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 130: John Strand, Black Hills Information Security, Working Together, Community
The UNSECURITY Podcast is pleased to welcome John Strand from Black Hills Information Security as a guest on episode 130. Along with Brad and Evan, John chats candidly about his path in security, what Black Hills is working on, the different pockets of security people, why it's important to work together as information security vendors to improve the community, and so, so much more.
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UNSECURITY Episode 129: Open Discussion with Ron Woerner on RSA, Bellvue, and Social Engineering
Evan and Brad are joined by Ron Woerner for episode 129 of the UNSECURITY Podcast. Ron and Evan first met at RSA, and they bonded over their shared passion to help people from all walks of life better protect themselves from cyber threats. Together, the three have an open discussion about current events, projects Ron is working on, and what's generally top of mind.
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UNSECURITY Episode 128: Roger Grimes, an Open Discussion
In the first of a number of guests appearances over the next few episodes, Brad and Evan are joined by Roger Grimes—a bona fide information security authority and renowned author of 12 books. Together, the three of them have an open dialogue on what's top of mind for them right now, some of the projects they are in the middle of, and current events that have drawn a ton of all of our attention lately.
Please note: we did experience some audio issues for the back half of this episode. While we considered re-recording, Roger's insight and conversation were phenomenal, and we did not want to rob you of that authenticity. We hope that you still gain something from this episode despite this, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
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UNSECURITY Episode 127: Be Part of the Solution
In this epsiode of the UNSECURITY Podcast, Evan and Brad have a candid discussion about how important it is to understand world events and apply the understanding to our jobs as security professionals. Everyone’s perspective is valid, so all perspectives (especially ones differing from our own) should be considered in our view of both society and our jobs.
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UNSECURITY Episode 126: Reactions to "15 Security Pitfalls and Fixes for SMBs"
Evan ran across an article this week titled "15 Security Pitfalls and Fixes for SMBs." Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to be an underserved market, and with many businesses starting to regain their footing post-Covid, now is a great time to discuss SMB security. Brad and Evan analyze the "15 Security Pitfalls and Fixes for SMBs," provide their thoughts on the list, and give recommendations for those in smaller businesses to improve their security efforts.
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UNSECURITY Episode 125: The FRSecure CISSP Mentor Program
We're just under two weeks away from FRSecure's annual CISSP Mentor Program—a free event that Evan and Brad host every year in the spring to help train industry professionals and get more people involved in the industry. In episode 125 of the UNSECURITY Podcast, Evan and Brad take a look back at why the program was started, how it's grown, and what to expect during this year's sessions.
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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!
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.