Richard Stiennon: “On Cyber Warfare”

Today's guest is Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest.

In a nod to Clausewitz and Gaddis, this episode is called On Cyber Warfare. In this episode, Richard discusses founding IT-Harvest and his current role there, the transition to data-driven research, the biggest industry shifts and trends, the threat and the current state of cyber warfare, his feelings towards cyber defense, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Dmitri Alperovitch: “Great Power Competition”

Today's guest is Dmitri Alperovitch, executive chairman at Silverado Policy Accelerator.

In this episode, Dmitri discusses the story behind co-founding CrowdStrike, how threat intelligence has advanced since its founding, his non-profit Silverado Policy Accelerator, the struggle for world order, what the United States can do to reduce the threat against Taiwan, the Biden administration's semi-conductors policy, the importance of chips, his predictions about the future of Russia and Ukraine, Silverado's ecological footprint, his optimism towards the future, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Dr. Laurie Williams: “Solving Real Problems”

Today's guest is Dr. Laurie Williams, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.

In this episode, Laurie discusses some of the programs she works in as a distinguished university professor in Computer Science at North Carolina State University, her current research projects, developers' role in fixing vulnerabilities, the future of DevOps, the efficacy of scanning tools for detecting vulnerabilities, supply chain issues, benefits of SBOM, today's biggest security threat, how her past experience informs her current work, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.

Thomas Pace: “Once You Commit”

Today's guest is Thomas Pace, founder/CEO of NetRise.

In this episode, Thomas discusses NetRise and his role as founder/CEO, how the approach to OT security has changed, their ideal customer profile, what surprises him about current trends, SBOM, managing software supply chain risk, how he entered the field, the trials of being a founder/CEO, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

José Costa: “From Security Auditor to Security Manager”

Today's guest is José Costa, CISO at Critical Software.

In this episode, José discusses Critical Software and his role as CISO, his key priorities in the development process, bridging the gap between functional safety and cybersecurity, the driving forces and security implications of the digital transformation, risks associated with APIs, software supply chain security, his optimism about the future, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Brad LaPorte: “Free to Choose, But Accept Consequences”

Today's guest is Brad LaPorte, Partner at High Tide Advisors.

In this episode, Brad discusses High Tide Advisors and his role there, hot trends in the cybersecurity world, his biggest takeaways from working at Gartner, his previous work and military experience, attack surface reduction, the war in Ukraine, his thoughts on the future of the industry, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

John Cusimano: “Knowing When to Let Go”

Today's guest is John Cusimano, Managing Director of Cyberstrategic Risk at Deloitte.

In this episode, John discusses Deloitte and his role there, the advantages of being part of a larger firm, the most common themes across industry and use cases, CyberPHA and how can organizations apply it, how he got his start in cybersecurity, his work as a Process Safety Product Manager at Siemens, the ISA/IEC 62443-3-2 standard, what security threats keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Bryson Bort: “Cyber is Sentient”

Today's guest is Bryson Bort, founder/CEO of Scythe.

In this episode, Bryson discusses founding Scythe, their product platform, why organizations should be as sentient as their attackers, vulnerability management, building the Scythe community, the drivers for malware, how the threat landscape has changed over the past two decades, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Antoinette King: “Record Scratch”

Today's guest is Antoinette King, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting.

In this episode, Antointte discusses founding Credo Cyber Consulting and her role there, the dangers of looking at cybersecurity as a "cost center", the connection between physical and cyber security, data privacy, her work in the Security Industry Association, her attitude towards biometrics and AI, RAD (robotics assisted devices) and their mission, the impact of technology on youth, what keeps her up at night, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.

John Shegerian: “Insecurity of Everything”

Today's guest is John Shegerian, co-founder/CEO of ERI.

In this episode, John discusses ERI and its founding as well as his role there, what drove him to write his book: "The Insecurity of Everything", prioritizing environmental or data protection, innovations pre and post COVID, "cross-contamination" of devices, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Min Kyriannis: “Ask Questions!”

Today's guest is Min Kyriannis, founder and CEO of Amyna Systems.

Does Min prefer silicone or carbon-based employees?! In this episode, Min discusses Amyna Systems and her role there, some of the challenges facing critical infrastructure, the importance of creating new cybersecurity standards and workflows, her work with Women In International Security (WIIS) and Curious Minds Foundation, founding the GlobalCyberConsortium, her biggest industry concerns, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.

Joe Saunders: “The Tables Turn”

Have you ever wondered: "Where did Joe come up with the idea for this podcast?" or "Does the man who asks everyone for their toughest lesson have one himself?" How about: "Who is Alex O'Shea and what is she doing asking the questions this week?!" Listen to find out the answer to these questions and many more on this week's SPECIAL EDITION episode, where the tables have turned and we hear from Joe Saunders, the founder/CEO of RunSafe Security and the host of this podcast!

JB Benjamin: “Innovating the Space”

Today's guest is JB Benjamin, founder/CEO of Kryotech.

In this episode, JB discusses Kryotech and his role there, Vox Messenger, the future of cryptocurrency, his thoughts on the metaverse, his biggest concerns about cybersecurity, the government's role and responsibility in regards to cybersecurity, quantum computing, how he got his start, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Nico Bartolomeo: “Discipline is Difficult”

Today's guest is Nico Bartolomeo, Senior Consultant of Cloud Security at Rockwell Automation.

In this episode, Nico discusses Rockwell Automation as well as his role there, his aversion to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, the role economics plays in cybersecurity, the biggest threats facing cloud security right now, shared security models, his background in insider threat, what security concerns keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Mubarik Mustafa: “Fall and Get Back Up”

Today's guest is Mubarik Mustafa, OT/ICS Cybersecurity Consultant at ACET Solutions.

In this episode, Mubarik discusses ACET Solutions and his role there, the current state of OT/ICS security, the major threats, the challenges of OT security over IT security, his background as a Process Automation Network engineer, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.

Matt Harless: “Continue After the Boom”

Today's guest is Matt Harless, Director of the Cyber Fusion Center at Carrier.

In this episode, Matt discusses Carrier and his role there, what a day in the life is like, TMR (Tactical Mitigation Response), the importance of continuous improvement, the Veterans cohort program he is starting with SANS, the similarities and differences between working at a financial company versus an industrial OT product provider, how his role has changed from working in cyber threat intelligence to becoming director of the Cyber Fusion Center, what threats keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.