There is “no one way” to start and stay in the field of cyber security. Whether you are involved from the military, law enforcement, consulting, or IT services, it doesn’t matter. I have had countless discussions for years with other professionals online, at conferences, or over drinks, which have changed the way I think about cyber security. That is where this podcast comes in. What if I can capture those moments and frank discussions? I want to share the stories from other cyber security leaders and influencers so everyone can learn from their respective journeys and challenges. Why did they take the path they did? Who were their mentors? How did they tackle some of their biggest career challenges? By hearing how the industry leaders and influencers got to where they are and how they overcame some of the problems they faced, I hope to shed light on the path for other professionals. I will discover what motivates them, explore their journey in cyber security, and discuss where they think the industry is going.
#127 – Douglas Brush (Part 5): Analysis Paralysis
This is the 5th part of the podcast's return after a brief hiatus.
Daniel Ayala continues his interview of me. In this fifth part, we will discuss the start-up resources we provided in our Hang Out A Shingle presentation, what I am doing with Accel Consulting, selling to CISOs, tips to avoid when presenting cyber services, the selling to CISOs Master Class we are developing, and so much more!
#126 – Douglas Brush (Part 4): Dollars and Cents, Not Bytes
This is the 4th part of the podcast's return after a brief hiatus.
Daniel Ayala continues his interview of me. In this fourth part, we will discuss my first forensic litigation case, the importance of data governance, the myth of cyber, why I am tired of cybersecurity conferences, and so much more!
#125 – Douglas Brush (Part 3): What is a Special Master?
This is the 3rd part of the podcast's return after a brief hiatus.
Daniel Ayala continues his interview of me. In this third part, we will discuss what I am doing as a Special Master and Court Appointed Neutral, the reasons I think there will be a continued convergence of legal, cybersecurity, and data privacy, why I decided to start another consulting firm, data valuation, and so much more!
#124 – Douglas Brush (Part 2): Words of Advice
This is the 2nd part of the return of the podcast after a brief hiatus.
Daniel Ayala continues his interview of me. In this second part, we will discuss how I got started in the industry, defining moments of my career, my first computer, early entrepreneurship, characteristics I look for in professionals, the toxic cybersecurity gatekeeping, and so much more!
#123 – Douglas Brush (Part 1): Guess Who’s Back, Dougie’s Back
After a hiatus, the Cyber Security Interviews podcast is back!
A lot has happened in my life over the past 18 months. I have endured death, despair, divorce, and car theft, to name a few traumatic events that made me take a break from several endeavors.
However, it has allowed me to reprioritize many things to understand where I am now and where I want to go.
This is the first of several episodes where Daniel Ayala interviews me. In this first part, we will cover mental resiliency, the importance of taking time off, how to be your best, and so much more!
#122 – Leeann Nicolo: Go For It
Leeann Nicolo is the Incident Response lead at The Coalition and specializes in digital forensics and cyber investigations. She has conducted investigations into ransomware, phishing, hacking, data breaches, trade secret theft, and employee malfeasance. Leeann has investigated thousands of digital devices and has extensive subject matter expertise in Windows enterprise forensics, mobile device forensics, business email compromise, cloud security, and ransomware.
Prior to joining Coalition, Leeann worked at Kivu Consulting in Denver and Kraft Kennedy in New York City overseeing complex cyber investigations and discovery matters for law firms and large multinational corporate clients. She conducted her undergraduate studies at the University of Albany in Information Systems, then achieved my Masters of Science in Cybersecurity at Pace University. She is also a SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin Holder and on the GIAC Advisory Board.
In this episode, we discuss her start in information technology, how she made the move to cybersecurity, the discrimination she has faced in the industry, becoming a manager, strong women role models, mentoring others, and so much more.
Where you can find Leeann:
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I am newer to the industry and sometimes the lingo can go over my head which is fine. The best thing about the show is all the advice and different aspects of security from all over the field that are talked about. I look forward to hearing more.
Interesting topics but there are times when I am listening and can’t hear the host. Please speak into the mic or speak louder.
More Woke, Less Security
I found very little actual security talk but plenty of woke talking points. If these talking heads worried half as much about race and privates as they do about security we’d have nice things.