The Voice of Cyber ™
KBKast brings you interviews, discussions, and presentations from global leaders across information security and emerging technology. We spend time understanding what they do, and unpacking their thoughts on the constantly evolving technology and people elements in the security industry as they pertain to an executive audience.
Episode 80: Andy Walker
Andy Walker is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ditno, a Network Security Policy Management Software company that enables organisations to build a Governed Zero Trust Network for improved and simplified security.
After completing an apprenticeship and signing a professional football contract in England, Andy studied Information Technology and quickly developed a passion for cyber security, specifically network security. He gained a number of industry qualifications including CCNA, CCNP, CCVP, MCSA and ITIL.
Over the last 20 years, Andy has designed and engineered interconnected networks for large enterprises including financial services and global logistics organisations, ensuring their IT services are connected securely, reducing the impact of cyber threats.
Before working on ditno, he was managing the delivery of large Network Security projects at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. As ditno’s CEO, Andy has built a culture of innovation and collaboration to deliver leading-edge and beneficial solutions to their customers.
Episode 79: Michael Loewy
Michael is a Co-founder of Tide Foundation, a deep tech start-up developing technology to enable cyber-herd immunity. He’s a seasoned entrepreneur with a rich history leading the development and go-to-market of enterprise software. He spent over a decade growing a decorated digital agency before merging to become a full services agency and successfully exiting. Michael holds a degree in Information Systems and Accounting, UNSW; was an academic professional at the University of Illinois and currently serves on the advisory board of the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Episode 78: Jacqui Loustau
Jacqui Loustau – is the Founder and Executive Manager for the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN).
She is a cybersecurity expert, with over 2 decades of experience in IT and Information Security. She has worked on large projects internationally across a wide range of security domains and in cybercrime. She is passionate about security and collaborating with others to drive innovation and change within industry. This includes educating small businesses and individuals on improving their cybersecurity practices. She has written a number of white papers and contributed to books, podcasts, webinars and is regularly requested to speak at industry events.
As the Founder of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) since 2015, she has been working on several initiatives to connect, support and inspire more talent from all industries and diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in security and to stay. For this work she has received several awards including global recognition as an IFSEC top influencer #9 for security thought leadership (2018), AUSCERT Information Security Excellence (2021), AISA 2016 Diversity in Cybersecurity, ISACA Oceania CACS 2018 Women in Technology Leadership, 2019 Best Volunteer winner and Highly commended for IT Security Breaker.
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Episode 77: Andrew Scully
Andrew Scully is an information security professional with over 15 years’ experience building and delivering security and technical outcomes aligned for both the commercial, military and government sectors.
Previously, Andrew has successfully led large scale structural, technical, and cultural security transformations for Blue Coat Systems, Symantec, Telstra Defence and the Royal Australian Air Force. These roles have included responsibility for;
Security program oversight as CISO for the Defence Terrestrial Communication Network delivered under JP2047, and
Operational risk management aspects of Symantec’s internal information security practice including the Joint Security Operations Centre, Incident Response, Forensics, Threat Intelligence, eDiscovery and Red Teaming.
Currently, Andrew is the head of Cyber Security at Ampion (formerly Shelde). Andrew’s oversight includes more than 40 technical staff delivering complex cyber solutions across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Episode 76: Michael F. D. Anaya
Michael is the Head of Attack Surface Analysis at Palo Alto Networks. He leads a large team of analysts who identify vulnerabilities in large Fortune 500 companies and government agencies’ vast online presence. He also has 14 years of FBI experience as a Special Agent, leading extensive investigations and overseeing countless arrests, search warrants, and dismantlements of cyber threat actor sets. Michael has spoken on cybersecurity topics over 500 times around the world and was considered “one of the FBI’s most talented presenters.” Michael is driven by his family, making people laugh, and a desire to help others.
Episode 75: Sean Duca
Vice President and Regional Chief Security
Officer, Asia Pacific & Japan
Palo Alto Networks
Sean is vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia Pacific and Japan at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Sean
spearheads the development of thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cybersecurity community and business executives.
With more than 20 years of experience in the IT and security industry, he acts as a trusted advisor to organisations across the region and helping them improve their security postures and align security strategically with business
Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Intel Security (McAfee), with his last position as the Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific. Before this, Sean was involved in software development, technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.
Sean actively discusses security issues in mainstream media, including television, radio, print and security related broadcasts. He regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels, and provides intelligence on cybersecurity matters to the public and private sector.
Real topics, well structured and easy to listen to.
Very good listen, I don’t come from a security back ground but this is helping me grasp the industry!