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RSAC 2019 | Be An Ally, Not an Asshole

By Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT

Having entered the cybersecurity space just three years ago, no one was more surprised than Selena Templeton to find herself speaking at RSA Conference 2019. In this recap, she shares her experience joining with Karen Worstell, W Risk Group founder, to talk about “Cybersecurity’s Dirty Little Secret and Talent Grenade: Burnout,other sessions on mental health in cybersecurity, and the overall feeling of camaraderie, openness, healthiness, and mutual support at the conference.

Filling, Not Depleting, The InfoSec Talent Pipeline | Heather Ricciuto — IBM Security

By Sean Martin and Selena Templeton

Sean Martin and Selena Templeton had the great pleasure of sitting down with Heather Ricciuto, Academic Outreach Leader at IBM Security, at this year’s RSA Conference. In this podcast, we talk about all things educational when it comes to attracting and retaining cybersecurity talent. Traditionally, companies like IBM have focused on recruiting from 4-year universities, but how are you going to build a pipeline when you’re recruiting from the same top schools and competing for the same talent?

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

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

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, host of At The Edge

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.

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 | Retaining and Growing Cybersecurity Talent: A Proven Model | With Deidre Diamond

By Marco Ciappelli

This is my last podcast for our Chats on the Road to RSA Conference 2019 series. After this we will record literally from the road and from different locations in San Francisco.

First of all, let’s all remember that companies are made of people. You can talk about Artificial Intelligence, digital automation, algorithms, robotics, and all the other amazing things happening in our society, but ultimately none of them come from nothing; they all come from the carbon-based unit that we call humans.

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 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Carmen Marsh of Inteligenca

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

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 Carmen Marsh, CEO and Managing Partner at Inteligenca, who gives us a sneak peek into her Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panel, including how her experience living and working in four different countries gives her unique insights into the issue of diversity and inclusion, the power of mentoring, and unconscious bias.

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 | 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 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Alicia Jessip of TEKsystems

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

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 Alicia Jessip, Regional Inclusion & Diversity Manager at TEKsystems and Founder of Denver WIT, who gives us a sneak peek into her Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panel, including her unique perspective from working at an IT staffing company, the idea of seeing DE&I as a business investment, and why a cultural change is needed before we can truly become inclusive and diverse.

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.

Why Is It So Hard To Break Into The Field Of Cybersecurity?

By Sean Martin

Today I am joined by co-host, Selena Templeton, and we have the pleasure of chatting with Renee Small and Chris Foulon — co-hosts for the Breaking into Security podcast series. Today we’re talking about — you guessed it — why it’s so difficult to break in to the field of cybersecurity. Listen in as Renee and Chris have a lot of great insights on this topic!

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

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

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.

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!

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.