AnInfoSecLife

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.

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, host of DiverseIT

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

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, host of At The Edge

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, host of Diverse IT

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".

She Studied Her Way Around The World...Into An InfoSec Life

Sam King, Senior Vice President and General Manager at CA Veracode (a part of CA Technologies), chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about her journey into cybersecurity, from India to Scotland to the U.S., and sheds some light on the last 18 years of InfoSec from her point of view.

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: The Struggles Of An InfoSec Life #3 | With Karen Worstell

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

In this third and final episode, W Risk Group founder Karen Worstell chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about the stresses, frustrations and victories along her journey as she got into, dropped out of, and then returned to an InfoSec life. Spoiler alert – it has a happy ending!

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: The Struggles Of An InfoSec Life #2 | With Karen Worstell

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

W Risk Group founder Karen Worstell chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about the stresses, frustrations and victories along her journey as she got into, dropped out of, and then returned to an InfoSec life. Part 2 of a 3-part series.

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: The Struggles Of An InfoSec Life #1 | With Karen Worstell

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

W Risk Group founder Karen Worstell chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton about the stresses, frustrations and victories along her journey as she got into, dropped out of, and then returned to an InfoSec life.

Confessions Of A CISO: The Best Advice I Have Received

Chronicle contributed by Candy Alexander

30-year InfoSec veteran and cybersecurity consultant Candy Alexander shares the two pieces of advice that have come back to her time and time again from her vast experience at ISSA, Symantec, a featured speaker for the IT Security Symposium at the United Nations, and a speaker at the Offices of the White House. 

Do You Know What A State-Run ‘HIE’ Is? Me Neither, But Gerard Knows.

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

In this part 1 of our 2-part podcast, Gerard Scheitlin from Orion Health looks at the state-run health information exchanges (HIEs) and how patient data is collected, accessed, and shared, giving us some insight into how population health and precision medicine are provided through their leveraging of these systems. The big question is, are we as patients automatically opting in to share our personal health information with the state (and federal) government?

A Community Bands Together To Help Others Make Their Break Into InfoSec

Chronicle Contributed by Bruce Sparks

Sometimes change can be difficult to deal with. With this difficulty comes the potential for some to simply stay put and not pursue their dreams. That's not the case for Bruce Sparks. Rather than sitting back, Bruce chose to pursue his dream and reached out the InfoSec community to get some advice. The community responded.

ITSPmagazine Is Proud To Be An Official RSA Conference 2018 Media Partner

For the second year in a row, ITSPmagazine is an official media sponsor for one of the industry's top cybersecurity conferences hosted by the world's largest provider of security events, RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco, USA.

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #3

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Carbon Black security strategist Rick McElroy chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for An InfoSec Life about the industry-wide phenomenon that no one is talking about: defender fatigue – part 3.

Tune in to hear Rick talk about the praise and rewards we laud on people in the InfoSec industry for negative behavior that ultimately can damage them physically or mentally, how it behooves you as a leader to create an environment that keeps your team healthy, and what his “oh f#@k” moment was when he knew he needed to change his lifestyle.

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #2

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Carbon Black security strategist Rick McElroy chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for An InfoSec Life about the industry-wide phenomenon that no one is talking about: defender fatigue – part 2.

Tune in to hear Rick talk about how he was pushed into the role of leader that he did not want. Not only did all the stress skyrocket, but he experienced the imposter syndrome even more acutely because he was supposed to be THE security expert.