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Learn how to break into cybersecurity, build new skills and move up the career ladder. Each week on the Cyber Work Podcast, host Chris Sienko sits down with thought leaders from Carbon Black, IBM, CompTIA and others to discuss the latest cybersecurity workforce trends.

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    • 4.7 • 85 Ratings

Learn how to break into cybersecurity, build new skills and move up the career ladder. Each week on the Cyber Work Podcast, host Chris Sienko sits down with thought leaders from Carbon Black, IBM, CompTIA and others to discuss the latest cybersecurity workforce trends.

    How hackathons can help propel your career | Cyber Work Podcast

    How hackathons can help propel your career | Cyber Work Podcast

    Jonathan Tanner of Barracuda talks about his time moving up the ladder at Barracuda, how he still enjoys computer science competitions like DEFCON Wireless Capture the Flag (CTF), and Barracuda’s revolutionary malware detection ATP platform he built.

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    0:00 - Intro
    3:04 - Origin story in cybersecurity 
    5:45 - Major accomplishments and moving up with Barracuda
    7:55 - Daily work as senior security researcher 
    10:36 - Was this always what you were interested in?
    12:42 - How did you expand your skills and position
    14:30 - Cyber security resume tips
    17:20 - Becoming a cybersecurity professional
    19:01 - How can hackathons and conferences help you?
    22:33 - Improving the hiring process
    25:33 - How to prepare for cyber security interview
    27:46 - Working long term with a tech company
    29:27 - What’s next for you at Barracuda?
    30:26 - Where should security professionals begin?
    33:46 - What’s happening at Barracuda
    34:33 - Where can I find out more about you?
    35:06 - Outro 

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

    • 36 min
    Working as a cybersecurity researcher and industry analyst | Cyber Work Podcast

    Working as a cybersecurity researcher and industry analyst | Cyber Work Podcast

    French Caldwell of The Analyst Syndicate talks about his role as founder and chief researcher of the group. We also talk about Caldwell’s time at Gartner research, and his passion for cybersecurity research as a whole.

    00:00 - Intro
    03:43 - Caldwell’s background in cybersecurity
    07:25 - Knowledge management
    09:55 - Protecting digital trash
    12:33 - Risk assessment and day-to-day work life
    18:00 - How has research changed since 1999?
    22:48 - Founding The Analyst Syndicate
    26:45 - What is your day like at the Syndicate?
    28:11 - What is your research like now?
    29:33 - Disruptive technology and public policy
    31:09 - Disruptive trends
    34:30 - Advice to students in disruptive technologies
    38:58 - Tell us about your simulator
    46:22 - Cyberterrorism and risk to municipalities and hospitals
    50:18 - Learn more about Caldwell and the Syndicate
    51:54 - Outro

    Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

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    French Caldwell is the leading strategist and thought leader in RegTech, including GRC and ESG, cybersecurity, social and digital risks and regulation and the impact of disruptive technologies on policy and strategy. He is a former Gartner Fellow, and following Gartner he became the global head of marketing at a Silicon Valley firm that delivers regtech solutions for governance, risk and compliance analytics and reporting. Skilled at the alignment of strategy, communications, technology, processes, analysis, policy and people to improve business and mission outcomes. Experienced at advising senior executives and corporate directors on disruptive technology, strategic risk management, cybersecurity and public policy issues.

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

    • 53 min
    Healthcare cybersecurity issues and legacy health systems | Cyber Work Podcast

    Healthcare cybersecurity issues and legacy health systems | Cyber Work Podcast

    Dirk Schrader of New Net Technologies talks about healthcare security and legacy systems. We discuss the millions of pieces of health data left out in the open, the issues with closing these holes and the need for professional legacy system-whisperers.

    0:00 - Intro
    2:56 - What drew Dirk to security
    4:46 - Did your Dad’s role inspire you?
    5:55 - Stepping stones to your current job
    9:35 - What is it like to be a security research manager
    14:38 - Unprotected healthcare records
    21:50 - Unprotected systems in the U.S.
    25:20 - Using better security in hospitals
    31:55 - Logistical issues of security for hospitals
    37:48 - Best solution for hospital cybersecurity
    39:30 - How to prepare for change
    42:32 - What skills do you need for this work?
    46:00 - Will people pursue these changes?
    49:40 - Projects Dirk’s working on
    52:10 - Outro

    Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

    – Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
    – View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

    Dirk Schrader is the global VP of New Net Technologies (NNT). A native of Germany, Dirk’s work focusses on advancing cyber resilience as a sophisticated, new approach to tackle cyberattacks faced by governments and organizations of all sizes for the handling of change and vulnerability as the two main issues to address in information security.

    Dirk has worked on cybersecurity projects around the globe, including more than four years in Dubai. He has published numerous articles in German and English about the need to address change and vulnerability to achieve cyber resilience, drawing on his experience and certifications as CISSP (ISC²) and CISM (ISACA). His recent work includes research in the area of medical devices, where he found hundreds of systems unprotected in the public internet, allowing access to sensitive patient data. This is going to be the topic of today’s episode, and we’re also going to talk about unprotected or poorly protected legacy systems in general, and how we start to build some coverage over this vast swath of unprotected information.

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

    • 53 min
    Project management careers in the military and private sector | Cyber Work Podcast

    Project management careers in the military and private sector | Cyber Work Podcast

    Ginny Morton, project management professional at Dell and veteran in the U.S. Army, takes us through the practice of cybersecurity project management in both for-profit and military sectors on today’s episode. We talk about Scrum and Agile certifications, building the best team for the project and tapping into your personal power in your work. 

    0:00 - Intro
    2:04 - Origin story
    4:47 - What does a cybersecurity project manager do?
    6:10 - Average work day as a project manager
    7:40 - Best and worst parts of project management
    9:30 - How does a PM improve cybersecurity work?
    10:40 - Dell team management
    12:50 - Being the team’s first manager
    14:36 - Best project management certifications
    21:02 - PM work for Dell versus the military
    23:00 - Military clearances for PM work
    24:08 - Skills and experiences necessary for high-level PM
    22:52 - Skills and interests for a successful career
    27:04 - Tips for those who want to transition careers
    27:38 - Changes to PM work during COVID
    28:40 - Adjustments to work from home
    29:55 - Will PM work change?
    31:04 - Outro

    Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

    – Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
    – View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

    Ginny Morton is a senior cyber security advisor, program management at Dell, and has spent much of her career in the project management space for cybersecurity, previously working at TekSystems and in both the Texas Army National Guard and the U.S. Army.

    Our recent guest, project manager Jackie Olshack, recommended Morton for the show, and as we had a ton of people tune in to see Jackie’s episode, we realize that our listeners are passionate about learning more about project management in IT and cyber as a career path, so I’m looking forward to talking with Morton about her career path as well as the unique aspects of doing project management work on a federal/military level.

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

    • 32 min
    Data governance strategy in 2021 | Cyber Work Podcast

    Data governance strategy in 2021 | Cyber Work Podcast

    This episode we welcome Rita Gurevich, CEO and founder of Sphere Technology Solutions. She talks about what it’s like to start her own company, why it is important to know your assets when setting policy, and what skills and experiences set applicants apart when they look to hire. Plus, she has plenty of data governance strategies to chat about. 

    0:00​ - Intro
    2:47​ - Origin story
    4:51​ - The creation of Sphere
    7:14​ - Working solo at Sphere
    9:12​ - What would you change going back?
    10:30​ - Pricing your business activities
    12:36​ - Average day as a CEO
    13:32​ - Favorite parts of the job
    14:50​ - What is data governance?
    17:40​ - Factors driving data growth
    19:28​ - First steps to form data strategy
    22:07​ - Data governance best practices
    23:40​ - Time frame to get a master inventory
    25:17​ - What does good data governance do
    26:12​ - Skills I need for data governance and management
    27:47​ - Importance of collaboration and mentorship
    30:26​ - Skills and experiences for Sphere candidates
    32:48​ - Tips to get into cybersecurity work
    34:06​ - Outro

    Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

    – Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn/
    – View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

    As the CEO and Founder of Sphere, Rita Gurevich is charged with leading the strategic growth of the organization in providing business critical governance, security and compliance solutions to customers spanning multiple geographic locations and industry verticals.

    Gurevich founded Sphere after gaining a massive amount of experience in a short time period during the Lehman bankruptcy, the economic downturn of 2008, and the enhanced regulatory environment that dominated the industry. Being in a unique position from this experience, Gurevich founded Sphere as a single contributor, and worked strategically to grow the company into the entity it is today.

    Gurevich is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including recognition from her Entrepreneurial skills from Ernst & Young, and SmartCEO, along with being on the 40 Under 40 list in 2017. In addition, Gurevich sits on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Technology Council.

    This week’s topic is data governance strategies in 2021. As more of what we do goes online and into the cloud, and as more people need access to information, making sure that entrance points aren’t more accessible than they need to be is more important than ever. We’re going to talk about the issues around this topic, and also job strategies for people who want to do this type of work.

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

    • 37 min
    Lessons cybersecurity can learn from physical security | Cyber Work Podcast

    Lessons cybersecurity can learn from physical security | Cyber Work Podcast

    This episode we welcome Jeff Schmidt of Covail to discuss security and risk management, working at the FBI to create the InfraGard program, and what cybersecurity can learn from physical security controls and fire safety and protection.

    0:00 - Intro
    2:30 - Origin story
    4:31 - Stepping stones throughout career
    8:00 - Average work day
    12:14 - Learning from physical security
    17:18 - Deficiencies in detection
    22:17 - Which security practices need to change?
    24:15 - How massive would this change be?
    27:37 - Skills needed for real-time detection
    32:00 - Strategies to get into cybersecurity
    34:30 - Final words on the industry
    37:16 - What is Covail?
    38:40 - Outro

    Learn cybersecurity for free with our new hands-on Cyber Work Applied series. Whether you want to learn how cross-site scripting attacks work, set up a man-in-the-middle attack or walk through major breaches like Equifax, Infosec instructors will teach you these skills and show you how they apply to real-world scenarios.  Best of all — it's free!

    – Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/learn
    – View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

    Jeff Schmidt, VP and Chief Cyber Security Innovator at Covail is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with a background in security and risk management. He founded JAS Global Advisors LLC, a security consulting firm in Chicago, and Authis, a provider of innovative risk-managed identity services for the financial sector. Jeff is a board member for Delta Risk LLC. In 1998, he worked with the FBI to create the InfraGard program, receiving commendations from the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. He is an adjunct professor of systems security engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, at The Atlantic Council. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

    Jeff came to us with an intriguing topic. He proposes what he calls a Detect, Defend, and Respond Posture in Cybersecurity, and postulates that cybersecurity can learn lessons from “the mature sciences of physical security and fire protection.” No matter how you’re securing your system now, there’s often room for improvement, and always room for taking in new ideas, so let’s take a closer look!

    About Infosec
    Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with  skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.

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