174 episodes

Secure Talk reviews the latest threats, tips, and trends on security, innovation, and compliance.

Host Justin Beals interviews leading privacy, security and technology executives to discuss best practices related to IT security, data protection and compliance. Based in Seattle, he previously served as the CTO of NextStep and Koru, which won the 2018 Most Impactful Startup award from Wharton People Analytics. He is the creator of the patented Training, Tracking & Placement System and the author of “Aligning curriculum and evidencing learning effectiveness using semantic mapping of learning assets,” published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). Justin earned a BA from Fort Lewis College.

Secure Talk Podcast Justin Beals

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    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Secure Talk reviews the latest threats, tips, and trends on security, innovation, and compliance.

Host Justin Beals interviews leading privacy, security and technology executives to discuss best practices related to IT security, data protection and compliance. Based in Seattle, he previously served as the CTO of NextStep and Koru, which won the 2018 Most Impactful Startup award from Wharton People Analytics. He is the creator of the patented Training, Tracking & Placement System and the author of “Aligning curriculum and evidencing learning effectiveness using semantic mapping of learning assets,” published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). Justin earned a BA from Fort Lewis College.

    A Perfect Fit: Using risk to get the right sized security with Christopher Hodson.

    A Perfect Fit: Using risk to get the right sized security with Christopher Hodson.

    Is ‘Security Theater’ plaguing your efforts for cyber resilience? Chris Hodson author of “Cyber Risk Management” gives us a reality check on SecureTalk. Discover why risk is the cornerstone of every security program and how his book guides CISO’s and security leaders through effective security posture scoping.

    Delve into aligning security with business goals, evolving CISO roles, compliance challenges, and the impact of AI. Understand the importance of risk acceptance in corporate decision-making, the role of AI in security, multi-factor authentication, and the real-world implications of security breaches. Explore cybersecurity risk management with expert Chris Hodson and Strike Graph CEO Justin Beals.

    • 54 min
    The Algorithmic Mirror: Reflecting on Data’s Role in Modern Life

    The Algorithmic Mirror: Reflecting on Data’s Role in Modern Life

    Ever wonder how data invisibly shapes our world? Or what does the TikTok controversy really reveal about global cybersecurity threats? "The Secret Life of Data" episode on SecureTalk dives into these questions and more with authors Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert.
    Highlights include:

    1. The real implications of the TikTok ban examined from a cybersecurity lens.
    2. Unpacking how our digital habits are influenced by algorithms we seldom understand.
    3. Exploring avenues for ethical data management and the role of individuals in data stewardship.

    Join us for a deep dive into the interconnected world of data, security, and societal transformation. Your thoughts on reshaping our digital futures are welcome!

    • 52 min
    Navigating Cyber Threats: FBI Perspectives on Protecting Business and Family

    Navigating Cyber Threats: FBI Perspectives on Protecting Business and Family

    How safe is your digital footprint? This week on SecureTalk, we sit down with Scott Augenbaum, a retired FBI agent turned cybercrime prevention guru, to dissect the LastPass breach and extract lessons that resonate with every cyber enthusiast.

    Through the lens of "The Three Truths," Scott demystifies common misconceptions about cybercrime and unveils strategies to navigate the minefield of digital threats. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode and empower yourself with the knowledge that could be the difference between being a victim and a victor in the cyber realm

    As cybersecurity experts and enthusiasts, how do you evaluate your practices in light of these insights?

    • 46 min
    Hacking the Human OS: Insights from Social Engineering Expert Christopher Hadnagy

    Hacking the Human OS: Insights from Social Engineering Expert Christopher Hadnagy

    Join host Justin Beals as he explores the art of human hacking with Chris Hadnagy, CEO of Social Engineer, LLC, and renowned author in social engineering. Discover Hadnagy's compelling journey through security and computer science, including pivotal incidents, pioneering social engineering frameworks, and collaborations with agencies like MI5 and the FBI. Gain insights into ego suspension, nonverbal communication, and defense strategies against social engineering, emphasizing empathy, education, and technology in cybersecurity.

    • 45 min
    Reputation as a risk: understanding the security threat of harmful narratives

    Reputation as a risk: understanding the security threat of harmful narratives

    In this gripping episode of Secure Talk, hosted by Justin Beals, we dive deep into the fascinating intersection of technology, governance, and society. Our special guest, Mark Listes, CEO of Pendulum, discusses his journey from a coding enthusiast to a champion of cybersecurity and democracy. The episode takes a compelling turn as we explore a riveting case study on a data breach involving Carta and Linear. Discover how internal governance and public narratives play crucial roles in securing data and maintaining trust.

    • 48 min
    Decoding Disaster: An Analysis of Four Pivotal Cybersecurity Breaches

    Decoding Disaster: An Analysis of Four Pivotal Cybersecurity Breaches

    The Secure Talk podcast, hosted by Justin Beals, presents a bonus episode discussing recent security breaches with guests Stephen Farrell of Ideagen, Paul Bingham of Western Governors University, Raffaele Mattone of Judy Security, and Alex Cox of LastPass. The episode covers the 23andMe data breach, Microsoft government email hacks, the Whitworth University ransomware attack, and insights on the LockBit ransomware takedown. It highlights breach responses, risks of consumer DNA data, and evolving cybercrime operations.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

SDJVDAS ,

Great Show and Mark is a class act!

Secure Talk is a great podcast for anyone interested in cybersecurity. The host, Mark, is an expert in the field and he does a great job of explaining complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand. The show is also very informative and covers a wide range of topics. I highly recommend Secure Talk to anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity news and trends.

Dan1777999877 ,

Incredible!

It’s obvious Mark puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this space - the insights they bring to bear are still mind-blowing every. single. time.

IowaDavid ,

5/5

I learn so much listening to this podcast. Mark and his guests always have fun and insightful conversations. Highly recommend!

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