106 episodes

The Defender’s Advantage Podcast explores the world of cyber security and Mandiant through three distinct tracks. Threat Trends: Listen twice a month as host Luke McNamara interviews guests on the latest in cyber security research, the cyber landscape, and the latest news from Mandiant. Frontline Stories: Listen to Kerry Matre monthly as she is joined by notable guests on the frontlines of cyber security, including Mandiant customers, security professionals, and executives​. Skills Gap: Listen to Chris Campbell each month for this series focusing on thoughts, ideas, and initiatives for narrowing the skills gap in cyber security.

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The Defender’s Advantage Podcast explores the world of cyber security and Mandiant through three distinct tracks. Threat Trends: Listen twice a month as host Luke McNamara interviews guests on the latest in cyber security research, the cyber landscape, and the latest news from Mandiant. Frontline Stories: Listen to Kerry Matre monthly as she is joined by notable guests on the frontlines of cyber security, including Mandiant customers, security professionals, and executives​. Skills Gap: Listen to Chris Campbell each month for this series focusing on thoughts, ideas, and initiatives for narrowing the skills gap in cyber security.

    Threat Trends: Building Cyber Resiliency Within Financial Services with FS-ISAC

    Threat Trends: Building Cyber Resiliency Within Financial Services with FS-ISAC

    In the latest Threat Trends episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, host Luke McNamara is joined by Teresa Walsh, Global Head of Intelligence at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), for a deep dive on the financial services industry. Teresa discusses her journey from roles in government and how her experience has shaped her view of financial services. She also discusses how she sees the threat landscape impacting her customers and how FS-ISAC aids institutions in building resiliency against threats. 
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    • 36 min
    Frontline Stories: Shields Up, Mandiant

    Frontline Stories: Shields Up, Mandiant

    In this week’s episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, Kerry Matre, host of the Frontline Stories series, is joined by Mandiant’s Tim Crothers and Matt Shelton who discuss their role in protecting the company from attackers. Both share their professional journeys, how changes at the company have impacted their responsibilities, and some standout moments they’ve experienced while safeguarding Mandiant, such as the SolarWinds attack campaign. Tim and Matt also detail how they continue to promote security awareness among employees and offer their insights on the steps security and non-security companies can take to ensure that their environments are secure against attackers. 
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    • 36 min
    Threat Trends: Securing the Vote in 2022

    Threat Trends: Securing the Vote in 2022

    In the latest Threat Trends episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, Mandiant’s Jon Ford and Stacy O’Mara join host Luke McNamara for a conversation on election security. They discuss how organizations involved in the process of elections should think of cyber security in the lead up to these events, preparedness steps they have seen states take, and the evolution of the federal approach in the United States. Jon and Stacy also discuss some of the federal resources states and local entities can leverage for preparation going into the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 general election in the U.S. 
    Learn more about Mandiant’s expertise around election security at https://mndt.info/3zEzWCO
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    • 36 min
    Skills Gap: Looking Beyond the Unicorn Candidate

    Skills Gap: Looking Beyond the Unicorn Candidate

    All too often, hiring managers find themselves seeking candidates who fit 100% of the description for the role they are trying to fill. Because of this, they overlook a swath of applicants who are good for the job. In this week’s Skills Gap episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, host Chris Campbell speaks with Mandiant consulting team members Dan Nutting, Kal Guntuku, and Chris Linklater about this habit and its contribution to the cyber security skills gap. The group also discusses the skills that companies could weigh outsourcing versus what skills they should consider keeping in-house.  
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    Additional Resources: 
    Read tips from Mandiant's Kevin Bordlemay for candidates on how they can stand out during the application process in this Business Insider article: https://mndt.info/3Ohzezt

    • 28 min
    Threat Trends: How Adversaries Are Leveraging AI in Cyber Operations

    Threat Trends: How Adversaries Are Leveraging AI in Cyber Operations

    In this Threat Trends episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, hear from Michelle Cantos who joins host Luke McNamara to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber and how adversaries are using AI in their activities today. Michelle details manipulated media techniques such as artificially generated images and vishing, tactics that have been increasingly employed by threat actors. She also discusses how financially motivated actors are seeking to leverage AI capabilities for extortive activity, and what we might expect to see as AI is further applied to cyber espionage operations. 
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    • 32 min
    Bonus: Securing OT/ICS Systems with Nozomi Networks

    Bonus: Securing OT/ICS Systems with Nozomi Networks

    This special episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast features Mandiant CTO Marshall Heilman speaking with Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks. The conversation, recorded in-person at RSA Conference 2022, delves into the partnership between Mandiant and Nozomi, and how the organizations can take on escalating cyber risks to secure cyber-physical infrastructure. Marshall and Edgard discuss the trends they are seeing in the industrial and critical infrastructure space and the role of zero trust in how we secure modern day OT and ICS systems. 
    You can learn more about Nozomi Networks at their website: https://www.nozominetworks.com/ 
    Follow Nozomi Networks at @nozominetworks 
    Additional Resources 
    Learn more about the Mandiant Cyber Alliance Program: https://mndt.info/3xnXw5r 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Monar G. ,

The “s” sound comes in sooo strong

Please get better mic!

KyleTromblee ,

Audio quality needs improvement

The episodes are hit or miss, as some of them sound like they were recorded with a potato.

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