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  • Each week on InSecurity, Matt Stephenson chats with people who secure the things, hack the things or write about securing and hacking the things that surround us in everyday life. From voting machines to social engineering to the critical infrastructure, if it can be secured, it can be hacked. On InSecurity we meet the people who do one or the other… and sometimes both.
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  • Once More Unto the Breach: Disinformation is the Malware of a Free Society

    Mar 18 2021
        “I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true”   -- Lady Gaga   “The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”   -- Garry Kasparov   In this week’s Very Special Episode, Matt Stephenson shares a LinkedIn LIVE event featuring Jamil Jaffer and Brandon Soroudi for a chat about the role cybersecurity has and must play in the ongoing battle against Disinformation, Misinformation and Propaganda. Are they the same? How do we know the difference? Where does social manipulation come into the conversation? That’s what we are about to find out…     About Jamil Jaffer     Jamil Jaffer (@jamil_n_jaffer) is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Jamil is also the Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology products startup founded by Gen (ret.) Keith B. Alexander, the former Director of the National Security Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command. In addition, Jamil is an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm; 4iQ, a deep and dark web intelligence startup; Duco, a technology platform startup that connects corporations with geopolitical and international business experts; and Amber, a digital authentication and verification startup.   Among other things, Jamil currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Board of Advisors for the Global Cyber Alliance, and the Advisory Board of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Center on Cyber and Tech Innovation, and is a member of the Center for a New American Security’s Artificial Intelligence and National Security Task Force and the CNAS Digital Freedom Forum. Jamil is also affiliated with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.   Prior to his current positions, Jamil served on Capitol Hill in a variety of roles, including on the leadership team of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a senior staff member of the House Intelligence Committee. Jamil also previously served in the Bush Administration in a number of positions, including on the leadership team of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and in the White House as an Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush. Jamil holds degrees with honors from UCLA, the University of Chicago Law School, and the United States Naval War College.     About Brandon Sorouti     Brandon Soroudi is an experienced security engineer, and system administrator with over 9 years of experience. He currently is a Consultant on BlackBerry’s ThreatZERO team. We’d tell you more if we could, but since he is an experienced security engineer, that’s all he would tell us. He did write the original post that inspired this talk… https://lnkd.in/gwG7N-v   About Matt Stephenson     Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts me in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. I am the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.   I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty sure they weren't there for us, but you never know...   Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.    InSecurity is about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...     Can’t get enough of Insecurity? You can find us at Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music & Audible as well as ThreatVector, GooglePlay, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart Radio and wherever you get your podcasts!   Make sure ...
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    1 hr and 3 mins
  • International Women’s Day: Hacking Inclusion and Diversity

    Mar 8 2021
      “I would like to see people, the public and the press and other athletes in general just realise and respect women for who we are, what we are and what we do… I’ve been working at this since I was three years old… Basically my whole life I’ve been doing this and I haven’t had a life and I don’t think I deserve to be paid less because of my sex. Or anyone else for that matter, in any job.”  -- Serena Williams     On this Very Special Episode, Matt Stephenson moderated a discussion among some of the superstar women who are working across the top levels at BlackBerry. They are instrumental across the spectrum of the company, leading teams ranging from Product Management and Development to Human Resources to key Legal teams. We sat down for a chat about where the cybersecurity industry is in 2021. When it comes to diversity and inclusionave we gotten better? Let’s see what the leaders think…     The All-Star Panel   Karen Murdock - Senior Director, Legal CounselJennifer Bramhill - Vice President, Employee Relations & HR Business PartnerPooja Kohli - Vice President, Product Management Yasmine Aggarwal - Director, Enterprise Software Testing     About Matt Stephenson     Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts me in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. I am the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.   I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty sure they weren't there for us, but you never know...   Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.   InSecurity is about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...     Can’t get enough of Insecurity? You can find us at Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music & Audible as well as ThreatVector, GooglePlay, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart Radio and wherever you get your podcasts!   Make sure you Subscribe, Rate and Review!
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    1 hr and 9 mins
  • Tony Cole: Using Deception to Safeguard the Truth

    Mar 1 2021
        I believe that we should be teaching our kids, students and employees when and how to lie  -- Maurice Schweitzer; professor, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania   And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but The truth in masquerade.  -- Lord Byron; Don Juan, Canto 11     This week, Matt Stephenson welcomes Attivo Networks CTO Tony Cole to InSecurity for chat about the role deception techniques play in security. But that’s not all… we get into how the privatization of space will impact cybersecurity… where cybersecurity fits into Black Swan events like the Wall Street Bets brouhaha… even a bit of Pink Floyd works into the mix!     About Tony Cole     Tony Cole (@NoHackn) is a cyber expert with over thirty-five years of experience as a strategist, risk expert, advisor, and board member. Today, he is the CTO at Attivo Networks, the global leader in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, working to defend enterprises from the impact of cyber-attacks. Prior to joining Attivo Networks, Tony held executive positions at FireEye, McAfee and Symantec. He is retired from the U.S. Army, where he worked in intelligence, communications, and cryptography around the world including building out the Network Security Services at the Pentagon. Tony served previously on numerous boards and government committees including (ISC)² Board of Directors as Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Risk, the NASA Advisory Council under appointment by the NASA Administrator, and the FCC CSRIC (Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council). Today he serves on the Gula Tech Foundation Grant Advisory Board helping the Foundation give back to the community and drive a more diverse cyber workforce. In 2014, Tony received the Government Computer News Industry IT Executive of the Year award, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Wash 100 by Executive Mosaic as one of the most influential executives impacting Government. In 2018 he was awarded the Reboot Leadership Influencer Award by SC Media.     About Matt Stephenson       Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts me in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. I am the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.   I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty sure they weren't there for us, but you never know...   Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.   InSecurity is about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...     Can’t get enough of Insecurity? You can find us at Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music & Audible as well as ThreatVector, GooglePlay, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart Radio and wherever you get your podcasts!   Make sure you Subscribe, Rate and Review!
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    48 mins

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