The Cyber Insider

The Cyber Insider

Welcome to The Cyber Insider by Emsisoft. In our monthly episodes we take you behind the scenes of the cyber world with exclusive interviews, insights, and expert analysis. Tune in to stay ahead of the game. Have questions, suggestions, or stories to share? We'd love to hear from you! Email: podcast@emsisoft.com Twitter: @emsisoft Facebook: @Emsisoft

Episodes

May 6, 2024 54 mins

This month’s guest on the Cyber Insider is Andy Greenberg. Andy is a senior writer for WIRED who has covered hacking, cybersecurity and surveillance for 17 years. He’s the author of the new book Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and the 2019 book Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers. The two books and excerpts from them published in WIRED have...

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This month’s guest on the Cyber Insider is Daryna Antoniuk. Daryna is a reporter for Recorded Future News based in Ukraine. She writes about cyberattacks and cyber policy in Eastern Europe and the state of the cyberwar between Ukraine and Russia. She previously worked as a tech reporter for Forbes Ukraine. Her work has also been published in The Kyiv Independent, The Kyiv Post, and Sifted.  

Daryna sheds light on the unique challeng...

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This month’s guest of the Cyber Insider is Ryan Chapman. Ryan is the author of SANS Forensics FOR528: Ransomware and Cyber Extortion along with a Certified Instructor for SANS. In his day job, he functions as a consultant for threat hunting and incident response. Ryan often presents at conferences, including running workshops the last 4 years running at DefCon. In his free time he spends time with his daughter watching anime, plays...

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This month’s guest of the Cyber Insider is Azim Khodjibayev.  With over a decade of experience in intelligence analysis, Azim has focused on Russian APT and cybercrime activity, particularly in the realm of ransomware. He shares his insights on the current state of cyber threats, the impact of recent breaches, and the future of cybersecurity. 

One notable trend observed in 2023 was the splintering of cybercriminal groups. Azim highl...

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This month’s guest of the Cyber Insider is Allan Liska, Senior Security Architect and Ransomware Specialist, Recorded Future. With more than 20 years of experience in ransomware and information security, Allan Liska has improved countless organizations’ security posture using more effective intelligence. Liska provides ransomware-related counsel and key recommendations to major global corporations and government agencies, sitting o...

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This month we welcome Ian L. Paterson on the Cyber Insider podcast. Ian is an entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in leading and commercializing technology companies. Paterson has raised millions of dollars in private and public financing, completed international M&A transactions, and is co-inventor of 3 patents on digital identity and data analytics. As CEO of Plurilock, Paterson successfully built and grew Plurilock, le...

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This month we welcome David Shipley on the Cyber Insider podcast’s latest episode. David is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity, regularly speaking at public and private events around the world and frequently appears in national and regional media to address cybersecurity stories and topics. David co-founded Beauceron Security in 2016 with an innovative approach to cybersecurity awareness and risk management which empowers ...

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This month’s guest on the Cyber Insider is Ryan Weeks. As the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Datto, Ryan built and piloted Datto’s industry leading Information Security program prior to the 2023 acquisition of the company. Currently, Ryan is advising IT Channel cybersecurity startups and is the Partner and Director of Content for Right of Boom, a cybersecurity education company purpose built for MSPs. Ryan lov...

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This month we welcome Sherrod DeGrippo on the Cyber Insider podcast’s latest episode. Sherrod is Director of Threat Intelligence Strategy at Microsoft. She was selected as Cybersecurity woman of the year in 2022 and Cybersecurity PR Spokesperson of the year for 2021. Previously, she was VP of Threat Research and Detection at Proofpoint, where she led a global team of threat researchers, malware reverse engineers and threat intellig...

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This month we welcome Jackie Burns Koven as a special guest on the Cyber Insider podcast. Jackie is the Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence at Chainalysis, leading the team tracking cybercriminals and nation state actors stealing, scamming, and extorting cryptocurrency. She is also a member of the Ransomware Task Force, which unites key stakeholders across industry, government, and civil society to innovate new solutions countering t...

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In this episode we’re excited to host Dmitry Smilyanets, the Director of Product Management at threat intel company Recorded Future. Prior to that Dmitry was a Russia-based hacker who was indicted and extradited to the United States for his role in a cybercrime scheme – he was the manager of the largest hacking group ever prosecuted in the United States. Having been both a black hat and a white hat, he has fascinating perspectives ...

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In this episode we’re excited to host Katie Moussouris, the founder and CEO of Luta Security, a company that helps organizations implement and manage bug bounty programs. Prior to starting Luta Security, Katie worked with companies including ATstake, Symantec, and HackerOne. She’s a hacker, an advocate for gender and economic equality, a cybersecurity fellow at New America and the National Security Institute, and an advisor to the ...

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Our guest in this month’s episode of the Cyber Insider is Meredith Griffanti, the Global Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Communications at FTI Consulting. Ms. Griffanti has worked on some of the most high-profile and highly sensitive data breaches around the world and has successfully navigated responses to incidents such as business email compromise, phishing and spear phishing, DDoS, credential stuffing, nation-state, cr...

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This month’s special guest is Ciaran Martin, CB, the former CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, a Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, as well as managing director at Paladin Capital and the holder of several other advisory roles in private sector cyber security.   
In our conversation with Ciaran, we touched on the role of the government in cyber security: interve...

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The Cyber Insider welcomes John Hammond as a special guest to discuss the latest in the cybersecurity landscape. John is a cybersecurity researcher, educator, content creator, and part of the Threat Operations team at Huntress.  
John provides insightful commentary on topics such as cybersecurity hygiene and best practices, and the common mistakes MSPs make when it comes to cybersecurity. The discussion touches on hot topics su...

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