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RE: Human Layer Security
28 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Ted Harrington, Ethical Hacker: How to Adopt an Attacker's Mindset
This week, Ted Harrington, ethical hacker, entrepreneur, security consultant and author of the bestselling book, “Hackable”, joins us on the show. Ted and his team have helped hundreds of companies – including the likes of Google, Disney, Amazon, Netflix, and Qualcomm – discover and fix thousands of security vulnerabilities. He shares his learnings, explains why it's so important to 'think like an attacker' and provides tips on how security teams can do just that. Adopting a hacker mindset, he says, is critical to safeguarding your organization in today's threat landscape.
27 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Craig Goodwin, Co-founder of Cyvatar: How to Handle the Constant Firefighting
This week Tim Sadler welcomes Craig Goodwin, the co-founder of Cyvatar - the industry’s first member-based cybersecurity as-a-service provider. As the former CISO and Chief Trust & Risk Officer at Fujitsu, and former Global Chief Security Officer at CDK Global, Craig has first-hand experience of the pressures senior security leaders - and their teams - face on a day-to-day basis. He explains how these experiences have led him to create solutions to help leaders tackle the constant firefighting and how his former roles have helped him build empathy with his customers. Tim and Craig also discuss the role of the media in reporting trending security topics - like ransomware - and how this affects security strategies. On this topic, Craig shares his views on how these trends will continue to evolve and what security leaders can do to prepare themselves.
27 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco: What the Future Looks Like For a CISO
Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco joins Tessian's Tim Sadler on the podcast this week to discuss the role of the CISO - now and in the years to come. She urges security leaders to remember that they “don’t operate in a vacuum" and provides tips on how security leaders can shift their mindsets to think ‘big’ and work cross-functionally. Helen also shares her views on the much-discussed topic of security getting a seat at the table with the board of directors. Tune in to hear her advice and, also, her take on how the role of the CISO will evolve in the next 5-10 years. Learn what you, as a security leader or practitioner, could be doing now to set yourself up for success in the future.
29 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Lola Obamehinti, Founder of Nigerian Techie: What Good Security Awareness Training Really Looks Like
This week, Tim meets with Lola Obamehinti, founder of Nigerian Techie. With significant experience in developing and leading security and awareness programs at companies including eBay and TIAA, Lola explains why security awareness training is more important than ever. She provides top tips on how to get employees engaged in training and how to get buy-in from execs to make security awareness training as successful as possible. Tim and Lola also discuss diversity in tech, with Lola sharing her views on how to increase inclusivity and diversity in the industry.
32 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Andrew Frey, Forensic Financial Analyst in the U.S. Secret Service: Why Business Email Compromise Works
How does Business Email Compromise work? Who is behind the attacks? And how do you get the money back? In this episode, Tim Sadler is joined by Andrew Frey, a Forensic Financial Analyst for the San Francisco Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service, working in the Cyber Fraud Task Force. As one of the most knowledgeable people in the US government on the threat of Business Email Compromise, Andrew works directly with companies and individuals to gather intelligence on cybercriminals behind these attacks and helps recover lost funds when wire fraud has occurred. He shares stories of attacks he's investigated and explains what businesses need to do should they fall victim to BEC attacks. You can also visit the Secret Service website at https://www.secretservice.gov/ to find out more information.
40 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Mike Privette, Fintech CISO and Venture Capitalist Advisor: Why Cybersecurity Is Hot Right Now
This week, Tessian CEO Tim Sadler welcomes Mike Privette who, by day, is the CISO at Passport - a transportation software and payments company that helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure. And by night and weekends, Mike is a venture capital advisor, investor and author of the Security, Funded newsletter. Mike's in a unique position; he is a CISO and also advises the security companies that create products for security leaders. He explains what's going to get his attention and provides advice to his peers on how to go about choosing the right cybersecurity vendor and how to get good at the boring parts of cybersecurity. Mike also shares his perspective on why the cybersecurity market is attracting so much investment right now.
29 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Scott Schober, cybersecurity expert and CEO of BVS: How I Got Hacked... Again
This week, we are talking about getting hacked, as Tim Sadler is joined by Scott Schober, cybersecurity expert and CEO of wireless security tech firm, BVS. When Scott's small business got hacked for the second time, he knew he had to share his experience with other business owners to help them understand the threat landscape they are operating in. On the show, he talks openly about how his corporate checking account was hacked, the motives behind hacks, and the shady art of social engineering, whereby cybercriminals trawl through social media to find information about their targets. And he provides advice to other businesses on how to protect themselves and how to recover when something goes wrong. If you'd like a copy of Scott's book, you can get one here.
30 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Joe Nocera, Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC: Why So Many Breaches Happen Because of Human Error
Tim's guest this week is Joe Nocera, the Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute Leader at PwC. With a passion for understanding the technical challenges of cybersecurity and translating these into practical business solutions, Joe joins Tim to discuss the biggest challenges companies are coming to him to solve. They talk about why human error is the leading cause of data breaches today and how to overcome the problem, starting with a new approach to security training, being empathetic to people's situations and addressing burnout in the organization. A terrific interview for business and security leaders looking to build a robust people-centric security strategy in 2022.
29 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Guy Podjarny, Co-Founder and President of Snyk: Why Developers Should Care About Security
New year, new guests. And Tim's first guest of 2022 is the inspiring and brilliant Guy Podjarny, the co-founder and president of Snyk - the world’s first developer security platform that start-ups worldwide can build upon. Tim and Guy talk about what is driving the industry’s shift to a new developer-centric approach to security and the business value in doing so. They also discuss what it means to be developer-friendly and Guy offers advice in the wake of the log4j vulnerability. If you enjoy the episode, please leave a comment or review and you can also listen to more insights from Guy on his podcast: The Secure Developer.
40 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Dave Cole, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenRaven: How to Reinvent Data Security
This week, Tessian's Tim Sadler is joined by Dave Cole, CEO and co-founder of Open Raven - a company whose mission is to reinvent data security for a modern era and put an end to data exposure. A well-known figure in the security industry, Dave has previously worked as the Chief Product Officer at Tenable Network Security, CrowdStrike and he also held multiple senior positions at Symantec. Tim and Dave discuss why data security needs reinventing, how the rise of ransomware has changed security teams' attitudes to data protection, and also what makes a good security product. And if you want more Human Layer Security insights, you can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date.
33 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Leo Cunningham, CISO at Flo Health: Security in Hypergrowth
This week, Tessian's Tim Sadler is joined by Leo Cunningham, CISO at Flo Health - one of the world’s most used women’s health apps on the market right now, with 200 million users across the world.They discuss how he and his team secure the sensitive data of millions of people who use the Flo Health app and also how the team educates the growing number of employees employed by the start-up. He shares his top tips for security leaders in a similar position. Tim and Leo also discuss CISO burnout. Did you know that 2 in 5 CISOs has missed a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas because of work demands? They discuss why this is the case and what can be done to overcome it. You can check out the report by visiting https://bit.ly/ciso-researchAnd if you want more Human Layer Security insights, you can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date.
25 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Jessica Burn, Senior Analyst at Forrester: Do You Know the Human Behind the Employee?
Did you know that nearly two-thirds of security leaders believe that employees will cause their next data breach? Two-thirds. That's pretty high. This is something that Jessica Burn, a senior analyst at Forrester, wants to discuss on this episode of the RE: Human Layer Security podcast. With Tim away this week, she meets with Tessian's Henry Trevelyan Thomas to discuss why so many security leaders think this, and how they can overcome these fears by addressing the following questions - how well do you know the 'humans' behind your employees? Do you know how they work and where the most vulnerable moments in their daily lives lie? After listening to this episode, you'll walk away with tips on how you can improve your human-centric approach to security. And if you want to read the report Jess refers to in this episode, visit https://bit.ly/forrester-tessian to download.
45 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Jon Oberheide, Co-Founder and CTO of Duo Security: How to Build a Successful Security Start-Up
This week, Tim is joined by Jon Oberheide, the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Duo Security - one of the most successful security start-ups the world has seen. Its mission was clear; democratize security by making it easy and effective.Since founding the company in 2009, the concept of zero trust becoming a market-recognized category was considered a ridiculous moonshot - but today, it’s broadly recognized as the way to build an effective security program. Jon shares views on how and why this has happened and why he's so proud that Duo is leading the charge. A few days before this interview, Jon announced his departure from Duo and Tim was keen to look back over his journey at the company, hear his top learnings around building a security start-up, and find out what's in store for the future.
37 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Josh Yavor, CISO at Tessian: How To Trust Your Employees
This week, Tim welcomes Josh Yavor, Tessian’s Chief Information Security Officer and former security leader for Duo Security, Facebook and Cisco Secure. He shares why he believes the human factor is so important in cybersecurity, particularly when you consider the variety of attacks that people are faced with today - like social engineering and business email compromise. Josh explains how security leaders can - and should - empower and entrust users if they are going to overcome these major challenges, using real-world examples from his own experiences. A must-listen! And here's a link to the report that Josh refers to. If you want more Human Layer Security insights, you can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date.
35 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Kai Roer, Chief Research Officer at KnowBe4: What is a Security Culture?
Did you know that organizations with a poor security culture demonstrate a 52-time higher risk of employees sharing account credentials? This week, Tim Sadler welcomes Kai Roer to the show - a renowned Security Culture Researcher with over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity and the recently appointed Chief Research Officer at KnowBe4. He defines what a security culture actually is, why leaders should care and what you can do to build a good security culture in your business. If you want to access even more Human Layer Security insights? You can sign up to the Tessian newsletter by clicking that link.
39 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Ben Aung, Chief Risk Officer at SAGE: Are We Overcomplicating Insider Threats?
In this episode, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler speaks to Ben Aung, Chief Risk Officer at SAGE. He shares his perspective on human layer risks like insider threats and human error, drawing on his experiences in his role at SAGE and also from his time as a deputy government Chief Security officer in the UK government. Looking for even more Human Layer Security insights? You can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date .
40 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Confidence Staveley, Cybersecurity Awareness Evangelist: We We All Need to "Stop and Think"
If there's one piece of advice Confidence Staveley would give you when it comes to cybersecurity? "Stop and think," she says. Doing something out of fear can never be a good thing - and that's what the cybercriminals are counting on. The cybersecurity awareness evangelist, entrepreneur, and recently crowned Cybersecurity Woman of the Year 2021, joins Tessian CEO Tim Sadler this week to discuss fraud and social engineering attacks, and why they are so effective. She explains how she is successfully raising awareness of cyber scams across Nigeria - thanks to #NoGoFallMaga - and what companies can learn from this to help improve people's cybersecurity behaviors. You can learn about Confidence's organizations and the Cyber Girls fellowship by visiting https://cybersafefoundation.org/cybergirls/
37 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Lena Smart, CISO at MongoDB: Why You Need Security Champions
Lena Smart is the kind of CISO every organization needs. In 2019, she became MongoDB's first CISO - her third chief security position - and, since joining, she has implemented programs that have transformed the company's security posture and culture. In a conversation with Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler, she reveals how and why launching a security champions program has successfully reduced phishing click-thru rates, minimized threats caused by human error and helped build a stronger security culture to empower employees. She shares her tips on how you can do the same in your company. Looking for even more Human Layer Security insights? You can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date .
36 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Debbie Reynolds, The Data Diva: The Role People Play in DLP
A warm welcome to Debbie Reynolds - aka The Data Diva - who discusses one of the biggest challenges IT and security teams face today... data loss prevention. She and Tim dive into the issues surrounding hybrid work, the rise of ransomware, and employee error, and explore how they impact and influence organizations' data protection and privacy strategies. As a world-renowned technologist and advisor to multinational corporations on global data privacy and data protection, Debbie shares her stories, her breadth of knowledge, and provides sound advice on how you can bolster your DLP strategies. An if you want to hear more from Debbie, you can download and listen to her own podcast - The Data Diva.
37 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Bobby Ford, CSO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Less Talking, More Listening
Bobby Ford, CSO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and former CISO at Unilever joins Tessian's CEO this week to share his stories from the world of corporate security, his learnings from his time in the U.S. Army as an Information Security Analyst and his philosophy on cybersecurity today. Security leaders, he says, cannot be the captains of the "no" police if you want to protect employees, and Bobby explains how and why leaders need to equip users with the tools, resources and controls they need to leverage their intelligence. Because, he says, your employees are really smart - they're the sensors in your security ecosystem. Books referenced in the show: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Looking for even more Human Layer Security insights? You can sign up to the Tessian newsletter and stay up to date .
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