121 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 121: US Senate Hearing on Hacks by a Foreign Adversary

    UNSECURITY Episode 121: US Senate Hearing on Hacks by a Foreign Adversary

    In light of the SolarWinds attack (which you've more than likely heard of by now), the US Senate met about the events surrounding the attack and what can be done to prevent (or at least reduce the likelihood of) similar events in the future. There were some very interesting witness testimonials, but not all good. If policymakers draft policy based solely on what these witnesses said, we might be in some serious trouble!

    Evan and Brad recount the hearing and discuss their thoughts on the attacks, the witnesses, the hearing itself, and more.

    Give episode 121 a listen/watch and send us your questions, comments, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 120: Tony Alsleben, InfoSec and Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

    UNSECURITY Episode 120: Tony Alsleben, InfoSec and Cyber Attacks on Healthcare

    The UNSECURITY Podcast welcomes special guest Tony Alsleben this week. Tony is the head of security for CentraCare. With Brad and Evan, Tony discusses his career and current role, what being a CISO (and similar positions) in healthcare is like, some of the industry's biggest security challenges, and advice for healthcare security colleagues. The three of them also touch on the vCISO Handbook, the CISSP Mentor Program, and some industry news.

    Give this episode a listen or watch, and send comments, questions, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 119: Legal Guide, Sophisticated Supply Chain Attack, National Infrastructure

    UNSECURITY Episode 119: Legal Guide, Sophisticated Supply Chain Attack, National Infrastructure

    Episode 119 of the UNSECURITY podcast is jam-packed with a number of current events topics Evan and Brad have been following. The discussion includes a super useful and free “Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security” written by a friend, a novel attack vector used to target the supply chain of some big tech players, and more on the water facility attack from last week and what that might mean for our national infrastructure as a whole.

    Give this episode a listen or watch, and as always, send us your questions, comments, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 58 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 118: Compliance vs. Security, CMMC, Approaching Security the Right Way

    UNSECURITY Episode 118: Compliance vs. Security, CMMC, Approaching Security the Right Way

    Since the initial announcement of CMMC requirements and certification, the information security industry has abruptly shifted its focus towards preparing for it. While there are differences between "compliant" and "secure," CMMC seems to be one of the best compliance approaches to date—really taking important security fundamentals into account. In this episode, Brad and Evan discuss the differences between security and compliance, how to approach information security the right way, and how those relate to CMMC.

    Give episode 118 a listen or watch and then send your comments, questions, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 117: Impressive New Vishing Scam, Privacy Isn't a Right, Burnout, and News

    UNSECURITY Episode 117: Impressive New Vishing Scam, Privacy Isn't a Right, Burnout, and News

    In episode 117 of the UNSECURITY Podcast, Evan and Brad listen to an impressive scam voicemail Evan received and talk about the novelty of it and how effective it might be. Then, they discuss privacy and whether it's truly the "right" people claim it to be. Finally, they talk about a well-known problem across the industry: burnout.

    Give this episode a listen/watch, then send us your questions, comments, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 116: CIS Controls Version 8 Public Call, The Root of InfoSec Problems, CISSP

    UNSECURITY Episode 116: CIS Controls Version 8 Public Call, The Root of InfoSec Problems, CISSP

    Episode 116 of the UNSECURITY Podcast can really be broken into two parts. First. Evan and Brad discuss the CIS Controls Version 8 Public Call (running through 2/8/2021) and the changes that are expected made. Second, Evan posed a question about the root of all problems in the infosec industry on LinkedIn and has gotten an overwhelming response. Brad and Evan also chat about some of the responses. Finally, the guys provide an update on their free CISSP training course.

    Give this episode a listen/watch, then send us your questions, comments, and feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com!

    • 1 hr 9 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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