5 episodes

Hosted by Abricto Security's Director of Business Development, Brent Brackin, and our Founder and Managing Director, Cornel Du Preez, our episodes will include insightful interviews by professionals in the IT security industry.

The Abricto Podcast Brent Brackin & Cornel Du Preez

    • Business

Hosted by Abricto Security's Director of Business Development, Brent Brackin, and our Founder and Managing Director, Cornel Du Preez, our episodes will include insightful interviews by professionals in the IT security industry.

    Episode 5 - Your password sucks! Let’s talk about it.

    Episode 5 - Your password sucks! Let’s talk about it.

    In this episode, we sit down with two of Abricto’s Senior Security Consultants to discuss all things password-related. Anthony Ralston and Rob Waltman share their perspectives of why strong passwords are so critical to the security of both your corporate and personal accounts. We cover common yet effective attacks cybercriminals use to crack or bypass your credentials altogether to hack their way in. Specific topics we explore include:
    Why does your password suck?Practical implications of password complexity requirements.Password re-use, what’s the big deal?Password managers, is the juice worth the squeeze?Why and how is it to bypass even the strongest passwords.Where and how do cybercriminals enumerate target corporate accounts to break into?

    • 25 min
    Episode 4: Interview with DJ Goldsworthy - Product and Cloud Security, Where We Are and Where We're Headed

    Episode 4: Interview with DJ Goldsworthy - Product and Cloud Security, Where We Are and Where We're Headed

    In this episode, we meet with DJ Goldsworthy, a thought-leader in enterprise security and cloud adoption. DJ shares his perspective regarding the benefits and efficiencies enabled by cloud adoption. We dig into product security and best-practices for automating secure code development. Some questions we explore include:
    How are organizations benefiting by migrating development efforts to the cloud? Are cloud-native applications and workloads susceptible to ransomware?How do you embed security into cloud-based CI/CD pipelines?How do we justify investing in product security to the business?How can security deal with rogue cloud accounts and subscriptions?

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: Anatomy of a "Pentest"

    Episode 3: Anatomy of a "Pentest"

    In this episode, we discuss the "anatomy" of a pentest. When people refer to a "pentest", what does that level of effort actually look like? Are all pentests equal? Some other topics we discuss include: 
    - What's the difference between a pentest and a vulnerability assessment?
    - What comes after a pentest?
    - What are the deliverables a client should expect?
    - What goes wrong in many pentests?
    - How do you distinguish a quality pentest firm from a shady firm? 
    - What questions should you be asking your pentest vendors?

    • 57 min
    Episode 2: Meet our Founder, Cornel Du Preez (Part 2)

    Episode 2: Meet our Founder, Cornel Du Preez (Part 2)

    In this episode, we finish interviewing our founder, Cornel du Preez. Cornel shares his prior work experience and walks us through the pivot points in his career that led to the creation of Abricto Security. Some key takeaways include:
    Resources we recommend to anyone trying to get their professional break into the world of cybersecurity.Traits that the Abricto team look for in candidates when interviewing.Cornel’s drink of choice for any and all social settings.

    • 58 min
    Episode 1: Meet our Founder, Cornel Du Preez (Part 1)

    Episode 1: Meet our Founder, Cornel Du Preez (Part 1)

    In this episode, we meet Abricto Security’s founder and CEO, Cornel Du Preez. He gives us an insight into his professional and personal life, including how he was able to succeed in the industry. Additional topics discussed include the current state of the industry, and professional development tips for those starting out in the cybersecurity industry.

    • 57 min