Sean Martin

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

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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 Sean 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?

Changing The DevOps Culture By Shifting Security Left

Three guests join Sean Martin on today’s episode: Tanya Janca (Microsoft), Nicole Becher (NYU/NY-DFS), and Franziska Bühler (Swiss Post). While they are all hailing from different parts of the world, they come together (virtually) on a regular basis, focusing on helping engineering, operations and security teams establish a culture of business-driven security throughout the organization.

BSides Las Vegas Number Ten - Flip That Vinyl One More Time | A conversation with Jack Daniel

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

As you can tell we were not in a hurry to publish the large amount of content created during our Las Vegas coverage. Instead, we decided to pace  ourselves and give you the time to appreciate all the conversations we had.

This one was recorded by me and Sean Martin after we went to see what was going on at BSides and ran into the conference’s Co-Founder Jack Daniel.

Learning about Hire Ground at Bsides Las Vegas 2018 | A conversation with Kathleen Smith

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

A conversation with Kathleen Smith | HIRE Ground Director

During Hackers Summer Camp, back In August, Sean Martin and I spoke with HIRE GROUND’s Director Kathleen Smith at BSIDES Las Vegas, to learn what makes this cybersecurity community event so special and so effective.



No adults without kids Supervision, at r00tz AsylumThe future of cybersecurity is looking good.

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin

A podcast recorded at r00tz Asylum | DefCon 26
with John Johnson, Nico Sell, Sean Martin, instructors, parents and kids.

What if some kids' dream is to be a hacker when they grow up?

How would you feel about that?
Are you smiling or freaking out?

Are you imagining a bunch of faceless hooded figures crouched over computers in dark rooms doing all sorts of illegal cyber activities while green fluorescent binary codes drip down like blood over laughing skulls painted on the walls behind them?

If this is the case, then you should freak out; I would too, but just like you, by imagining that I would be wrong.

The User Is The Weakest Link In CyberSecurity! Or, Is It?

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with Shira Rubinoff

How many time have we heard the tale of the lazy, careless and ignorant technology user?

“Humans are the reason why cybersecurity solutions do not work! We need to make solutions that protect the users without the users being involved in the process. Because as usual they will F it up!” Really?

Nice try, sales and marketing team.

Deflate your ego, cybersecurity team.

ISE and ITSPmagazine Announce Charitable Giving Campaign To Raise the Bar for Information Security

By Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli

At ITSPmagazine, we aim to make a difference in the community and society as a whole. We try to do this in many ways, and through our media partnership with Independent Security Evaluators, we have yet another opportunity to achieve this goal.


GDPR Judgment Day is over and the WWW seems to be doing just fine. Or, is it?

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin
A conversation with Jodi Daniels

After so many conversations, articles, talks, learning courses, white papers, webinars, and a grand finale of emails in our inbox, GDPR Judgment Day is over and, curiously, nothing seems to have changed and the world wide web seems to be doing just fine.

But is it? Or are we wondering what that meant for all of us?

RSAC 2018 | Is GDPR really that big of a step for privacy? A conversation with Dr. Chris Pierson

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin
A conversation with Chris Pierson

After so many conversations and so much running around, Friday arrived, and we decided to have one more recap chat with Dr. Chris Pierson, right before the last of the three talks he was delivering at this RSA Conference.

Following up on the Live Expert Panel he moderated for ITSPmagazine, we wanted to summarize what the GDPR and privacy talk felt like during RSA, and what to expect from this critical step for privacy.

RSAC 2018 Trends | A conversation with Gary Hayslip and Tom Caldwell from Webroot

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

During our week in San Francisco for the RSA Conference 2018, we wanted to meet and have a chat with our friends at Webroot: Gary Hayslip, VP and Global CISO, and Tom Caldwell, Senior Director of Engineering.

We were curious to know their opinion about this year’s conference, the most discussed topics and trends, and what the present and near future of IT security looks like for small and medium businesses.

RSAC 2018 | The future of CyberSecurity conferences is a circus? A conversation with Bryson Bort

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin
A conversation with Bryson Bort

As we were approaching the end of the conference, we were curious to know how the Sandbox and the Villages presence worked out at this year RSA. So Sean and I sat down with him and talked about circuses and carnivals, world fairs and expositions, which might as well be the future of cybersecurity conferences.  

Wait, what? Well, let me explain. 

RSAC 2018 | Have you heard about BEHAVIORAL E-MANIPULATION yet? A conversation with Ted Harrington and Dr. Kostas

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin
A conversation with Ted Harrington and Dr. Kostas Triantafillou

This conversation happened in San Francisco during RSA Conference 2018, and to be more specific it was recorded in the SandBoxes. If you hear some background noise, it is because people got really, really excited there!

Have you heard about BEHAVIORAL E-MANIPULATION yet? 
Well, you are about to learn about it.

Road Trip! RSA Conference 2018 Recap

By Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin

As part of ITSPmagazine's continuing RSA Conference 2018 coverage, our team will be recapping another terrific conference in San Francisco, complete with podcasts, live panel recordings, pictures, and even a few cyber celebrity sightings (remember, if you don't take a photo, it never happened!)!

CyberSecurity: Ignorance Is Not An Excuse | A Live Experts Panel At RSAC | Recap

Selena Templeton provides an overview of what was discussed in this live panel covering the human element of cybersecurity which was streamed from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco.