Conversations with CISOs and other important thought leaders offering advice for those wanting to enter the field, grow in the field.
Lowering the Barrier to Entry in the Cybersecurity Field With Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures
Tenable co-founder Ron Gula is one of the most important figures in cybersecurity, and is now doing some of its most important charitable work with Gula Tech Adventures. He and Gene discuss his background in the military, his days starting Tenable, and how his foundation is working to help people enter the cybersecurity field.
Balancing the Enforcer and Enabler Roles With Bill Brown of Abacus Insights
Biggest influence on Bill Brown’s career? His stint as a technology director at a private boys’ school. Gene and Bill talk about that role plus his current challenges protecting healthcare data, what Bill calls the “CISO mullet,” and more.
Debunking the Misconceptions of Entering the Cybersecurity Industry With James Carder of iOffce + SpaceIQ
Gene's conversation with former LogRhythm CSO and current iOffice + SpaceIQ CISO James Carder covers his role at LogRhythm, which was not a typical CSO role; how to get into cybersecurity, even without experience; what the specialization of cybersecurity means for those just entering the industry; how his military experience affected his career; and more.
Why Having the Mindset of an “Eternal Student” Is the Key to Success With Ian Amit of Rapid7
Gene Fay and Rapid7 Advisory CSO Ian Amit talk about what led to Ian's successful career in cybersecurity, including his refusal to ever think of himself as an "expert" in any subject and to always drive to learn more.
Turning Information Security Into an Inclusive Community With Tanya Janca of She Hacks Purple
Tanya Janca, aka She Hacks Purple, and Gene have a conversation that anyone trying to break into cybersecurity would find extremely valuable. You'll hear about the free resources available in her We Hack Purple community; how she is improving the diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of the infosec community; and her thoughts on mentoring and her very popular mentoring programs.
How Cybersecurity’s Origins Inform Its Future with Chris Wysopal of Veracode
Were you the type of kid who took apart household appliances to see how they worked? Chris Wysopal was, and that curiosity led him to become one of the most important figures in the cybersecurity industry. Gene and Chris talk about everything from Chris’ days with the L0pht and testifying before Congress to how to break into the industry today.