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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXX | Amanda Berlin and Megan Roddie

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Amanda Berlin | Megan Roddie

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
Have You Met The Mental Health Hackers?

Mental health is a topic we care deeply about at ITSPmagazine. It's something that, as humans, we all have, and we need to take care of it.

While many might think of stress, depression, and burnout as the primary signs of someone struggling to keep it together, mental health presents itself in many ways. It's because we are human, and therefore extremely complex mental beings, that it can be difficult to spot mental illness in ourselves and in others unless we are explicitly looking for it. And, even if we do recognize or spot it, it's not always easy to talk about it nor to find resources and a community to engage with to work through it.

Fortunately, that's where Amanda Berlin, Megan Roddie, and a supportive board, and a growing bench of volunteers come in.

Join us as we look at the work Amanda, Megan, and others are doing to help us all take care of ourselves and each other. The main thing is to keep the conversation going / keep the momentum going. Start by listening to this one and then have a few chats of your own after you’re done.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXIX | Garth Griffin and Maurits Lucas

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Garth Griffin | Maurits Lucas

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
Are You — Yes We're Talking To You, Society — Afraid Of The Dark?

When you think of the Dark Web, what do you picture? Does it look similar to that of the forest through which Little Red Riding Hood travels through to visit her grandma? What’s in there? Who's in there? Should you go there? Why — why not?

Certainly, it is good to know what risk is waiting out there so you can avoid it if you do not have to venture into it. But, if you aren't aware of it, how do you know what to expect? If you’re ready to take a walk on the dark side with us, have a listen…

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXVIII | Elizabeth Wharton and Damon Jackman

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Elizabeth Wharton | Damon Jackman

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
Just How Smart Are Smart Airports?

Technology is helping more and more to run these microcosms, to give us more services, more entertainment, and to make our travels times faster, smoother, and secure.

Technology needs data to do all of this, and as with many - I dare say all things -in life, it all comes with a trade-off. What do those trade-offs look like when you enter a smart airport? Listen to find out.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXVII | Kristin Judge and Chris Cox

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Kristin Judge | Chris Cox

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
The very thin line between monitoring and spying

It seems that, more often than before, when we address cybersecurity we end up talking about privacy and personal information. We talk about cyber criminals trying to perpetrate fraud and steal personal information, about companies violating trust to sell the data to a third party, IoT devices that collect way more data than they should and that get unauthorized access to our private lives by invading our home environment and our bodies. And, of course, there are the old cases of government institutions spying on citizens, and companies and states spying on each other. 

And that’s just mentioning a few scenarios that have made the news. But what about when spying activity happens within the family walls: between couples, parents and kids? In all these cases, the line between potential beneficial monitoring of activities that can reinforce the safety of the subject can easily be stepped over, and the whole scenario turns from good to bad, and it becomes spying, stalking and abuse. This is when good technology turns “bad”, and the consequences become severe and extremely dangerous.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXVI | Guests Melanie Ensign and Bennett Cyphers

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Melanie Ensign, Uber | Bennett Cyphers, EFF

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
All your trips’ data belong to us — and so does your privacy.

We are having this conversation because LADOT is requesting that all the shared scooter companies give them all the data they collect as a condition “sine qua non” if they want to do business on the streets of L.A..

The amount of information that LADOT is hoping to collect is quite extensive and it’s unclear what will be done with the data once received except that it will be sent to a third-party data aggregator — AND the data collected is subject to public access requests, which means that if anyone wants it, they can have it. 

So where do we stand as consumers if this initiative goes further? Where do morals and humanity stand on this topic? When we make new rules and regulations, we must think about the future that we want because the right to privacy is the right to freedom.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXV | Guests Stina Ehrensvard and Joseph Carson

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Stina Ehrensvard | Joseph Carson

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:

It’s a password-less future. Or is it?

Here are a few teasers to get you inspired to listen up:

These days, you likely have between 20 and 90 accounts that require a password. Given that 80% of breaches today are due to a compromised password, the question is: Is there still a role for passwords in the future?

The challenge with getting rid of passwords is that they are cheap to implement, easy to use, and are replaceable — unlike biometric authentication options.

Similar to the seatbelt safety issue, new regulations may be required, cultural changes will be necessary, and additional privacy standards may need to be applied for this to happen. The good news is, today’s guests all feel that the future of the Internet looks bright, safe, simpler and dynamic!

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXIV | Guests Diana Kelley, Priscilla Koepke, Ann Cleaveland

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society that are also part of our RSA Conference | San Francisco 2019 Coverage

Guests
Diana Kelley | Priscilla Koepke | Ann Cleaveland

Host
Marco Ciappelli

This Episode | Tomorrow starts today. Cybersecurity Futures 2025

The project “Cybersecurity Futures 2025” is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and CNA’s Institute for Public Research, conducted in partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity (2016-2018) and the Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity.

Scenarios: Quantum Leap | The New Wiggle Room | Barlow’s Revenge | Trust Us

Are we looking at a dystopian, a utopian or a realistic future that we can shape making the right choices today?
You decide. Literally, you, they, and we. We can decide, all together if we act now. This is just a starting point.

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

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society that are also part of our RSA Conference | San Francisco 2019 Coverage

Guests
Sian John | Candy Alexander | Allan Alford

Host
Sean Martin

This Episode | What Does The Future Of The CISO Role Look Like In 2025?

How does risk management and risk ownership change leading into 2025?

Risk management ownership: Is the CISO responsible for manipulating a risk acceptance slider with a business driver slider?

What does the future of the InfoSec team look like for the CISO — does the CISO role even exist?

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXII | Guests Edna Conway And John Felker

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Edna Conway, Cisco | John Felker, DHS

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
What Could Ever Go Wrong With An Industrial Control System?

The concept of trust has been one of the core pillars in any information security program; it remains — perhaps becomes even more relevant — when we cross over from IT to OT and from IT to IoT to IIoT.

In today’s Unusual Gathering, we discuss the idea that trust is paramount in this new world we live in. But how do you establish trust and what does trust even look like? What are the systems and devices? Who is in the ecosystem? And what are you allowing them to do with your data?

The responsibility surrounding this need to educate doesn’t sit squarely on the shoulders of one person; it is everyone’s responsibility, from citizens, to government, to schools, to the manufacturers of these products and services.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XXI | Guests Keren Elazari and Amit Elazari

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society that are also part of our Chats On The Road To RSA Conference | San Francisco 2019

Guests
Keren Elazari | Amit Elazari

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This Episode | From Dystopia to Opportunity: Stories from the Future of Cybersecurity

Because the future of cybersecurity is not about protecting secrets;
it’s about our way of life.

In their words, this is what their keynote is about:

“Join [Keren and Amit] for a journey to the near future, told from the perspectives of a friendly hacker and a lawyer, who also happen to be sisters. Discover how evolving attack trends are impacting policy landscapes, why trust has become a feature and what hackers can do for you. Step away from today and embrace what’s next.”

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XX | Guests Georgia Weidman And Larry Whiteside

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Georgia Weidman | Larry Whiteside

Hosts
Selena Templeton | Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:
Bringing representation to the underrepresented. Let’s talk about mentors.

By definition a mentor is a wise or trusted adviser or guide, a counselor or a teacher.

In todays Unusual Gathering, we discuss the many aspects of mentorship. Who can be one, how to find one, what it takes to be a modern mentor, and where we stand now with this practice — and, in particular, where we stand in the cybersecurity industry with respect to mentors.

Not only can everyone be a mentor, but everyone needs a mentor at some stages of their career. As long as you mean it and as long as you are passionate about it, you can be both a mentor and also an amazing role model destined to change someone’s life for the best.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XIX | Guests MK Palmore and Eva Casey-Velasquez

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
MK Palmore | Eva Casey-Velasquez

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This episode:

Identity theft, misuse of personal information, and criminal intrusion — it is complicated and so are the consequences.

Here are a few teasers to get you inspired to listen up.

In the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there is a clear distinction in the way that they refer to privacy and cybersecurity:

Privacy relates to the misuse of personal information that was legitimately given but then used not for the intended purpose or by the party it was originally given to. 

Cybersecurity refers to a criminal intrusion, and therefore the theft of information, by an unauthorized party that stole information from a source.

This may very well make sense from a legal and criminal investigation standpoint, but we must agree that privacy and identity are more often than not part of the same big cybersecurity picture, and that consumers certainly feel this way.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XVIII | Guests Lisa Hawke and Kevin Gosschalk

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Lisa Hawke | Kevin Gosschalk

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This Episode:

The Perception of Privacy and How it Changes Depending on Your Perspective

In today’s podcast we discussed the topic of Data Privacy Day and so much more around the concept of data privacy and how it can change shape according to who is looking at the information, when, and from what angle. It’s all about perspective.

The main title for the Data Privacy Day event was: A New Era In Privacy

We sure agree that it is, and this is exactly what you will hear us talking about in this conversation.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XVII | Guests Gary Hayslip And Rick McElroy

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society that is also part of our Chats On The Road To RSA Conference | San Francisco 2019

Guests
Gary Hayslip | Rick McElroy

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This Episode:

Why the Role of CISO Sucks and What We Should Do to Fix It!

This is a conversation around a topic very dear to us here at ITSPmagazine; it is not by accident that one of our first columns when we started our publication was ‘An Infosec Life’ and since then many cybersecurity professionals have joined our podcasts, sharing their stories with us and, of course, with our audience.

Both Gary and Rick have been on a number of our podcasts and webcasts, and it makes us proud to know that we have contributed to the idea to bring this very important topic to the large stage of RSA Conference!

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XVI | Guests Kika von Klück And Thom Langford

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Kika von Klück | Thom Langford

Hosts
Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli


This Episode:

Advertising, Branding, Marketing, and Privacy in the Cyber Society

On today's podcast we talk about branding, advertising, and marketing in the age of Big Data, Internet of Things, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence and, of course the World Wide Web; the primordial soup pond that has given life to this Cyber Society of ours.

More than one hundred years ago, John Wanamaker, an American merchant and political figure, considered by some to be a proponent of advertising and a "pioneer in marketing," proclaimed,

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.”

So, where do we stand today?

Here is a taste of the questions we tried to answer in this lively conversation:

Did we resolve this century-old problem with technology, or are we still wasting about half of the pie, with the only difference being that now we know where — and how — we are wasting it?

Has creativity in advertising lost center stage, replaced by cold numbers and algorithms? Or do they work together for better results?

Artificial Intelligence, together with humans, is already creating interesting art — can it become part of the creative process to help us expand it?

As interactivity and micro-targeting can offer value by reaching the consumer at the right time for the product or service that is needed or desired, how much deeper can the mind be — or is already — manipulated to the extent of creating those needs and desires by giving the illusion of free will to the consumers?

If the arrival of online advertising, big data and social media was an advertiser’s dream come true, the latest calls for privacy, transparency, diversity, trust, and ethics are reshaping the scenario. But what the final shape look like?

Listen up and find out how we think we could balance creativity, technology, convenience, and respect for the consumers,

BTW, we had a good time and we hope you enjoy this conversation!


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Unusual Gathering | Episode XV

January 9, 2019

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Rik Ferguson | Beau Woods

Hosts
Marco Ciappelli | Selena Templeton | Sean Martin

Here’s What We Covered — 📅🎉Happy New Year! A Look Back And One Forward. To 2021.🔮🖼

What does the future hold for us in 2021?

Are data breaches ever going to stop? Or, is there too much value for the attackers?

Has society reached a point of “breach fatigue?”

Do we need to change the narrative for how we look at data, privacy, and the benefits (and risk) big data can have on society?

How can we create a safe and healthy environment where humans live with technology and mass amounts of information?

Are we heading in the right direction, or is the problem too complex to control?

Education is critical. Are you doing your part for yourself, your family, your friends and neighbors?

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Unusual Gathering Holiday Party | Episode XIV

DECEMBER 23, 2018

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
On today’s show, we have a number of special guests stopping by during two separate sessions. We always believe, the more the merrier.

Masha Sedova | Sarah Squire | Jack Daniel | Kathleen Smith | Bryson Bort | Candy Alexander | Michael Parisi | Casey Ellis | Gary Hayslip | Diana Kelley | Ashli Pfeiffer | Elizabeth Wharton | Lisa Kendall | Tin Zaw | “Shaggy” | Jodi Daniels | Evan Goldberg | Beau Woods | Chris Roberts | Arthur Hicken | Megan Roddie | Matt Velez | Mandy Logan | Cody Wamsley

Hosts
Selena Templeton | Marco Ciappelli | Sean Martin

🎄🎉 Join us! It is the first ITSPmagazine Holiday Party 🎁🍾

We’re glad you decided to drop by to have a listen — or, perhaps, even a gander — as we all tell stories, have a few laughs, and wish you and us all, the InfoSec community, a Merry Christmas, happy holiday, and a healthy, prosperous new year.

In the true spirit of the community, this episode is being brought to you in connection to our partnership with a very special event taking place during RSA Conference 2019 - the Better Together Seminar.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XIII

DECEMBER 19, 2018

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Diana Kelley | Gabriel Lawrence

Hosts
Marco Ciappelli | Sean Martin

Here’s What We Covered — 🎁Smart Holidays and Autonomous Reindeer - The Future is Here 🦌

Are reindeer autonomous? Is that even possible?

Are smart cities and smart home really that smart?

Are we asking Santa what we really want for Christmas? Or has Artificial Intelligence taken over and is guiding the season of gift-giving beyond our control?

Are computers allowed to make mistakes or do we have a different tolerance level for situations if and when this occurs? Are we employing the good ‘ole double standard?

Perhaps the holiday season can be easily summed up by accepting that Santa is an alien and there is a planet inhabited solely by robots? Have we gone too far? Who knows. Find out.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XII

DECEMBER 12, 2018

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Jason Elrod | M.K. Palmore | Thom Langford

Hosts
Marco Ciappelli | Sean Martin

Here’s What We Covered — 🎄There’s More to Santa’s Nice and Naughty List Than You Know 🎅

What value do we put on privacy and how does that compare to the value legitimate businesses and cybercriminals put on the same information?

What types of information are we giving up as consumers and how does that collective data set impact our future?

You are about to buy that connected gift for that friend, family member, or loved one. Have you paused to think about the privacy implications it will have on the recipient(s)?

When history has a story to tell — even though it may seem a little dark to hear it during the holidays — we should probably listen.

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Unusual Gathering | Episode XI

DECEMBER 5, 2018

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Guests
Katie Linendoll | Arthur Hicken

Hosts
Marco Ciappelli | Sean Martin

Here’s What We Covered — Cyber Santa And The Unexpected Effects Of IoT Toys And Gadgets

The good — and the bad — of Internet-connected toys and gadgets.

Just because something can be connected to the Internet doesn't mean it it should.

We must stop, think, and learn about IoT devices before we buy them; especially when we give them to kids and elderly people. Is the value greater than the risk?

Katie tells us about her non-profit which uses tech gadgets to help kids in hospitals.

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