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.
Unlike every other security podcast, we don’t get stuck down in the technical weeds. Our remit is to speak with experts around the globe at the strategic level – how security technology can improve the experience and risk optimisation for every organisation.
Episode 232 Deep Dive: Pierre Liddle | Future-Proofing Security: Unpacking Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)
Pierre Liddle is a distinguished expert with over 20 years of dedicated experience in the dynamic field of security. As the Co-founder and CTO of Plerion, he serves as the guiding force behind the company's strategic vision. Pierre's extensive career includes an impressive seven-year tenure at AWS, where he played a crucial role in driving global internal security programs and collaborating with customers to design, build, and manage secure cloud workloads. This direct and hands-on engagement has equipped him with an unparalleled understanding of the precise challenges and pain points that organisations encounter in the realm of cloud security.
With a profound commitment to enhancing cloud security practices, and a vision to make the world a safer place by empowering customers to conquer the future, Pierre brings his wealth of knowledge to the forefront at Plerion. His leadership and domain expertise empower the company to provide cutting-edge solutions that address the evolving needs of businesses in an increasingly digital world. Pierre's invaluable insights and dedication to innovation underscore his role as a driving force behind Plerion's mission to revolutionise cloud security.
Episode 231 Deep Dive: Ashwin Ram | Overcoming Evolving Threats: Expert Advice for Executive Cyber Awareness
Ashwin Ram is a seasoned cyber security expert and thought leader with a unique blend of CISO consulting experience and technical know-how. He is widely regarded as a trusted advisor by industry titans, startups, and industry collectives due to his ability to translate technical threats into business contexts to evaluate overall risk to organisations.
With his deep security knowledge, Ashwin can switch effortlessly between "tech talk" and "business talk," making him a go-to person for organisations looking to bolster their cyber resilience. In his current role at Check Point Software Technologies, Ashwin assists cyber executives understand, prioritise, communicate, and address cyber risks.
Episode 230 Deep Dive: Alen Zenicanin | Perspectives on Vendor and Third-Party Risk Management
Hailing from Eastern Europe, Alen arrives in Austrlaia in 1996 and has been a daily contributor to Australia's Cybersecurity scene for a over 15 years now. Having helped hundeds of organisations improve their threat landscape and avoid costly breaches, Alen is a leader in the spaces of cyber security, information security, risk management and governance/compliance. Being a regular guest speaker at webinars, summits and industry events - Alen is considered a valuable asset in helping non-technical people understand the value of technology risk management. Experienced accross various industries including aerospace, renewable energies, legal, and our government; Alen is highly sought after as an industry subject-matter expert.
Episode 229 Deep Dive: Rad Kanapathipillai | Enhancing Security Posture: Prioritising Data Protection in Organisations
Rad, Head of Engineering at DevOps1, is a seasoned tech expert with 15+ years in the industry. Specialising in Platforms and Security, Rad has led platform and devsecops transformations at organisations like Spark New Zealand, ANZ Government, and top financial institutions. With a strong track record in project management and ethics, Rad has also contributed significantly at Ampion/Wipro's cybersecurity division, Shelde where he was a Cloud Consulting partner.
Episode 228 Deep Dive: Rob Rashotte | Diversifying the Cybersecurity Talent Pool: A Discussion on Making Cybersecurity Roles Inclusive and Accessible to All
Rob Rashotte is the vice president of the Fortinet Training Institute and the Fortinet Technical Field Enablement Program. Rob has more than 20 years of experience developing training and education strategies for startups as well as complex global organisations. He also has more than 15 years of experience working with some of the most innovative, fast-paced companies in the cybersecurity field. Rob has an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a regular speaker at a number of business schools on the topic of cyber risk and corporate impact.
Episode 227 Deep Dive: Jaya Baloo | Discussing New Cyber Disclosure Rules, Understanding the Cost of Breaches, and Building a Long-term Security Strategy for Organisations
Jaya Baloo is the CSO of Rapid7 and has been working in the field of Info Security with a focus on secure network architecture for more than 20 years. She is the former CISO of Avast, and prior to that was CISO at KPN, the largest telco carrier in The Netherlands. Jaya serves on the boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, TIIN Capital, the NOS, and was former Vice Chair of the EU Quantum flagship. Shie is also on the faculty of the Singularity University. Jaya is recognised as a top 100 security influencer worldwide. In 2019, she was selected as one of the 50 most inspiring Fifty. In 2022 she received an honorary doctorate from the Uni of Twente for her contributions to the field of Cybersecurity.
An excellent, informative show for cyber professionals
I’ve been listening to this show for over a year and it’s one of my favourites.
I really enjoy the level of detail and the calibre of guest speakers that Karissa has on her show.
I’d think anyone, in any role, or at any level working in IT or CyberSecurity would enjoy this podcast!
Excellent host and topics
Karissa is one of those hosts you could listen to on repeat all day. Love this podcast! Great topics, great guests. Highly recommend even if you’re not from a cyber security background.
Real topics, well structured and easy to listen to.