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Human Factor Security

Jenny Radcliffe interviews experts about human behaviour, social engineering, business, security and life.

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Brett Johnson

Brett is a Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Fraud and Identity theft expert, who uses the skills he learnt as a criminal to help law enforcement, individuals and companies protect themselves from the type of person he used to be. Listen in, as Jenny and Brett chat about how he got started in cybercrime, his time on the run,  and eventually being caught and sent to prison. They discuss his experiences inside and how he has taken responsibility for his actions and is on a mission to educate us all about cybercrime! To follow Brett on LinkedIn, click the link here.  To follow Brett on Twitter, click the link here.  To listen to the Angler Fish podcast, click the link here.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter, by clicking the link here. Thank you, to our sponsor safepass.me, who ensure all your users do not select a compromised password. Don't forget to tell them that Human Factor Security sent you in order to get 10% discount, when you visit them by clicking the link here.  Note: music for the show was provided by; Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

1hr 2mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 82: Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention, and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams.   In all areas of her work, she seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity & inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. She is the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.   Aubrey's talk, How Atlassian Is Building A Balanced TeamThinking Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)Becoming (Michelle Obama)Monetizing Innovation (Madhavan Ramanujam and Georg Tacke)   Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

43mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Meadow Ellis

Meadow is a hardware security dark witch with a keen eye and open heart to how normal users take what we, the security nerds, provide them with. Meadow also specialises in automation for the purpose of removing humans from the equation and is a firm believer in security serving normal users, not the other way around. Nothing makes her happier than being able to help others, be it with her job, the information security community work or by means of random Twitter threads - maybe apart from banging her head to some dark metal. To watch Meadow's BSides London talk click the link here.  To watch Meadow's BSides Leeds talk click the link here.  To follow Meadow on Twitter click the link here.  Catch 22 (Joseph Heller) Fail-Safe (Eugene Burdick) Dr Strangelove (DVD) 2001: A Space Odyssey To help the podcast, consider supporting via Patreon, where we produce content and merchandise for the listeners who regularly support the show.  Become a DAWN RIDER or TRIBE MEMBER and receive bonus shows with analysis, discussion and tips on the Human Factors that impact on the security of us all. To find out more click the link here to go to our Patreon page.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

52mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Joe Petit

Joe works at both Tripwire, where he is Managing Editor and Bora the IT Security Marketing agency helping companies with their SEO, blog content, whitepapers, social media, lead generation & more. Listen in as we hear Joe and Jenny discuss the benefits of remote working especially across timezones, breaking news stories and how marketing needs to be handled.  To learn more about Tripwire, click the link here.  To learn more about Bora, click the link here.  To follow Joe on LinkedIn, click the link here.  To follow Joe on Twitter, click the link here.  Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe Thank you, to our sponsor VINDLER.de, helping your people defend your company. To find out more, click the link here to visit VINDLER.de Note: music for the show was provided by; Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

1hr 1min

7 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Mo Amin

Mo has extensive experience in helping organisations with the cultural and behavioural side of cyber security. He has gained this experience in roles across the public and private sector having worked on business as usual activities, security improvement programmes, transformation projects, large scale implementation programmes as well as projects that have had media coverage. Listen in to Mo and Jenny explore culture in organisations and how best to bring about positive change in any environment. We find out that empathy is a vital tool when trying to understand what people are thinking and feeling, as well as why.  Deep Work (Cal Newport) Enter the Dragon (Blu-Ray) To check Mo out on LinkedIn click here.  To help the podcast, consider supporting via Patreon, where we produce content and merchandise for the listeners who regularly support the show.  Become a DAWN RIDER or TRIBE MEMBER and receive bonus shows with analysis, discussion and tips on the Human Factors that impact on the security of us all. To find out more click the link here to go to our Patreon page.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here. 

57mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Dr Martina Dove

Dr Martina Dove is a psychology researcher who has investigated fraud prevention, fraud vulnerability, persuasion, gullibility and scam techniques. Jenny and Martina discuss scams, frauds, the victims and perpetrators, diving into why and how people fall victim with cognitive bias playing an important role. To read more about Dr Martina's work, click here to visit her site. To follow Dr Martina on LinkedIn, click the link here. To follow Dr Martina on Twitter, click the link here. Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter, by clicking the link here. 

56mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Mark Carney

In this episode @LargeCardinal aka Mark Carney talks about his wide ranging career in IT and retro computers. His unusual route into the profession, and his views on the industry. A fellow Liverpudlian Mark has expertise in many different areas and is the founder of Bsides Leeds.   Hacker & Mathmo, formerly a Musician; Having started out on helpdesk in a software firm, then becoming violinist with a degree in Music w/ Philosophy via being a DBA for a firm, Mark then went on to do an MSc and now full-time PhD study in Mathematics. This rounded off several years getting into the infosec industry, having been a pentester, then a researcher for Security Research Labs in Berlin, Mark is currently contracting whilst he completes his Ph.D.   To follow Mark on Twitter click here for his handle @LargeCardinal.   Click here for Mark on LinkedInClick here to listen to the BSides Leeds Podcast episode from the BSides Liverpool podcast.    Hackers (Blu-ray)Penetration Testing (Georgina Weidman)Practical Reverse Engineering (Bruce Dang)PoC||GTFO (Travis Goodspeed)Ways of Seeing (John Berger)    Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

57mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Phil Kimpton

Phill Kimpton has been a Security Consultant for 18 months now, with no previous IT experience. He's passionate to continue developing his skills as a tester and takes great delight in helping others looking to follow the same path. In his spare time he can be found on Twitter, in the gym or jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft.   Jenny was delighted to be joined by Phil Kimpton aka phr33fall to talk about skydiving, careers and his determination to get into the information security business.  Phil's story is a real testimony to determination, persistence and focus and he offers great advice on how to find resources, pursue the career you want and skydive(!)   A real pleasure to speak to such an inspirational person, thank you so much for a great interview Phil.   Can't Hurt Me (David Goggins)Meaningful Money Podcast    To watch the BSides Glasgow talk, by Phil, click here.   To visit Phil's website click here.    To follow Phil on Twitter click here.    Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

47mins

10 May 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 77: Jim Shields

Jim is a passionate storyteller, using his incredible skills to bring humour and relevance to internal and external communications via film. The entertaining educational videos that Twist and Shout produce make them, and more importantly the messages they are portraying stand out, particularly in the security awareness field.  During the episode, we finally find out who really made Host Unknown the powerhouse it is today. Jim's infectious enthusiasm for creativity also gives us an insight into why he started the company and has made it the success it is today.  Three Guys Walk into a Bar (The Different Press) Jim Shields on Twitter link Jim Shields on LinkedIn link Twist & Shout website link Restricted Intelligence website link Tuesdays with Bernie website link Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

51mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Alyssa Miller

Alyssa Miller has a passion for security and her goal is to change the way we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus attention on defending privacy and upholding trust. She evangelizes her message about evolving the way people think about and approach security, privacy and trust through speaking engagements at various conferences and other events. Listen in as we learn how Alyssa took her first steps into the world of infosec, how important the right sort of leadership is and how being a football/soccer referee crosses over into handling situations in the security world.   Sneakers (DVD) To follow Alyssa on LinkedIn, click the link here.  To follow Alyssa on Twitter, click the link here.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

51mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Sophina Kio-Lawson

Sophina is a passionate Advocate for African Women in Cyber Security, where she helps to promote and support African Women with events, meet-ups, an online community and other initiatives. Through her inspirational leadership she is helping other women and the community at large better understand the advantages of having women in cyber security. Not content with that Sophina is a bug bounty hunter and researcher.  Listen to Jenny and Sophina discus how she got into security, her trip to Las Vegas and why what she does is so important.  To follow Sophina on LinkedIn, click the link here.  To follow Sophina on Medium, click the link here.  Mr Robot Series 1 (Blu-Ray) Mr Robot Series 2 (Blu-Ray) Mr Robot Series 3 (Blu-Ray) Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking (Georgina Weidman) Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here. 

24mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Omri Moyal

Omri is a malware researcher and threat intelligence expert with global experience in military, industrial, intelligence, communication and financial organisations. He is also an entrepreneur and public speaker.  Listen in as we find out just how young he was when he first started to learn to program, how work ethic is important and that we should all be more considerate when thinking about sharing information as there could be wider implication to our actions.  To follow Omri on LinkedIn, click the link here. To follow Omri on Twitter, click the link here. To watch Omri's talk at BSides Liverpool, click the link here. Zero to One (Blake Masters) The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz) Ghost (Kevin Mitnick) The Art of Deception (Kevin Mitnick) V For Vendetta (Alan Moore) Ghost in the Shell Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here. 

47mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Kathleen Mullin

Kathleen brings a wealth of diverse experience to her role as CISO for Healthmap Solutions. She has worked in various accounting, audit, risk, governance, and information security roles. Added to that Kathleen has background in publicly traded, private equity, start up, not-for-profit, and governmental organisations.  Listen to Jenny explore how her background has helped form her perspective, encourage a more security conscious culture within organisations and how listening to others is such an important activity. Hidden Figures (Blu-ray) The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) To follow Kathleen on LinkedIn, click the link here.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

55mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 74: James Mckinlay

James has an 18-year career in IT, with eight years in roles within financial services. Using his specialist knowledge he is able to produce working information security policies and procedures from international standards and frameworks such as CIS, NIST, NSA-IA, AusDSD and NESA-IAS. As a proponent for educating staff in appropriate ways depending on their level and position, he advocates a culture of all working together to help make an organisation safe.  Jame's LinkedIn profile can be found by clicking the link here.  To see the Whizkids click the link here.  RiskyBusiness Episode 471 can be heard by clicking the link here.  Incident Prevention and Incident Response Slideshow can be viewed here by clicking the link here.  The Cuckoo's Egg (Cliff Stoll) The Phoenix Project Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

56mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 72: Stu Hirst

In typically modest fashion, Stu performs "security stuff" at PhotoBox. He found his route into infosec via an unusual route, whilst DJing on the side.  Not content with spending his time learning about the varied issues that are present in the information security world, he has started and run Security Scotland meetup, a regular, relaxed meet up with interesting speakers bringing a unique perspective on issues to a varied audience.   This is Going to Hurt (Adam Kay) Click here for the link to Stu on LinkedIn Click here for the link to Stu on Twitter Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

52mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Matthew Trump

Matthew has a wealth of experience of information governance, in aspects such as developing risk registers, incident response plans, deploying awareness campaigns and vulnerability scans.  Matthew's experience comes from his time in the military, where he was deployed in Iraq, and higher education. Matthew has an ethos of continual learning, both formally and informally, having completed his MSc and PhD at Salford University. Currently he is working on a MBA, investigating the use of the term 'human error' when it comes to cyber security.  ‘‘Those found responsible have been sacked’’: some observations on the usefulness of error (click the link for the paper) Cyber Security Exposed (Raef Meeuwisse) The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' (Sidney Dekker) To follow Matthew, on LinkedIn, click the link here.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

46mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Philip Ingram MBE

Philip Ingram MBE BSc MA is a journalist specialising in the security, counter terror, defence and intelligence arenas. His knowledge is built from a long and senior military career as an intelligence and security officer, and strategic planner, with business experience at board level in the steel industry and security media (marketing) industry; he maintains a close interest in global events.  When not, key note speaking, chairing events, commenting for national and international press outlets or writing on security and intelligence, Philip runs his own media company, Grey Hare Media. Unsurprisingly it specialises in delivering informed content. The Art of War (Sun Tzu) The Hewlett Packard Mars Advert Link Grey Hare Media Website Link to the Blog Section of Grey Hare Media To follow Philip on Twitter click the link here.  Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

1hr 2mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #17