Antero Päivänsalo: “Pick Yourself Up”
Today's Guest is Antero Päivänsalo, CISO and Head of Information Security at Nokia.
In this episode, Antero discusses his role as CISO at Nokia, his considerations around customer and supply chain risk, how 5G plays a role in security risk, his previous roles at Nokia, the Nokia Security Hackathon, what keeps him up at night, and his toughest lessons learned.
Lessons from the Lessons: “It’s a Meta World”
For our 25th episode, our host and CEO, Joe Saunders, reflects on his lessons learned over the past 24 episodes.
He focuses on 6 specific episodes: John Graham-Cumming, Greg Touhill, Tony Sager, Gary McGraw, Rick Howard, and Ron Ross. He shares his insight on how these episodes touch on three different kinds of lessons: personal development & leadership, business, and technical.
Kurt John: “Collaborate”
Today's Guest is Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Siemens USA.
In this episode, Kurt John discusses his role and the history of Siemens USA, "Cyber Norms", protecting the manufacturing process, how his previous roles prepared him for his current one, his work with the The Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority, what keeps him up at night, and more.
Seth Carmody: “Let Curiosity Be Your Guide”
Today's Guest is Seth Carmody, VP of Regulatory Strategy at MedCrypt.
In this episode, Seth discusses his role at MedCrypt and their mission to make security easier for medical device manufacturers, medical-related security issues, his career journey and work at the FDA, what product manufacturers need to consider, and his toughest lessons learned. Additionally, Joe and Seth engage in a great discussion around what policy can do versus what industry ought to do.
John Graham-Cumming: “Just Keep Going”
Today's Guest is John Graham-Cumming, CTO at CloudFlare.
In this episode, John Graham-Cumming discusses his early background, his role at CloudFlare, how internet infrastructure differs in China, his book "The Geek Atlas", code breaking, email filtering, movie code, what keeps him up at night, 5G, and more.
Gloria D’Anna: “How to Go from A to E”
Today's Guest: Gloria D'Anna, author of "SAE CyberSecurity for Commercial Vehicles” and a Rf Systems and Antenna Applications Engineer at the Ford Motor Company.
In this episode, Gloria discusses her background, what keeps her up at night, her book, cybersecurity standards in the automotive industry, SAE G-32, Cyber-Physical Systems, and her toughest lessons learned in the cybersecurity field.
Michael Fraser: “Courage to Stick It Out”
Today's Guest: Michael Fraser, Co-Founder and CEO of Refactr.
In this episode, Michael discusses his company Refactr, the trials and triumphs of a start up, getting his start in the Air Force, his time in retail, the open source movement, and more.
Marc Crudgington: “Collaboration is King”
Today's Guest: Marc Crudgington, the CISO and SVP of Information Security at Woodforest National Bank.
In this episode, we learn ways to shorten the time to mitigate a breach, what it takes to become a Chief Information Security Officer, and what you, executives, and the board should know about the coming Cyber War.
Dr. Gary McGraw: “Process Does Matter”
Today's Guest: Dr. Gary McGraw, Co-Founder of the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning.
In this episode, Dr. Gary McGraw discusses co-founding the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning, the risk factors associated with machine learning, his background and early career work, the difficulties surrounding software security, and a fun story here and there.
Dr. McGraw is an advisor to RunSafe Security.
General Greg Touhill: “Ask for Help”
Today's Guest: General Greg Touhill, the first Federal CISO.
In this episode General Touhill discusses his service in the military, his work at DHS, our new administration's top priorities, and embracing zero trust as a business imperative. General Touhill highlights the importance of adopting a framework, communication, and follow through.
John Felker: “Trust but Verify”
Today's guest is John Felker, Senior Fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security.
In this episode, we learn about leadership, listening, and building organizations to align with the mission. But we also learn why it is important to both trust and verify.
Tommy Gardner: “You’ll Never Stop Learning”
Today's guest is Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer at HP Federal.
In this episode, Tommy discusses his role at HP Federal, his company's background and green initiative, the role of research in cybersecurity, designing with cybersecurity in mind, and some of the most formidable lessons he's learned along the way.
Michelle Valdez: “Putting Your Boss to the Test”
Today's guest is Michelle Valdez, Chief Information Security Officer at OneMain Financial.
In this episode, we learn how to bring context and relevance to deep technical issues to help build resilient organiztions and systems.
Robert Knake: “Cybersecurity in State of Transition”
Today's guest is Rob Knake, Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
In this episode, Rob discusses the cybersecurity risk associated with a transition to the new administration, disinformation on social media as a threat to cybersecurity, the United States' decision on 5G, the DoD, the importance of critical infrastructure security, and his recent book: "The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats".
Bill Crowell: “Push for Progress”
Today's guest is Bill Crowell, partner at Alsop Louie Partners.
Bill shares some of the expertise he's gained as Deputy Director of the NSA, CEO of a publicly traded company, and now as Venture Capitalist. In this episode, we discuss election interference, attacks in critical infrastructure, 5G, the "zero trust" principle, open source software, and his overall industry takeaways.
Ron Ross: “Elevating Security Posture at Scale”
Today's guest is Ron Ross, Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
In this episode, we explore the profound positive impact standards have on our security posture and how software development life cycle will contribute significantly towards this end.
Ron Gula: “Closing the Gap to Defend the Country”
Today's Guest: Ron Gula, Co-Founder & President of Gula Tech Adventures
In this episode, we explore the increasing impact individuals, companies, and non-profits can have in securing the country and the importance of educating ourselves on the risks digital services have in our lives.
Ayan Islam: “A Bridge from Hackers to Policymakers”
Today's Guest: Ayan Islam, Cybersecurity Strategist at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS
In this episode, Ayan Islam shares joining a delegation of Congress members and policy makers to Black Hat conference.
Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative: “The Nexus of Technology and Geopolitics”
Today's Guests: Atlantic Council's Trey Herr, William Loomis, Safa Shahwan Edwards, and Simon Handler, leaders of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security explore the four pillars of The Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
Tony Sager: “Economics Always Wins”
Today's Guest: Tony Sager, Chief Evangelist at The Center for Internet Security and 35-year veteran of the National Security Agency.
Tony shares how economics factors into security and how you should think about software if you care about security.
John Stewart: “Be Committed, Passionate, and Patient”
Today's Guest: John Stewart, Founder of Talons Ventures and former CSO of Cisco Systems.
John shares what it means to give it your all and how to make an impact in startups, mature organizations, and across your ecosystem.