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Next Episode: Rowenna Fielding
Meet Your Host
Thom has decades of experience in information security as a practitioner, consultant, and author. His breadth of experience as a CISO, founder and thought-leader makes for an engaging combination as he covers all aspects of cybersecurity, with a twist of humor tossed in.
The luck of the Irish, or good old-fashioned hard work?
It's one thing to own and run a successful and renowned cybersecurity consultancy, It's another to also be an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and founder of Ireland's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). We discuss Brian's work in the industry, what motivates him, and the importance of supporting initiatives like community infosec events and the Irish CERT.
Brian Honan is one of the founding members of the Irish CERT, an advisor to Europol, and founder of BH Consulting, a highly regarded independent information security consultancy based out of Dublin, Ireland.
Getting in touch with your inner luvvie
Jim built a reputation making the pioneering infosec sitcom Restricted Intelligence, the award winning educational infosec series aimed at corporates. It made awareness training engaging, fun, and above all memorable. Is the infosec industry in need of more fun, or do we have quite enough at the moment, thank you very much?
Who would win in a fight between information security and privacy?
Rowenna is a highly regarded privacy professional, known for giving information security nerds a hard time. A little known fact though is that she was one of those very same infosec nerds not so long ago! A champion of people’s personal and human rights, as well as having an encyclopedic knowledge of GDPR and other related topics, she actually manages to balance her huge intellect with being one of the best human beings I know.
Vandana Verma and Sandeep Singh
BSides Delhi and the community it serves
Sandeep is one the co-organizers of BSides Delhi. He is also the co-lead of OWASP Delhi chapter, Community Manager of null community, and actively supports the local and global security community whenever and wherever he is able to. At his day job, Sandeep is a Consulting Services Director with NotSoSecure. He is the second nicest man in infosec, worldwide.
Vandana is Security Solutions Architect at Snyk. She is a Vice-Chair of the OWASP Global Board of Directors. She leads Diversity Initiatives like InfosecGirls and WoSec. She is also the founder of InfosecKids. a member of the Black Hat Asia Review Board as well as multiple other conferences including Grace Hopper India, OWASP AppSec USA to name a few. She is also one of the organiser of BSides Delhi. Vandana has won more cybersecurity awards than you have had hot dinners.
Carole Theriault and Graham Cluley
Back in the good old days, when you knew what a virus was
Graham was at the forefront of anti-virus right from the very beginning, from being Dr Solomon’s right-hand man to becoming the public face of Sophos Security. Carole Theriault has 20+ years in the industry, the founder of Tick Tock Social, a comms consultancy for the tech world and host on Smashing Security podcast.
Javvad Malik andAndrew Agnês
Levity, Humour and Fun in Information Security
Javvad & Andrew are two thirds of the trio known as host Unknown. Why is it important to employ humour and levity in information security? Surely the subject is too important and serious for that?