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World Class IT Security – Strategic and Tactical Thought Leadership, Advanced Topics for Top IT Leaders: Innovation, Ideas, Creativity, Neuroscience of Optimal Performance – Fearlessness – Health – and Wellness for Top IT Leaders.

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World Class IT Security – Strategic and Tactical Thought Leadership, Advanced Topics for Top IT Leaders: Innovation, Ideas, Creativity, Neuroscience of Optimal Performance – Fearlessness – Health – and Wellness for Top IT Leaders.

    #195: How to Use a "Purpose-Built" Framework for Innovation | Akshay Bhargava, Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes

    #195: How to Use a "Purpose-Built" Framework for Innovation | Akshay Bhargava, Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes

    Akshay Bhargava is the Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is described as the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solutions provider. In this role, he leads product organization, guides all Research and Development activities, and drives the company's technology vision/product road map. He previously served as Vice President for Oracle's Cloud Business Group, as a product executive at FireEye, and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.

    Akshay is a board adviser to several tech startups and was named one of The Software Report's Top 25 Software Product Executives of 2020. A proven thought leader, Akshay writes for Forbes Technology Council and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

    Some of the takeaways you will get from listening to this interview with Akshay are how to apply a purpose-built framework to product innovation. Akshay is using this for security innovation, but this is a framework that you can apply to any innovation. On LinkedIn, he has a really nice interaction with the CIO and CISO community about this innovation framework.

    You will also learn about how to remove luck from the innovation process. He is a big proponent of removing luck in the innovation process.

    Another takeaway is how to align customer pain, feature requests, and customer empathy with purpose in building your products. How to stop responding to endless feature requests and build products.

    Also discussed is how to prioritize and choose what to do and what not to do with product development. We also talk about the mindfulness and Zen approach to security. There is research that is done that compares users that have been trained in mindfulness versus users who haven't been. There is a stunning 38% decrease in hitting inadvertent malware.


    Here are some of the things that you will learn in this podcast episode:
    -Akshay's purpose-built innovation framework.
    -How to remove luck from the innovation process.
    -Aligning customer pain and empathy to the purpose of your company.
    -How to prioritize and choose what to do and what not to do.
    -Mindfulness and Zen approach to security.
    -Why purpose, vision, and mission are all closely related.
    -Why during these unprecedented times, individuals and organizations have an opportunity to practice anti-fragility.
    -The power of asking the question, "Why?"


    How to Connect with this Guest:
    LinkedIn     Akshay’s Purpose-Built Framework   Twitter     
    Books referenced in podcast:
    Thinking, Fast and Slow, 1st Edition, By Daniel Kahneman, Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013  The Infinite Game, 1st Edition, By Simon Sinek, Published by Portfolio, 2020  Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, 1st Edition, By David Epstein, Published by Riverhead Books, 2019  Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life, 1st Edition, By Hal Gregersen, Published by Harper Business, 2018  Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, 1st Edition, By Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Published by Random House, 2012 

    Articles referenced in podcast:
    Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better, By Akshay Bhargava, for Dark Reading, 11/27/2020.   Reaching Zen In Cybersecurity, By Akshay Bhargava, for Forbes Technology Council, 9/25/2020.   Takeaways from Five Books Executives Should Read Now, By Akshay Bhargava, for Forbes Technology Council, 10/19/2020   
    Technologies referenced in podcast: 

    Malwarebytes 


    Transcript:
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    #173: Hacking Multifactor Authentication - Interview With the Best in the World at Computer Security Defense - Roger Grimes

    #173: Hacking Multifactor Authentication - Interview With the Best in the World at Computer Security Defense - Roger Grimes

    Today, my guest is Roger Grimes. 
    Roger's expertise in the field of computer security is unparalleled. He describes himself as the best in the world when it comes to computer security defense- and he has the credentials to back up this assertion.

    He works with Kevin Mitnick who he calls the best Offensive Security guy in the world, but he calls himself the best when it comes to Defense.

    As all of you know by now I love Offense and Defense Innovation so this interview falls squarely into the category of Defense Innovation for sure.

    With more than 40 computer certifications and twelve books authored or (Co-authored) on computer security, Roger has spent over three decades imparting his knowledge to audiences worldwide.

    His current title is Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4. He is the author of the new book, Hacking Multifactor Authentication.

    Roger is a 33-year senior computer security architect and cybersecurity veteran specializing in general computer security, identity management, PKI, Windows computer security, host security, cloud security, honeypots, APT, and defending against hackers and malware. He has worked at some of the world's largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft.

    In this time of remote workforces and distributed endpoints, Roger advocates for Multi-Factor Authentication. However, MFA is not the end all be all for security. The vast majority of hacking doesn't care about your MFA. It's all about reducing your risk, according to Roger.

    Throughout his many years in the industry, Roger a universal mission that drives all of his actions- to make the internet a safer place. Roger says if he leaves the Earth without accomplishing that feat, he has failed.

    I also provide how you can connect with him on Linkedin. He has over 25k followers.

    We've been sold by the industry that MFA is a Warm Blanky and Panacea for all security ills.

    Learn more deeply about this topic as it is critical to your distributed security architectures moving forward

    I'm excited to share this conversation with such a distinguished and world-renowned Security Defense Specialist.

    Here are useful topics, books, and resources discussed and what you will learn as you listen:

    Why most companies today fail in risk-based security and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
    The benefits of enabling application control software like AppLocker in audit only mode.
    Why assuming just because you have MFA that you can't be hacked is false and how smart application of MFA will reduce your risk of getting hacked.
    Why push applications like FIDO are more effective than SMS-based multi-factor authentication.
    The highest risk areas CIO's and CISO's need to avoid falling into when dealing with MFA.
    Why MFA and other security measures like it are all about reducing your risk instead of eliminating it completely.

    How to Connect with this Guest:


    LinkedIn  Twitter      Books    Articles 

    Technologies referenced in podcast:

    Troy Hunt’s “Have I Been Pwned?” 
    Kevin Mitnick's “Mitnick Security”
    FIDO Alliance Framework

    Books Published by Roger A. Grimes Referenced in Podcast:

    Hacking Multifactor Authentication , 1st Edition, By Roger A. Grimes. Published by Wiley, 2020
    A Data-Driven Computer Security Defense: THE Computer Security Defense You Should Be Using, 1st Edition, By Roger A. Grimes, Published Independently, 2017

    Transcript:
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    • 59 min
    #172: You Are in the Driver's Seat of Your Own Career | Sarah Angel-Johnson, CIO of Save the Children | Former CIO of Year Up

    #172: You Are in the Driver's Seat of Your Own Career | Sarah Angel-Johnson, CIO of Save the Children | Former CIO of Year Up

    Sarah Angel-Johnson is the CIO at Year Up when this was recorded. She is now the CIO of Save The Children. She was named a 2020 Boston CIO ORBIE Award winner for Non-profit CIO of the Year. She has 20+ years of proven results in being a change agent at scale, starting with coding IBM's first e-commerce website to digitizing the $860 million Girl Scout Cookie Program for 2.1 million girls and adults. She has led global organizations of 150 managers and employees, provided direction to 25,000 matrix team members, managed 7 global labs, and drove $1.7 billion in revenue.

    Sarah has excelled when thrown into new situations and asked to lead change within an organization. She realized early on in her career that she could step in and meld different people, processes, and content together in a way that most leaders couldn't.

    As a leader, the question of how do I bring people together is an important one. Sarah and I answer this question, share stories, and discuss qualities that are important for a leader to have and how to connect with employees at a deeper level.

    It's not enough to simply ask questions. What separates good from great leaders is fundamentally leading with inquiry. Asking open-ended questions, having a genuine interest and curiosity in what motivates people, and having the patience to see everything through are necessary when bringing people together to take action.

    In my conversation with Sarah, you will hear how every step in her career has contributed to her overall success and shaped her leadership style. But no matter where her career has taken her, one thing remains the same- a desire to make an impact and help others at scale.

    I'm excited for you to hear her story. Let's take a listen.

    Here are some of the things that you will learn in this podcast episode:

    The value of mentors in shaping career success.
    How to retain your talent within an organization.
    The importance of self-awareness and how it will lead to seeing your broader purpose.
    Influencing people starts with asking what the human need is, and then designing technology around the human.
    To find out what truly motivates someone, ask open-ended questions, and create a genuine human connection.
    Human-centered design is more of a mindset than anything else.
    How to tailor different methodologies for different situations.
    Goals are driven by first, creating a shared vision, and then creating a shared mission.
    The top 3 offenses and top 3 defenses for 2021.
    Finding the perfect work/life integration is a sliding scale as long as you are continually analyzing and digesting for yourself.

    How to Connect with this Guest:


    LinkedIn  Twitter 
    Articles referenced in podcast:

    2020 BostonCIO ORBIE Award Winners 

    Transcript:
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    • 37 min
    #128: Cloud Complexity Solution Pioneer, David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting

    #128: Cloud Complexity Solution Pioneer, David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting

    My guest today is David Linthicum. David Linthicum is the Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting and has been named the #1 Cloud Influencer via a major report by Apollo Research. David is a Cloud Computing Thought Leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker, who has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO twice in the last 25 years.
    Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership have earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day.
    More specifically, David is a Gigaom research analyst on cloud computing and enterprise applications and writes prolifically for InfoWorld as a cloud computing blogger. He is also a contributor to, IEEE Cloud Computing, Tech Target's SearchCloud, and SearchAWS, and is quoted in major business publications including Forbes, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times. David has appeared on NPR several times as a computing industry commentator, and he also does a weekly podcast on cloud computing.
    With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, greater than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, demonstrating, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively while continuously innovating.
    When I talked with David, he had recently written a great article that I loved, Cloud security secrets your cloud provider doesn't want you to know. Asking the obvious question was a perfect starting point for our conversation because I really wanted to know - What are the secrets some of the providers don't want you to know?
    I'm excited for you to tune in to this compelling interview.
    Here are some questions answered in this podcast.

    Businesses have a tendency to learn from pain. Now is the time to think independently and question why things are currently done this way.
    Cloud security will only improve in a culture that challenges the status quo.
    We need to make architectural trade-offs as to what we can do pragmatically with the technology that's out there.
    Security can hinder performance and cost way more money each month if not engineered into the applications and data stores correctly.
    Why you should have a Cloud Complexity Management Methodology?
    Cloud-native security solutions offered by the big providers are not helpful if you have a heterogeneous multi-cloud solution.
    Training counts more than technology - every dollar you spend on cloud training, you remove a thousand dollars as the cost of risk from your system.
    When you hire people, you need to hire people who are typically going to be continuous learners, autodidacts which is more than specific skill sets
    How can you have one security system that's much better than three security systems even though that one security system doesn't cover every feature and function that you need?
    Why create a security domain that deals with complexity and volatility that you can configure and change quickly.
    How to Connect with this Guest:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website
    Blog
    Articles written by David Linthicum referenced in Podcast:
    Cloud security secrets your cloud provider doesn't want you to know. Cloud security seems like something specific to a cloud provider, but emerging approaches and technologies are changing the game. 4/17/20
    Are you Ready for the Brandpocalypse? by David Linthicum. Published on LinkedIn, 8/17/19
    Transcript:
    You can go to the show notes to get more information about this interview and what we discussed in this episode. You'l

    • 40 min
    #127: The Self-Evolved Leader | Lead Like You Give A Damn

    #127: The Self-Evolved Leader | Lead Like You Give A Damn

    As leaders in today's unprecedented time of disruption, we are being forced to make critical decisions based on fear and the unknown.

    My guest today, Dave McKeown, is here to teach us how, you, as leaders can achieve your compelling vision. How you can strengthen communication and accountability plans even while facing evolving conditions in an environment where you have little control.

    Dave is the Founder and CEO of Outfield Leadership, and author of the new book, The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People in a World That Refuses to Slow Down.

    In this podcast episode, Dave and I share insights on disruption and how leaders can focus on the short-term, high-impact goals to achieve long term vision.

    Disruption has a way of bringing things into complete focus because we need to get things done with the fewest amount of resources. Organizations and leaders must ask the right questions, take a step back and look at what things they can to maintain alignment with revenue while adding value in that process.

    When you get that right, that's when you get true alignment in your people, and in your teams because they can see a clear correlation between what they do every day and where your business is going.

    Another great leadership strategy Dave shares is collective capabilities, bringing together everyone's collective consciousness and knowledge to increase the level of what we know, exponentially. This can be the difference between emerging from this event in a successful way with some momentum behind you, or emerging from this with a business that's no longer valid.

    I'm excited for you to tune in to this compelling interview.

    Here are some questions answered in this podcast.
    What new leadership models are emerging during this unprecedented time of crisis? What is the difference between bravery and heroic leadership? How can a leader encourage collaboration across his teams in the midst of uncertainty? How can leaders achieve more with less resources? How does working with fewer resources bring clarity within an organization? How do times of disruption present a significant opportunity for change within an organization? Why is the decision making process more scalable when it's not dependent on only one individual? How does using a collective capabilities' approach help navigate uncertainty more quickly? Why is a good cultural fit' one of the greatest indicators of an employee's success within a company? Emerging from this crisis, will there be a greater sense of humanity in leadership? How can leaders shift their focus between short, medium and long-term goals? How to Connect with this Guest:
    LinkedIn     Twitter     Website  Blog Books Published:
    The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People in a World That Refuses to Slow Down, by Dave McKeown. Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press, January 2020.

    Transcript:
    You can go to the show notes to get more information about this interview and what we discussed in this episode. You'll find the show notes at redzonetech.net/podcasts.

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    Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader.

    Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    If you are interested in learning more about RedZone and our security expertise in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.
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    • 33 min
    #126: Uncharted: How to Map the Future

    #126: Uncharted: How to Map the Future

    On the show today, Margaret Heffernan, serial entrepreneur, author and named one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter, shows us how globalization and pervasive communication technologies have moved our world from one that was complicated to one that is highly complex – and much less predictable.
    To put it lightly, this change Impacts business where even small events can have a large impact. So, from a leadership perspective, how can you prepare for ‘how to think’ in this new emerging world?
    Margaret and I answer this question, share stories and discuss how leaders can develop a robust, resilient mindset to create community – the center of success.
    The recent pandemic has proven that this robust, resilient, and innovative thinking, and accepting complexity, is necessary for IT leaders to survive the unpredictability of this moment, tomorrow, and beyond.
    You have to accept the cost of redundancy and work that may turn out to look like waste. But, once you accept that you can't predict this stuff, you are so much better off having it in your back pocket, than having nothing at all in your back pocket when disaster strikes.
    Margaret Heffernan is the acclaimed author of six books. Her third book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril, was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times.
    She was also awarded the Transmission Prize for her next book, A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better. Her TED talks have been seen by over eleven million people around the globe; and her new book, Uncharted: How to Map the Future, to be published in September 2020, looks at the many diverse reasons why complexity is here to stay.  
    This is an amazingly relevant conversation that you just don’t want to miss!
    Here are some of things that you will learn in this podcast episode:
    Why is the world becoming harder to forecast? What’s the difference between a complicated vs. a complex environment? Why is it harder to lead in a complex world? What will the strategic requirements be to restart your workforce? What is ‘robust thinking’ and how does it relate to resilience? Why is it so important for organizations to take care of, and cultivate their unique ecosystem? Why is it important for organizations to remember that people are part of their infrastructure? Is efficiency and ‘running lean’ always the best choice for an organization? Why does IT understand redundancy better than other sectors?  How to Connect with Margaret Heffernan:
    LinkedIn     Twitter     Website  Blog Guest Bio
    Dr. Margaret Heffernan is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post.
    Books written by Margaret Heffernan:
    Uncharted: How to Map the Future, by Margaret Heffernan. Initially released in February 2020, to be republished by Simon & Schuster, September 2020. Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril, by Margaret Heffernan. Published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 2011. Other References from the Podcast:
    TED Talks | TEDSummit | More News and Ideas from Margaret Heffernan Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, by Safi Bahcall, 3/19/2019 Richard J. Hatchett, M.D., Acting Director of BARDA, Center of Epidemic Preparedness. Jos de Blok, Dutch Economist Leave a Review:
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    • 47 min

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