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 Mark Ruchie, CISO at Entrust.
Do you want to be more up-to-date on all things cybersecurity? This is the episode for you! Mark discusses Entrust and his role there, how security solutions have evolved over the last few decades, which changes excite him, how he got his start, his time in the Air Force, his thoughts on the recent Executive Order, the ever-changing profile of the attacker, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Sam Crowther, Founder of Kasada.
Have you ever noticed a missing link within an industry and wanted to create a company to fill that gap? Meet Sam Crowther. In this episode, Sam discusses Kasada’s founding and mission of “restoring trust in the internet”, bot mitigation, how he got his start, the importance of confidence and exposure to problems, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Mark Loepker, Education Director at the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Have you ever wanted to explore a career in national security or cybersecurity? This is the episode for you! Mark discusses his rich history working within the security arena, from his early days protecting the “Star Wars” program to his experience leading international working groups to driving the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation’s mission. Learn why Mark says designing for dis-functionality is important, and more!
Today’s Guest is Bob Carver, Principal Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Analytics at Verizon.
How did Bob Carver become the first security employee at Verizon Wireless? Hint: he credits Paris Hilton! In this episode, Bob discusses his current responsibilities at Verizon, maintaining a relationship between hunt teams and threat intelligence, how botnets have evolved over the years, the evolution of supply chain security and machine learning, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at Sprinklr.
“Security, security, security.” Though his roles may have changed he maintains the fundamentals of security remain the same even when the environment has evolved. In this episode, Gerald discusses his new role at Sprinklr and what he hopes to accomplish while there, how his past experiences and educational background inform his new role, open source vulnerabilities, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Mikko Karikytö, Chief Product Security Officer at Ericsson.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the Chief Product Security Officer at Ericsson? Today’s your lucky day. Meet Mikko Karikytö. He has risen through the ranks and leads team through PSIRT, 5g, and zero trust security initiatives. In this episode, learn how security has changed over the course of his career, what keeps him up at night, his fresh take on security being a communications business, and of course, his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute.
In this episode, Paul discusses what he is currently working on, his work with National Resiliency through the Aspen Institute, what metrics he believes should be used, his theories of trust around hardware and software systems, his thoughts on zero-trust and 5G, his recommendations for our current administration, the potential consequences associated with inaction, and his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Larry Maccherone, Distinguished Engineer of DevSecOps Transformation at Comcast.
In this episode, Larry discusses what he is currently working on at Comcast, the importance of adding security into the DevOps process, how to motivate developers to adopt security, how he measures programs going forward, what are the greatest security challenges that we are facing, what inspired his young entrepreneurship, and his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst of Data Security at Omdia.
In this episode, Tanner discusses his current research agenda, recent trends in IoT security, the risks/trends/threats associated with data security, how COVID will affect us moving forward, what keeps him up at night, and his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Greg Rattray, co-founder and partner at NextPeak.
In this episode, Greg discusses what he is currently working on at NextPeak, his connection to the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, how his educational background supported his future career, how cybersecurity has changed over the years, what the new administration should focus on, and his toughest lesson learned.
Today’s Guest is Neil Daswani, Co-Director at the Stanford Advanced Security Program.
In this episode, Neil discusses his work at the Stanford Advanced Security Program, some of the most important duties of a CISO, the importance of being able to “talk tech”, what inspired his most recent book, ways to improve the industry, how he got his start in cybersecurity, the biggest challenges facing our society, and his toughest lesson learned.