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UNSECURITY: Information Security Podcast
65 minutes | a day ago
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 email@example.com.
58 minutes | 7 days ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
72 minutes | 15 days ago
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 email@example.com.
65 minutes | 22 days ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
70 minutes | a month ago
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 email@example.com!
73 minutes | a month ago
UNSECURITY Episode 115: Amy McLaughlin, Upcoming Books, The CISSP Mentor Program
Recurring guest and friend of the program, Amy McLaughlin, returns to the UNSECURITY Podcast this week to discuss her new book titled "Learning Continuity Planning: A Handbook for Schools, Colleges & Universities." With Evan and Brad in the process of co-authoring a book as well, the three of them discuss their new works in detail. They also touch on the 2021 CISSP Mentor Program (which registration just launched for) and news stories like DarkMarket Shutdown, Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data, and Serious Windows 10 Flaw Could Corrupt Your Hard Drive If You Open a Folder.Give it a watch or listen and then send your comments, questions, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
61 minutes | a month ago
UNSECURITY Episode 114: CMMC Q&A, Book Update, Current Events
Thanks to Brad, FRSecure is now an official CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO). Given this, and the requirements beginning to trickle out to DoD service providers and supply chain, he and Evan chat about the upcoming requirements. Tune in to episode 114 to get an idea of what it looks like, what FRSecure is going to do for it, and what you can do to start preparing. As always, feel free to send questions, comments, and feedback to us at email@example.com.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 113: Writing in Cancun, vCISO Handbook, News Updates
If you're a loyal follower of the UNSECURITY Podcast, you know that from time to time Evan takes trips down to Mexico to get away from everything so he can write. Well, he's back. This time, he's co-authoring a vCISO Handbook with Brad. In this week's episode, the co-hosts (and soon to be co-authors) talk about what readers can expect in their upcoming piece—which hopes to be done before fall of this year.Check it out anywhere you consume podcasts, and send us your questions, comments, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
75 minutes | 2 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 112: Reflecting on 2020, A Year in Breaches
Episode 112 of the UNSECURITY Podcast marks the final episode of 2020. With that, Brad and Evan take a look back at some of the major security topics that surfaced this year—primarily breaches. The hope is that by dissecting some of these large-scale security events, businesses can continue to push forward in their efforts to protect data and people.Happy New Year, everybody!As always, please feel free to send comments, questions, or feedback to email@example.com.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 111: A Call From Mom, At-Home Security, Christmas
Evan and Brad continued their at-home security series with episode 111 of the UNSECURITY Podcast. Coincidentally, this one is guided by a recent conversation Evan had with his mom, who is a 73-year-old woman concerned with her accounts and financials in the wake of the SolarWinds attack. Evan's mom is a metaphor for a lot of people—concerned and confused about newsworthy breaches and what to do about them. The guys also continue their conversation about home network security, including changing passwords on a home router, running an Nmap scan on your home network, hunting down systems from the Nmap scan, and doing research on the systems to secure them. Give this one a listen/watch and send your comments, questions, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, most importantly, have a happy and safe holiday!
71 minutes | 2 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 110: SolarWinds Compromise Recap with Oscar Minks
If you're at all in touch with information security news, you likely already know about the SolarWinds compromise that was announced yesterday. With the majority of Fortune 500 companies and a number of US government entities using their product, this compromise has the potential to do serious damage. And that was felt throughout the security industry yesterday. So, we pivot! Today, Brad and Evan are joined by Oscar Minks, FRSecure's Director of Technical Services (and head of our incident response team) to dive further into the breach and its potential ramifications. Give episode 110 a listen and send us any questions or concerns to email@example.com.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 109: Information Security at Home, Router and Firewall Demo
The guys are continuing the Information Security at Home series on episode 109 of the podcast. As industry professionals, we often take our skills and knowledge for granted. There are a lot of things that are obvious to us that may not be to the non-industry professional. So, Evan and Brad do a deep dive into firewall and router security—taking a look at things like finding your router, logging into your router, changing the default password, and poking around at what might exist on your network you're unaware of. Give this one a listen and let us know what questions, comments, and feedback you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
67 minutes | 3 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 108: InfoSec at Home, Why It's a Big Deal, and What You Can Do
Brad is back after his recent bout with Labyrinthitis for episode 108 of the UNSECURITY Podcast. This week, Evan and Brad continue the conversation from episode 106. With many people working and schooling from home this year, in-home security is more important than ever. But why? Check out this episode to find out—and get some advice from the guys about the what you can do. As always, please feel free to send comments, questions, and feedback to us via email at email@example.com.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 107: Thanksgiving, Safe Holiday Shopping Tips, Security News
It's nearly Thanksgiving, which means holiday shopping is already in full force. With more online shopping coupled with the fact that most of us are more distracted than ever, attackers could have a field day. It's important to know how to protect yourself and your family while holiday shopping, so Evan provides some tips in episode 107 of the UNSECURITY Podcast. Check it out and submit your comments, questions, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 106: InfoSec in Your Home
As information security professionals, we're responsible for protecting sensitive business information involving financials, customer info, employee data, and more. But, those protections don't always feel directly connected to us personally—more of our personal data lives in our home environment. So, from the perspective of security professionals, what should we do at home to protect ourselves and our family? Evan and Brad provide some tips in this week's episode of the UNSECURITY podcast. Give it a listen/watch, and send us your comments, questions, and feedback at email@example.com.
74 minutes | 3 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 105: Oscar Minks, The Do's and Don'ts of Incident Response
The number of aggressive cyber attacks we've seen has been on the rise very recently—including a calculated Ryuk ransomware targeting healthcare organizations. Knowing attackers are taking extra advantage of the chaos of the pandemic, Oscar (who leads FRSecure's technical services team) gives some thoughts about what you should and shouldn't do when experiencing an incident or attack. Give episode 105 a listen/watch, and let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
67 minutes | 4 months ago
UNSECURITY Episode 104: Richie Breathe, Stigmas and Wellness
At episode 104, the UNSECURITY Podcast has officially reached its second year anniversary of the show. First off, we'd like to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us during this journey. It's been fun, and we hope you've gained as much from the conversations as we have.This week, we're continuing our unofficial series on the topics of mental health, wellness, and work-life balance in the information security industry. To do so, Brad and Evan are joined by Richie Breathe—who provides wellness education for professionals.Go vote, then give this episode a listen/watch. As always, feel free to send comments, feedback, and questions to email@example.com.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
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 email@example.com.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or @unsecurityP on Twitter.
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