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Reverse Engineering BlueKeep: What You Need To Know To Prepare

By Sean Martin

Guests: Scott Scheferman | Rick McElroy | @JaGoTu

I recently came across a post from Scott Scheferman about the BlueKeep vulnerability and patch that intrigued me. After a few attempts to bring together a few folks, I was able to pull in Rick McElroy and @JaGoTu to join Scott and I for a chat about what’s real with respect to this threat. Needless to say, this group did not disappoint.

During our nearly-one-hour chat, we cover tons of stuff and there’s a lot to absorb here. I would encourage you to take the time to learn from this conversation and then apply what you’ve learned to your infosec program. And, if you value the community, take a moment to share this with a few of your peers to help them out.

Meeting New People, Supporting The Community, And Paying It Forward At RSA Conference

Itineraries on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 | By Rick McElroy

RSA Conference 2019 is a great place to take in the keynotes and sessions presented by some of the world’s top leaders in information security and privacy. Our good friend, Rick McElroy, walks us through some of these talks that he plans to attend. Rick provides much more insight into the conference scene, though, so be sure to read through all that he has to offer here.

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.

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #1

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Rick McElroy recounts the stories that no one is telling.

Recently, my editor-in-chief forwarded me an email asking if I’d like to interview Rick McElroy, a security strategist at Carbon Black, for ITSPmagazine’s podcast and column “An InfoSec Life.” Rick had written a blog post for us called "Cybersecurity Ain’t Easy. Let’s Talk About It!" in which he discussed his own experience with defender fatigue – an industry-wide phenomenon that not a lot of people are talking about.

Cybersecurity ain’t easy. Let’s talk about it!

By Rick McElroy

I’ve been in this industry long enough to not only have experienced some of the negative impacts but also some of the worst outcomes for fellow infosec friends and peers. Too many of us have gotten lost along the way. It’s time we pause and change the way we operate.

Are We Selling - And Therefore Buying - Information Security Wrong?

Rick McElroy from Carbon Black and Ted Harrington from Independent Security Evaluators sit down with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin to discuss threat modeling, infosec planning, cutting through the marketing noise, the need to trust but verify, the value of assess and measure, and how critical it is to focus on the things that matter.