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Cybersecurity Heroes is an IRONSCALES podcast for security professionals to share and learn from one another, in order to become more resilient. 

Cybersecurity Heroes IRONSCALES

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Cybersecurity Heroes is an IRONSCALES podcast for security professionals to share and learn from one another, in order to become more resilient. 

    Ditch the Degree? What You Need to Land a Cyber Security Role

    Ditch the Degree? What You Need to Land a Cyber Security Role

    Let’s talk about the Cyber Security job market.


    Some studies have shown that there are upwards of 4 million Cyber Security roles needed throughout the world right now. And unfortunately, there are 2 main issues facing the Cyber Security workforce right now: a talent shortage, and a skills gap.


    But what is the difference? What are the skills needed, and why does it seem like so many people have gaps in the skills that they do have?


    On this episode of Cyber Security Heroes, I sit down with Aviel Tzarfaty. Aviel is the Product Manager at Cybint Solutions, and we talked all about:
    - The difference between a talent shortage and a skills gap

    - Why you don’t necessarily need a degree in Computer Science to get a job in Cyber Security

    - Advice for folks looking to get their first job in the Cyber Security field

    - Interview tips and tricks for Cyber Security roles, even for those more experienced professionals


    We’re stronger together. Keep connected with Cybersecurity Heroes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcast.


    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Cybersecurity Heroes in your favorite podcast player.

    The Landscape of Information Security is Changing

    The Landscape of Information Security is Changing

    Seth Edgar is Director of Security Operations at AF Group.
    With over 12 years of experience in information security, Seth has done it all - from troubleshooting school systems to fending off malicious attacks on businesses.
    Seth joined Brendon Rod on the Cybersecurity Heroes podcast by IRONSCALES to share the skills needed to work in computer security, threats facing today's companies, and the changing landscape of information security in the post-pandemic world of remote working.
    Show Links
    Check out AF Group


    Follow AF Group on LinkedIn or Twitter
    Connect with Seth Edgar on LinkedIn
    Follow IRONSCALES LinkedIn or Twitter
    Connect with Brendon Rod on LinkedIn 

    How To Manage Cloud Migration

    How To Manage Cloud Migration

    Is cloud migration right for you? How much of your business should move across? When? Why? What are the costs and benefits?

    In this episode of Cybersecurity Heroes, I get to speak with Mark Dittenber, Director of IT Business Systems at Inform Diagnostic, to answer these questions.

    This conversation is useful if you want to better understand and navigate cloud migration.

    We discussed:

    - Mark’s background and the work being done at Inform Diagnostics
    - Reasons for and benefits of migrating to the cloud
    - How to manage the costs associated with cloud migration
    - The ROI of hardware vs people
    - Skills required now and in the future: hardware, legacy and cloud solutions
    - Advice for getting started and processing cloud migration
    - Outsourcing vs in-house cloud migration management

    Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast:
    - Mark Dittenber’s LinkedIn Profile
    - Inform Diagnostics’ website
    - IRONSCALES’ website
    - The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick (Book)
    - Krebs on Security

    We’re stronger together. Keep connected with Cybersecurity Heroes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcast.

    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Cybersecurity Heroes in your favorite podcast player. 

    The Biggest Challenge in Cybersecurity

    The Biggest Challenge in Cybersecurity

    I don't need somebody to tell me I'm getting broken into in the middle of the night. I need somebody to block and react to that incident.
    Either block them from getting in or if they are in to react, because otherwise there's hours of time that could go by possibly where, i'm unaware of, and able to respond to an incident.
    That's a big challenge from my standpoint.
    In this episode, I interview Jason Gherardini, Senior Vice President IT at Sares Regis Group, about protecting the end user, including, when necessary, from themselves.


    What we talked about:

    - Segmenting roles in the SMB market

    - The origin of burnout for the cyber professional

    - The tech/training conundrum & where to spend

    - Rapid fire questions & the most overrated cybersecurity tactic


    We’re stronger together. Keep connected with Cybersecurity Heroes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcast.


    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Cybersecurity Heroes in your favorite podcast player.

    If you would like to get in touch with Jason:
    Full Name: Jason Gherardini 
    Company: Sares Regis Group
    Job Title: Senior Vice President IT 
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongherardini/ 

    Strengthening the Weakest Security Link: Your People

    Strengthening the Weakest Security Link: Your People

    Your people are arguably the most valuable part of your company. They’re also the biggest cybersecurity risks.


    You need to invest more budget and training to strengthen your user community in cybersecurity awareness.


    In this episode, I interview Michael McGovern, an information technology executive with nearly 30 years of experience, about people-based strategies for boosting cybersecurity.


    What we talked about:

    - Reasons why employees still click phishing attempts

    - The shortage of cybersecurity professionals to fill 4+ million positions

    - The role of AI in phishing prevention

    - Key KPIs to report to leadership and when


    Resources we mentioned during the podcast:

    - Michael gave a shout-out to Peter Bamber

    - Michael’s current read is Cyber Rants


    We’re stronger together. Keep connected with Cybersecurity Heroes at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Cybersecurity Heroes in your favorite podcast player.

    Introducing…The Cybersecurity Heroes Podcast

    Introducing…The Cybersecurity Heroes Podcast

    We are so excited and proud to launch Cybersecurity Heroes, a podcast about cybersecurity and resilience.
    What can you expect to hear in each episode? One of your hosts Wes Snapp, National Commercial Sales Director at IRONSCALES, is here to make the introductions.
    In this intro episode, you’ll learn:

    Social engineering has been a big risk ever since the fax age
    Highlighting heroes is the purpose behind the podcast
    What each episode will include

    We’re stronger together. Keep connected with Cybersecurity Heroes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Cybersecurity Heroes in your favorite podcast player. 

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

i know cyber ,

Loved the last episode on weakest link

Definitely agree that we need to invest more in people!!💰💰💰💰💰

AngelaC5 ,

Important topic!

Excited to listen!

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