1 hr 16 min

34: From Rockstar to CISO: An Unexpected Journey, with Ian Thornton Trump Security Stories

    • Technology

It's a warm welcome today to our guest Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO at Cyjax Limited, also known as @phat_hobbit on Twitter.

Ian talks about his career journey, from joining the Military Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Forces, to managing IT projects at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, to being a CISO.

He also shares his top lessons learned from 30 years in the cybersecurity industry, from his paper '8 Leadership Principles' (or, as Ian refers to it "8 of my biggest mistakes").

In the studio, Geraldo, currently studying Film and Television at college, disucsses how cybersecurity is represented in the media. We discuss Mr Robot, Silicon Valley, The Matrix, and how Hollywood has led some accurate (and very inaccurate) portrayals of the industry.

In Threat Corner, Ben takes us through the storied history of the REVil ransomware family, and how the attackers operate under a ransomware-as-a-service model. Follow along at https://blogs.cisco.com/security/threat-protection-the-revil-ransomware

Episode time stamps:

03:20 - 25:23: Cybersecurity in the media
25:24 - 40:53: Ian Thornton Trump interview, Part 1
40:54 - 50:54: Threat Corner: REVil ransomware family
50:55 - 65:47: Ian Thornton Trump interview, Part 2
65:48: Closing thoughts and outro

It's a warm welcome today to our guest Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO at Cyjax Limited, also known as @phat_hobbit on Twitter.

Ian talks about his career journey, from joining the Military Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Forces, to managing IT projects at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, to being a CISO.

He also shares his top lessons learned from 30 years in the cybersecurity industry, from his paper '8 Leadership Principles' (or, as Ian refers to it "8 of my biggest mistakes").

In the studio, Geraldo, currently studying Film and Television at college, disucsses how cybersecurity is represented in the media. We discuss Mr Robot, Silicon Valley, The Matrix, and how Hollywood has led some accurate (and very inaccurate) portrayals of the industry.

In Threat Corner, Ben takes us through the storied history of the REVil ransomware family, and how the attackers operate under a ransomware-as-a-service model. Follow along at https://blogs.cisco.com/security/threat-protection-the-revil-ransomware

Episode time stamps:

03:20 - 25:23: Cybersecurity in the media
25:24 - 40:53: Ian Thornton Trump interview, Part 1
40:54 - 50:54: Threat Corner: REVil ransomware family
50:55 - 65:47: Ian Thornton Trump interview, Part 2
65:48: Closing thoughts and outro

1 hr 16 min

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