26 episodes

The podcast that brings you the very best in all things, cybersecurity, taking an in-depth look at the most pressing issues and trends across the industry.Connect with us on our LinkedIn page! - https://www.linkedin.com/company/security-masterminds-podcast/

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

The podcast that brings you the very best in all things, cybersecurity, taking an in-depth look at the most pressing issues and trends across the industry.Connect with us on our LinkedIn page! - https://www.linkedin.com/company/security-masterminds-podcast/

    Evolving Social Engineering Landscape and Defenses, with special guest, Rachel Tobac

    Evolving Social Engineering Landscape and Defenses, with special guest, Rachel Tobac

    Rachel Tobac, the CEO of Social Proof Security, takes us on a remarkable journey into the realm of cybersecurity and social engineering. Her introduction to the world of hacking came at Defcon, where she was initially hesitant to participate in a social engineering competition. Despite her lack of experience, Rachel's determination and "try-hard" attitude led her to secure second place, sparking her passion for cybersecurity. Throughout her engaging narrative, Rachel sheds light on the challenges that companies encounter in defending against social engineering attacks, emphasizing the need for updated security measures. Her insights into leveraging AI and verifying identities provide actionable strategies for fortifying defenses. With a compelling blend of storytelling and expertise, Rachel encourages a mindset of "polite paranoia," empowering individuals to be vigilant in the face of evolving threats. Rachel's journey serves as an inspiration, showcasing the transformative power of passion and perseverance in the cybersecurity landscape.

    Social engineering is like a fast childhood pet. We'll say a dog, not a hamster, because it's going to run really fast. So a fast childhood dog that runs away from you, and you have to spend a lot of time looking for it in the neighborhood, but you love this dog, and it's really fun to be around, but, man, does it know how to jump over the fence.
    - Rachel Tobac

    Connect with Rachel Tobac
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/racheltobac/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelTobacRachel on 60 Minutes:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-con-artists-use-ai-apps-to-steal-60-minutes-transcript/?linkId=215644785Connect with us
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganAnna Collard - Javvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.comShow Notes created with Capsho - www.capsho.com
    Sound Engineering - Matthew Bliss, MB Podcasts.
    If you'd like to ask Matt what he can do for your podcast, visit https://www.mbpod.com and schedule a consultation today! 

    • 49 min
    Beyond Technical Skills: Beyond Technical Skills: Unlocking the Human Element in Cybersecurity, with Special Guest, Julie Haney

    Beyond Technical Skills: Beyond Technical Skills: Unlocking the Human Element in Cybersecurity, with Special Guest, Julie Haney

    Get ready to challenge your assumptions about security awareness as Julie Haney, head of Human Centered Cybersecurity at NIST, reveals the hidden struggles and attitudes of security professionals and non-experts. Just when you think you understand the root causes of cybersecurity challenges, a shocking twist leaves everything in doubt. 
    Tune in to find out.
    Julie Haney, an esteemed leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, heads the Human Centered Cybersecurity program. With a wealth of experience in computer science and over two decades in the field, Julie's expertise lies in understanding the human aspect of cybersecurity. She delves into the struggles, experiences, and attitudes of all participants within an organization, aiming to uncover the root causes of security issues rather than just addressing the surface symptoms. Julie's passion for bridging the gap between research and practice makes her a valuable resource for cybersecurity professionals looking to gain deeper insights into the human element of cybersecurity.

    We need to give our professionals a taste of that so that they're at least thinking about it. They may not be experts in it, but they at least know that they need to think about it.
    In this episode, you will be hear about:
    Unveiling the Importance of the Human Element in Cybersecurity: Discover how human behavior impacts cybersecurity and why it's crucial for professionals to understand this dynamic.Empowering People in Cybersecurity: Explore strategies to empower individuals within the cybersecurity landscape, leading to a more robust and secure environment.Addressing Security Fatigue in Cybersecurity: Learn how to combat security fatigue and its detrimental effects on cybersecurity practices, ensuring sustained vigilance and awareness.Developing Skills Needed for Future Cybersecurity Professionals: Uncover the essential skills required for future cybersecurity professionals to thrive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.Harnessing Non-technical Skills in Cybersecurity: Delve into the significance of non-technical skills in cybersecurity and their pivotal role in fostering a well-rounded approach to security.Connect with Julie Haney
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-haney-037449119/Connect with us
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganJacqueline "JJ" Jayne - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelinejayne/Javvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.comShow Notes created with Capsho - www.capsho.com
    Sound Editing - James McQuiggan
    Sound Engineering - Matthew Bliss, MB Podcasts.
    If you'd like to ask Matt what he can do for your podcast, visit https://www.mbpod.com and schedule a consultation today! 

    • 48 min
    Special Episode - Loren Kohnfelder

    Special Episode - Loren Kohnfelder

    Feeling the frustration of constantly battling memory-related vulnerabilities in your code? What if I told you there's an unexpected twist in the story that could change everything? Join me as we explore the captivating journey of transitioning to memory-safe languages in programming, and uncover the game-changing solution that awaits. But that's a story for another time...
    Our special guest is Loren Kohnfelder and joined by Roger Grimes.
    Loren Kohnfelder, a distinguished figure in the realm of cybersecurity, is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the development of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). His significant contributions to the RSA algorithm and its application in real-world scenarios have solidified his position as a thought leader in digital security. With extensive expertise in encryption and network systems, Loren offers a wealth of knowledge for developers seeking to navigate the transition to memory-safe languages. His pioneering work serves as a cornerstone in understanding the complexities of cybersecurity and the pivotal role of memory-safe languages in fortifying software against vulnerabilities. Loren's profound insights and experiences make him an exceptional guest, providing a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of digital security and its relevance to memory-safe languages.

    I think if there are specific pieces of code that are well contained and you can rewrite those in a memory safe language, that's a fine thing to do. But, for example, if you've got a library that's in the middle of a bunch of memory unsafe language code, and you write that into memory safe code, you're going to have bridge code connecting across that boundary, because you obviously can't just slip from memory safe land into memory unsafe land, where you're now taking on risk without managing those borders. 
    - Loren Kohnfelder

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Uncover the secrets of PKI with Loren Kohnfelder.Learn the benefits of transitioning to memory-safe languages.Overcome the challenges of rewriting large codebases.Explore the feasibility of adopting memory-safe languages in programming.Connect with us
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganRoger Grimes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogeragrimes/Erich Kron - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichkronJelle Wieringa - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellewieringaJavvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.com

    • 45 min
    Instilling a culture of continuous learning in cybersecurity and the tips for breaking into cybersecurity with Special Guest, Naomi Buckwalter

    Instilling a culture of continuous learning in cybersecurity and the tips for breaking into cybersecurity with Special Guest, Naomi Buckwalter

    Have you ever heard these myths about supply chain security, product security, and getting hired in cybersecurity? Myth #1: Supply chain security is not important unless you're a large organization. Myth #2: Product security is solely the responsibility of the manufacturer. Myth #3: Getting hired in cybersecurity requires a technical degree. Stay tuned as our guest, Naomi Buckwalter, reveals the truth behind these myths and offers valuable insights in our upcoming discussion.
    Naomi Buckwalter is a cybersecurity professional with a wealth of experience in the industry. With a background in computer engineering and a diverse career spanning roles in application development, security architecture, and leadership, Naomi brings a unique perspective to the field. She gained valuable insights from a challenging experience early in her career, which led her to reevaluate her approach and embrace continuous learning. Naomi's journey has shaped her belief that anyone can succeed in cybersecurity with the right mindset and a willingness to learn. She emphasizes the importance of focusing on fundamental security practices and leveraging data to drive decision-making. Naomi's expertise in product security and supply chain security make her a valuable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in these areas.

    We're chasing those things that make us feel good, but at the end of the day, not the right things. - Naomi Buckwalter

    Connect with Naomi Buckwalter
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-buckwalterConnect with us
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comErich Kron - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichkronJelle Wieringa - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellewieringaJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganJavvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.comShow Notes created with Capsho - www.capsho.com
    Sound Editing - James McQuiggan
    Sound Engineering - Matthew Bliss, MB Podcasts.
    If you'd like to ask Matt what he can do for your podcast, visit https://www.mbpod.com and schedule a consultation today! 

    • 45 min
    Demystifying AI's impact on Cybersecurity with special guest Clint Bodungen

    Demystifying AI's impact on Cybersecurity with special guest Clint Bodungen

    Discover the untold dangers of AI in cybersecurity as expert Clint Bodungen uncovers the dark side of generative AI. Is our reliance on technology putting us at risk? Find out in this eye-opening discussion that will leave you questioning the future of cybersecurity.

    "Technology, as much as we need it, enables complacency. The technology enables that complacency, and we've seen the consequences. We need a proper cybersecurity culture that aligns with our natural desire to do the right thing and help others. "
    - Clint Bodungen
    Discover how AI is revolutionizing cybersecurity and gain insights into its impact on threat detection and response.Explore the relationship between organizational culture and cybersecurity practices, uncovering strategies to foster a security-conscious environment.Unlock the potential of AI in cybersecurity and uncover innovative ways to enhance your organization's defense against cyber threats.Connect with Clint Bodungen
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clintb/Twitter: https://twitter.com/R1ngZer0Email: clint@threatgen.comOrganization: threatgen.comCyberSuperHuman - AI Courses - https://cybersuperhuman.aiConnect with us
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comErich Kron - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichkronJelle Wieringa - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellewieringaJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganJavvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.comShow Notes created with Capsho - www.capsho.com
    Sound Editing - James McQuiggan
    This episode was edited by Matthew Bliss of MB Podcasts. If you'd like to ask Matt what he can do for your podcast, visit https://www.mbpod.com and schedule a consultation today! 

    • 45 min
    Supercharge Your Cybersecurity Program by collaborating with a BISO with special guest Nicole Dove

    Supercharge Your Cybersecurity Program by collaborating with a BISO with special guest Nicole Dove

    Discover the critical role of a Business Security Officer in aligning security with business goals. But what happens when this vital bridge between security and the organization finds themselves facing unexpected challenges? Find out in this intriguing episode of the Security Masterminds podcast.
    Nicole Dove, a cybersecurity expert with an intriguing career path, helps businesses navigate the intersection of risk and technology. Starting her career on Wall Street, she transitioned into risk management consulting and auditing before eventually shifting gears into cybersecurity. As a Business Information Security Officer (BISO), Nicole focuses on aligning business and security, advocating for both to the benefit of the organizations she serves. Her business-first approach to security, understanding of diverse business units, and innate curiosity make her a critical asset in identifying and managing organization-wide threats.
    Security is like really a team sport and you can't wait until game day to practice and think you're going to win. - Nicole Dove
    Connect with Nicole Dove
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jnicoledove/Twitter:  https://twitter.com/IssaUrbanGirlUrban Girl Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/urban-girl-corporate-world/id1502039142Connect with us:
    Website: securitymasterminds.buzzsprout.com
    KnowBe4 Resources:
    KnowBe4 Blog: https://blog.knowbe4.comErich Kron - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichkronJelle Wieringa - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellewieringaJames McQuiggan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcquigganJavvad Malik: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javvadMusic Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - https://www.briansanyshynmusic.comAnnouncer: Sarah McQuiggan - https://www.sarahmcquiggan.comThis show's sound is edited by ProPodcastSolutions -https://propodcastsolutions.com/
    Show Notes created with Capsho - www.capsho.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Bona and Team Capsho ,

A Masterclass in Cybersecrutiy

This podcast offers a compelling deep-dive into the world of cybersecurity. Eexpert perspectives and topical discussions make it an engaging listen. Valuable insights presented in an easy-to-understand way.

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