Episode 1: Real Threats for Real People – What has the pandemic taught us?
Are businesses being forced into digital transformation too quickly and therefore cutting corners? How to businesses adapt to the changing threat vectors as more valuable data gets pushed further out into the infrastructure due to remote working? These are some of the questions we are exploring with guests Rick Robinson and Todd Moore.
I am a serious podcast consumer.
Many times, like most people, I listen to the same podcasts, but every now and then, I look for something new.
So I was delighted to be invited to host the new Thales Security Sessions podcast and in my first episode I tackled some of the threats that are emerging as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
My guests for this episode were Todd Moore and Rick Robinson. Todd is the head of encryption products at Thales, and Rick is the principal and trusted advisor at Goldbug Technology Consulting.
We discussed the changing ways that corporations are working, and the threats surrounding this new remote office model. Some of the problems, such as the insider threat challenge have been extended far beyond the corporate perimeter. What can be done to counter this attack vector? Rick offered some specific, actionable steps towards reducing this attack path.
How has the pandemic affected the way a business must prepare for a disaster? Is it any different than any other disaster scenario? Too often, risk managers create plans that try to specify every possible contingency, both imaginable and fanciful. Rick and Todd offered some sound advice to keep your organization's disaster recovery plan from running off the rails. In any instance, an effective business continuity plan should already cater for this scenario.
How can an InfoSec team make sure that the networks of their remote workforce are secure? What about all the possible data sprawl that can occur when your workforce is outside of the corporate network? What industry is most likely to be targeted as a result of the pandemic, and what do the threats look like? What are three topics that a CISO should be looking at as a priority?
These questions were answered directly in a brisk and engaging exchange of ideas. If you are a security podcast junkie, or are just starting to seek good security debate, you will not be disappointed with this new podcast.
I hope you enjoy listening to Episode 1: Real Threats for Real People. What Has the Pandemic Taught Us? and stay tuned for forthcoming episodes…they promise to be just as engaging!
Neira advises organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) & digital innovation. With more than 20 years in financial services & technology, she believes in change through innovation & partnerships and always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. She enjoys her work as a strategic board advisor and non-executive director. She also provides coaching, training/e-learning, speaking, payment security expert witness services, and helps with M&As cybersecurity due diligence. She likes engaging on social media & regularly addresses global audiences in person or virtually.
She is the 1st Advisory Committee member for PCI-Pal, a global leader in secure payments & chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia. She is proud to be an Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association and a friend of the Global Cyber Alliance. You'll find her on the Refinitiv list of Top 100 Influencers in Financial Services, the Planet Compliance Top 50 RegTech Influencers, the SC Magazine list of the UK's 50 Most Influential Women in Cyber-Security 2019, the Cybersecurity Ventures Women Know Cyber 2019 (100 Fascinating Women Fighting Cybercrime), the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers in Fintech 2017, the City AM Powerful Women in the City List, the Richtopia Top 100 Most Influential People in Fintech. Tripwire nominated her "Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter" in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, she is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni. She was voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010 & has served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for 4 years. She is a British Computer Society Fellow.
Neira has previously worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. Her clients span industry sectors, including financial services, fintech, retail, legal, consulting, information security & technology.
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Our Guest Speakers
Rick is the former Offering Manager for Encryption and Key Management for the Data Security Group at IBM Security, regular speaker at IBM conferences, and a contributor to SecurityIntelligence.com.
Throughout his career, he has worked in the defense, retail, financial, manufacturing, communications, and data security industries, addressing the changing needs of information security and analytics. He has consulted with customers on security and key management architectures for security data at rest, data at transit, and data in use for real-time and high-velocity applications with a particular emphasis on problems that involve PKI and the use and management of certificates and SSH keys.
Rick has authored or co-authored thirteen patents, many in the area of computer security and cryptography. Rick holds a Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA. In addition, he holds certifications from the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), is a member of the Storage Network Industry Association Storage Security Industry Forum (SNIA-SSIF), participates on the OASIS-KMIP technical committee, is a past Section Chair of IEEE, and past participant in the IETF. Amongst other volunteering activities, he chairs the election committee and manages bi-annual elections at K-12 school in Colorado.
Todd Moore is a respected cybersecurity professional, with over 28 years' experience in helping organizations protect their most sensitive data.
In his role as Vice President of Encryption Solutions, Todd drives strategy for the company's data encryption portfolio – bringing together a set of well-known security brands (SafeNet, Vormetric and Thales eSecurity) together, into a single data protection business line that addresses existing and new customer needs.
Todd joined Thales through a series of acquisitions from his prior roles; these predominantly entailed product leadership positions for both SafeNet and then Gemalto. He had already gained deep understanding of security challenges and technologies within the defence industry, having spent almost two decades with Harris Corporation. Over his career, Todd has a proven track record of developing business cases and market analysis for new security products and delivering them to market. He routinely develops strategies for new product development and execution, as well as negotiating strategic relationships and alliances.
With a rich combination of technology, product and customer understanding, Todd has frequently offered insights and commentary to media on topics such as hybrid cloud, encryption and cryptographic agility. Recent media contributions include the likes of IoT Now, Finextra and BankInfo Security.
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