Security All In show

Security All In

Summary: With each major data breach, the role of the Chief Information Security Officer becomes more complex and more crucial. Ditch whatever preconception you may have- these individuals manage risk on a daily basis, with one foot in the world of business and another in the world of cybersecurity. Who are these people, and how do they think? Conversations flow between personal and professional- the books we read, the music we listen to, our hobbies all tell a story about who we are as practitioners. Learn what makes CISOs tick, and how they’ve gone all in on security.

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 Michael Miora – SVP & Global CISO at Korn Ferry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:17

Michael and Sam talk about the path from Mathematics to Astrophysics, to cybersecurity. How does one secure satellite transmission, when the technology of the time allows only for a trickle of information to come back down to earth? They further discuss how Michael got drawn into cybersecurity and what takes precedence when it comes to […]

 Kevin Fielder- CISO at Just Eat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:37

Sam and Kevin chat about what it takes to be the first CISO in an organization that’s growing its security, where biology and security meet, and why IoT is such a funny term.

 Chris Castaldo – Sr. Director of Cybersecurity at 2U | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:59

Chris recalls the time he built a Tandy computer with his grandfather, and how that got him on the path to security. He explains his passion for education, tells of his time in the military, and offers advice to up and coming security professionals.

 Don Welch – Chief Information Security Officer at Penn State University | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:25

Don Welch talks about the path from Army Special Operations IT to being CISO for Penn State University. Don also tells about starting the cybersecurity education program at West Point, and how being a CISO for a major university is almost like securing a small city.

 Roland Cloutier – SVP, CSO at ADP | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:34

Sam and Roland discuss their continued passion for security, and how that keeps them going on a day to day basis and the power they draw from looking at the big picture and thinking about what you’re trying to accomplish beyond protecting a company and solving problems.

 Cecil Pineda- CISO and Managing Director at Cyber Watch Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:07

Cecil and Sam talk about Cecil’s journey from the Phillipenes to Dallas, his love of the Dallas Cowboys, the Y2K panic, and pentesting in the early 2000’s

 John Roskoph – VP Cyber Security / CISO, Tropicana Entertainment Inc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:16

John and Sam talk about “War Games” and other inspirations in the life of a security professional, how working at Comcast was like “holding on to a flying plane”, and how hobbies like archery help to keep John focused.

 Bill Dennings – Chief Operating Officer, Uphold Inc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:59

Bill Dennings and Sam reminisce about their first meeting, Bill’s history in the Marines, what he’d learned, and how it ultimately led him to security

 Anne Marie Zettlemoyer – Director of Cyber Strategy, Architecture, and Solutions, Freddie Mac | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:32

Sam and Anne Marie Z sit down for a conversation about the similarities between finance and security, diversity, and Anne Marie’s history as an MMA fighter.

 Ari Schwartz – former senior director for cybersecurity, U.S. National Security Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:49

Ari and Sam discuss the intricacies of working at the White House, and how cybersecurity is viewed in DC

 Eddie Schwartz – EVP Cyber Services, DarkMatter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:33

Sam and Eddie reminisce about their early days in cybersecurity, the work they did after the RSA breach, and how Eddie’s theater background has served him in his security career.

 Bob Bigman- President, 2BSecure & former CIA CISO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:37

Sam and Bob (former CISO of the CIA) alternate between the earliest days of infosec, when electromagnetic emanations were a huge concern, to how companies today deal with risk, and the simplicity of cyber hygiene

 Gary Hayslip – VP & global CISO, Webroot inc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:43

Comic books, information security, and family discussions of best security practices around the dinner table. Gary and Sam reminisce about their military careers and how they got started, as well as what they’ve learned about security from raising children and reading sci-fi novels.

 Laura Louthan – Founder, Angel Cybersecurity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:56

Catch Sam and Laura have a lovely chat about compliance- the most bitter pill of the security world- and dive into how that makes us better security people.

 Scott Howitt- CISO, MGM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:46

On our inaugural episode, we discuss with Scott the correlation between hockey and security, how the constant evolution of cybersecurity keeps newcomers to the field on their toes, and at what point in his career he decided he’s ready to go all-in on security.


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