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Want to know more about the human side of cybersecurity? This is the show for you. Each week, Tessian's Tim Sadler meets with security experts and business leaders to discuss everything from security cultures, hackers, social engineering and insider threats.

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Want to know more about the human side of cybersecurity? This is the show for you. Each week, Tessian's Tim Sadler meets with security experts and business leaders to discuss everything from security cultures, hackers, social engineering and insider threats.

    Itumeleng Makgati, Group Information Security Executive at Standard Bank Group: Balancing Security with Frictionless Experiences

    Itumeleng Makgati, Group Information Security Executive at Standard Bank Group: Balancing Security with Frictionless Experiences

    We're back for another season and we're delighted to welcome Itumeleng Makgati, Group Information Security Executive at Standard Bank Group, a leading bank in South Africa. With over two decades of experience in security and business consulting, Itumeleng is a leading voice in the security space, and has appeared on a number of top 100 CISO lists.

    She joins Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of Tessian, to discuss how security leaders can align their cybersecurity strategies with the goals of the business, as well as how to balance cybersecurity with a frictionless client experience - particularly in the world of banking.

    Itumeleng also shares her tips on building a scalable yet sustainable security culture that works for hybrid teams. A must listen for all security leaders.

    And if you want to learn more about how to balance security and customer experience, you can sign up to the Tessian newsletter to stay up to date . 

    • 26 min
    Ted Harrington, Ethical Hacker: How to Adopt an Attacker's Mindset

    Ted Harrington, Ethical Hacker: How to Adopt an Attacker's Mindset

    This week, Ted Harrington, ethical hacker, entrepreneur, security consultant and author of the bestselling book, “Hackable”, joins us on the show. 

    Ted and his team have helped hundreds of companies – including the likes of Google, Disney, Amazon, Netflix, and Qualcomm – discover and fix thousands of security vulnerabilities. He shares his learnings, explains why it's so important to 'think like an attacker' and provides tips on how security teams can do just that. Adopting a hacker mindset, he says, is critical to safeguarding your organization in today's threat landscape. 

    • 28 min
    Craig Goodwin, Co-founder of Cyvatar: How to Handle the Constant Firefighting

    Craig Goodwin, Co-founder of Cyvatar: How to Handle the Constant Firefighting

    This week Tim Sadler welcomes Craig Goodwin, the co-founder of Cyvatar - the industry’s first member-based cybersecurity as-a-service provider. 
    As the former CISO and Chief Trust & Risk Officer at Fujitsu, and former Global Chief Security Officer at CDK Global, Craig has first-hand experience of the pressures senior security leaders - and their teams - face on a day-to-day basis. He explains how these experiences have led him to create solutions to help leaders tackle the constant firefighting and how his former roles have helped him build empathy with his customers. 
    Tim and Craig also discuss the role of the media in reporting trending security topics - like ransomware - and how this affects security strategies. On this topic, Craig shares his views on how these trends will continue to evolve and what security leaders can do to prepare themselves. 

    • 26 min
    Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco: What the Future Looks Like For a CISO

    Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco: What the Future Looks Like For a CISO

    Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco joins Tessian's Tim Sadler on the podcast this week to discuss the role of the CISO - now and in the years to come. 
    She urges security leaders to remember that they “don’t operate in a vacuum" and provides tips on how security leaders can shift their mindsets to think ‘big’ and work cross-functionally. Helen also shares her views on the much-discussed topic of security getting a seat at the table with the board of directors.
    Tune in to hear her advice and, also, her take on how the role of the CISO will evolve in the next 5-10 years. Learn what you, as a security leader or practitioner, could be doing now to set yourself up for success in the future. 

    • 27 min
    Lola Obamehinti, Founder of Nigerian Techie: What Good Security Awareness Training Really Looks Like

    Lola Obamehinti, Founder of Nigerian Techie: What Good Security Awareness Training Really Looks Like

    This week, Tim meets with Lola Obamehinti, founder of Nigerian Techie. With significant experience in developing and leading security and awareness programs at companies including eBay and TIAA, Lola explains why security awareness training is more important than ever. She provides top tips on how to get employees engaged in training and how to get buy-in from execs to make security awareness training as successful as possible. 

    Tim and Lola also discuss diversity in tech, with Lola sharing her views on how to increase inclusivity and diversity in the industry. 

    • 28 min
    Andrew Frey, Forensic Financial Analyst in the U.S. Secret Service: Why Business Email Compromise Works

    Andrew Frey, Forensic Financial Analyst in the U.S. Secret Service: Why Business Email Compromise Works

    How does Business Email Compromise work? Who is behind the attacks? And how do you get the money back? 

    In this episode, Tim Sadler is joined by Andrew Frey, a Forensic Financial Analyst for the San Francisco Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service, working in the Cyber Fraud Task Force. As one of the most knowledgeable people in the US government on the threat of Business Email Compromise, Andrew works directly with companies and individuals to gather intelligence on cybercriminals behind these attacks and helps recover lost funds when wire fraud has occurred.  He shares stories of attacks he's investigated and explains what businesses need to do should they fall victim to BEC attacks. 

    You can also visit the Secret Service website at https://www.secretservice.gov/ to find out more information. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Romaine876 ,

Mark - Find Your Hustle Podcast

Such a great show! Really informative and all the guests bring a unique perspective on tech and cyber. I would love to interview the Host Tim Sadler.

MHRD7979 ,

Great insights for business and security leaders

So happy to have stumbled across this podcast! Insights like you’d get from the Cyber Wire but with a twist. Great for technical and non-technical audiences. Good variety of topics. Can’t wait for the next episode.

k4te_l1bby ,

Empathy security = the way forward

Good mix of speakers tackling important questions, like “how do you strike the balance between productivity and security?” and “how can you get people to actually care about security policies?” It’s about time we all took a human-centric approach to security and opened up the conversation to people outside the field. Looking forward to hearing more security

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