Agent of Influence

Agent of Influence

Explore the life of a security leader with NetSPI Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Nabil Hannan. Hear how CISOs with diverse expertise tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with life on the frontlines of cybersecurity.


May 8, 2024 39 mins

Staying Mindful throughout Data Breaches at Any Program Maturity Level

Meet Lee Vorthman, a Chief Security Officer (CSO) known for his expertise in cybersecurity program maturity and team leadership. Get to know Lee as he discusses how to respond to security events no matter what stage of maturity you’re at. 

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Dare to Leap: Conquering the Unknown in Cloud Security

Meet Zinet Kemal, a remarkable individual who embarked on a transformative journey from a legal career in Ethiopia to a role in cybersecurity in the United States. Zinet joined Nabil Hannan, NetSPI’s Field CISO on Agent of Influence where she shared how she transitioned careers and earned her master's degree in Cybersecurity from Georgia Tech University, all while...

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Leading with FUN Instead of FUD

Director of IT and Security Services at One Step Secure IT, Tim Derrickson, joins host Nabil Hanan on the Agent of Influence podcast to discuss bringing more fun to the traditional fear, uncertainty, doubt (FUD) conversation. He also explores the differences between security versus IT, and the challenges ahead that face the supply chain.

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Teaching the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Leaders

In episode 55 of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Neil Plotnick, high school cybersecurity teacher at Everett High School in Massachusetts. They cover modern cybersecurity curriculum, student sentiment around sharing private data online, and ways to approach the talent shortage in STEM. 

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Secure Your Products, Secure Your Business: Insights from Envestnet's Derek Fisher 

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Derek Fisher, Head of Product Security at Envestnet. They discuss product security and how it differs from application security and DevSecOps. Derek also shares valuable insights on cybersecurity budgeting. establishing clear communication between application security and engine...

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How to Balance Cybersecurity and Compliance

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Marc Rubbinaccio, Senior Compliance Manager at Secureframe, who explores how to strike a balance between security and compliance. They discuss the most important cybersecurity compliance frameworks to consider, proactive tips for staying ahead of the regulatory landscape, and the relationship between penetration testing an...

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High Stakes Security: Wynn Resorts CISO Covers Identity and Access Management and the Misrepresentation of Modern Hackers

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by David Tyburski, VP of Information Security and CISO of Wynn Resorts. David discusses the unique cybersecurity challenges in the hospitality industry and shares his experience building Wynn’s identity and access management program, including how h...

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Phil Morris – On Leveraging Organizational Psychology to Reimagine Healthcare Cybersecurity

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Phil Morris, the Director of Enterprise Security Risk Governance Team at Altera Digital Health. Phil shares how he leverages his background in organizational psychology to reimagine healthcare cybersecurity and discusses best practices in application security, risk management...

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Prepare for PCI DSS 4.0 Changes with Raymond James’ Sr. Analyst of IT Security

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Heather Hirschey, Senior Analyst of IT Security at Raymond James. They discuss the upcoming PCI DSS 4.0 changes, vulnerability management strategies and actionable advice, and resources for getting started in cybersecurity.

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Exploring Edge Data Center Security Challenges, Trends, and More

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil and Todd Cushing, President at 1623 Farnam, discuss the importance of edge data centers. Plus, they explore data center security challenges, third-party risk management, and advice for organizations migrating to edge data centers.  

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An Untraditional Approach to DevSecOps & The Future of Application Security Testing

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation Architect at Contrast Security. They explore Larry's untraditional definition of DevSecOps, application security testing tools like IAST, SAST, and DAST, and the future of application security testing.

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Enabling Business Growth Through Data and Collaboration

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Samir Sherif, CISO at Imperva. Samir shares practical advice for building genuine connections and relationships within the information security space and leveraging risk and resiliency data to enable business growth.

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 Zero Trust Misconceptions

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Rob LaMagna-Reiter, CISO at Hudl, joins Nabil for a deep dive into zero trust. Rob also shares insights for building a cybersecurity program and how to align cybersecurity data to business growth.

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The Unique Challenges of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Cecil Pineda, the SVP/CISO at R1 RCM. They discuss healthcare security concerns, the role of a CISO vs. vCISO, impactful cybersecurity budget metrics, the power of storytelling, the cybersecurity talent shortage, and community building within the industry. 

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Logistics Industry Leader Discusses How to Cultivate a Relationship Between Business and Cybersecurity

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Justin Hall, newly named CEO at PRIMO and Executive in Residence at 8VC. They discuss prioritizing security in the global supply chain, holding third-party vendors accountable for security, and the true business impact of a cybersecurity breach within the transport...

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Getting Started as a Security Leader, Addressing the Talent Shortage, and Securing the Critical Infrastructure – A Conversation with Ballerina Turned CSO, Jessica Nemmers

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Jessica Nemmers, Chief Security Officer at Elevate. They discuss her transition from ballerina to cybersecurity leader, the cybersecurity talent shortage, how to encourage women to break into cyber...

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Deception Technology, Identity Detection and Response, Cloud Security, and More

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate and CMO at Attivo Networks, which was recently acquired by SentinelOne. They discuss hardware vs. software instability, deception technology, identity detection and response, credential management, cloud security and adoption, endpoint security, ...

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What is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and How Has it Evolved in Recent Years?

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil is joined by Netskope’s Jason Clark, Chief Security Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, and James Robinson, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. They discuss the evolution of secure access service edge (SASE), the acceleration of cloud adoption, zero trust network access, threat modeling, and...

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The State of Authentication and Best Practices for Digital Certificate Management

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil speaks with Jason Soroko, CTO-PKI at Sectigo about the state of authentication. They discuss multi-factor authentication weaknesses, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), the difference between symmetric and asymmetric secrets, best practices for managing digital certificates, the role of AI and machine...

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Contextual AppSec Testing, Open Source Security, Log4j, and More

In this episode of Agent of Influence, Nabil speaks with Idan Plotnik, CEO and Co-Founder of Apiiro. They dig into the concept of contextual application security testing, the importance of contributing to the open source community, dependency confusion, steps organizations should take to address Log4j (and similar vulnerabilities), and more.

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