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A podcast of security experts' wisdom. Monthly interviews with security practitioners sharing how they protect all the things and how you can too. Travis Lishok from The Security Student Blog interviews fellow security professionals to learn about the work they do in their unique roles to protect assets, how they got to where they are today, and what skills are required of them, so that security students like you can shape your own career to reach roles like theirs and those beyond them. Discover what it takes to be successful in diverse security roles, so that you can prepare for your next career opportunity or just gain a stronger understanding of the broad network of security professionals that work together to keep organizations secure and resilient. Interview guests come from physical security design, information security, cyber security, risk management, OSINT investigations, security management, business continuity, and more. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Travis, you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, grab a notepad, and get ready to learn from your security peers.

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A podcast of security experts' wisdom. Monthly interviews with security practitioners sharing how they protect all the things and how you can too. Travis Lishok from The Security Student Blog interviews fellow security professionals to learn about the work they do in their unique roles to protect assets, how they got to where they are today, and what skills are required of them, so that security students like you can shape your own career to reach roles like theirs and those beyond them. Discover what it takes to be successful in diverse security roles, so that you can prepare for your next career opportunity or just gain a stronger understanding of the broad network of security professionals that work together to keep organizations secure and resilient. Interview guests come from physical security design, information security, cyber security, risk management, OSINT investigations, security management, business continuity, and more. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Travis, you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, grab a notepad, and get ready to learn from your security peers.

    Project Management Lessons from Marine Special Operations and Beyond with Sean Salomé

    Project Management Lessons from Marine Special Operations and Beyond with Sean Salomé

    #031 - In this next episode, I was joined by Sean Salomé, who has a very unique career that's spanned from 0311 and special operations as a MARSOC Operator to leading intelligence programs in the US Marine Corps. Plus, his work on the private side in intelligence and physical security. Additionally, Sean studied international relations at UT Austin.
    Our conversation today was focused on project management and leadership. It was fascinating to hear Sean's thoughts and experience on this topic since he's taken the road less traveled through small unit leadership, leading intelligence teams, leading physical security projects, and so much more.

    It was a great honor to have Sean as a guest!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pivoting from Physical Security to INFOSEC with Kyle Croll

    Pivoting from Physical Security to INFOSEC with Kyle Croll

    #030 - In this next episode, I was stoked to be joined by Kyle Croll, GMON, GCIH, Sec+, and MBA candidate at UT Austin. 

    He's lived the life of a physical security practitioner, from being in the US Navy to protecting high-net-worth clients and advising organizations — what's more is that he's also pivoted from purely physical security projects to technical information/cyber security projects. And this is the focus of our conversation: 

    - What was his experience like making that career change?
    - What advice does he have for others following a similar path?
    - Are there special vocational programs that military vets should consider?
    - And so much more.

    This was an insightful conversation to kick off 2024 with a bang! I hope you enjoy it.
    -- Get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode --

    https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Crypto Risk, Improving Industry Practices, and Beyond with Ilya Umanskiy GRCP

    Crypto Risk, Improving Industry Practices, and Beyond with Ilya Umanskiy GRCP

    #029 - In this next episode, I was joined (once again) by Ilya Umanskiy, an experienced security consultant who has advised security organizations and supported physical security, resilience, and investigative projects worldwide. (It's a tradition for me to join Ilya for a podcast session around the end of the year. )
    In our last conversation (Episode #1), one of the most downloaded episodes I've ever published, we discussed Ilya's career path and his projects to support aspiring practitioners. Today, we touched on a range of topics from how to improve the security industry,  recognition for practitioners, crypto risk management, and so much more.


    I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation to wrap up 2023 and kick off 2024.
    -- Get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode --

    https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Security Leadership: Integrity, Serving, and Honoring, with Jim McConnell

    Security Leadership: Integrity, Serving, and Honoring, with Jim McConnell

    #028 - In this next episode, I was joined by Jim McConnell. You'll recognize his name if you follow topics on LinkedIn, such as supply chain security, infosec, physical security, and many more. Jim brings tremendous experience to us from his 30+ years of leading and supporting broad security initiatives in the telecom space. He also contributes to the Technical Committee and Working group of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals, developing the first-ever ANSI EP standard. (Thank you for your support, Jim!)

    What I love about Jim is his commitment to learning and educating the communities around him, of course online but also in his community, where he helps faith-based organizations, military and law enforcement transitioning to private security, and so much more.

    I hope you enjoy this conversation where we touch on every topic, from why you need a resume bucket list to what skills make a security director successful, how security interviewing skills can help you in your career, and so much more!
    -- Get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode --

    https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Medicine & Security: Standards, Curriculums, and Oversight with George DeBusk, MD

    Medicine & Security: Standards, Curriculums, and Oversight with George DeBusk, MD

    #027 - In this next episode, I was honored to be joined by M. George DeBusk, MD, MSc, FACS, FCCP. He's a trauma surgeon and critical care physician specialized in trauma and emergency surgery. What makes him a fantastic resource for security practitioners like us is that he's made a career out of educating, training, and providing medical oversight for security providers, first responders, law enforcement, and even special operations groups.
    Dr. DeBusk holds dual certification from the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and specializes in Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care Medicine. “Doc” completed a General Surgery residency at Harvard Medical School’s, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at MIT during his residency. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and College of Chest Physicians. He is an elected member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and has held the position of State Vice Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Dr. DeBusk also holds full medical licensure to practice in multiple U.S. states and abroad where he provides concierge medical care for private clients worldwide. 

    Topics that we focused on included: what type of medical training curriculum is most appropriate for security or executive protection professionals, how we can evaluate training providers, what the advantages are of having a physician like him supporting your team, and what deliverables you can expect to get from a medical director. And so much more!


    -- Get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode --

    https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

    • 1 hr 35 min
    On Healthcare & Emergency Management with Nick Allen

    On Healthcare & Emergency Management with Nick Allen

    #025 - In this next episode, I was joined by the great Nickolas L. Allen, MPH, CPH, once again. As you may recall, Nick joined me on Episode 10 last year. This time he's back to share his experience moving from the Intel Analyst side and on to Emergency Management. What I found most educational about chatting with Nick, was hearing his thoughts on niche areas of emergency management that the average security practitioner needs to consider in their day-to-day work protecting people and property.
    And who better to learn from than Nick, who has broad security experience and a master's in Public Health, Biosecurity, and Disaster Preparedness!
    -- Get the resources and show notes mentioned in this episode --

    https://thesecuritystudent.com/shownotes

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

RCT000999 ,

Incredible Insights

Travis has put together a remarkable podcast for both experienced and aspiring students of the security industry alike. He features highly skilled professionals as his guests whom share invaluable insights stemming from real world experience. With the knowledge and wisdom gained from these great conversations, students are able to learn and incorporate the best and most efficient practices for the field.

I'd also like to congratulate the host on reaching his one year anniversary for "The Security Student Podcast". I've really come to enjoy these conversation over the past year and I'm looking forward to more!

Cole45 ,

Excellent Career Resource

Podcasts tend to specialize on very specific audiences and interests. In the case of The Security Student podcast, host Travis Lishok takes the listener across the wide spectrum of what is known as the "security industry." There are many security podcasts out there, however most deal with data, networks abd information security.

This isn't one of them. Instead, each episode has an interview of a seasoned security professional. This can range from consultants, coproate intelligence specialists, and even a USAF OSI Special Agent. The idea is to share insight to current and aspiring protection professionals. As a four-decade veteran of the trade, I can say the information provided here can be invaluable for anyone wanting to advance in-- or start a career as a protection professional.

Cole Morris, CPP, CHPA, MPA
Security Educator/Consultant

Jay482928374738 ,

New Favorite Security Podcast

So far I’m really enjoying the Security Student Podcast. Travis does a great job finding guests with diverse backgrounds so one can learn about the numerous security roles and learn from the guests. He also explores how the guests got into security and what they feel are best practices to be successful in the field. I’ve already added 3 or 4 books to my queue which were recommended from Travis or his guests. Can’t wait for the next episodes.

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