Welcome to “Lessons from the School of Security Hard Knocks,” a compelling podcast where global leaders share their most challenging lessons from the security domain. Join host Joe Saunders, founder and CEO of RunSafe Security, as he engages with esteemed guest speakers who unveil insights gained from navigating the toughest security scenarios. Subscribe now and get new episodes delivered to your inbox as soon as they go live!
Today’s guest is Rick Tiene, VP of Government and Critical Infrastructure at Mission Secure.
Need a crash course in the importance of OT? Today’s your lucky day! In this episode, Rick discusses Mission Secure and his role as VP, OT cyber vulnerabilities, how protecting IT differs from protecting OT, software security supply chain from an OT perspective, how homeland security challenges have changed since 9/11, some high-risk examples of OT cybersecurity breaches, what security problems keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Lee Kappon, co-founder and CEO of Suridata.
Want to hear from a Forbes’ “30 Under 30”?! In this episode, Lee discusses Suridata and her role as CEO, the founding story, why SaaS data is so valuable, being named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, the root of cybersecurity’s success in Israel, the leaders she admires most, her biggest professional fears, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Kristi Rogers, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Principal to Principal.
Go Green or Go Blue?! In this episode, Kristi discusses her roles on the board of Qualys and NowSecure as well as her involvement in the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. She shares about NowSecure’s work with Peloton and how ubiquitous player Qualys is evolving, mobile application security, mobile application security, the complexity of software supply chain security, what the government can do to promote our security posture, what keeps her up at night, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Philippe Humeau, CEO of CrowdSec.
In this episode, Philippe discusses CrowdSec and his role there, the advantages of open source, how they make their business model work, how pentesting and the security landscape have changed over the past few decades, how the open source movement is affecting society at large, the implications of gray zone war, how traditional powers should respond to cyber attacks, how he got his start in security, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Brad Hawkins, CEO of SaferNet.
In this episode, Brad discusses the mission and founding of SaferNet, the dangers of work-from-home, how he got his start in the security industry, the similarities and differences between running an investment company and a cybersecurity organization, what keeps him up at night, his view on society’s biggest security risk, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Phil Odence, General Manager of Black Duck Audit Business at Synopsys.
In this episode, Phil discusses his responsibilities and Black Duck’s role at Synopsys, open source software, the increased risk of visibility, his impression of the Executive Order and the emphasis on SBOMs, his opinion on standards arounds SBOMs, the impact of the pandemic on business, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Jeff Williams, Co-Founder and CTO of Contrast Security.
Would you rather be right or compelling? In this episode, Jeff discusses Contrast Security, how the application security space has evolved, what their “inside out” approach is, the impact and need of the Executive Order, how he got his start in cybersecurity, the relevance of his law degree, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Mike Vesey, President of IdRamp.
Passwords and zero-trust and pink locker rooms, oh my! In this episode, Mike discusses IdRamp, what self-sovereign identity is, why we still have passwords today, zero-trust, what the near future holds, pink locker rooms!, his path to IdRamp, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Avi Rubin, computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Poker champion, boating captain, and computer science professor?! In this episode, Avi discusses what he’s teaching and researching right now, Harvard Labs, what buffer overflow is, consumer IoT and medical devices, surprises within the last few elections, his testimony before Congress, the dangers of cryptocurrency, U of Michigan football predictions, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Roland Cloutier, CISO at TikTok.
Patience is key. This is just one of the many lessons to be learned from this week’s episode. Roland discusses his current role and responsibilities as TikTok CISO, how he has advanced the security capabilities within TikTok, his message when recruiting new security practitioners, the differences between working as a CISO in a premier payroll processing organization versus a major social media company, what a “strategic converged security program is”, how he got his start in security (hint: it wasn’t in cyber!), what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s guest is Suzanne Kelly, CEO/Producer of The Cipher Brief.
“If we are afraid of failure, we will never succeed.” In this episode, Suzanne discusses the vision and creation behind the Cipher Brief, the top national security issues we are currently facing, the threat that China poses, her book: “Master of War: Blackwater USA’s Erik Prince and the Business of War”, if cyber offensive work should be outsourced, the Cyber Initiatives Group, ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, what keeps her up at night, and as always, her toughest lesson learned.
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Today’s Guest is Bryan Ware, founder and CEO of Next5.
“The best defense is a good offense.” In this episode, Bryan discusses his current role at Next5, the history behind co-founding Digital Sandbox, how to approach low probability events with high consequences, his work at CISA, the past, present, and future of cybersecurity, election systems’ security, AI, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
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