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Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!In this channel I give 'real talk' about information security and technologies that impact both your business and personal lives. I try and focus on issues and items that can help you become more 'security curious'. The ultimate goal of help protect your personal and professional well being.
Legal Disclaimer - All of the security advice that I give is 'as is' and does not constitute real paid professional advice. As with everything security related, please seek second opinions from paid professionals.
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Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!In this channel I give 'real talk' about information security and technologies that impact both your business and personal lives. I try and focus on issues and items that can help you become more 'security curious'. The ultimate goal of help protect your personal and professional well being.
Legal Disclaimer - All of the security advice that I give is 'as is' and does not constitute real paid professional advice. As with everything security related, please seek second opinions from paid professionals.
Photo by Jonathan Farber on Unsplash

    Episode 69 - The State of Cyberinsurance in 2022

    Episode 69 - The State of Cyberinsurance in 2022

    In this special Pre-Cloud Con episode we mix things up a little. Rather than joining me as a co-host, the Cloud Security Alliance of West Michigan's own Anthony Coggins, sits on the other side of the mic.  He along with the ever knowledgeable Tim O'Connor, discuss the current state of cybersecurity insurance in 2022. 
    Anthony is the Senior Manager of the Security Operations Team at Grand Rapid's own rocket ship insurance company, Acrisure. Tim is the Manager of Knowledge Services at Cadre Information Security.
    Talking Points:
    What does the industry look like today and why does it look that way?What do you need to know when you are filling out the forms?Do customers truly understand the questions being askedIs the form an indicator of the maturity of the insurance carrier? (Tim talks about the differences in the 20+ insurance forms he has on his desk)Did you know you can carry supplemental insurance like Home and Auto insurance? (Anthony talks about Ransomware Supplemental Form)Is it true insurance carriers lower rates if you have 'X' cybersecurity solution in your ecosystem?Episode Sponsor:
    This episode is sponsored by Cadre Information Security.  Cadre is a trust security partner based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a long time supporter of the podcast.  As always, parts of the sponsorship fee goes to Michigan charities.

    • 39 min
    Episode 68 - Network Observability in a Hyrid Cloud World

    Episode 68 - Network Observability in a Hyrid Cloud World

    In this episode I get a chance to talk to Kevin Peterson about Network Observability in a Hybrid Cloud World.  Kevin is great information security evangelist who works for Arista. One of the many challenges that I face in the healthcare industry is handling devices that live On-Prem and send data to multiple cloud environments.
    Kevin and I talk about some very common use cases and the challenges that come along with it.  We also tag about how to handle segmentation across multiple domains.  So if you can relate to having to secure data that transverses to many cloud environments, this episode is for you!
    Podcast Sponsor:
    This episode is sponsored by Arista and proceeds will be going toward youth autism programs here in Michigan.  Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments.  Arista has recently made a big push into the information security space using their vast experience with networks.  Arista is based out of Santa Clara California.

    • 38 min
    Episode 67 - Let's Talk Cloud Security Certifications

    Episode 67 - Let's Talk Cloud Security Certifications

    In this special episode I speak with Peter HJ van Eijk about the CCSK and  CCAK cloud security certifications from the Cloud Security Alliance.  Peter is the owner of Club Cloud Computing and an authorized CCSK and CCAK trainer.
    I have personally taken his training course and thought it was one of the best ones out there.  He also offers free refresher courses and online focus sessions.  If you want to learn more about CSA certifications, then definitely listen in!

    • 37 min
    Episode 66 - Let's Talk Medical Device Security

    Episode 66 - Let's Talk Medical Device Security

    In this episode I had the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Jesse about medical device security.  Jonathan is a Senior Systems Engineer for Forescout.  In fact, he has been working for the same information security company for over 6 years!  That is pretty unheard of nowadays in the security vendor space.
    What prompted this interesting discussion you say? Well Forescout recently acquired CyberMDX.  They are company that specializes in medical device security protection.  Since I have to work protecting medical devices sometimes as part of my 'real job'.  I have several different business use cases to discuss.  Including one around a urinalysis device.  Intrigued yet?
    Talking Points:
    Brief overview of why Forescout acquired CyberMDXWhat is Device Centric Risk Management?How to 'fingerprint' different medical devices that may be from the same manufacturer?Compliance and Governance - Are medical manufacturers still using FDA regulations as an excuse not to patchWhat are some good preventative measures? Episode Sponsor:
    I want to thank Forescout for sponsoring this episode.  They are a network security solutions vendor based out of San Jose California.  Part of the proceeds from this sponsorship will be going towards Youth Mental Health programs here in Michigan!

    • 33 min
    Episode 65 - A Deeper Look at Mobile Security

    Episode 65 - A Deeper Look at Mobile Security

    In this episode I talk with Richard Melick about mobile security. Richard is the Director of Threat Reporting for Zimperium, so he knows a thing or two about what is happening out in the mobile world right now.
    We definitely took a deeper look at the current state of mobile security and the talking points cover a bunch of key areas.
    Talking Points:
    What is more important and more secure to have, your wallet or your phone?Mobile threats can happen when you least expect it or in the last place you may suspect, subways anyone?There is no more 'consumer' grade mobile security A closer look at the global mobile threat reportZimperium's Global Mobile Threat Report:
    https://www.zimperium.com/global-mobile-threat-report/

    • 37 min
    Episode 64 - Let's Talk Cloud Identity

    Episode 64 - Let's Talk Cloud Identity

    In this episode I had a chance to talk with Rebecca Harvey about Cloud Identity. Rebecca does regional sales for SailPoint and she is also a co-founder of the Women's Security Alliance (WomSA).
    Her and I talked about why companies are still getting Cloud Identity wrong.  We also did a deeper dive into cutting edge items like Robot Identity and Robotic Process Automation.
    Episode Sponsor:
    This episode was sponsored by SailPoint.  SailPoint is an Identity Security Solutions Provider that is based out of great city of Austin, Texas.  Proceeds from this sponsorship will be going to Spectrum Health Foundation's Youth Mental Health program.

    Reference Links:

    NIST Guidelines: https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3
    IDSA: https://www.idsalliance.org/identity-defined-security-framework/best-practices/ Forum link to discussion around MFA for RPA: https://forum.uipath.com/t/robot-guidance-for-handling-multi-factor-authentication/345476 

    • 35 min

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