23 episodes

The SynAckFinAck Podcast is an interview show hosted by Robert Rounsavall featuring tech and security pros discussing various topics and sharing information that will help people stay ahead of the game.

The SynAckFinAck Podcast Robert Rounsavall, Technologist, Startup Founder, and BJJ Blue Belt

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The SynAckFinAck Podcast is an interview show hosted by Robert Rounsavall featuring tech and security pros discussing various topics and sharing information that will help people stay ahead of the game.

    Finding long term success in security and why you should learn jiu-jitsu

    Finding long term success in security and why you should learn jiu-jitsu

    As I was re-listening to this podcast to make sure the audio is ok, I found myself saying over and over, oh that is GREAT information for someone getting into cyber.  Mark is the co-founder and COO at Alphawave and has a ton of experience responding to large incidents and running teams that do that.  I enjoyed chatting with him about what it takes to succeed in cyber and also why if you are in cyber you should learn jiu-jitsu!
    Connect with Mark on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-st-john-1058a5a/
    Connect with Me on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrounsavall/
     
     
     

    • 34 min
    What's it like to be a security architect at a Fortune 500 company?

    What's it like to be a security architect at a Fortune 500 company?

    In this episode I chat with Derek Cuesta, an amazing security architect for a fortune 500 company.  We talk about the skills that are the most important to be successful in the role, and it's not all technical skills!    
     
    Connect with Derek on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekcuesta/
    Connect with me:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrounsavall/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robrounsavall/

    • 33 min
    Are you ready for eDiscovery? A primer for security professionals.

    Are you ready for eDiscovery? A primer for security professionals.

    Welcome to the SynAckFinAck Podcast! Today I am having a conversation with Drew Goletz. Drew has been in E-Discovery for almost 15 years. He came in through the copy scan world. He first worked in litigation support. Then, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, scanning technology boomed and was the new thing. His career has progressed from paper to small native documents to larger files and now mobile forensics. 
     
    During this episode, we dive into all things E-Discovery. E-Discovery explained in simplest terms is taking data and putting it into it’s simplest view. Tune in for great insights from Drew about E-Discovery, what it takes to do this type of work, recommendations for those interested in E-Discovery and how Drew sees the future of the field going forward.
     
    In This Episode How Drew and I started talking about Tech [3:02] Drew’s story and how he entered the tech space [6:18] Describing E-Discovery [11:40] When does a company typically engage for E-Discovery services [17:50] Skills people need for E-Discovery work [19:49] Recommendations for college grads interested in E-Discovery [22:04] Breaking into E-Discovery [22:43] Working with Relativity One [27:33] How Drew sees the field going forward [29:38] Resources Mentioned Video of the alligators we discussed while running in the everglades...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbOjKbbfk0
     
    E-Discovery Reference Model
    https://edrm.net/resources/frameworks-and-standards/edrm-model/
    Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
    https://aceds.org/
    Connect with Drew LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-goletz-4b073913/
    Avalon
    https://www.teamavalon.com/

    Connect with Robert LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrounsavall/
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/robrounsavall/

    • 32 min
    Recruiting Data Scientists and AI talent to solve the hard technology challenges faced by companies today

    Recruiting Data Scientists and AI talent to solve the hard technology challenges faced by companies today

    I've been wanting to have a recruiter on for a while and was excited when Sam agreed to come on the podcast and chat.  He is the head of Computer Vision and AI recruiting at Lawrence Harvey, one of the high end recruiting firms.  His team helps companies find data scientists and other very senior technology placements for companies ranging from startups to fortune 100 enterprises.
    If you are in tech and looking to change gigs, how can you get to the front of the line?
    If you are hiring, how can you find the best talent?
    How can you hire data scientists?
    How can you figure out who is looking for what?
    Sam has the answers and I know you will enjoy this episode!
    Connect with Sam on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-brown-47b989ba/
    https://www.lawrenceharvey.com/
     

    • 27 min
    Technology Services Industry Association Researcher and US NAVY Reserve Commander Steve Fulkerson

    Technology Services Industry Association Researcher and US NAVY Reserve Commander Steve Fulkerson

    Commander Steve Fulkerson has had an amazing career in technology floating between cyber research at the most senior levels in the Department of Defense and customer success in the private sector.  There are all types of technology careers in cyber and other spaces within technology and this episode is a great example of that.  
    Enjoy!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenfulkerson/
    https://www.tsia.com/
     

    • 33 min
    The best time to get into cyber is NOW!

    The best time to get into cyber is NOW!

    Great chat with Lonnie Harris from Equifax.  Lonnie started out in engineering working on the Boeing 777 and then moved to Cisco and now is at Equifax.  Great insight into what skills people need in cyber and what people are looking for.
    Also the best time is NOW to get into cyber.  
    I enjoyed the conversation and know you will too!
    If you have cloud/siem/cyber skills and are looking for a gig, Lonnie probably wants to hear from you.
    Lonnie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lonnie-harris-jr-9328153/
    Robert on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrounsavall/
    Contact the podcast: podcast@synackfinack.com
     
     

    • 34 min

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Refreshing Cybersecurity Content

Been listening to the first couple of episodes and really enjoying this podcast. I like it because the attendees are practitioners and thought leaders sharing their stories and experiences. Robert the host, being a practitioner himself, asks the right follow up questions leaving us in the audience with real gems of knowledge. I look forward to more episodes!

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