Recorded Future takes you inside the world of security intelligence. We’re sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of security intelligence.
185 Cyber is as Much Psychology as it is Technology
Joining us this week is Pierre Noel, managing director for Europe at Astari, a company providing global cyber resilience services for businesses.
Pierre Noel has enjoyed a remarkably broad professional career, with time spent at IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and Huawei, in both deeply technical and business roles. He shares his insights on the ways culture impacts security, the importance of threat intelligence (if your organization is ready for it), and why he believes things are likely to get a lot worse before they get better.
184 Inside the World of Cyber Venture Capital
Our guest this week is Mark Goodman, managing director at MassMutual Ventures.
Mark shares the story of his circuitous path to the VC world, with stops along the way at a family furniture business and a PhD in philosophy. We’ll find out what it takes for a hopeful startup to catch his eye, whether or not he thinks cyber continues to be a hot area for investment, as well as his thoughts on what it takes to be a successful venture capital investor.
183 Trickbot is Down But Not Out
On today’s podcast episode we welcome back Recorded Future senior intelligence analyst Greg Lesnewich.
He shares his insights on what goes on behind the scenes with the Recorded Future Insikt threat research team, and why he finds the work challenging and rewarding. Then, we discuss the latest on the Trickbot global botnet, how they operate, who they target, and the efforts by the intelligence community and private industry to take them down, or at the very least hinder their efforts.
182 Give Analysts Exactly What They Want
Our guest today is Paul Battista. He is CEO of Polarity, a firm which brings what they refer to as a memory augmentation platform to incident responders and other security professionals.
Paul Battista’s career includes a broad spectrum of experience, from protecting Wall Street financial organizations to briefing top White House officials as an intelligence officer in the CIA. We’ll learn how being stuck inside during a blizzard led to his creating a popular app, and how that experience opened his eyes to the possibilities of augmented reality and, eventually, to the founding of Polarity.
181 Too Sleepy to be Secure?
How many of us can say that we get enough sleep, consistently? And not just the number of hours asleep, but the quality of sleep as well? In this busy world with work, family and community obligations, good sleep often takes a backseat, and we find ourselves drinking that extra cup of coffee to get us going in the morning. Not to mention there’s a global pandemic, which makes everything a little harder.
Our guest this week is Lincoln Kaffenberger. He’s the threat intelligence service lead at Deloitte Global, and he has been conducting survey research into the role sleep plays in keeping our organizations safe. Our conversation reviews the data he’s gathered, the conclusions he’s developed, and his recommendations for organizations who want to make sure they’re encouraging a culture where team members are coming to work rested and ready to give their best.
180 The FBI Builds Enduring Partnerships in Cyber
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, has taken an increasingly prominent role in the day to day cyber defense of organizations and institutions here in the U.S., and globally as well. Through the establishment of the IC3, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the FBI provides an invaluable public resource for prevention, response, and mitigation of cyber threats to businesses and public organizations of all sizes.
Joining us this week is FBI cyber division section chief Herb Stapleton. He shares his journey toward a mission-based career in public service, as well as his insights on the FBI’s ongoing efforts to form lasting partnerships with the people they serve.
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I personally love the variety of guests they have on the pod. It’s always entertaining and I love the different perspectives.
i highly recommend this podcast along with the cyberwire! all great stuff!
Can your most recent guest analyst get a sentence out of his mouth without saying ‘uh’ or ‘um’? He sounds like he was raised in a house painted with lead based paint. Other than that great episode. Thank you for your time.