The Cyber Society Column

Is Telemedicine The Future Of Health Care? A Psychological And Sociological Point Of View | With Dr. Ryan Louie

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Dr. Ryan Louie.


In this part 1 of our two-part podcast we talk about telemedicine from a psychological, and societal perspective, starting right from the beginning: the definition of the term. 

For Dr. Ryan, the appropriate general definition of telemedicine is “any type of technology that can connect patients with the care that they need for their health.” I have thought about this for a whole five minutes, and I couldn’t come up with something simpler and yet effective than this.

ISSA Los Angeles Summit XI | A conversation with Richard Greenberg

By Marco Ciappelli

On the last day of ISSA Los Angeles Summit XI, I had the pleasure to chat about this event, the present status of cybersecurity, the plans for the future, and few others interesting topics with Mr. Richard Greenberg. We had this conversation while enjoying the view of the Santa Monica beaches from the deck of the gorgeous Annenberg Community Beach House, where this year summit was held for the first time - after outgrowing the original UCLA location and the Universal City Hilton.

I think I can say that this fantastic group of volunteers are doing something right.


Social Engineering. The Past. The Present. The Future. | With Jenny Radcliffe

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Jenny Radcliffe.

In this podcast I am having a fun — and, hopefully, educational — conversation with my favorite social engineer from Liverpool, Jenny Radcliffe — also know as The People Hacker.

In this first, of many, conversation, we talk about her and about social engineering: the past, present and future of it. For starters, she defines herself as "a life long social engineer" and a "non-technical one," which means that she specializes in the psychology side of it and all that has to do with the so-called human factor — aka, the way the earthlings think, act and react.

Let’s talk about Psybersecurity, with Dr. Ryan Louie

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Dr. Ryan K. Louie, M.D., Ph.D.  Psychiatrist

“Psybersecurity” when technology, security and safety cross the boundaries and become an integral part of our perception of human security.

I invite you to listen to this podcast, and to do so I am going to use Ryan’s own words: “As the world of devices and technology becomes increasingly connected with human users, the security of each becomes one and the same.”

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Connecting The Dots For The Future | With John Chambers, Mike Fong, And Vijay Balasubramaniyan

By Sean Martin | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

In today’s chat, Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin speak with John Chambers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JC2 Ventures, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco, Mike Fong, Founder and CEO at Privoro, and Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO at Pindrop. Together, the group discusses their role during RSA Conference, how corporations can balance security innovation with security operations, and the opportunity and impact new ventures can have on society.

Chats on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 | Cybersecurity Futures 2025 | With Dawn Thomas and Alan Cohn

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin

Well, let’s start with something we should all know by now: Cybersecurity is a global issue. How could it be otherwise considering that technology has connected all of us? Literally connected. It is not just a matter of communication between people far away or making distances much shorter; we are talking about connecting all of us in a way that we would not have thought possible a few decades ago. 

The decisions we are making today about technology interacting with humans are going to affect our society in 2025 and way beyond that time. 

Chats On The Road To RSAC 2019 | Why Industrial IoT Security Is Really about Saving Lives | With Galina Antova and Emily Miller

By Sean Martin | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

In this podcast we spoke with two experts deeply entrenched in the world of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure. Galina Antova and Emily Miller join Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli to give us a view of the state of security for this slice of society while connecting the dots to their RSA Conference panel, Why Industrial IoT Security Is Really about Saving Lives.

The Status of Cybersecurity in Italy and the Influence of Cyberspace on the International System's Stability, Peace and Security

By Marco Ciappelli
A conversation with Dr. Luigi Martino | Head of The Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies at the Department of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of the University of Florence

Is it still possible to keep addressing cybersecurity only from a technological approach? We both agreed that the answer is clearly NO.  It is not only inconvenient and inefficient, but also dangerous. 

Chats On The Road To RSAC 2019 | From Dystopia to Opportunity: Stories from the Future of Cybersecurity | With Keren Elazari and Amit Elazari

By Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli

In this podcast we get to know two fantastic women in the cybersecurity community: a friendly hacker and a lawyer, who also happen to be sisters whose individual careers have inspired one another. We hope that they will inspire many young people to pursue their passion and hopefully a career in InfoSec, as a hacker, as a lawyer, as a psychologist, as a researcher, or whatever their dream may be.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Jim Gordon of Intel

By Selena Templeton

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. Today’s guest is Jim Gordon, GM of Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development at Intel, who gives us a sneak peek into his Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panels, including his 3 “Be This” rules to D&I success, why this issue is important to him, a white male, and who should attend.

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.

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?

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 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?

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

By Marco Ciappelli
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 | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

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

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

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin
A conversation with Ariel Herbert-Voss

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 | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

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 | Co-Hosts Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin

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.

Mission accomplished. We are all cyber aware now.

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with Daniel Eliot

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.