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July 15, 2020 48 min

We continue our examination of the cybersecurity career field and why diversity matters on Ping Episode 24. Roderick Chambers, Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant with Recorded Future and Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, joins us to talk about his presentation available now on YouTube, called Blacks in Intelligence and Threat Hunting. The presentation is part of a video series of Lightning Talks, hosted by the Blacks in CyberSecurity organization.

In our interview, we discuss Roderick’s background in government intelligence, how that led him to cyber threat intelligence, the lack of diversity in both fields, and what can be done to remedy it. We also discuss the importance of having a workforce that reflects the makeup of the population as a whole when it comes to threat intelligence and beyond, and we touch on some cybersecurity issues of the day – would you rather lose your wallet or cell phone?

Here are some resources related to our discussion:

Lightning Talk: Blacks in Intelligence and Threat Hunting https://youtu.be/PixO0SgLMlU 

Blacks in CyberSecurity Conference and Networking Group https://www.blacksincyberconf.com/

Cybrary Offering 7 Free Online CyberSecurity Courses https://technical.ly/dc/2020/07/10/cybrary-offering-7-free-online-courses-cybersecurity-it-education-covid19/

Trend Micro and Girls in Tech to Provide Cybersecurity Training to Girls Around the World
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/trend-micro-girls-tech-training/

KnowBe4 partners with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to support Black Americans in further education
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/13/2061178/0/en/KnowBe4-to-Offer-10-000-Scholarship-for-Black-Americans-in-Cybersecurity.html

In our headlines segment, we discuss stories about the EncroChat cyber bust in Europe, some users’ problems with a new Signal feature, and a presidential campaign’s focus on cybersecurity.

See the stories:

Hundreds arrested after police infiltrate secret criminal phone network
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/uk/encrochat-crime-messaging-cracked-intl-gbr-scli/index.html

Signal’s New PIN Feature Worries Cybersecurity Experts
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyzek/signal-new-pin-feature-worries-cybersecurity-experts

Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/506746-biden-campaign-hires-top-cybersecurity-officials-to-defend-against

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