and maintaining NCSA’s newest initiative, CyberSecure My Business. During our quick chat, Marco and Sean discuss our recent partnership announcement and what’s to come during National Small Business Week.

Social Engineering. The Past. The Present. The Future. | With Jenny Radcliffe

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Jenny Radcliffe.

In this podcast I am having a fun — and, hopefully, educational — conversation with my favorite social engineer from Liverpool, Jenny Radcliffe — also know as The People Hacker.

In this first, of many, conversation, we talk about her and about social engineering: the past, present and future of it. For starters, she defines herself as "a life long social engineer" and a "non-technical one," which means that she specializes in the psychology side of it and all that has to do with the so-called human factor — aka, the way the earthlings think, act and react.

WISP and ITSPmagazine: A conversation with Co-Founder Elena Elkina

By Selena Templeton & Sean Martin

Today’s episode is a special one: We have a fun chat with Elena Elkina, co-founder of Women In Security And Privacy (WISP), to kick off and introduce ITSPmagazine’s strategic partnership with WISP! In this short conversation, we get to know a bit about Elena (she’s a partner with Aleada Consulting), the organization (a non-profit whose mission is to advance, advocate for, and increase participation of women in the Privacy and Information Security fields), and why we decided to partner with each other.

We’re Moving Toward Technologies That Enable Humans Rather Than Try To Automate Them

By Sean Martin

During RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sean Martin sat down with Jill Orhun, Head of Strategy and Operations for Cyber at Devo, Seema Sheth-Voss, VP Product Marketing at Devo, and Chris O’Brien, Head of Technical Marketing at Devo — a group of folks who connect with customers and prospects — to discuss trends and anomalies they’ve seen.

Let’s Broaden the Definition of Diversity in InfoSec

By Selena Templeton

Selena Templeton chats with Tracy Maleeff, cyber analyst in a SOC at GSK, about the importance of diversity in cybersecurity — not the typical diversity bullet points that people always talk about  (gender and race), but rather, a diversity of backgrounds. Tracy started her career as a librarian before realizing that her “natural paranoia and distrust of things was a career path,” which led her to InfoSec.

There Are Many Paths Into InfoSec And Almost Any Background Is An Asset

By Selena Templeton

Selena Templeton chats with Sarah Young, Azure Security and Compliance Global Blackbelt at Microsoft, about her non-linear journey into InfoSec. There are plenty of ways into the industry and almost every background – librarian, psychologist, physician, historian  – can be an asset. Sarah is one such person, and in today’s episode, she shares entertaining stories and helpful nuggets of advice around mentoring, studying, getting hands-on experience, attending security conferences, etc.

Inspiration is what is needed to inspire change

By Marco Ciappelli & Selena Templeton

Here at ITSPmagazine, we are always looking for inspiration, muses and revelations. It is what drives us and what usually makes for a good story to tell. For me and Selena, on a sunny Southern California morning, inspiration came in the form of four young students that together make the CyberAegis Aether, an all-girls middle school cybersecurity team from San Diego that is competing in the Cyber Patriot National Finals.

Will Blockchain Be Or Not Be The Big Wave To Ride

By Sean Martin

Guests: Simon Harman | Anthony Stevens
Host: Sean Martin

Blockchain — a topic that still gets a lot of attention, even if it seems to be overplayed in the media, the workplace, and in the venture world. So what is it, does it actually provide value, and is there a place for it? Listen in to hear Simon Harman, project lead for the Loki project, and Anthony Stevens, Founder and CEO of Digital Asset Ventures, give their take on why blockchain will—or won’t—be the next big wave of technology deployment in the near future.

What Are We Teaching The Next Generation – What’s Possible Or Just How To Set Up A Firewall?

By Sean Martin & Selena Templeton

In this episode of The Academy, Sean and Selena are joined by Ken Westin from Elastic (and formerly from Splunk) to talk about all things educational in the field of cybersecurity – including training the next generation, bringing the community together, and speaking at security events to raise awareness. Ken has a varied background and brings a lot of expertise to the table in this conversation!

Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and ITSPmagazine: A conversation with WSC CEO Mari Galloway

By Selena Templeton & Marco Ciappelli

Today’s episode is a special one: We have a fun chat with Mari Galloway, CEO of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, to kick off and introduce ITSPmagazine’s strategic partnership with WSC! In this short conversation, we get to know a bit about Mari (she’s a Sr. Security Architect for a large casino in Las Vegas), the organization (a nonprofit dedicated to women in cybersecurity), and why we decided to partner with each other.

Let’s talk about Psybersecurity, with Dr. Ryan Louie

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Dr. Ryan K. Louie, M.D., Ph.D.  Psychiatrist

“Psybersecurity” when technology, security and safety cross the boundaries and become an integral part of our perception of human security.

I invite you to listen to this podcast, and to do so I am going to use Ryan’s own words: “As the world of devices and technology becomes increasingly connected with human users, the security of each becomes one and the same.”

Businesses Are Talking About Technology. But Are They Tech Savvy Yet?

By Sean Martin

During RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sean Martin sat down with Rod Simmons, Vice President of Product Strategy for Active Directory at STEALTHbits Technologies, to get his thoughts and insights into the current state of the Identity and Access Management space through the lens of both the conference sessions and sprawling expo hall(s).

RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | A Friendlier Place?

By Thom Langford

This year, RSA Conference seemed to take a clear shift towards a more friendly and inclusive event, especially in the areas of diversity and wellness. Thom Langford, founder of (TL)2 Security Ltd. and friend of ITSPmagazine, gives his perspective of what has changed at this year’s InfoSec conference.

Ethical Hackers And The Misinterpretation Of The Law: Chapter One

By Sean Martin

Sean Martin chats with Amit Elazari of UC Berkeley School of Information, and Leonard Bailey of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Today’s topic looks at the life of a hacker, the challenges they face from both a liability and legal perspective, and how organizations deal with the research activities they encounter from both cybercriminals and ethical hackers alike.

Are We Honestly Trying To Fill The InfoSec Jobs Gap? Or Is Our Ego Stopping Us?

By Sean Martin

Today I am joined by two long-time cyber professionals doing great things to help fill the cyber talent pool with candidates from all walks of life: Julian Waits from Devo and ICMCP, and Ed Moyle from The Prelude Institute. InfoSec isn’t the first industry faced with a shortage in the workforce, so we don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Listen in as we talk through some of the scenarios to uncover how we might learn from other industries and roles, such as that of nursing.

An ERP Privacy Cost Analysis: Data Value vs Data Liability

By Sean Martin

Sean Martin chats with Larry Harrington of The IIA and Raytheon, and Juan Perez-Etchegoyen of Onapsis about privacy, which is not an IT issue, it’s a business issue. Since GDPR, the customer has the upper hand in many cases, and because of this, privacy extends beyond pure business operations and into the world of ethics and morals. There’s a lot packed into this podcast!