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What Lies Beneath
33 minutes | 25 days ago
Industrial Policy: Where Technology is Made, and Who Makes It w/ Senator Mark Warner
On this episode of What Lies Beneath, we’re featuring a conversation from Interos’ 2020 summit for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) featuring Senator Mark Warner in conversation with investor Ted Schlein. A former investor & venture capitalist, Sen. Warner is intimately familiar with the intersection of business, technology, & government. As a part of his official duties, Sen. Warner serves on the Senate Finance & Banking Committees. As part of the summit, Mr. Schlein and Sen. Warner discussed: The history of American investment in technology The United States’ increasingly tense relationship with China Why we need to do a better job of explaining decoupling from China to our allies, or risk alienating them The perception generated by differing approaches to industrial policy Sen. Warner’s participation in our summit was purely as a public service and is in no way an endorsement of Interos.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Breaking Trust: Shades of Crisis Across an Insecure Software Supply Chain w/ Trey Herr, & Stewart Scott
On this episode of What Lies Beneath?, we talk with Trey Herr, & Stewart Scott, co-authors of the recent Atlantic Council report, “Breaking Trust: Shades of Crisis Across an Insecure Software Supply Chain.” For too long, when people have talked about supply chain security, it’s been all focused on the physical hardware. Where is the physical box? What chips make up that box? Who built it? Where does it live? But the digital supply chain is something that needs to be paid attention to. Attacks against the digital supply chain can impact nearly any company, but the defense organizations are particularly susceptible to these kinds of attacks. But why is that? Is it similar to the reasons we see for other kinds of supply chain attacks? Trey & Stewart spend the better part of this episode talking us through their report, and highlighting, among other things: -Why digital supply chain security is so crucial -Why defense organizations are especially vulnerable to these attacks -Untrusted technology, specifically in the 5g space -Why you can't talk about 5g security without accounting for software security You can access the Atlantic Council paper here!
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Changing Trends in Cyber Risk with Kevin Mandia
COVID has affected every business differently, forcing many to make increasingly difficult decisions, many of which have unintended consequences for cybersecurity. On this episode of What Lies Beneath?, we talk to Kevin Mandia, the CEO of FireEye. Prior to assuming his current role, Kevin served as FireEye’s President, and before that was the founder and CEO of his own company Mandiant, which rose to national prominence in 2013 after exposing Chinese cyber-espionage. We talk about: -The top 5 Risks in Cyber right now -Unique challenges presented by data Storage -How achievable is the Zero Trust Supply Chain? -Check out our October 1 Digital Summit here for more from Kevin, along with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Dr. Richard Haass, Jim Routh (MassMutual), and others!
29 minutes | 3 months ago
What does the CMMC Mean for Government Contracting? w/ Angela Dingle
By now you’ve seen it in all the papers, and we’ve been hearing a lot about it from Capitol Hill. We’re talking all about the release of the Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC. As much as we know about it, there are still a lot of unknowns about how it will all pan out, and the impact that it will have on businesses, specifically on small businesses. On this episode of What Lies Beneath?, we talk to Angela Dingle, President and CEO of Ex Nihilo Management. Angela is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT), has 20+ years of experience in business leadership, cybersecurity, IT governance and risk management, and we talked all about: -CMMC and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) as a whole -CMMC and its impact on women owned small businesses -How women owned small businesses and 8As can use CMMC certification as a positive -Looking for more information on how to Cyber secure your enterprise? Check out Angela’s website.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Cybercrime, Supply Chains, and COVID-19 w/ Ori Eisen
Every time there is an event worldwide that could drive eyeballs, whether it’s a celebrity dying or some sort of fantastical news story, the bad guys are sitting there waiting for a chance to get into your inbox. With a new identity theft victim every 2 seconds, the worlds of supply chain, internet fraud, and cybercrime are constantly overlapping with one another. The world is increasingly being driven online and with that comes an untold number of places that criminals can get to us. Banking, shopping, utilities, mortgage, car payments. It all lives online. So what do you do if someone gets a hold of your passwords? On this episode of What Lies Beneath, we talk to Ori Eisen, founder & CEO of Trusona, all about: -Why having a unique password & username may not be enough to keep you safe -The intersection of supply chain, internet fraud, & cyber crime -What it was like to have the company purchased by Experian -How his career has led him to work with an organization fighting child sex trafficking
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Breaking Down Section 889, The Biggest Compliance Change for Federal Contractors w/ Megan Brown
August 13 is approaching and, for many in the Defense Industrial base (and beyond) that means it’s time for another regulatory complication to global trade, specifically the implementation of Section 889, which forbids the government from contracting with companies who have telecom and surveillance equipment from 5 major chinese companies in their supply chains, including Huawei and ZTE. But what, exactly does that mean? And how can businesses get ahead of this massive regulatory effort? Thankfully there are people like Megan Brown in the world. Megan is an attorney and partner at Wiley Rein LLP, and on this episode of What Lies Beneath?, our guest host, Andrea Little Limbago, talks to Megan all about: -The role of bias and how it fits into regulations and insecurity -The 2 parts of Section 889 (sections A & B) and what they have to do with the global supply chain -Why the US government is so set on not doing business with companies like Huawei -Why the lack of definitions in the statute and the lack of clarity is troublesome
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Success on the Gridiron and in the Boardroom w/ Harris Barton
When you think of a 3 time Super Bowl champion offensive tackle, you probably don’t also think of a fund manager, philanthropist, investor, and Broadway theater lover. But our guest on this episode of What Lies Beneath, Harris Barton, is not your typical retired NFL player. Harris got interested in the investment world during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, because the Bay area was where all the venture capital was located in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, and it led him to a career as a philanthropist, fund manager, & investor. Join us for this fabulous interview where Harris talks all about: -Starting a charity geared at bringing the magic of Broadway to young people impacted by cancer -His entrance into the world of venture capital while living in the Bay area -The difficulty of restarting a career after over a decade in the NFL -His go-to favorite football story (hint: the 1989 Super Bowl)
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Advancing Women in Tech and America into the Stars w/ Renee Wynn
Diversity, inclusion, engagement. Tune into this episode to hear Jennifer chat with Renee Wynn, the former CIO of NASA and the former deputy CIO of the EPA. They discuss the need for diversity in tech, particularly gender diversity, and the recent uptick in space activity that’s fueling American’s imaginations.During her time at NASA, Renee worked to transform their approach to cybersecurity and IT procurement, efforts that helped dramatically raise the agency’s compliance ratings. What we talked about: -Diversity in the Workplace Fueling Innovation -The ever-changing role for Women in Tech Leadership -Paving the way for women in STEM For more risk and tier business conversations, subscribe to What Lies Beneath? on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
The Defense Supply Chain & COVID-19 w/ Bob Metzger
Most of us think we’re prepared. But if COVID-19 has done anything — and it’s already done a lot — it’s exposed the extent to which our fragile supply chains rely on subjective information and fallible processes. In this episode, I interview Bob Metzger, head of the D.C. office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC, about how COVID-19 changed the defense supply chain. What we talked about: -COVID-19 has been a powerful wakeup call regarding the federal supply chain oversight -Information matters more than ever when it comes to changes in globalization from COVID-19 -Automation and the future of supply chain management — it’s digital For more risk and tier business conversations, subscribe to What Lies Beneath? on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Looking at Supply Chain Risk through an Executive Lens w/ Bob Brese
COVID-19 has changed everything. From the way that we do business, to what customers expect out of brands, to the way that brands interact with their customers. The truth is, we’re never going back to the way things were in January, 2020. The new normal has yet to be revealed, but businesses are already rethinking their unflinching commitment to global supply chains and considering alternative solutions. But such changes are not without risk. Our guest on the What Lies Beneath? podcast this week is Bob Brese, VP at Gartner and the former CIO of the Department of Energy, and he had a lot to say around the issue of supply chain risk from the executive level. He also talked all about: -Why he thinks there will be more scrutiny from congress moving forward around supply chain risk -How he sees the executive response to supply chain risk changing as a result of COVID-19 -Why COVID-19 is the greatest forcing function in business innovation in most people’s lifetimes
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Retail Challenges and the Recovery from COVID-19? w/ Greg Spragg
The world is a mess right now. J. Crew, Macys, & Disney have all been in the news for the ways that COVID-19 has impacted their business. A decade of job growth has been wiped out in the United States in just over 2 months. So is there any hope? At what point will businesses start making a comeback, and what are the signals that the decision makers are looking for to determine when companies are ready to reopen? And how will this pandemic impact or change our supply chain in the United States, particularly our retail & meat supply chain. There will no doubt be disruptions and adjustments, but what do those look like in the long run? On this episode of What Lies Beneath?, we sit down and talk with Greg Spragg. Greg is the managing director at GrowthWise Group, and he had a lot to share with us about: -The signals that he’s looking for to determine when companies are ready to reopen? -The disruption in the national meat supply chain and how it’s going to alter the way that we feed ourselves and our families. -Why he thinks the Meal Kit business will come out of this pandemic in a great place. -The reasons he thinks the US might stop relying so much on foreign supply chains
26 minutes | 7 months ago
The Role of Ethics Compliance in the Post-Crisis Landscape w/ Grace Michallet
“Big Data is thrown around so much with little appreciation of what it actually means.” For compliance specialists, things like due diligence, and clean data are huge concerns. But do companies treat them with the care and concern they should? In a time of global crisis like CoVid19, the risk of corner cutting is at it’s highest. Our guest on the show this episode, Grace Michallet, is the director of corporate ethics and compliance for one of the world’s largest infrastructure engineering and construction companies: AECOM On this episode of What Lies Beneath, she shared with us critical compliance considerations like: -Bribery and corruption -Third party risk -Due diligence -Clean data -The need for a regulatory body
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Risk and the Global Supply Chain w/ JC Dodson
As the coronavirus continues to threaten lives and livelihoods, large organizations are still searching for ways to maintain continuity and support the economy. This week Jennifer sits down with BAE’s Global Chief Information Security Officer, JC Dodson to talk about how to build resiliency and handle the unexpected ripple effects of COVID-19. To view the full webinar this episode is based on please register here. For more risk and tier business conversations, subscribe to What Lies Beneath? on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
The Human & AI Partnership w/ Nick Beim
AI is everywhere. From your home to your car to your microwave. But what role does AI play in the economic world? How can you learn from and incorporate AI into your investment strategy as a venture capital firm? Nick Beim, a partner at Venrock, was a guest on the What Lies Beneath podcast recently and had a lot to say about the topic. We talked all about: AI in the world economy The human / AI partnership The 2 ways he utilizes AI in his VC investment strategy Why he thinks AI is the single biggest tech advancement of the last 10 years.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
When to Invest in Supply Chain Security? Yesterday w/ Mark Weatherford
How well do you understand your organization's supply chain structure? You’re likely familiar with your “first-tier” suppliers. You’ve probably got legal contracts, or even a physical relationship in place with them. But how familiar are you with those suppliers down the chain? What at Interos, we like to call the “N-th tier suppliers.” The less you focus on understanding them, the more you get lulled into a false sense of security in thinking that you’ve got your supply chain security figured out, integrated, and fully understood. And frankly, at least according to our most recent podcast guest, Mark Weatherford, most organizations do a very poor job of understanding even their first-tier suppliers, let alone those n-th tier ones. Mark joined us on a recent episode of the What Lies Beneath? Podcast, to talk all about: The difference in policy & standards development as it relates to government vs. the private sector What companies need to be doing to invest in their supply chain security Why it’s become a priority for every company to invest in supply chain security right now
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