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Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Forcepoint’s To The Point Cybersecurity Podcast covers the latest cyber news, threats, and trends impacting the federal government.

    The Picasso of Cyberattacks Has Only Just Begun [Part1], With Travis Howerton

    The Picasso of Cyberattacks Has Only Just Begun [Part1], With Travis Howerton

    The Picasso of Cyberattacks Has Only Just Begun – Part I
    Travis Howerton of C2 Labs joins the podcast for an insightful discussion on the global threat landscape through the lens of his more than 20+ years working on the front lines of national security with organizations such as National Nuclear Security Administration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Bechtel. In part one of our conversation Travis shares his thoughts on how the SolarWinds hack was the Picasso of modern cyberattacks, inherent challenges to identifying attacks when you can’t trust the tools you’re working with, understanding the shared responsibility model in cloud security, protecting data with a 20-30 year outlook and the nature of cyberlogical attacks where integrity is critical. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e122

    • 20 min
    Understanding the "Who" in Cyber with Dr. Margaret Cunningham

    Understanding the "Who" in Cyber with Dr. Margaret Cunningham

    In this episode we explore the intersection of cybersecurity and human behavior with returning guest, Dr. Margaret Cunningham, Principal Research Scientist for Human Behavior at Forcepoint X-Labs. For public and private sector organizations, cybersecurity has always been addressed as a technology-first challenge. However as cyber threats evolve, the lack of behavioral science becomes a growing issue in today’s threat environment. We discuss the challenge of calculating and addressing risk, the importance of understanding human behavior vs. controlling it, and why most organizations fail to effectively measure and understand the true impact of cyber solutions. Additionally, we look at how the pandemic has created opportunities for expanding and diversifying the cyber workforce, and why it’s critical for us to open the aperture of traditional security to include experts in fields such as human behavior. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e121

    • 39 min
    Insights From The Cyber Front Line with CTA's Michael Daniel

    Insights From The Cyber Front Line with CTA's Michael Daniel

    Michael Daniel, President and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and former Special Assistant to President Obama and Cyber Coordinator on the National Security Council staff shares insights from his front row seat on the federal government cyber frontline from 2012 to 2017, perspective on the new Biden administration's cyber priorities, growing cyber threats and trends as a result of mass remote work during the pandemic, defining standard of care and cyber responsibilities for state/local governments and businesses ahead as well as the criticality of threat sharing among the cyber community that the CTA has been helping drive across the industry since 2014. You don't want to miss this enlightening discussion! For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e120

    • 36 min
    Cloud Is Great - Until It Isn't

    Cloud Is Great - Until It Isn't

    In this episode we dive into the complex world of cloud security with Chris Hughes, Managing Cybersecurity Consultant, Oteemo. For organizations in both the public sector and the enterprise, navigating the needed cloud acceleration the last year in the midst of mass remote work has created both significant opportunity and vast cloud security challenges. We discuss how security practitioners should be thinking about moving forward their cloud security strategy for the new normal and the key considerations every security team must take into account such as managing workloads, the needs of the workforce and building for resiliency. Additionally, we dive into themes such as reciprocity between key federal programs today including the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) aimed at improving the cybersecurity of contractor provided services and products. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e119

    • 24 min
    Dr. Chase Cunningham and the Impact and Future of Zero Trust

    Dr. Chase Cunningham and the Impact and Future of Zero Trust

    Dr. Chase Cunningham, previously with Forrester Research and now with Ericom, discusses Zero Trust and how COVID-19 was the nail in the coffin of the defensible perimeter. He shares his view on the importance of multi-factor authentication and user monitoring, and how Zero Trust can be applied to the supply chain.
    Finally, Dr. Cunningham weighs in on if government security mandates like CMMC go too far or not far enough -- and how best to approach security in a multi-cloud, BYOD world. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e118

    • 33 min
    Inside the Mind of the #Sunburst Adversary

    Inside the Mind of the #Sunburst Adversary

    Marco Figueroa Cyber Threat Hunter takes us inside the mind of the #Sunburst adversary. The timeline and what he would be doing were he the adversary. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e117
    Have a guest you think would be great for the podcast? Please email Carolyn cford@forcepointgov.com.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the cybersecurity ecosystem, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Eric and Carolyn do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing data and compliance environment - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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Every week is an interesting listen

The range of topics and the aspect in which it is delivered makes this Podcast an industry must listen.

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