At The Edge

You Are Number Six! I Am Not A Number! I Am A Free Device! — The Importance Of Identity In The Connected World

By Sean Martin

Guests: Emily Miller | Ted Harrington | Dean Weber
Host: Sean Martin

In today's episode, I connect with Emily, Dean, and Ted, we look at the current state of security in IT, OT, IoT, and ICS — and the connections between these different environments.

Together, we explore how identity plays a critical role in ensuring a safe environment that can be traced to specific sensors, devices networks, and people. And, with the massive numbers of things hitting the market—and our society—we attempt to answer the question surrounding our ability (or lack thereof) to scale the controls and protections to minimize—or perhaps even eliminate—undue exposure to risk introduced by these things.

The 12th Edition Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Read It And Spring into Action

By Sean Martin

Guests: Gabriel Bassett | John Grim
Host: Sean Martin

Today's episode comes to you in concert with the release of the 12th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigation report comprised of data from 73 contributors, the highest number since its launch. Gabriel Bassett, Senior Information Security Data Scientist and John Grim, Senior Manager, Investigative Response Team — both from Verizon Enterprise Solutions — join ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin. We discuss the role of the DBIR in building and maintaining information security programs, what some of the key findings are, and how to make the data actionable.

We’re Moving Toward Technologies That Enable Humans Rather Than Try To Automate Them

By Sean Martin

During RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sean Martin sat down with Jill Orhun, Head of Strategy and Operations for Cyber at Devo, Seema Sheth-Voss, VP Product Marketing at Devo, and Chris O’Brien, Head of Technical Marketing at Devo — a group of folks who connect with customers and prospects — to discuss trends and anomalies they’ve seen.

Will Blockchain Be Or Not Be The Big Wave To Ride

By Sean Martin

Guests: Simon Harman | Anthony Stevens
Host: Sean Martin

Blockchain — a topic that still gets a lot of attention, even if it seems to be overplayed in the media, the workplace, and in the venture world. So what is it, does it actually provide value, and is there a place for it? Listen in to hear Simon Harman, project lead for the Loki project, and Anthony Stevens, Founder and CEO of Digital Asset Ventures, give their take on why blockchain will—or won’t—be the next big wave of technology deployment in the near future.

Businesses Are Talking About Technology. But Are They Tech Savvy Yet?

By Sean Martin

During RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sean Martin sat down with Rod Simmons, Vice President of Product Strategy for Active Directory at STEALTHbits Technologies, to get his thoughts and insights into the current state of the Identity and Access Management space through the lens of both the conference sessions and sprawling expo hall(s).

An ERP Privacy Cost Analysis: Data Value vs Data Liability

By Sean Martin

Sean Martin chats with Larry Harrington of The IIA and Raytheon, and Juan Perez-Etchegoyen of Onapsis about privacy, which is not an IT issue, it’s a business issue. Since GDPR, the customer has the upper hand in many cases, and because of this, privacy extends beyond pure business operations and into the world of ethics and morals. There’s a lot packed into this podcast!

RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | Fulfilling Our Mission of Supporting the Community At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

By Sean Martin

After nearly a few decades in the InfoSec industry, Sean Martin has a deep look back at RSA Conference in San Francisco to see how things have changed, what was top-of-mind this year, and how the community aspect of the conference this year made for one of the best events yet for Sean, the ITSPmagazine team, and the publication overall.

Why Do Phishing And Business Email Compromise Even Exist?

By Sean Martin

In today’s episode, Sean Martin chats with Anand Raghavan, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Armorblox, and Chuck Drobny, President & CEO at GlobaLogix, about two hot topics that are a regular thorn in our InfoSec sides: phishing and business email compromise. They explore how the industry is leading us to overcome this challenge, beginning with user awareness training and IT security training, before taking a turn to the technology stack, user workflows, business automation and security management orchestration.

A CISO's Perspective: Hot Topics During RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | Taylor Lehmann

By Sean Martin

Taylor Lehmann stopped by the ITSPmagazine kiosk during RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco to have a chat with Sean Martin. Some of the top topics that Taylor saw and heard within and surrounding the conference included Machine Learning and AI (what's real and what's not), third-party risk (what are some of the details for how to make it work) and identity and identity analytics (how does it impact health systems with employees, patients, and devices?).

At The Edge | Unusual Gathering | Episode XXIII | Guests Sian John, Candy Alexander, Allan Alford

By Sean Martin

Guests: Sian John | Candy Alexander | Allan Alford
Host: Sean Martin

During this At The Edge themed Unusual Gatherings Talk Show, Sean Martin asks his guests — Sian John from Microsoft, Candy Alexander from ISSA International, and Allan Alford from Mitel — how risk management and risk ownership change — if the CISO will be responsible for manipulating a risk acceptance slider with a business driver slider — and what the future of the InfoSec team looks like for the CISO (does the CISO role even exist)?

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 | Top Ways to Make Hackers Excited | With Paula Januszkiewicz and Rod Simmons

By Sean Martin

In today’s chat, I speak with Paula Januszkiewicz, CEO of CQURE, and Rod Simmons, VP of product strategy at STEALTHbits, to discuss the role of identity, privileged access, and how organizations are — or aren’t — adequately looking at the risk they face from an attacker’s point of view. With this context in mind, Paul gives us a view into the keynote she is giving at RSA Conference, the session she also has there, and the work she is doing with Rod to peel back the onion, if you will, on how attacks look and work.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | CISO Current Trends And Missing Trends | With Jason Fruge

By Sean Martin

In today’s chat, Sean Martin connects with Jason Fruge, CISO at Fossil, who reviews some of the trends he and his fellow CISOs are discussing, along with some of the things they may not be thinking about. These points lead us to the activities and events in which Jason is participating during RSA Conference, including a panel he is on, session themes he will be investigating, and other topics he will be exploring with his peers also in attendance during the week.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | (Girl) Scouting for Talent: The Solution in the Next Generation | With Sylvia Acevedo

By Selena Templeton and Sean Martin

In today’s chat, Sean and Selena connect with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, to give us a sneak peek into her RSA Conference talk, called (Girl) Scouting for Talent: The Solution in the Next Generation. A former Girl Scout herself, Sylvia shares how her career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory started with the Girl Scouts. We also chat about some of the Girl Scouts’ latest initiatives, like their STEM pledge to add 2.5 million girls to the STEM pipeline by 2025, diversity and inclusion, and the technology talent pipeline.

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.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | CSA Summit 10th Anniversary | With Jim Reavis, Kevin Kiley, Jason Garbis

By Sean Martin

In today's chat, Sean Martin is joined by Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance and host of the CSA Summit held during RSA Conference. Jim and Sean are also joined by two of the Summit’s speakers: Kevin Kiley from OneTrust, and Jason Garbis from Cyxtera. Jim, Kevin and Jason dig into the details of the summit conversations they intend to drive as part of the day-long event taking place on Monday, March 4th, including: innovation, shared responsibility, vendor risk management, cloud audits, vendor guarantees, operationalizing security in the cloud, and privacy with the GDPR/CCPA.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl | With Kyla Guru

By Sean Martin and Selena Templeton

In today’s chat, Sean and Selena connect with Kyla Guru, 16-year-old founder and CEO of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and equipping citizens — young and old — with the cybersecurity skills needed to help prevent future cyber-attacks. Get ready to be inspired by Kyla and follow her lead to take action, beginning with the future generation of InfoSec professionals!

Experts Corner Webcast: What Does It Take To Operationalize A SOAR?

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

The primary goal with this webcast discussion is to highlight the value of a SOAR (security orchestration automation and response) platform/model in order to help companies figure out how best to operationalize it as part of their security management programs. The key point here is “operationalize” … who should be involved, what do they need in place in order to succeed (tech/process/people, both within and outside of the platform), and what can they expect from an operational benefit perspective.

Are We Investing In InfoSec To Solve Problems Or Make Money?

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

In today's episode, Jay Leek and Patrick Heim of ClearSky Ventures shine the light on a ton of stuff related to the state of the InfoSec market and how cybersecurity investments play a role in the ecosystem of protection, detection, and response. Listen in to get their individual and combined views on investment strategies, investment buzzwords, and the categorization of the 4 types of security companies and how the categories impact investment decisions. Jay and Patrick even share some advice for the organizations making attempts to consume some of these innovative products.