Security Strategy with Stephen Semmelroth. When Strategy Meets Execution‪.‬ The Confident Defense Podcast

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Introduction:
Stephen Semmelroth is both a West Point and Ranger School graduate, served in Afghanistan, led both a red team and a threat intelligence team while in the Army's Cyber Corps, founded and sold a Veteran-focused cyber recruiting company, and now leads both StrataCore's external recruiting division and their client security procurement discipline. Stephen is the VP of Cyber at Statacore that is an International focused organization that is headquartered in Seattle.

Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephencsemmelroth/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/diodepack
Connect over Email: stephen@stratacore.com

Insights in this Interview
That helicopter pilots are the best at threat modeling

If you are transitioning into security, leverage your “unfair advantage” and demonstrate that you are capable by competing in CFT or other competitive events.

Topics Reviewed:
Journey to cybersecurity from farm to electrical engineer to cybersecurity
Code Fellows
How Security Practitioners can level up their game
Privileged Access Management Systems “PAM”
Effective Incident Response Planning from executives to engineers
Threat Modeling and why helicopter pilots are the best at it
OSINT as adversarial “Due Diligence”


Favorite Quotes:
“To be an endurance athlete you have to endure”
“For a security product to be considered it must solve at least two problems and be designed to be effective in the hands of the most junior person on the team”

Reference:
Code Fellows: https://www.codefellows.org/
Linux Privileged Access Management “PAM”: https://cmd.com/
General Resume Guidance “ATS”: https://www.stratacore.com/rainier-cyber-resume

Introduction:
Stephen Semmelroth is both a West Point and Ranger School graduate, served in Afghanistan, led both a red team and a threat intelligence team while in the Army's Cyber Corps, founded and sold a Veteran-focused cyber recruiting company, and now leads both StrataCore's external recruiting division and their client security procurement discipline. Stephen is the VP of Cyber at Statacore that is an International focused organization that is headquartered in Seattle.

Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephencsemmelroth/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/diodepack
Connect over Email: stephen@stratacore.com

Insights in this Interview
That helicopter pilots are the best at threat modeling

If you are transitioning into security, leverage your “unfair advantage” and demonstrate that you are capable by competing in CFT or other competitive events.

Topics Reviewed:
Journey to cybersecurity from farm to electrical engineer to cybersecurity
Code Fellows
How Security Practitioners can level up their game
Privileged Access Management Systems “PAM”
Effective Incident Response Planning from executives to engineers
Threat Modeling and why helicopter pilots are the best at it
OSINT as adversarial “Due Diligence”


Favorite Quotes:
“To be an endurance athlete you have to endure”
“For a security product to be considered it must solve at least two problems and be designed to be effective in the hands of the most junior person on the team”

Reference:
Code Fellows: https://www.codefellows.org/
Linux Privileged Access Management “PAM”: https://cmd.com/
General Resume Guidance “ATS”: https://www.stratacore.com/rainier-cyber-resume

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