103 episodes

Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

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Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

    UNSECURITY Episode 103: Neal O’Farrell & the PsyberReslience Project Part 2, Self-Help Approaches

    UNSECURITY Episode 103: Neal O’Farrell & the PsyberReslience Project Part 2, Self-Help Approaches

    Things don't always go as planned. With Brad out last week and a riveting conversation with Neal O'Farrell about mental health in the information security industry, Neal joined the podcast again for an impromptu part two in episode 103. In part two of this discussion, Evan, Brad, and Neal review some very specific self-help measures they've tried—and what their experiences were with them. Give this episode a listen/watch and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 102: Neal O’Farrell, The PsyberResilience Project

    UNSECURITY Episode 102: Neal O’Farrell, The PsyberResilience Project

    With Brad out this week, Evan is joined by the founder of the PsyberReslience Project, Neal O’Farrell. The PsyberReslience Project is an "ongoing effort to address the prevalence and impact of stress, burnout, and mental health challenges in the cybersecurity workforce." Evan and Neal chat about what mental health is like in the information security industry, and what challenges need to be addressed. Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr
    UNSECURITY Episode 101: Election Security in 2020

    UNSECURITY Episode 101: Election Security in 2020

    Securing an election has never been more difficult. Especially with the current state of the pandemic and its impact on in-person events, there’s much more to election security than protecting voting machines. Things like voter intimidation, disinformation, and security after election night all tie back into election security as much as infrastructure. Brad and Evan break down securing the 2020 election on this week's episode. Check it out and let us know what your election security concerns are at unsecurity@protonmail.com or @unsecurityP on Twitter.

    • 58 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 100: Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" Part 2

    UNSECURITY Episode 100: Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" Part 2

    Brad and Evan pick up where they left off with episode 99 in talking about "The Social Dilemma" by Netflix. The documentary outlines the problems with the way society is moving and how social media and big tech companies are aiding in that. With security and online privacy and tech going hand-in-hand, this is an important topic to discuss. Let us know what you thought of the documentary at insecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 57 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 99: Reactions to Netflix's "The Social Dilemma"

    UNSECURITY Episode 99: Reactions to Netflix's "The Social Dilemma"

    In episode 99 of the UNSECURITY Podcast, Evan and Brad review "The Social Dilemma"—Netflix's new documentary which sheds light on some techniques tech companies use to get us hooked on social media and the information they're collecting on us. Hear what a couple of information security and privacy experts have to say about a topic that's not going away any time soon. And, as always, send us your feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 98: Accountability in InfoSec

    UNSECURITY Episode 98: Accountability in InfoSec

    Things aren't always as straightforward as they should be in information security. One thing it tends to be hard to determine is who is accountable for what. On this week's episode of the UNSECURITY podcast, Evan and Brad provide some tips and tricks for holding people accountable within our industry—but also life in general. Give episode 98 a listen, and don't hesitate to share your feedback at unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Phmnhm ,

Great podcast

The format helps bring security to the forefront. As we are all responsible for security this podcast is for anyone and everyone!

The bustinator ,

Get to the point

I listened to you talk about screwing down boards on your deck for 16 minutes before I gave up. No talk of actual Infosec. Should be a Quick intro of the guest, their background and right into relative topics. Stop silly questions like how was your weekend that no one cares about. This is meant to be constructive criticism as a fellow podcaster. Cheers!

fatstuffalicious ,

Sad

So, unfortunately the first episode I listened to was the one recorded during what I think was the one during the protests. It is really too bad because they are struggling so hard to talk about it without really asking “how does what I’m saying compare with the experience of feeling like your life literally does not matter, and the peril that black families go through when they walk out the door.” I am really trying to explain this and not be hyperbolic. Being able to disconnect from what’s happening is actually a privilege. If you’re going to sleep with your gun next to you bc of what one crackpot Faux antifa account says, imagine how it feels when the state sanctions law enforcement “going after” you to the point that cops who literally murder people get away with it. It’s a larger conversation, but it’s truly a privilege to be able to say “I’m turned off by some of these messages bc it feels like there’s no place for me.” Of course there is, there must be. But you have to keep fighting to understand what’s going on.

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