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.
Antoinette King: Record Scratch
Today's guest is Antoinette King, founder of Credo Cyber Consulting. In this episode, Antointte discusses founding Credo Cyber Consulting and her role there, the dangers of looking at cybersecurity as a "cost center", the connection between physical and cyber security, data privacy, her work in the Security Industry Association, her attitude towards biometrics and AI, RAD (robotics assisted devices) and their mission, the impact of technology on youth, what keeps her up at night, and as always, her toughest lesson learned. 
Aug 31
31 min
John Shegerian: Insecurity of Everything
Today's guest is John Shegerian, the co-founder/CEO of ERI. In this episode, John discusses ERI and its founding as well as his role there, what drove him to write his book: "The Insecurity of Everything", prioritizing environmental or data protection, innovations pre and post COVID, "cross-contamination" of devices, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Aug 4
31 min
Min Kyriannis: Ask Questions!
Today's guest is Min Kyriannis, founder/CEO of Amyna Systems. Does Min prefer silicone or carbon-based employees?! In this episode, Min discusses Amyna Systems and her role there, some of the challenges facing critical infrastructure, the importance of creating new cybersecurity standards and workflows, her work with Women In International Security (WIIS) and Curious Minds Foundation, founding the GlobalCyberConsortium, her biggest industry concerns, and as always, her toughest lesson learned. 
Jul 27
29 min
Joe Saunders: The Tables Turn
Have you ever wondered: "Where did Joe come up with the idea for this podcast?" or "Does the man who asks everyone for their toughest lesson have one himself?" How about: "Who is Alex O'Shea and what is she doing asking the questions this week?!" Listen to find out the answer to these questions and many more on this week's SPECIAL EDITION episode, where the tables have turned and we hear from Joe Saunders, the founder/CEO of RunSafe Security and the host of this podcast!
Jul 7
23 min
JB Benjamin: Innovating the Space
Today's guest is JB Benjamin, founder/CEO of Kryotech. In this episode, JB discusses Kryotech and his role there, Vox Messenger, the future of cryptocurrency, his thoughts on the metaverse, his biggest concerns about cybersecurity, the government's role and responsibility in regards to cybersecurity, quantum computing, how he got his start, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned. 
Jun 24
52 min
Nico Bartolomeo: Discipline is Difficult
Today's guest is Nico Bartolomeo, Senior Consultant of Cloud Security at Rockwell Automation. In this episode, Nico discusses Rockwell Automation as well as his role there, his aversion to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, the role economics plays in cybersecurity, the biggest threats facing cloud security right now, shared security models, his background in insider threat, what security concerns keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned. 
Jun 15
32 min
Mubarik Mustafa: Fall and Get Back Up
Today's guest is Mubarik Mustafa, OT/ICS Cybersecurity Consultant at ACET Solutions. In this episode, Mubarik discusses ACET Solutions and his role there, the current state of OT/ICS security, the major threats, the challenges of OT security over IT security, his background as a Process Automation Network engineer, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned. 
May 25
28 min
Matt Harless: Continue After the Boom
Today's guest is Matt Harless, Director of the Cyber Fusion Center at Carrier. In this episode, Matt discusses Carrier and his role there, what a day in the life is like, TMR (Tactical Mitigation Response), the importance of continuous improvement, the Veterans cohort program he is starting with SANS, the similarities and differences between working at a financial company versus an industrial OT product provider, how his role has changed from working in cyber threat intelligence to becoming director of the Cyber Fusion Center, what threats keep him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned. 
May 11
33 min
Chet Namboodri: Cybersecurity is a Team Sport
Today's guest is Chet Namboodri, SVP Business Development at Nozomi Networks. In this episode, Chet discusses Nozomi Networks and his role there, the state of OT and IoT security, which national security risks are posed, how OT differs from IT, product differentiation, how his career background impacted his current role, what he deems the largest security threats, and as always, his toughest lesson learned. 
May 4
27 min
John Krzeszewski: Healthy Paranoia
Today's guest is John Krzeszewski, Engineering Manager of Cybersecurity at Eaton.  In this episode, John discusses Eaton and his role there, his role as chair of the SAE Vehicle Cybersecurity Systems Engineering Committee and co-convener with ISO on post ISO/SAE 21434, what security concerns keep him up at night, zero-day attacks, what core issues they are working to solve, Eaton's commitment to sustainability, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Apr 7
23 min
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