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"Unscripted" is a podcast peeling back the tech and venture capital layers, offering a glimpse into the conversations shaping innovation's future. Hosted by David, each episode journeys through the minds of entrepreneurs and leaders, sharing unfiltered stories and insights. It covers venture capitalism, software development, and emerging technologies, emphasizing open dialogue for meaningful insights. Beyond a podcast, "Unscripted" is a thought leadership platform where tech and business minds share, inspire, and provoke, catering to founders, investors, and tech enthusiasts.

Unscripted | David Raviv David Raviv

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"Unscripted" is a podcast peeling back the tech and venture capital layers, offering a glimpse into the conversations shaping innovation's future. Hosted by David, each episode journeys through the minds of entrepreneurs and leaders, sharing unfiltered stories and insights. It covers venture capitalism, software development, and emerging technologies, emphasizing open dialogue for meaningful insights. Beyond a podcast, "Unscripted" is a thought leadership platform where tech and business minds share, inspire, and provoke, catering to founders, investors, and tech enthusiasts.

    Cybersecurity to Venture Capital: Insights from Adam Bixler

    Cybersecurity to Venture Capital: Insights from Adam Bixler

    Join David Raviv and Adam Bixler as they discuss Adam’s journey from early internet technologies and military service to cybersecurity startups and venture capital. Get insights into the evolving cybersecurity landscape, the future of AI, and essential security practices. Perfect for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.



    Timelines:



    00:00 - 05:00: Introduction
    David introduces Adam Bixler. Adam shares his early experiences at the University of Pittsburgh and involvement with early internet technologies.

    05:01 - 10:00: Military Service
    Adam discusses his decision to join the Air Force through the ROTC program. Insights into how his military service shaped his career and provided unique opportunities.

    10:01 - 15:00: Early Career in Technology
    Adam talks about his early roles in technology, including working on campus infrastructure and with a friend's web development firm. The impact of Pittsburgh’s rich history in ARPANET and cybersecurity on his career.

    15:01 - 20:00: Transition to Venture Capital
    Adam’s journey from military service to venture-backed startups. Forming a team and raising venture capital for the first time in 2012.

    20:01 - 25:00: Insights into Cybersecurity Evolution
    Adam shares his views on the major cybersecurity breaches from 2008 to 2013 and their impact on the industry. The significance of the Target breach in 2013 and its influence on cybersecurity awareness.

    25:01 - 30:00: Current Trends in Cybersecurity
    Discussion on the influx of capital into cybersecurity in 2021 and the subsequent pullback in 2022. Challenges faced by startups in the crowded cybersecurity market.

    30:01 - 35:00: Role of AI in Cybersecurity
    Adam’s perspective on AI technologies in cybersecurity. The potential and current limitations of AI in the industry.

    35:01 - 40:00: Investment Strategies and Market Trends
    How Adam evaluates innovative technology and distinguishes it from enhancements to existing solutions. The importance of solving unique problems in the cybersecurity space.

    40:01 - 45:00: Insurance and Managed Services
    The role of insurance in driving cybersecurity improvements. Pairing insurance with managed services to enhance security for SMBs.

    45:01 - 50:00: Closing Thoughts
    Adam’s final thoughts on the future of cybersecurity and venture capital. How to connect with Adam and follow his work at Squadra Ventures.

    #Cybersecurity #VentureCapital #Innovation #Podcast #TechIndustry

    • 47 min
    Take Back Control: Unveiling the Secrets of Data Privacy with Lawrence Gentilello

    Take Back Control: Unveiling the Secrets of Data Privacy with Lawrence Gentilello

    Curious about who has your personal data and how to take it back?



    Tune in as Lawrence Gentilello, a privacy expert, explains the steps you can take to protect your information online.In this episode, David Raviv talks with Lawrence Gentilello,



    CEO and co-founder of Optery, about the importance of data privacy. Lawrence shares his journey from working at BlueKai, Oracle, and Accenture to starting Optery after experiencing identity theft. They discuss how data collection has evolved, the impact of privacy laws, and how Optery helps people remove their personal information from data brokers.



    00:00:00 Introduction: David welcomes Lawrence Gentilello.
    00:01:00 Lawrence's Background: His journey to founding Optery.
    00:02:00 Identity Theft: Lawrence’s personal experience and how it inspired Optery.
    00:03:00 Data Collection Evolution: How data collection has changed over time.
    00:07:00 Privacy Laws: The role of laws like CCPA and GDPR.
    00:09:00 Consumer Control: How Optery helps users control their data.
    00:14:00 Practical Tips: Using temporary addresses and disposable emails.
    00:22:00 Regulatory Compliance: Challenges with data brokers and state laws.
    00:28:00 Opting Out: How Optery simplifies the opt-out process.
    00:32:00 Data Breaches: The impact on personal information security.
    00:45:00 Future of Privacy: Potential for federal privacy laws.
    00:51:00 Sign-Up Process: How to use Optery and its benefits.
    00:54:00 Conclusion: Final thoughts on protecting your personal data.

    This episode gives you practical advice on protecting your data and insights into the world of online privacy.

    • 54 min
    From Hacker to Hero: Unveiling the Mind of Cybersecurity Expert Robert Hansen

    From Hacker to Hero: Unveiling the Mind of Cybersecurity Expert Robert Hansen

    Ever wondered how a top hacker visualizes and secures complex systems? Join us as Robert Hanson reveals his journey, groundbreaking techniques, and the future of AI in cybersecurity. Don't miss this deep dive into the mind of a true cybersecurity pioneer!

    In this engaging podcast episode, cybersecurity veteran Robert Hansen joins host David Raviv to explore the fascinating world of hacking, security, and the future of AI. With over 28 years in the field, Robert shares his journey from running hackers.org to developing groundbreaking security techniques and co-founding BitDiscovery.

    They delve into Robert's unique ability to visualize and reverse-engineer complex systems, the evolution of hacking methodologies, and the critical importance of economic friction in cybersecurity.

    The conversation takes a thought-provoking turn as they discuss the potential risks and ethical considerations of AI advancements, emphasizing the need for data sovereignty and robust security measures in an increasingly interconnected world.

    #Cybersecurity #Hacking #AI #TechInnovation #DataSecurity #Podcast #RobertHansen #CyberRisk #FutureTech #InfoSec #Technology #Innovation #Security #PodcastEpisode

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Navigating the Tech Frontier: Insights from a Channel and Cybersecurity Veteran

    Navigating the Tech Frontier: Insights from a Channel and Cybersecurity Veteran

    In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, how do industry leaders stay ahead? Tune in as John Mannion reveals the secrets to success in channel partnerships and cybersecurity, and learn why relationships still matter in our increasingly digital world



    Join host David Raviv as he sits down with John Mannion, a seasoned professional in the telecom and cybersecurity industries. In this insightful conversation, John shares his experiences navigating the evolving landscape of channel partnerships, discusses the challenges and opportunities in the cybersecurity market, and offers valuable insights on adapting to technological changes. From the importance of relationship-building to the impact of automation, this episode provides a comprehensive look at the current state and future of the tech industry.

    • 52 min
    Cybersecurity Evolution and the Future of Data: A Deep Dive with Gio Pecora

    Cybersecurity Evolution and the Future of Data: A Deep Dive with Gio Pecora

    Join us as we explore the pivotal moments in cybersecurity with Gio Pecora, a visionary expert who has worked with NATO and the European Space Agency. Discover how Gio is tackling some of the biggest challenges in the tech industry today, from data gravity to the ethics of AI, and what the future holds for cybersecurity and data management.



    In this engaging podcast episode, we sit down with Gio Pecora, a cybersecurity expert with a rich background working with prestigious organizations such as NATO and the European Space Agency. The conversation delves into pivotal moments that shaped Gio's career and the broader cybersecurity landscape. Starting with his early experiences in government roles, Gio recounts the evolution of cybersecurity from the early 2000s to the present day, highlighting the shift towards threat intelligence and the importance of actionable intelligence.



    Gio shares insights into how AI is revolutionizing data management and cybersecurity. He discusses the challenges of data gravity and the need for sustainable tech solutions to manage the ever-increasing volume of data. The conversation also touches on the potential impacts of quantum computing on cybersecurity, exploring both the opportunities and the threats it presents.



    A significant portion of the discussion is dedicated to the ethics of AI, emphasizing the importance of developing unbiased AI models and the dangers of AI poisoning. Gio advocates for a more personalized approach to AI, where models are tailored to specific industries and needs, ensuring more reliable and actionable outputs.



    Gio's vision for the future is one of optimism. He believes that technology, when used wisely, can address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today. The conversation concludes with Gio's thoughts on the future of leadership in the tech industry, stressing the need for human intuition and creativity alongside technological advancements.



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    This episode offers a deep dive into the current and future state of cybersecurity and data management, providing listeners with valuable insights from one of the industry's leading voices.



    00:00 - 00:05 Introduction and Background. Gio Pecora's introduction and current focus areas.

    00:06 - 01:00 Pivotal Moments in Cybersecurity. Key experiences and transformative projects Gio has worked on in cybersecurity.

    01:01 - 04:25 Early Days and Evolution of Cybersecurity. Gio's journey from government roles to leading cybersecurity initiatives and the shift towards threat intelligence.

    04:26 - 10:00 Actionable Intelligence in Cybersecurity. Importance of actionable intelligence and how it has shaped cybersecurity operations.

    10:01 - 20:15 The Impact of AI on Data and Security. Discussion on AI's role in managing data gravity and enhancing cybersecurity measures.

    20:16 - 35:45 Future of Data Storage and Sustainability. Innovations in data storage, reducing energy consumption, and sustainable tech solutions.

    35:46 - 50:55 Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity. Potential impacts of quantum computing on cybersecurity and data management.

    50:56 - 60:30 Ethics and AI in Tech Development. The ethical considerations and challenges in the development and deployment of AI technologies.

    60:31 - 70:45 Vision for the Future. Gio's optimistic outlook on technology's role in solving big societal challenges and enhancing human potential.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dmitri Alperovitch - Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape and Beyond

    Dmitri Alperovitch - Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape and Beyond

    What do a high school encryption startup, the founding of a cybersecurity giant, and the next Cold War have in common?

    Join us as Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, reveals the fascinating connections and critical insights that could redefine our approach to cybersecurity and national security.

    From thwarting nation-state hackers to predicting geopolitical conflicts, this is one conversation you can't afford to miss!



    Gain insights into his groundbreaking work and the future of cybersecurity in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.



    **Title:**

    From CrowdStrike to Global Security: A Conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch



    00:00 - 00:03

    Introduction: Dmitri Alperovitch's background and significant contributions to cybersecurity.



    00:03 - 00:06

    Early Beginnings: Dmitri's immigration journey and early entrepreneurial ventures in encryption software.



    00:06 - 00:09

    The Founding of CrowdStrike: Insights into the motivation and circumstances that led to the creation of CrowdStrike.



    00:09 - 00:13

    Success Factors: Discussion on the factors that propelled CrowdStrike to become a leading cybersecurity company.



    00:13 - 00:18

    Nation State Threats: Exploring the challenges of nation state cyber intrusions and the importance of attribution in cybersecurity.



    00:18 - 00:22

    Operational Challenges: Dmitri's experiences with high-profile cyber incidents, including Operation Aurora and the Sony Pictures hack.



    00:22 - 00:26

    Advanced Persistent Threats (APT): Understanding APTs and the shift from prevention to detection and response in cybersecurity.



    00:26 - 00:29

    Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity: The impact of cyber threats on intellectual property and the strategic importance of cybersecurity in protecting trade secrets.



    00:29 - 00:32

    Nation State Cyber Attacks: The complexities of nation state cyber operations and their implications for global security.



    00:32 - 00:35

    Public and Private Sector Collaboration: The role of private companies and government agencies in strengthening cybersecurity defenses.



    00:35 - 00:38

    Geopolitical Implications: The role of cybersecurity in geopolitical conflicts and the lessons learned from the Ukrainian conflict.



    00:38 - 00:41

    Economic Warfare: The economic strategies employed by nation states in cyber warfare and their impact on global markets.



    00:41 - 00:44

    Future of Cybersecurity: Predictions and recommendations for addressing emerging cybersecurity threats and challenges.



    00:44 - 00:47

    Technology Race: The importance of winning the technology race in AI, biotech, aerospace, and green energy to maintain national security.



    00:47 - 00:50

    China and the Cold War: Exploring the new Cold War with China and the strategic steps needed to safeguard national interests.



    00:50 - 00:54

    Call to Action: Encouraging individuals and companies to take proactive steps in cybersecurity and national security.



    00:54 - 00:56

    Conclusion: Information on how to obtain Dmitri's book "World on the Brink" and closing remarks.

    • 54 min

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