Marco Ciappelli

Prevention Is Always Better Than Reaction When It Comes To Safety. Cybersecurity Is No Different, But What To Do If You Become A Victim Of Cybercrime?

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Kristin Judge | CEO/President of the Cybercrime Support Network

It seems to me that we have a long way to go before the general population and small businesses become aware of the very likely risk of becoming victims of cybercrime. While there are many things that can be done to reduce the risk — the “100% safe” scenario is a myth — we certainly cannot expect (at this time) that someone or something is going to take those steps for us.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Elaine Marino of Equili

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest Elaine Marino, CEO of Equili, founder of LadyCoders and co-founder of this seminar, who will give us a sneak peek into what she’ll be bringing to the table in this discussion, how she and Karen Worstell came to create this session for RSA Conference, and who should attend these panels.

Cybersecurity as a Branding Value for Companies. It is not a cost, it is an investment.

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Sarah Squire Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity

Times have changed quite a bit since cybersecurity wasn’t even a word. Now it is most definitely a thing, a problem, a cost, and also a value. 

The fact that cybersecurity sounds boring and the fact that it is mostly perceived as a cost doesn’t help your chance for success.

But is that true?

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.

January 28 is Data Privacy Day. The remaining 364 days of the year are Data Privacy Days

By Marco Ciappelli, Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with NCSA Executive Director Kelvin Coleman

What’s the title of today’s story?

Data Privacy Day 2019 Reminds Businesses and Consumers About the Value of Personal Data and the Need to Protect It

In this new era of privacy, the National Cyber Security Alliance will underscore the value of personal information by informing businesses about the critical need to respect consumer privacy and safeguard data.

Cyber Insurance For Individuals Is Coming. Will It Make People More Or Less Secure?

By Marco Ciappelli, Co-host oSean Martin
A conversation with Howard A. Miller and Sandra Lollino

We discuss the consequences of a cyberattack on individuals and families as it goes way beyond the material financial damage, and we wonder if the option of enrolling in cyber insurance protection is going to help increase cyber awareness or make it worse and further numb us all?

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Patrick Heim And Richard Seiersen | What You Can Learn At The Innovation Sandbox

By Sean Martin

In today’s chat, Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin connect with Patrick Heim, Operating Partner and Chief Information Security Officer for ClearSky ventures and Richard Seiersen, author, startup advisor, and former LendingClub CISO, to learn more about this year’s Innovation Sandbox during RSA Conference 2019.

Once Upon A Time A Group Of Cybersecurity Experts Met At The World Economic Forum

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society
A conversation with Ted Harrington | Executive Partner at ISE and organizer of the @IoT Village

What is this conversation about? 

It is about the World Economic Forum and it is about cybersecurity, which is now officially recognized as one of the top 5 global threats. 140 participants representing about 90 organizations and 25 nations spent two days together discussing how the cybersecurity challenge could be addressed and resolved as a cross-border issue, with no nationality.

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

To Find InfoSec Talent: Ask Questions—Shut Up—Listen

By Sean Martin

As a long-time recruiter, Kirsten Renner suggests that we may be leveraging processes and technologies to our disadvantage, forgetting about the human element of the whole process. Are you asking the right questions and then shutting up and listening to what the candidates have to say? Or are you hurting yourself in your own recruiting processes?

A Few Philosophical Thoughts About Artificial Intelligence: An Ancient Wish To Forge The Gods?

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society
A conversation with Ariel Herbert-Voss and Sean Martin

Computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and many more disciplines are needed to prepare our future with AI. Because we cannot hide behind a pointing finger and say machine did it; that would mean that we, humans, did it.

In my humble opinion, Artificial Intelligence is fundamentally an extension of humanity and an evolution of the state of being human.

AI Robots Are Developing Prejudices Because Of Us Mere Mortals

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton and co-host Marco CIappelli chat with Ariel Herbert-Voss, a Ph.D. student at Harvard University with a focus on adversarial machine learning, about artificial intelligence, machine learning and unconscious bias. It’s no secret that algorithms are, or can be, inherently biased but the issue is not technology – the issue is about human nature. And we can only build something that is fair if we are.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage at RSA Conference 2019

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to the first episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Karen Worstell, CEO of W Risk Group, to chat about her new “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSA Conference 2019.

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.

Mission accomplished. We are all cyber aware now.

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

Sean and I recorded three episodes with Daniel because it is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and you need to listen to all of them - in no particular order - to become Cyber Aware Awesome and earn a Cyber Society Pin Badge.

Gosh, it seems like just yesterday when we published the first podcast, and so much has happened since then, that I am honestly struggling to find the words to introduce this final conversation. 

Cybersecurity awareness and education are not just for a month, they are forever | A conversation with Jeff Wilbur

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

This conversation happened during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and while it is an extra incentive for many, Jeff and I agreed that there’s no such thing as a bad month, day or hour to talk about cybersecurity awareness and education.

We spoke about the past, the present, and the future of our cyber-connected lives, how things have changed, especially with the advent of the Internet of Things and the massive adoption by industries and consumers, and what consumers can and should do to be safer online.

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.

The Most Important Thing For Any Business Is To Stay In Business

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

In the second of three episodes, Sean Martin is joined by Marco Ciappelli, and these co-founders have the distinct pleasure of chatting with Daniel Elliot. Daniel is the director of small business education at the NCSA and shares some of the misconceptions small and medium sized businesses might have when it comes to protecting their systems, their information, and even their capital from cyber crime and cyber fraud.

Why Do We Have a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

In the first of three episodes, Sean Martin is joined by Marco Ciappelli, and these co-founders have the distinct pleasure of chatting with Daniel Elliot on the show. Daniel is the director of small business education at the NCSA and gives an overview of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, as well as the value of sharing cybersecurity responsibility — from the consumer to the large enterprise and from the boardroom to the break room.

Should we just roll the dice or plan our AI-embedded future?
 A conversation with Dr. Ayesha Khanna

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

This is a conversation with Dr. Ayesha Khanna, right after her closing keynote at RSA Conference 2018 APJ during the The Hugh Thompson Show: Artificial Intelligence APJ Style. Even Sophia — Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot to date and a cultural icon — was part of that panel, but to be honest, at this stage I would rather talk about Artificial Intelligence with those of my kind. For the time being.