40 episodes

Philip is the president of Aurora, a security consulting services company. In this podcast, he will discuss all things technology, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Philip’s monthly podcasts will provide an insight into his 30 years of experience as an IT business owner leader, mentor and his journey from Mumbai to Malibu. This podcast aims to inspire and entertain with the help of special never heard before perspectives from other leaders in the channel.

To learn more about Aurora, visit https://www.aurorait.com

Let's Talk About (Secur)IT Philip de Souza

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Philip is the president of Aurora, a security consulting services company. In this podcast, he will discuss all things technology, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Philip’s monthly podcasts will provide an insight into his 30 years of experience as an IT business owner leader, mentor and his journey from Mumbai to Malibu. This podcast aims to inspire and entertain with the help of special never heard before perspectives from other leaders in the channel.

To learn more about Aurora, visit https://www.aurorait.com

    Hackers and Defenders: The Ransomware Battle, Podcast Philip with Steve Stasiukonis

    Hackers and Defenders: The Ransomware Battle, Podcast Philip with Steve Stasiukonis

    Steve Stasiukonis is the Managing Partner of Secure Network Technologies, specializing in Penetration Testing, Information Security Risk Assessments, Incident Response, and Digital Forensic Investigations. An expert in Social Engineering, Steve has successfully conducted pretexting, phishing, and physical compromises of secure facilities. He holds numerous security certifications and contributes to Information Week magazine and DarkReading.com

    In this episode of 'Secure IT,' host Philip engages in an in-depth conversation with Steve. They explore Steve's extensive experience in cybersecurity, discussing topics like the dark web, intelligence gathering, penetration testing, and the evolving threat of ransomware. Steve shares fascinating stories from his career, including real-life examples of security breaches. The discussion also covers understanding threat actor psychology, staying updated on cybersecurity news, and using advanced tools and techniques for anonymity and security on the dark web. Steve emphasizes the sophisticated nature of modern cyber threats and the crucial role of skilled professionals in combating them.

    • 32 min
    The Privacy Paradigm: Blair Dawson on the Confluence of Law and Cybersecurity

    The Privacy Paradigm: Blair Dawson on the Confluence of Law and Cybersecurity

    Blair Dawson is an accomplished legal and business leader with a focus on cybersecurity and data privacy. With extensive experience in representing international clients and managing compliance across various regulatory frameworks, she has served in roles including General Counsel and International Claims Management, specializing in risk management and insurance coverage. Blair teaches Data Privacy at Chicago-Kent College of Law, mentors in the WiCyS program, holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and has several IAPP certifications.

    This "SecurIT" podcast episode features a discussion with Blair Dawson, exploring her legal career centered on data security and privacy. They discuss challenges posed by regulations like GDPR against the backdrop of AI's data needs. Blair recounts key career moments, emphasizing the value of seizing emerging opportunities like cyber insurance early on. The conversation covers the necessity of cyber insurance, navigating U.S. privacy laws, and potential conflicts between AI advancements and privacy regulations, concluding with Blair's personal commitment to mentoring and education in cybersecurity.

    • 47 min
    Unveiling Offensive Cybersecurity | Philip with Carter McKelvain

    Unveiling Offensive Cybersecurity | Philip with Carter McKelvain

    Dive deep into the world of offensive cybersecurity in this exciting episode with Philip and Carter McKelvain, Senior Offensive Security Engineer at Third Wave Innovations. Explore Carter's unconventional journey, including experiences at the NSA and unique red team engagements. Discover future trends in AI for security and the importance of safeguarding data privacy. Join the conversation on offensive security strategies, human elements in security, personal passions, and share your feedback with us. Tune in for expert insights and engaging discussions!

    • 45 min
    Cybersecurity Threat Landscape - Decryption of Ransomware, Threat Actor Psychology and the Future of Cybersecurity with Brett Callow

    Cybersecurity Threat Landscape - Decryption of Ransomware, Threat Actor Psychology and the Future of Cybersecurity with Brett Callow

    In the latest Secur(IT) podcast episode, Philip and Brett Callow (Threat Analyst @ Emsisoft) delve into the cybersecurity threat landscape, discussing the industry's current state, cyber attack trends, Emsisoft's contributions to ransomware decryption, the psychology of threat actors, and the future of cybersecurity. They highlight the criticality of fundamental security measures, the urgency to expand the cybersecurity workforce, the dynamic nature of cyber threats, and advanced defenses like biometrics and multi-factor authentication. Join them for an in-depth exploration of these topics.

    • 23 min
    Cybersecurity Trends in the AI Era- Exploring AI, Cybersecurity, and the Rich Tapestry of Tech Literacy with Aron Hsiao

    Cybersecurity Trends in the AI Era- Exploring AI, Cybersecurity, and the Rich Tapestry of Tech Literacy with Aron Hsiao

    In this insightful conversation, Philip de Souza, the host, talks with Aron Hsiao, VP of Marketing at Plurilock. The discussion is primarily centered around the impact of AI, cyber security trends, and the relevance of tech literacy in our evolving digital world. The podcast also delves into the personal career experiences of Aron, fostering a conversation that's not just intellectually stimulating, but also peppered with fun. From Aron's fascination for mechanical wristwatches to his perspectives shaped by his multicultural background, the podcast promises an engaging blend of professional insights and personal anecdotes. Tune in as Philip navigates through this enlightening conversation with Aron, exploring career advice, AI, SMB cyber security, and life lessons.

    • 43 min
    Father and Daughter Holiday Podcast Episode

    Father and Daughter Holiday Podcast Episode

    In this Father & Daughter holiday special episode of the Secure IT podcast we have blended family with professional insights. Joined by my exceptional daughter Emily de Souza, family friend and accomplished business leader Agnelo Fernandes, and his wonderfully talented daughters Nicole and Celeste Fernandes - we dove deep into our unique career paths, our culture, and experiences as immigrants. We shared perspectives from our respective journeys, explored the significance of maintaining cultural values, with plenty of humor along the way. This episode is not just about careers, but about life, relationships, and the power of heritage. You wouldn't want to miss this personal yet enlightening discussion.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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