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Do boards and business leaders understand the risks? Is security improving, barely keeping up with threats, or falling painfully behind? And more importantly, if what kept us secure has stopped working, what do we need to do to fix it? Join host Brian Contos and his guests as they explore these questions on The Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast.
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Do boards and business leaders understand the risks? Is security improving, barely keeping up with threats, or falling painfully behind? And more importantly, if what kept us secure has stopped working, what do we need to do to fix it? Join host Brian Contos and his guests as they explore these questions on The Cybersecurity Effectiveness Podcast.
Learn more about the Verodin Security Instrumentation Platform at https://www.verodin.com
#InstrumentSecurity #ProveSecurity

    Find Your Tribe

    Find Your Tribe

    Even in an exciting career with cybersecurity, long work hours, a seemingly constant sense of urgency, and often high dependency on certain roles can be a cause of extreme stress if not well managed. Rick McElroy, Head of Security Strategy at Carbon Black, advocates for mental health resources within the workplace and emphasizes the importance of unplugging, exploring hobbies, and finding your support tribe.

    • 15 min
    Model Application for the Evolving Threat Landscape

    Model Application for the Evolving Threat Landscape

    The threat landscape is a mighty beast in and of itself -- vast and, perhaps more importantly, constantly changing. In this episode, Brian chats with industry thought leader John Pironti about using threat and security models to consistently monitor landscapes, test scenarios, and why you should prioritize risk management.

    • 16 min
    Cloud Policy and Evolving Tools

    Cloud Policy and Evolving Tools

    A thorough understanding of the core fundamental principles is critical for those building a career in cybersecurity. Adam Fletcher, CISO at Blackstone, argues that cloud security now falls into that list -- goals like developing a policy or translating a tool to cloud requires extensive knowledge, experience, and leadership skills. He and Brian discuss case-by-case scenarios and how to expand and develop your team given the industry-wide talent shortage.

    • 22 min
    Cloud Migration: The Golden Rules

    Cloud Migration: The Golden Rules

    Cloud security continues to attract more organizations seeking for better storage, but the prospect of data leakage hold some back from joining the bandwagon. Steve Lodin, Sr. Director of Cyber Operations at Sallie Mae, shares his “golden rules” for introducing it to your organization, advice for a bullet-proof migration, and lessons learned from decades of working in corporate security.

    • 23 min
    A Teen’s Guide to Building Smart Cyber Habits

    A Teen’s Guide to Building Smart Cyber Habits

    Today’s teens interact daily with technology more than ever before. Ease of access to the online world for things such as streaming, social media, and shopping comes with the big responsibility to develop smart computer habits early in life. This episode features the series’ youngest guest to date: seventh grader Athena Contos, who shares personal examples of cyber carelessness, foundational tips for building good habits, and more.

    • 9 min
    If Not You, Then Who?

    If Not You, Then Who?

    In many ways, cybersecurity is the same way it once was over 20 years ago in terms of risk, only with different devices, activities, and added ways of access. Parry Aftab, who was one of the world’s first cyber lawyers back in the early 90s, shares her work with multiple cyber safety organizations, tips on supporting kids who fall victim to cyberbullying, and being featured in a custom cyber safety Marvel comic.

    • 17 min

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