28 episodes

Welcome to the Zero Hour Podcast hosted by Karl Sharman and Karla Reffold, sponsored by BeecherMadden and Cyber Security Professionals. The podcast that speaks to the best talent in the cybersecurity industry. Each episode provides insights, techniques and tools required to be successful in the cybersecurity space. This podcast is now available on Stitcher, ITunes, SoundCloud and Spotify. Please follow our content at:
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Twitter: @zero_hourpod

Music by: Clark Henry-Brown

Zero Hour Podcast Karl Sharman

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Welcome to the Zero Hour Podcast hosted by Karl Sharman and Karla Reffold, sponsored by BeecherMadden and Cyber Security Professionals. The podcast that speaks to the best talent in the cybersecurity industry. Each episode provides insights, techniques and tools required to be successful in the cybersecurity space. This podcast is now available on Stitcher, ITunes, SoundCloud and Spotify. Please follow our content at:
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Twitter: @zero_hourpod

Music by: Clark Henry-Brown

    Kitty Parry - standing out in a crowded market

    Kitty Parry - standing out in a crowded market

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Zero Hour podcast and your host today is Karla Reffold. Today, we are joined by Kitty Parry. Kitty is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in the regulatory technology and finance. In 2014, Kitty was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her entrepreneurial success. She is now Founder and CEO of DeepView, an enterprise cyber security software solution using AI to alert photo and video data leaks. The privacy-forward archiving solution allows regulated employees to safely and compliantly use encrypted chat channels e.g. WhatsApp for work chats.

    Key Minutes
    05:57 - Young Global Leader
    07:47 - The first time meeting cybersecurity
    11:27 - Developing DeepView
    15:36 - Getting companies to buy-in to you
    17:55 - Two products that are a easy fit for company’s
    20:44 - Covid-19 trends
    24:23 - Standing out in the crowd
    28:04 - Building start-ups with and without funding
    28:17 - Moving to California
    30:57 - UK vs US funding
    33:13 - Taking investment at any stage
    36:12 - The next few years within cybersecurity
    38:25 - Ten Quick Fire Questions

    Key Takeaways
    1. Personal social media is screaming out for management.
    2. DeepView have built algorithms that recognise components within video and photo that could be data leakage
    3. Organisations need to be privacy first.

    You can find Kitty and DeepView at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kittyparry/
    DeepView: http://deepview.com

    Follow us:
Twitter: @zero_hourpod
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com
Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 42 min
    Noureen Njoroge - The importance of mentors in your cybersecurity careers

    Noureen Njoroge - The importance of mentors in your cybersecurity careers

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Zero Hour podcast and your host today is Karla Reffold. Today, we are joined by Noureen Njoroge. Noureen is a Security Consultant at Cisco Systems, her area of expertise is threat intelligence. She is the President of Women in Security for North Carolina and the Founder of the Mentor/Mentees Cybersecurity Group with over 4,000 members.

    Key Minutes
    0:10 - Arriving in the USA
    1:30 - Working at Cisco
    4:00 - Entering cybersecurity from other markets
    7:53 - Staying in touch during Covid-19
    09:08 - Being a mentor
    11:22 - Building to 4,000 members
    12:38 - Growing the community further
    17:15 - Diversity in cybersecurity
    19:15 - Career Pathways in cybersecurity
    21:38 - Plenty of resources for a career in cybersecurity
    22:05 - Certifications in cybersecurity
    24:30 - Managing your time to keep improving
    26:30 - The importance of awards
    28:15 - Threats in cybersecurity
    31:20 - Changes in the industry
    32:10 - Ten Quick Fire Questions

    Key Takeaways
    1. Choose what you are passionate about
    2. Pick your mentor wisely
    3. There is not one path into cybersecurity

    You can find Noureen at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noureennjoroge/
    WiCyS: http://wicys.org

    Follow us:
Twitter: @zero_hourpod
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com

    Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 36 min
    Naveen Vasudeva - The dark side of being a CISO

    Naveen Vasudeva - The dark side of being a CISO

    Today, we are joined by Naveen Vasadula. Naveen is an Information Security Risk professional with a strong financial services experience knowledge built over the past 23 years working in London, Paris, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Covering a range of Global Senior Executive Management positions. Including Security Risk, Control and Compliance strategy, technical and Business Risk Assessments methodology and implementation, Process design, metrication and implementation, and global security consultation. Naveen is also one of the host of the Cyber Talks Interview series.

    Key Minutes
    02:32 Education with dyslexia
    05:32 First time hearing cybersecurity
    08:10 Working in financial services
    11:27 The dark side of the CISO role
    18:12 Influence within your organisation
    21:37 Getting business skills
    26:02 Values of networking
    33:12 The importance of mental health
    40:32 The positives for cybersecurity following Covid-19
    41:52 Ten quick fire questions

    Key Takeaways
    1. Influence is everything.
    2. Find a mentor or a leader to learn from
    3. CISOs need to look after their physical and mental health.

    You can find Naveen at:
Website: http://www.ciso-international.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasudevanaveen/
    CyberTalks: https://cybertalks.co.uk/

    Follow us:
Twitter: @zero_hourpod
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com
Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 44 min
    Christophe Foulon - Transforming in Cybersecurity by helping others

    Christophe Foulon - Transforming in Cybersecurity by helping others

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Zero Hour podcast and I’m your host Karl Sharman. Today, we are joined by Christophe Foulon. Chris focuses on securing people and process with a solid understanding of the technology. He has over 10 years as an Information Security Manager and Cybersecurity Strategist with a passion for customer service, process improvement and information security. He has led teams over 30 people across multiple locations with significant experience in optimizing technology. After mainly being self-educated he has a masters degree in cybersecurity. As a career coach, Chris is passionate about helping others with their cybersecurity careers and Co-Hosts the Breaking into Cybersecurity podcast. Hope you enjoy.

    Key Minutes
    01:58 - Growing up in the Caribbean
    03:08 - A hands on experience to learning
    07:10 - Hearing cybersecurity for the first time
    09:58 - Making the transition into cybersecurity from IT
    11:48 - How does having IT background help you within cybersecurity?
    14:11 - Digital transformation within cybersecurity
    16:38 - Communicating with the business
    17:31 - Objectives as a consultant
    18:20 - How cybersecurity can be enable digital transformation?
    19:45 - What is cyber resilience?
    22:59 - What is the important skill of working in the federal cybersecurity market?
    24:31 - Key advice of breaking into cybersecurity
    25:51 - Avoiding burnout in cybersecurity
    27:33 - The importance of helping others
    29:28 - Unusual paths into cybersecurity
    31:06 - Being curious in cyber
    32:33 - Thoughts on the future of cybersecurity
    34:18 - Keeping up with trends
    35:07 - Ten Quick Fire Questions

    Key Takeaways
    - Volunteer, help and ask to show your passion
    - Speak to the business in a language they can understand
    - Don’t come into this industry just for money

    You can find Chris at:
Website: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-into-cybersecurity/id1463136698
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_foulon
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophefoulon/

    Follow us:
Twitter: @zero_hourpod
Instagram: @zerohourexperience
Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com
Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 39 min
    Haydn Brooks - Cybersecurity Start-up, accelerators & raising venture capital

    Haydn Brooks - Cybersecurity Start-up, accelerators & raising venture capital

    Welcome to the latest episode of the ZeroHour Podcast and as I am starting a new podcast, your host today is one of the SC Magazines top 50 women in cybersecurity, its Karla Reffold. In today’s epsiode we are joined by Haydn Brooks. Haydn started in a big4 environment working in cyber risk mainly focusing on supply chain and third party security. The pain he saw and the difficulty clients were having drove him to co-found Risk Ledger. Now as CEO he developed the product through Cylon, the cybersecurity London accelerator and has now raised their initial venture capital investment to expand the product globally into the market. This exciting platform enables its customers to check security over their entire supply chains with minimal staff. In 2019, he was recognised as a Forbes 30 under 30 member.

    Key Minutes:
    02:00 - Growing up in West London
    02:40 - Education in biomedical science
    03:55 - Risk Ledger
    04:35 - Learning from KPMG and Deloitte
    06:45 - The start-up and Venture Capital scene
    07:55 - Using accelerators to progress
    12:45 - Speak to your future customers
    14:45 - Finding your co-founder
    15:55 - Building trust with people
    17:15 - Finding your hacking, hustler and hipster trio
    20:15 - Raising your first round of investment
    24:45 - What does the product solve?
    29:15 - Future of supply chain security
    34:05 - How do you reach c-suite level executives?
    36:10 - Learning how to build a company
    43:05 - Ten quick fire questions

    Key Takeaways:
    - 2/3 of data breaches happen through supply chains or third parties
    - Look for the right people with the right values
    - Practice your pitch more than you actually do your pitch
    - Learn as much as you can about running a business to provide confidence to investors
    - Don’t get a Titanic ringtone for a doorbell

    You can find Haydn at:
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/haydn-brooks
    Company Website: https://riskledger.com/company/about/

    Follow us:
    Twitter: @zero_hourpod
    Instagram: @zerohourexperience
    Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
    BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com
    Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 44 min
    Ian Edwards - From IT to Cybersecurity to Management

    Ian Edwards - From IT to Cybersecurity to Management

    Welcome to the latest episode of the ZeroHour Podcast and I’m your host Karl Sharman. Today we are joined by Ian Edwards. After leaving IT in 2017, he moved into Cybersecurity. After quick progressions, Ian was appointed as Information Security Manager for MEDICA Group in 2018 and leads the Information Security and Risk team, maintaining the Group’s information security and quality management systems and leading on risk management and cyber security strategy. In the relatively short space of time with the company Ian has driven a security transformation programme. Ian is also delivering a fresh and modern security awareness programme to further develop MEDICA’s ‘human firewall’.

    Key Minutes
    2:55 Hearing cybersecurity for the first time
    3:30 Working local over city life
    5:00 Getting to Medicaid
    5:38 Arriving on site for the first time
    6:46 Reporting lines
    08:09 Having oversight
    09:07 Stepping up to manage
    09:48 Challenges in management
    10:44 Time being a key issue in security
    11:48 Focusing on data protection as a business need
    12:45 How you learn regulations?
    14:32 How can Data Protection and Cybersecurity work together?
    16:35 Mitigating supply chain risk
    18:58 Communication with third parties
    20:40 How do you get senior buy in from a technical perspective?
    23:35 The importance of getting recognised through awards
    27:35 Planning your career ahead
    28:55 Prediction of industry changes
    32:10 Challenges around recruitment
    34:23 Ten Quick Fire Questions

    Key Findings
    - Smaller organisations can be behind the curve in data protection or Cybersecurity normally because they lack the expertise they require.
    - Reporting into the decision makers of the company is highly important to achieve success as a security department.
    - You have to focus your time on prioritising the business outcomes.

    You can find Ian at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iandvedwards/
    Company Website: http://www.medicagroup.co.uk

    Follow us:
    Twitter: @zero_hourpod
    Instagram: @zerohourexperience
    Website: www.beechermadden.com

    This podcast is sponsored by:
    BeecherMadden - www.beechermadden.com
    Cyber Security Professionals - www.cybersecurity-professionals.com

    • 42 min

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