The Security Podcast of Silicon Valley

The Security Podcast of Silicon Valley

Discover real people, overcoming security problems. 30-minute interviews with entrepreneurs, engineers, and leaders that explore modern security dilemmas and how we overcome them. A shame-free space to engage in open and honest discussions about what‘s really going on in Security. Interviews of about 30 minutes in length explore the dilemmas and opportunities faced by real entrepreneurs, operators, engineers, and leaders. Join us and catch a glimpse into the proven technologies and techniques that solve real problems, today. https://peacemakr.io

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June 3, 2022 40 min

Sean Cassidy, Head of Security at Asana, shares stories and lessons learned through his journey in building outstanding security teams and impactful products.

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Join a fantastic discussion with Will Butler on how he launched his career into red teaming by hacking airport security systems as a youngster and realizing his passion for security. We deep-dive into the different types of red teams, why penetration testing adds business value, and what goes into a successful attack. We explore the different kinds of creativity needed to find vulnerabilities, why diversity is essential, specifical...

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Ben (he/him/they) is a software engineer specializing in computer security who has worked at startups, large tech companies, research labs, and intelligence agencies. In this episode, Ben shares how he got into security, his experiences along the way, the challenges he's faced, and how he sees the future of Threat Intelligence and Cyber Security.

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Biff W. Clark, Managing Partner/ Cyber Security Consultant of Coefficient Technologies LLC,

Biff has degrees from Midland University [BA in Business Management] and the Utica College [MS in Cyber Security, Cyber Operations]. He has 25 years sales and sales leadership experience with 15 years in selling and consulting with companies for information technology and cyber security solutions. Biff serves as Board Chair for The Hidden Ge...

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An engaging discussion with Paul Nguyen, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Permiso Security.

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Founder and CEO Dan Sherry and Co-Founder COO Grace Chi join for an engaging discussion on Threat Intelligence, how Pulsedive makes hard data problems simple, and how community feedback is key to successful security.

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Robert Rounsavall is the Co-Founder and President of Trapezoid Inc. a company that develops visibility and management tools around the security and operations of firmware. In this interview, we discuss his childhood experience that lead him into security, a bit of his military background, and compare startups and security to Ultramarathon running.

 

Robert Rounsavall has deep experience in security architecture and has spent time...

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Michael Malone, Founder and CEO of SmallStep, joins for an in-depth and compelling discussion focused on Identity, Certificates, X.509, and Authentication.

 

Michael offers us the whole story of the humble beginnings of SmallStep. They were initially focused on Authorization but quickly pivoting to Authentication. Michael shares his philosophy around hiring, work ethics, and his pragmatic approach to building a business. He happi...

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Dylan Ayrey, Founder and CEO of Truffle Secure, joins for thought-provoking on how open-source projects, and Tuffle Hog in particular, are helping everyone build a more secure, resilient, transparent future.

 

How do you find secrets in a GitHub repo, including your Git history? Are you skeptical that open-source projects can be used to build a real company, or, secure software? What's the difference between Community and Ope...

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Fredrick Lee ("Flee"), the CSO of Gusto, joins for a thought-provoking, bold, and honest discussion on the importance of diversity when building engineering teams in general and security teams in particular.

Flee shares humble childhood stories growing up, attending a boarding school in the deep south where he helped teachers with the school's computers and discovered the hacker magazine 2600. He took inspiration from ...

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Michael Brooks, CISO at Trava, joins for a thought-provoking discussion of cyber risk, ransomware attacks, business preparedness, and risk management.

 

The fundamental core issue behind all cybersecurity initiatives is data security. If we don't understand the value of our data, then what do we have? The question we might need to be asking ourselves: Can your business function without it? If not, then it's business-criti...

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Join me for an interview with Prakash Darji, General Manager of Digital Experience Business Unit at Pure Storage, for a lively discussion on the future of storage and security.

 

Everything from Pure Storage's recent Portworx acquisition to recovering quickly from ransomware, take a sneak peek into the future of storage and security as Prakash sees it.

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Join me for an interview with Leigh Honeywell. As founder and CEO of Tall Poppy, she's building tools and services to help companies protect their employees from online harassment and abuse.

 

Together, we share many vulnerable and authentic moments as we explore online harassment, abuse, and how Tall Poppy helps humans navigate difficult situations while still building a thriving business that makes the web better for all of...

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An interview with Wesley Belleman, Cyber Warfare Operator at the California Air National Guard and System Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, and his journey through Security Operations in the United Space Space Force.

 

In this episode, we dive into what a SOC is, how new technology changes our ability to respond to threats, and what the open problems are still open. We explore the cultural differences between civilian and military ...

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An interview with Daniel Feldman, Cloud Security Architect at HPE (formerly Scytale.io), as we discuss his journey through service authentication with the open standard SPIFFE and the implementation SPIRE.

 

In this episode, Daniel tells the story of how he came across this problem of authentication at Veritas Technologies, why he joined a small startup Scytale.io to continue focusing on his security journey, and touch on what it...

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An interview with Andrew Gontarczyk, Chief Information Security Officer at Pure Storage, on the challenges of building a security team.

 

When is the right time for a company to build a security team? What types of Security Teams are there (Product Security, Infrastructure Security, DevSecOps, Red Team, Blue Team, Purple Teams), and what do they do? As a security leader, how do you influence the rest of a company towards a more s...

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Join me for an interview with Anand Ganesh, Founding Software Architect at Hammerspace, to discuss how storageless data solves traditional B2B storage security problems.   What is storageless data? How does Hammerspace encrypt data at rest? How do disaster recovery, backup, and snapshot data protection mechanisms work in Hammerspace?  Why does data-as-a-service eliminate the need for fail-overs (passive-to-active transitions)? How ...

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