Ready, Set, Secure

Ready, Set, Secure

Set Solutions is proud to present "Ready, Set, Secure", a podcast on all things cybersecurity!

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January 26, 2023 37 min

Tired of hearing about Chat GPT? Too bad – we’re getting into it. On our last episode co-host Greg Porterfield predicted the growth of ChatGPT for everyday use and in one short month this topic has saturated the internet. This week Greg is joined by our own Kenny Parsons to talk about his ChatGPT presentation at the Dallas DEF CON user group and to discuss all the buzz around this tool, its uses, its limitations, and what the futur...

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2022 is coming to a close which means it’s time for our new year’s prediction episode! This year Michael and Greg are joined by Set Solutions Director of Solution Architecture, James Hynes, to discuss the problem with machine identity management, the battle of the AIs for code, and the widening cybersecurity skills gap. 

Things Mentioned:

  • https://www.csoonline.com/article/3661357/7-machine-identity-best-practices.html
  • https://www.gart...
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    We’ve hit a huge milestone – 50 episodes! We sat down with our CEO, John Marler, in our brand-new studio to discuss the origins of the podcast, how to add value to the cybersecurity community, and what’s next for Set Solutions. 

    Do you have questions for the hosts? Reach out to us on our website at https://www.setsolutions.com/contact/

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    We’ve come to the end of our cybersecurity awareness month series and today we’re wrapping up with Colin O’Connor of ReliaQuest to talk about managed services. When a direct hire or staff augmentation isn’t a good fit for your organization – an MSP could be the best way to bridge the gap. 

    In this episode the guys discuss different business cases for bringing in an MSP, the difference between a company’s size and their maturity (and...

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    For the third episode in this special cybersecurity awareness month series Michal and Greg chat with two of the leaders on our services team, Jonathan Townsend, VP of Engineering, and Brandt Varni, Director of Practice Management, to discuss how Staff Augmentation can benefit your organization. 

    In this show they break down when you should consider staff augmentation vs. project-based work or a full-time hire, when technical or cult...

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    In the second part of our Skills Gap Series for Cybersecurity Awareness month the guys sit down with our Director of Talent Acquisition, Shera Southerland, and Senior Recruiter, Dan Angel, to discuss hiring top cybersecurity candidates. In this episode you’ll hear advice for writing intriguing job descriptions, setting reasonable expectations around cybersecurity roles, and how to set yourself apart from other organizations vying f...

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    We’re taking a break from our regular show to deep dive into an urgent need in the cybersecurity industry – qualified people. According to cyberseek.org there are over 700,000 open cybersecurity jobs across the nation, so for Cybersecurity Awareness Month Ready, Set, Secure is focusing on how to close the skills gap to keep your organization up and running. 

    For part one of this series Michael and Greg chat with Lesley Carhart, Dire...

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    We have a special episode today! The guys join Digital Shadows CISO Rick Holland on the Shadow Talk podcast to chat about lessons learned from the Uber breach, educating users, and looking at your 2023 cybersecurity plans.  

    Things Mentioned:

    ·      https://resources.digitalshadows.com/threat-intelligence-podcast-shadowtalk

    ·      https://www.uber.com/newsroom/security-update/

    ·      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/technology/uber-h...

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    September 1, 2022 30 min

    As the collective hangover of BlackHat and DefCon finally subsides we’ve rounded up two of our first time attendees to recap! Join us with first time BlackHat attendee, Greg Porterfield, and first time DefCon attendee, Jamie Zolan, as they discuss tips for noobs, some of the coolest things they saw, and squash some of the rumors surrounding these two top cybersecurity conferences. 

    Things Mentioned:

    ·      https://www.theregister.com...

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    When it comes to your external API’s obscurity cannot prevent a breach - it will merely delay one until a more determined attacker comes along. So, what can you do to protect your organization? 

    On this episode Hacker, Educator, Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, and CyCognito Tech Evangelist Phillip Wylie joins us in the studio to further break down why obscurity is a poor defense strategy and how you can secure your API’s through exte...

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    August 4, 2022 46 min

    There are a ton of tools and processes for figuring out a bill of materials, finding vulnerabilities, and building remediations for modern software. But doing all of that for firmware is a completely different story. And firmware security affects very critical pieces of your infrastructure.  Today Michael and Greg are joined by NetRise Co-Founder and CEO Tom Pace to discuss the importance of firmware security and how you can start ...

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    Michael and Greg are back after a short summer hiatus to discuss the latest report from the Kiteworks team around privacy and compliance. They’re joined by Kiteworks CISO Frank Balonis who deep dives into getting executive buy in for privacy platforms, swaying your company’s user base with quick wins, and protecting data flowing between third party applications. 

     

    Things Mentioned:

    ·       https://www.setsolutions.com/events/

    ·       ...

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    This week Michael and our new cohost Greg are joined by Senior Security Consultant, Leo Magallon, to discuss the ever-expanding Identity in the Cloud. Listen in as Leo shares the origin of identity, how organizations currently defend their users, and where the technology is heading. 

    Things Mentioned:

  • https://www.mandiant.com/resources/unc3524-eye-spy-email
  • https://www.darkreading.com/operations/identity-and-access-management-looking-...
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    April 28, 2022 35 min

    Cyber-attacks have evolved rapidly over the last decade and insurance companies have been forced to adapt quickly. What was once considered add on coverage now must be strictly reviewed as a breach can cost an insurer millions. Consequently, premiums are rising – leaving customers struggling to secure coverage. 

    This week Michael is joined by CyberArk’s VP of Sales Strategy and Development, David Adamczyk, and Dean and Draper Agent,...

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    This week we have not one but two special guests! Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran join us from Axonius to discuss the importance of proper asset management to GRC, the importance of strong fundamentals when it comes to cybersecurity, and their passion project: Hacker Valley Media! 

    Things Mentioned:

  • https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/github-can-now-alert-of-supply-chain-bugs-in-new-dependencies/
  • https://www.bleepingcomputer....
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    April 6, 2022 38 min

    It’s a tale as old as time – developers and security teams have historically butted heads over how security impacts application development and vice versa. But it doesn’t have to be this way! This week host Michal Farnum is joined by Senior Security Consultant, Greg Porterfield, and Imperva’s Director of Technology, Peter Klimek, to discuss how RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) can easily run inside your code and maybe eve...

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    March 17, 2022 42 min

    On this week’s show Senior Security Consultant, Greg Porterfield, and Senior Director of Applicant Security Products at Rapid7, Dan Kuykendall, join host Michael Farnum to discuss the “Categorical Blindspot” that is API’s. Hacking them, securing them, and everything in between!  

     

    Things Mentioned:

    ·      https://healthitsecurity.com/news/logan-health-faces-lawsuit-in-wake-of-hacking-incident

    ·      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...

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    March 3, 2022 35 min

    While technical building blocks are important to building your security operations center (SOC), some of the most important considerations are identifying what data sources you ingest and determining what kind of metrics indicate success. Today on the podcast Senior Security consultant, Paul Kay, and former Data Analytics practice manager, Brandt Varni, chat with Michael to discuss how to avoid wrong data, too little data, or too m...

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    February 10, 2022 34 min

    This week Michael and Hutch bring in Chief Strategy Officer, Brian Kenyon, of Island to discuss Islands launch and how they secured our most used tool – the browser.  

     

    Things Mentioned:

    ·      https://www.dhs.gov/news/2022/02/03/dhs-launches-first-ever-cyber-safety-review-board

    ·      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mfa-adoption-pushes-phishing-actors-to-reverse-proxy-solutions/

    ·      https://www.island.io

    ·      https:...

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    January 20, 2022 36 min

    Welcome back to our conversation about Operational Technology. Listen in as VP of Engineering Jonathan Townsend and Senior Solutions Architect Jarrod Cunningham discuss the processes of IT to OT security and how technology is adapting, making new and simpler ways to access your off-site devices. 

     

    Do you have questions for the hosts? Reach out to us on our website at https://www.setsolutions.com/contact/

     

    Hosts: Michael Farnum and Ju...

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