Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks
Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks
Joe Saunders
This podcast is about successful cyber leaders and their toughest lessons in the cyber battlegrounds. Remember, it's a Hard Knock life! The views expressed are those of the individuals only and do not represent RunSafe policy or positioning.
Mikko Karikytö: Security is a Communications Business
Today's Guest is Mikko Karikytö, Chief Product Security Officer at Ericsson. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the Chief Product Security Officer at Ericsson? Today's your lucky day. Meet Mikko Karikytö. He has risen through the ranks and leads team through PSIRT, 5g, and zero trust security initiatives. In this episode, learn how security has changed over the course of his career, what keeps him up at night, his fresh take on security being a communications business, and of course, his toughest lesson learned.
Apr 21
25 min
Paul Rosenzweig: There is No Perfect Gas
Today's Guest is Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute. In this episode, Paul discusses what he is currently working on, his work with National Resiliency through the Aspen Institute, what metrics he believes should be used, his theories of trust around hardware and software systems, his thoughts on zero-trust and 5G, his recommendations for our current administration, the potential consequences associated with inaction, and his toughest lesson learned.
Apr 14
30 min
Larry Maccherone: Too Far Left, Too Fast
Today's Guest is Larry Maccherone, Distinguished Engineer of DevSecOps Transformation at Comcast. In this episode, Larry discusses what he is currently working on at Comcast, the importance of adding security into the DevOps process, how to motivate developers to adopt security, how he measures programs going forward, what are the greatest security challenges that we are facing, what inspired his young entrepreneurship, and his toughest lesson learned.
Apr 7
22 min
Tanner Johnson: Make a Decision
Today's Guest is Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst of Data Security at Omdia. In this episode, Tanner discusses his current research agenda, recent trends in IoT security, the risks/trends/threats associated with data security, how COVID will affect us moving forward, what keeps him up at night, and his toughest lesson learned.
Mar 31
21 min
Greg Rattray: Be Ready to Get Back Up
Today's Guest is Greg Rattray, co-founder and partner at NextPeak. In this episode, Greg discusses what he is currently working on at NextPeak, his connection to the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, how his educational background supported his future career, how cybersecurity has changed over the years, what the new administration should focus on, and his toughest lesson learned.
Mar 17
27 min
Neil Daswani: Big Breaches & Relationships
Today's Guest is Neil Daswani, Co-Director at the Stanford Advanced Security Program. In this episode, Neil discusses his work at the Stanford Advanced Security Program, some of the most important duties of a CISO, the importance of being able to "talk tech", what inspired his most recent book, ways to improve the industry, how he got his start in cybersecurity, the biggest challenges facing our society, and his toughest lesson learned. 
Mar 12
38 min
Sam Visner: Bigger Than Yourself
Today's Guest is Sam Visner, Tech Fellow at MITRE. In this episode, Sam discusses what his current role entails, the issues he sees surrounding our transition to 5G, lessons he learned to help him work through the bigger questions, our current government policy and national strategy, how he views cybersecurity from a corporate goverance perspective, his work with the Space ISAC, and his toughest lesson learned. 
Mar 10
32 min
Ian Anderson: You Won't Know All the Answers
Today's Guest is Ian Anderson, DevSecOps Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center. In this episode, Ian discusses what he is currently working on, the challenges associated with changing to DevSecOps, how he defines the "Sec" in DevSecOps, Navy's BlackPearl Initiative, what key metrics you should use to judge DevSecOps success, the impact that his education had on his career, what he considers our biggest security risk, and his toughest lesson learned. 
Mar 3
26 min
Raj Samani: Sharing to Enable Action
Today's Guest is Raj Samani, Fellow and Chief Scientist at McAfee. In this episode, Raj discusses his work at McAfee, the importance of finding like-minded people, his background in helping defend against cyber crime, APT, his book, the SolarWinds attack, the power of social media, and his toughest lessons learned throughout his career.
Feb 24
32 min
Antero Päivänsalo: Pick Yourself Up
Today's Guest is Antero Päivänsalo, CISO and Head of Information Security at Nokia. In this episode, Antero discusses his role as CISO at Nokia, his considerations around customer and supply chain risk, how 5G plays a role in security risk, his previous roles at Nokia, the Nokia Security Hackathon, what keeps him up at night, and his toughest lessons learned.
Feb 17
32 min
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