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HACKED: Into the minds of Cybersecurity leaders

We are giving an inside look into the minds of today's cybersecurity leaders and defining trends for the upcoming threat landscape, what’s top of mind for security leaders, and advise for security leaders and practitioners.

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E.J. Hilbert talks FBI Cyber Crime unit, why education is lagging, and so much more

Come take a dive into the minds and motivations of Black Hats from across the world. E.J. Hilbert shares stories and insights of his time in the cyber crime unit of the FBI, being on the forefront of identify and financial data theft, and working with Max Popov, a Ukrainian prisoner shackled to a conference room desk at Ant City. We also dive into Infosec education and why higher education has been slow to adopt it as a major as well as why physical/personnel security and information security are one in the same. If you want to read more about E.J.’s time with Max Popov and Ant City, here is the link: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/maksym-igor-popov-fbi/


9 Feb 2018

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Allen Burzen talks the evolution of data breaches, post breach response, and sharing breach insight

Allen Burzen experienced first-hand the impact of having your identity stolen. He has now taken his misfortune and made it his mission to help others who have been impacted in a similar way. Having lead a post-breach incident response team, he shares insight to the evolution of data breaches, how they are advancing, how to build and test a post breach response, and why, as a community, we need to talk about these sensitive issues.


5 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Chris Barnes shares everything you need to know about cybersecurity for SMB’s

Ben chats with Chris Barnes about the importance of cybersecurity for small to mid-sized business. Chris talks about his SMB advisory practice, threat landscape for SMB’s, ways to build an effective program with few to no resources, and the importance of a trusted advisor when building a program. During Overrated/Underrated, we get his take on security vulnerabilities with Amazon Alexa/Google Home and building backdoors into applications.


29 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Brian Clinkenbeard, the best hacker you have never heard of

Brian Clinkenbeard, the best hacker you have never heard of, takes a deep dive into the technology and root cause of the biggest breaches in history. Having hacked into Texas Instruments mainframe in the mid 80’s, we get a view into the creation of hacking and identity theft. This one is for you die-hard security professionals – filled with stories that will make you think deeply and question everything. All of Brian’s quirky personality traits shine through with his real-world examples of technology and security challenges. If you are pro-technology and question the importance of end user training, tune in.

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13 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Sandra Crosswell, CISO @sonicwall, talks Red Teams, hiring pen testers and much more

Sandra Crosswell, CISO/CSO @sonicwall joins the HACKED podcast. We dive deep into Red Teams and all sorts of penetration testing topics. She gives an inside look to her role and the challenges of being the first individual in the seat. Additionally, she shares her thoughts on the talent gap and hiring penetration testers. During Overrated/Underrated, we get her opinion on hacking certifications and black hats moving into corporate roles.


20 Dec 2017

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Brett Kelsey-VP at McAfee talks autonomous vehicles, the talent gap, and future security solutions

Brett Kelsey, VP and Chief Technology Strategist at McAfee, gives an alternative view on the security talent gap. We dive deep into security challenges with IoT and autonomous vehicles, ethics behind ransomware, and solutions that have potential to shake up the industry. During overrated/underrated, Brett shares his opinion on public cloud and the Amazon Key.


30 Nov 2017

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Aaron Blackstone talks threat intelligence, growth in the security profession, and talent retention

On this episode of HACKED, we are joined by Aaron Blackstone who is the CISO for the Texas Department of Public Safety. With a background in the military and the FBI, he rose to the CISO level in under nine years. We talk about threat intelligence, how he grew into the CISO role so quickly, and ways to retain top talent. During overrated/underrated, we get his thoughts on Blockchain and BYOD.


6 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Kevin Williams, CISO for City of Austin talks about his experience and trends in his department

On this edition of HACKED: Into the minds of Cybersecurity leaders, host Ben Hotaling welcomes Kevin Williams, the first CISO for the city of Austin Texas. Kevin joins the podcast to discuss his experience developing the CISO role and what his group is working on. During Overrated/Underrated, we get his opinion on the importance of a technical background for the CISO role.Kevin is responsible for ensuring the security of all information and information systems for 15,000 City employees and almost 1 million residents in the 11th largest city in the US.Kevin has over 20 years of experience working within IT. He served in the United States Air Force for nine years as a computer programmer and enterprise architect, where he worked on IT projects at many notable locations including the Air Force Information Warfare Center, NORAD command center inside Cheyenne Mountain, and in the subterranean maintenance levels of a nuclear missile silo. Since his enlistment, Kevin has worked for Rackspace Hosting, Frost Bank, UTHSCSA, and the State of Texas DIR.Kevin holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems & Security from the Center for Cyber-Security Policy at Our Lady of the Lake University, a NSA-certified Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and Certified CISO (CCISO).


13 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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Joshua Danielson, CISO at Copart, gets grilled on all sorts of Infosec topics.

On this episode of HACKED: Into the Minds of Cybersecurity Leaders, Ben gets to grill Joshua Danielson (CISO at Copart) on all sort of topics in Infosec. We discuss end user training programs, vulnerabilities and vulnerability management, establishing effective relationships with the C-suite, and the future of the CISO role. During Overrates/Underrated, Josh shares a different view on penetration testing and the mac ROOT vulnerability.


5 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Violet discusses the legal side of security, the risk landscape, and modern breaches

Violet Sullivan joins the HACKED podcast to discuss the legal side of cybersecurity, the risk landscape, and how technical talent can stay ahead of modern breaches. During overrated/underrated, we get her view on security conferences and computer science degrees.


10 Oct 2017

Rank #10