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.

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.

RSAC 2019 | Be An Ally, Not an Asshole

By Selena Templeton

Having entered the cybersecurity space just three years ago, no one was more surprised than Selena Templeton to find herself speaking at RSA Conference 2019. In this recap, she shares her experience joining with Karen Worstell, W Risk Group founder, to talk about “Cybersecurity’s Dirty Little Secret and Talent Grenade: Burnout,other sessions on mental health in cybersecurity, and the overall feeling of camaraderie, openness, healthiness, and mutual support at the conference.

RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | Fulfilling Our Mission of Supporting the Community At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

By Sean Martin

After nearly a few decades in the InfoSec industry, Sean Martin has a deep look back at RSA Conference in San Francisco to see how things have changed, what was top-of-mind this year, and how the community aspect of the conference this year made for one of the best events yet for Sean, the ITSPmagazine team, and the publication overall.

Chats on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 | Retaining and Growing Cybersecurity Talent: A Proven Model | With Deidre Diamond

By Marco Ciappelli

This is my last podcast for our Chats on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 series. After this we will record literally from the road and from different locations in San Francisco.

First of all, let’s all remember that companies are made of people. You can talk about Artificial Intelligence, digital automation, algorithms, robotics, and all the other amazing things happening in our society, but ultimately none of them come from nothing; they all come from the carbon-based unit that we call humans.

Chats on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 | Cybersecurity Futures 2025 | With Dawn Thomas and Alan Cohn

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin

Well, let’s start with something we should all know by now: Cybersecurity is a global issue. How could it be otherwise considering that technology has connected all of us? Literally connected. It is not just a matter of communication between people far away or making distances much shorter; we are talking about connecting all of us in a way that we would not have thought possible a few decades ago. 

The decisions we are making today about technology interacting with humans are going to affect our society in 2025 and way beyond that time. 

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Top Ways to Make Hackers Excited | With Paula Januszkiewicz and Rod Simmons

By Sean Martin

In today’s chat, I speak with Paula Januszkiewicz, CEO of CQURE, and Rod Simmons, VP of product strategy at STEALTHbits, to discuss the role of identity, privileged access, and how organizations are — or aren’t — adequately looking at the risk they face from an attacker’s point of view. With this context in mind, Paul gives us a view into the keynote she is giving at RSA Conference, the session she also has there, and the work she is doing with Rod to peel back the onion, if you will, on how attacks look and work.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | CISO Current Trends And Missing Trends | With Jason Fruge

By Sean Martin

In today’s chat, Sean Martin connects with Jason Fruge, CISO at Fossil, who reviews some of the trends he and his fellow CISOs are discussing, along with some of the things they may not be thinking about. These points lead us to the activities and events in which Jason is participating during RSA Conference, including a panel he is on, session themes he will be investigating, and other topics he will be exploring with his peers also in attendance during the week.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Cybersecurity Starts With Mental Security | With Ryan Louie

By Sean Martin

Mental health is a topic we care deeply about at ITSPmagazine and we were thrilled to have the chance to connect with Ryan Louie, a board-certified Psychiatrist focusing on the psychiatry of entrepreneurship and the mental health impact of cybersecurity, to get a sneak peek into his interactive session on this very topic during RSA Conference 2019.

A Conversation About The Importance Of Volunteering In The Cybersecurity Community

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-host Selena Templeton
A conversation with Kathleen Smith

On this conversation Selena Templeton will help me dig into a subject that is very dear to Kathleen: the importance of volunteering in the cybersecurity community as an opportunity for learning new technical and non-technical skills that benefit personal growth and support career advancement.

Volunteering is good for the people who do it and for the company that supports it.

Chats On The Road To RSAC 2019 | Why The Role Of CISO Sucks And What We Should Do to Fix It! | With Gary Hayslip And Rick McElroy

By Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli

On today's podcast, we want to share with you what motivated them to present this talk to such a large audience. They/we believe that people are ready to make changes and, as leaders in the space, CISOs need to take the matter into their own hands — starting by helping each other. It’s time to peel back the cover, have these conversations, and collaborate with their peers while being a good role model to their team.

We Can/t Get In: A Newly Abled/Disabled Voice Behind Attending CES

By Mandy L.

As a survivor of multiple strokes and traumatic brain injuries — effectively paralyzed for years, learning disabled, and on the Autism Spectrum — Mandy shares the experience of attending CES 2019 from a “newly abled” point of view. Despite maneuvering around challenges that most of us don’t think twice about, her interest in cybersecurity and penetration testing pushed her to attend this conference — and offer several suggestions to make events like these more disabled-friendly.

Empower Yourself: From Cyberbullying to a Career in InfoSec Privacy

By Selena Templeton | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

Selena Templeton and co-host Marco Ciappelli chat with Whitney Merrill, a privacy and data attorney who also founded the crypto village at DEFCON, about cyberbullying, anonymity and privacy rights. In this inspiring story, Whitney recounts how being cyberbullied in high school, and the frustration of being told by teachers and police that they couldn’t trace the user, led directly to her career in information security, privacy and the law

It's Your Community. Let's Work Together To Make It Better.

By Sean Martin

In today’s conversation, Candy Alexander from ISSA International and Jon Oltsik from ESG share how important their 3rd annual global survey on the life and times of cybersecurity professionals is to the InfoSec community, who should get involved, and how the coming findings can help the community help each other to make for a better experience as we all fight the good InfoSec fight.

Why Do Bug Bounty Hunters Do What They Do? We Asked Them.

By Sean Martin | Co-Host Marco Ciappelli

Are you interested in becoming a bug bounty hunter? Listen in to see if this world of research and responsible disclosure is for you. Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli speak with two penetration testers that double as bug bounty hunters to get their perspective.

We're Stronger Together, Especially When We Help Each Other Understand

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

Barry Lowry talks about his 3-part role as the CIO for Ireland:

  1. Delivering government digital services to its citizens and businesses

  2. Using digitalization as a means to grow the economy and GDP

  3. Being a responsible electronically-connected member of the EU

Raising Awareness For Safety’s Sake. Hackers Are Keeping Us Alive.

By Sean Martin | Co-Host Marco Ciappelli

Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli chat with one of the original organizers for the Car Hacking Village, Kirsten Renner, who shares the experience she had during DEFCON, what it’s like to be a “villager”, the value of volunteering as part of the career development program, what took place during the Car Hacking Village and what the future holds for the research-driven program.

Securing The Internet Is Our Shared Responsibility | NCSAM 2018

Give our dedicated focus on covering stories sitting at the intersection of IT security and society, it should come as no surprise that, at ITSPmagazine, we believe wholeheartedly in cybersecurity awareness. Therefore, as you might imagine, appreciate the awareness and education surrounding the month of October in what is called National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM.

A Sneak Peek at Richard Thieme’s DEF CON 26 Talk: Strategies For Playing Through the Pain

By Selena Templeton

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” ITSPmagazine talks with Richard Thieme, author and professional speaker who focuses on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He will be giving a talk at DEF CON this year called "The Road to Resilience: Strategies for Playing Through the Pain".