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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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    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

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

    Wolverine and Cyber Happiness With John DiLullo

    Wolverine and Cyber Happiness With John DiLullo

    Joining the podcast this week is John DiLullo, Chief Revenue Officer for Forcepoint and former CEO at LastLine Security, acquired by VMWare in 2020. He's spent decades in the security world. Speaking of world, as it has opened back up John has traveled the globe this year visiting every continent but Antarctica and shares insights from his many meetings with customers, partners, and security companies around the world. He also shares perspective on this year's RSA conference, the future of security trade shows and the future of the security industry - particularly as the economy stares down the barrel of an impending bear market. But it's not all doom and gloom, John shares a recent epiphany after seeing the "Wolverine" actor on Broadway and it paints a very positive picture for the cyber path ahead!
    John DiLullo, Chief Revenue Officer, Forcepoint
    John DiLullo is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Forcepoint. He has nearly 30 years' experience in enterprise security, networking, cloud, and AI, plus go-to-market expertise spanning sales, marketing, customer success, technical support, and operations. Throughout the course of his career, DiLullo’s special devotion has always been to improving the customer experience and embracing specialized routes to market for transformational business solutions.
    DiLullo’s professional experience includes extensive time domestically and abroad with market leaders such as Cisco Systems, Avaya, SonicWall, and Aruba Networks/Hewlett-Packard Enterprise serving customers large and small through traditional and emerging channels.
    Prior to Forcepoint, he was Senior Operating Partner at Francisco Partners Consulting, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. He has also served as CEO of Lastline Security, a fast growing Network Threat Detection company acquired by VMware in 2020.
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e186

    • 38 min
    Cyber Crime Unicorns, Hypponen's Law and More! With Mikko Hypponen

    Cyber Crime Unicorns, Hypponen's Law and More! With Mikko Hypponen

    Joining the podcast this week is Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at WithSecure. He breaks down the rise and fall of cybercrime unicorns, the effectiveness of unicorn hunting season and bounties, the impact of nations fighting back in today’s cyber war, Ukraine’s preparedness for Russian cyber war, cryptocurrencies future and how he came up with Hypponen’s Law. And be sure to keep an eye out for his upcoming book from Wiley later this summer, “If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable”!
    Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, WithSecure
    Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure, now WithSecure, since 1991. Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list. Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of t2 and Social Safeguard.
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e185

    • 33 min
    IRS-CI and The Fascinating World of Crypto Crimes with Jarod Koopman

    IRS-CI and The Fascinating World of Crypto Crimes with Jarod Koopman

    Joining us this week is Jarod Koopman, Acting Executive Director of Cyber and Forensic Services for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation division. He takes us inside the exciting world of cyber crimes and digital forensics – truly the investigations carried out by this team would make for an endless franchise of action thriller films or book series. So what did we talk about with Jared who has the most fascinating job at the IRS – the Bank Secrecy Act, all things cryptocurrency including crypto mixing, Frosties NFT, NFT wash trading, catching criminals through chipped tooth photos submitted for insurance claims, and so much more! You will definitely learn a lot of crypto lingo after listening to this episode! You don’t want to miss it!
    Jarod Koopman, Acting Executive Director of Cyber and Forensic Services for the IRS - Criminal Investigation
    As the Acting Executive Director, Jarod Koopman is responsible for the establishment of the newly formed HQ section - Cyber and Forensics Services. As such, IRS-CI aligns the existing sections of Cyber Crimes, Digital Forensics and the National Forensic Lab to create necessary efficiencies and streamline the investigative efforts. Jarod oversees all global operations involving Cyber and Forensic activities, including policy, procedures, budget and investigative services. In addition to this role, Jarod will lead the establishment of a new centralized facility - the Advanced Collaboration and Data Center (ACDC), which will act as a mission centric hub for cyber projects, crypto compliance efforts, training, investigative support and concentrated knowledge. Jarod and his team will look to dismantle cyber-criminals through innovative tradecraft.
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e184

    • 47 min
    Eric Trexler and Rachael Lyon Live from Cabo

    Eric Trexler and Rachael Lyon Live from Cabo

    This week co-hosts Eric and Rachael are coming to you live from Cabo San Lucas! They cover hot topics including CyberWire’s new CISA Cybersecurity alerts, the impact of ransomware on a 157 year-old university in Illinois, Colonial Pipeline’s nearly $1M proposed fine by the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the recent surge in tractor hacking!
    Rachael Lyon
    Rachael Lyon brings her journalistic curiosity and more than 20 years in technology working with global industry leaders and innovative start-ups to dig into today’s cyber news and trends impacting us all.
    Eric Trexler
    Eric Trexler is Vice President of Sales, Global Governments, Forcepoint. Eric has more than 21 years of experience in the technology industry with both the public and private sectors including the DoD, Civilian, and Intelligence components. Prior to joining Forcepoint, Eric was the Executive Director for Civilian and National Security Programs at McAfee, formerly Intel Security. Prior to joining McAfee in 2010, he managed multi-million dollar accounts at Salesforce.com, EMC Corporation and Sybase, Inc.
    Eric served as an Airborne Ranger with the United States Army for four years, specializing in communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA with a concentration in strategy, both from the University of Maryland at College Park.
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e183

    • 29 min
    Cyber Hot Topics And Geology?! With Rob Flanders

    Cyber Hot Topics And Geology?! With Rob Flanders

    This week Rob Flanders, Head of Threat and Incident Response at BAE Systems, joins the podcast to share an international perspective on cybersecurity today. We delve into hot topics including supply chain security, security trends for 5-50 person organizations and impact on the large enterprises they work with, growing regulation around reporting requirements, and the impact of security on business innovation. And, Rob shares his path to cybersecurity and the non-traditional master’s degree he pursued leading up to his cyber career. It’s a great discussion you don’t want to miss!
    Rob Flanders, Head of Threat and Incident Response at BAE Systems
    Rob has 9 years experience, primarily in UK Gov delivering technical cyber security solutions and risk management and assurance. Rob has worked across a number of areas, from delivering ISO27000 risk assessments to security assurance for large programmes. Rob has also delivered more technical security focussed capabilities across government, leading GBEST assessments on behalf of government departments and supporting development of Threat Intelligence capability across the public sector. Rob also spoke at CyberUK in 2018 on the topic of Quantifying Cyber Risk.
    Rob graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Earth Sciences and maintains an interest in physical / Arctic oceanography from his Masters project
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e182

    • 49 min
    Cyber Education As A Service with Bash Kazi

    Cyber Education As A Service with Bash Kazi

    Joining the podcast this week is Bash Kazi, CEO of Cyber Range Solutions. He shares perspective on the importance of experiential and continuous training across red team, blue team and threat hunting and creating real world environments to learn based on existing and emerging threats. He also shares some stories from the field such as a voter hacking simulation won by a 15-year-old student as well as available resources and organizations that provide veterans a place to learn cyber skills for low or no cost.

    CEO, Cyber Range Solutions
    Mubashir G. Kazi is the CEO of Cyber Range Solutions. He has over 25 years of global experience with governments and Fortune 500 companies (3M, Exxon & Xerox) in the areas of engineering, security, Information Technology and program management. Mr. Kazi holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and has extensive post-graduate research and training in Advanced Project, Risk Management and Program Management skills specific to the fields of engineering and technology management from Stanford University. Mubashir has also served as a management consultant on several security programs around the world (Qatar, Israel, UAE, Pakistan, Afghanistan and USA). His expertise includes national border security, counter narcotics technology development & deployment, engineering management, cyber security training and international program management. Mubashir was the Architect and Program Manager supervising the design, management and execution for a program involving the deployment of several thousand personnel for the development of a National Data Repository, Border Security, Machine Readable Passport and Electronic Voter Registration system for the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan. Mubashir has architected the creation of one of the largest citizen data repositories and overseen the national census data gathering initiative to document over 100 million individuals.
    For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e181

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Jangbang83 ,

Top notch podcaat

Great guests, on-point topics, informed and passionate/authentic hosts. Interview with the awesome NYT’s Nicole Perlroth is spot on for timing, pertinence, and urgency. This needs to amplify.

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!

AEOTY2018 ,

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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