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Join host Saeger Fischer as she speaks with guests from across technology who share their unique backgrounds, stories and roles that have helped shape their career and the industry at large. Because from the outside looking in, things aren't always as they seem.

Big Phish: Adventures in Tech Centripetal

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Join host Saeger Fischer as she speaks with guests from across technology who share their unique backgrounds, stories and roles that have helped shape their career and the industry at large. Because from the outside looking in, things aren't always as they seem.

    The Art of Aligning Security Methods with Business Operations

    The Art of Aligning Security Methods with Business Operations

    In this episode of the Big Phish Adventures in Phish podcast, Heath Taylor, an accomplished information security professional, shares his path into cybersecurity.
    His introduction into security occurred during his time in the United States Navy, where he worked in cryptography. Transitioning to the private sector, he realized his true passion was in aligning security with an organization's mission and business goals, particularly in collaborating with leadership. So, how can the delicate balance between fortifying organizational security and advancing business objectives be achieved, all while acknowledging the vital role played by security professionals in both safeguarding and fostering growth within organizations?

    • 38 min
    Building New Mindsets in Tech

    Building New Mindsets in Tech

    Investing in people is often one of the most valuable investments a business can make, but how? Gina Plytas, founder of Pearls of Wisdom Consulting, shares how important retaining exceptional talent is, and often the key to achieving this lies in investing in their personal growth and well-being. With an impressive 25-year corporate career in Talent Development, Knowledge, and Learning within the financial services sector, she made a bold decision to follow her passion and become a Mindset and Peak-Performance Coach.

    Emphasizing the boundless opportunities available in the tech industry today, driven by the high demand for specialized skills - it’s important and often transformational for professionals to build new mindsets in the ever-evolving world of technology.

    • 40 min
    No One Knows Everything: Demystifying the Illusion

    No One Knows Everything: Demystifying the Illusion

    There are a lot of challenges in the tech industry, and often there are hurdles that don't allow for forward movement as quickly as one might like. But the industry also provides significant opportunity for growth. With a love for interactions, people and storytelling - Ashley Ladd is passionate about the work she does, believing that passion can help lead to success. As the Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact at Snyk, a developer security platform empowering organizations to develop fast and stay secure - Ashley leads the company's global Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact strategy focused on building innovative programs, and partnering with leaders across the organization to drive impactful business outcomes. Often there is an illusion that professionals in her area, and others, know everything - but that's something to be demystified. How?

    • 45 min
    Arming Yourself to Invent, Succeed & Solve

    Arming Yourself to Invent, Succeed & Solve

    There’s usually more than one way to solve a problem, but which one is the right one? Sometimes you have to fail to find out. Cody Baker, a Senior Incident Responder at AIG, interest in technology began as a kid playing video games. But before he began a career in cybersecurity he joined the Army, once holding the responsibility of standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After serving, he transitioned to various roles in information technology and security, including working with the FBI.

    Always a team player with a strong growth and inventive mindset - Baker approaches his work with curiosity and creativity using a hacker mindset to identify vulnerabilities, develop effective solutions and invent new technologies.

    • 43 min
    Superpowers of a Female CISO

    Superpowers of a Female CISO

    The number of women in cybersecurity over the last two decades has grown, but there was a time when being a female in cyber in the UK meant you were the only one in the room. For Niamh Muldoon, the Chief Information Security Officer at Fenergo, it was a reality at the beginning of her career. Starting in Fashion Design but finding a passion for cybersecurity Muldoon took the CISSP and never looked back.

    While her career spans across multiple industries including finance, SaaS and cloud - working with many globally recognised brands.Today she is responsible for the Enterprise Information Security program at Fenergo including defining, driving, and delivering their Security First Operational Excellence strategy. A strong believer in cultivating a team culture that embraces the uniqueness of each individual, she shares the superpowers that female leaders.

    Seeing herself as an underdog helps her keep an edge that drives her growth, passion and success. An award-winning Information security thought leader and Guinness World Record holder for Cybersecurity Awareness, she is passionate about security and privacy and the opportunity that the global scale of cybersecurity presents.

    • 46 min
    From Black Hat Hacking to White Glove Protection

    From Black Hat Hacking to White Glove Protection

    How does one go from being an Anonymous and LulzSec hacker to Director of Research at Alacrinet, where he works with clients to assist them in maturing their security program and strengthening their security posture?

    Hector Monsegur, known by the pseudonym Sabu in his hacktivist days in the early 2000's, infiltrated or compromised the systems of governments around the world before eventually being caught by the FBI. More specifically Special Agent Chris Tarbell. Today, he hosts a podcast called Hacker and the Fed with Tarbell. And at Alacrinet, Monsegur uses his unique expertise to provide clients with white glove protection - helping them understand not only the issues they are facing based on the gaps they have, but what they could be doing to mature their security program.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Everything you didn’t know you didn’t know…

“Big Phish”—which is barely a toddler of a podcast it’s so new—has already manage to address all of questions I’ve been carrying around for years.…while also making me aware that there’s so much to know.

The host is wicked good at explaining obtuse topics and doesn’t throw jargon all about like it’s candy during a parade. That said, I think what distinguishes this podcast from all the other cybersecurity shows I’ve tried to listen to is Fischer herself. She’s academic but accessible—kinda like a favorite college professor or nerdy friend.

Her journalistic/good friend interview style and obvious (but never saccharine) empathy makes this THE podcast for business owners who need to understand our cybersecurity present while preparing for the unknowable future.

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