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When We Train, Support and Protect The Research Community, It Thrives

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

There’s so much being built today and even if companies want to staff cybersecurity researchers to test everything they’ve built, they just can’t hire all the people needed. Sean Martin chats with Jason Haddix, VP of trust and security at Bugcrowd, about why we need a community of people who are available to jump in and join the good fight.

Bio Hacking Village: Hacking Everything Medical From Policies To Machines To People

By Sean Martin | Co-Host Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Nina Alli, Fotis Chantzis, and Beau Woods

Join Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli as they discuss hacking everything medical, from policies to machines to people, with Nina Alli, Beau Woods, and Fotis Chantzis.

IN Security's Progressive Code of Conduct – Now With Consequences!

By Selena Templeton & Sean Martin

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” I’m talking with Jane Frankland, Chad Loder and Deidre Diamond about a progressive code of conduct for industry events that was created by the IN Security Movement and led by Jane — now with consequences. (And yes, apparently we do need this in 2018.)

Blue Team Village at DEF CON 26: Red Team, Put Up Your Dukes?

By Sean Martin & Selena Templeton

With a focus on the villages at DEF CON this year, Sean Martin and his co-host Selena Templeton spoke with Russell Mosley and Nolan Berry of the Blue Team Village to better understand the history of the village, what the village is all about, and what people can expect at this year’s DEF CON.

AI Village: What Is AI Safety And How Can We Embrace And Prepare For Adversarial AI?

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” Sean Martin and Selena Templeton talk with Ariel Herbert- Voss and Sven Catell, about this year’s inaugural AI village at Defcon 26 in Las Vegas.

Hacker Summer Camp Is Upon Us. Are You Prepared?

By Chris Roberts

Summer Camp is almost upon us. Black (corporate) Hat, DEF CON, BSidesLV and ALL the surrounding stuff (SkyTalks, SECTF, Villages, Contests, etc.) For those newer folks attending, some thoughts, tips, hints, and more from an experienced con-goer.

Itineraries On The Road To Vegas: Paul San Soucie's DEF CON Talk Picks

By Paul San Soucie

DEF CON has finally published its speaking schedule and there are a lot of great subjects and great speakers to choose from! How do you pick which ones to attend? With 19 years as a cybersecurity researcher and consultant, Carefree Solutions LLC president Paul San Soucie shares his top picks at this year’s DEF CON conference.

A Security Director's Itinerary for Hacker Summer Camp 2018

By Russell Mosley

Between DEF CON and BSidesLV (not to mention Black Hat and Hacking Diversity), there are more talks and trainings and workshops and villages than you can shake a USB stick at! Russell Mosley, an experienced security practitioner, shares his top itinerary picks during this year’s Hacker Summer Camp.

Ethics Village: What Is The Role Of Ethics In Technology And Society?

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” Sean Martin talks with Dr. Imani Palmer and Jane Blanken-Webb about the Ethics Village at this year’s DEF CON. More specifically, they discuss what ethics "is" and how it plays a role in shaping the technologies we use and the society in which all this amazing tech lives.

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".

Itineraries On The Road To Vegas: Paul San Soucie's DEF CON Villages Picks

By Paul San Soucie

DEF CON has finally published the list of its hacking villages and this year there are a record number of them! How do you pick which ones to visit and play in? With 19 years as a cybersecurity researcher and consultant, Carefree Solutions LLC president Paul San Soucie shares his top picks at this year’s DEF CON Villages.

Are Security Researchers Worried About Privacy? This And More With Black Hat Events GM, Steve Wylie

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

As part of our Las Vegas cybersecurity event coverage “Chats on the Road to Las Vegas,” ITSPmagazine talks with Black Hat Events GM Steve Wylie about the state of cybersecurity and what to expect at this year’s conference, from social engineering training sessions to workshops helping people deal with the stresses of this profession. He also shares some interesting findings from their 4th Black Hat Attendee Survey.

On the Road to Black Hat: Past Black Hats, and New Expectations

By Marija Atanasova

A note from ITSPmagazine: We’re excited to publish our first On The Road to Las Vegas 2018 chronicle, and who better to write it than our friend and colleague Marija Atanasova, Global IT Security Content Strategist at BrightTALK!

Neil Barnett, Microsoft and Marian Merritt, NICE Shatter the Myths around Cybersecurity and Autism

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring at Microsoft, and Marian Merritt, Lead for Industry Engagement at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, chat with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for the Diverse IT podcast about cybersecurity and autism.

While Not The Biggest, The Equifax Breach Is As Bad As It Gets

By Dr. Chris Pierson

Last week Equifax announced one of the largest and impactful data breaches to date. Sure, we have had larger data troves of information hacked. However, in terms of risk a successful hack of one of the three main credit reporting bureaus is about as bad as it gets.

Improving the Enterprise InfoSec Prospecting Process: Atlanta CISOs Share Their Perspective

By Justin Daniels

The Atlanta metro region is home to the second highest density of Fortune 1000s in the U.S. and a deep cybersecurity ecosystem. Several CISOs who manage the security needs for some of the country's most prominent corporations share their advice for how cyber startups can improve their prospects of selling to the enterprise.

Moderating a Bug Bounty Panel During AppSec USA 2017 ... and More

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge,

In addition to moderating a panel on bug bounty programs, ITSPmagazine's editor-in-chief, Sean Martin, will also be covering some of the OWASP AppSec USA 2017 sessions, looking for application security trends and anomalies as they arrive at the intersection of IT security and society.

Alex Horan Describes The Risks Small And Medium Business Face Using Cloud-Based Systems

During this interview with Alex Horan, Director of Product Management for Onapsis, we discuss the fact that small and medium sized business are a target as a category…the risk is real and the results of a successful cyberattack could be catastrophic to their business.

Alex Horan Discusses The Challenges With Auditing And GDPR As It Relates To ERP Systems

Why is it important to audit and meet compliance for your ERP systems? Alex Horan chats with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin as he describes some of the requirements for meeting compliance, using the Global Data Protection Regulation as a model for purposes of discussion.

A Musing: "InfoSec, this is Medicine. Be more like Medicine."

A chronicle from The Tech Effect
 

Information security has turned into a behemoth that neither individuals nor enterprises are willing (or feel able) to deal with. They hand it off to the infosec professionals, the doctors of the digital world. But the real question is, if you don't need a medical degree to stay healthy, do you need to be an infosec expert to stay secure?