Category Archives: Podcast

Source Code S2: Episode 8 – Gwen Betts

I’m joined by Gwen Betts for the final episode of this season. She is a UX director at Rapid7 via the acquisition of her previous company, Komand. She provides a unique perspective as someone who started in design and would later bring that expertise to security. We talked about her design principles and what makes good UX. We also discussed how security professionals can most effectively engage with UX and areas of the infosec space that are ripe for UX innovation.

Gwen chose to support Resilient Coders of Boston with her appearance. The organization provides technology career education with a focus on diversity.

 

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Special thanks to our title sponsor, Ninja Jobs!

 

 

Source Code S2: Episode 7 – Michael W. Lucas

We’re talking writing this week with my good friend Michael W. Lucas, a fellow No Starch Press Author. We discussed how he became interested in writing and how his career as an author evolved alongside his technical career. Now a full-time writer, Michael has written dozens of books, including technical and fiction works. If you’ve ever been interested in the business, skillset, or process of authorship then you’ll enjoy our conversation.

Michael chose to support Soroptimist International of Gross Point with his appearance. These funds will go to support issues surrounding human trafficking, teen violence, and anti-bullying.

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Special thanks to our title sponsor, Ninja Jobs!

 

 

Source Code S2: Episode 6 – Jennifer Kolde

I’m joined by Jennifer Kolde of the Vertex project. Jen formerly served as an investigator for the federal government and was an analyst on Mandiant/FireEye’s intel team. Her background is interesting, as she actually came to investigative work from a technical writing background. We discussed her story, what it means for someone with technical skills to become a good intel analyst, and her experience testifying to Congress about structured threats.

Jen chose to support the Alzheimer’s Foundation with her appearance. These funds will go to support individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, as well as research for treatment, earlier diagnosis, and a cure.

You can find the open source Synapse application Jen mentioned here: https://github.com/vertexproject/synapse.

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Special thanks to our title sponsor, Ninja Jobs!

 

 

Source Code S2: Episode 5 – Grady Summers

This week we’re joined by Grady Summers, CTO of FireEye, former CISO of General Electric, and my former boss. During our conversation, Grady discusses his rise through the ranks at one of the largest companies in the world and his decision to leave GE behind to join Mandiant. He talks about FireEye’s place in history and some of the unique challenges they face. We also discuss buzzword solutions and which products he thinks are overblown and which ones show real promise.

Sergio chose to support the Love and Grace Haiti with his appearance. These funds will go to support the care and education of 25 Haitian kids.

You can find Grady on Twitter @GradyS.

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Source Code S2: Episode 4 – Sergio Caltagirone

Sometimes you only need one name. Prince, Madonna, Oprah….and Sergio. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by my good friend Sergio Caltagirone. We talked about the importance of ICS security, control system themed road trips, and the intersection of information security and philosophy. Sergio takes us through his journey from the Department of Defense, Microsoft and at Dragos. We also get the story of how the Diamond model came into existence. Perhaps most importantly, we talk about his work to fight human trafficking and how he is applying data science to this problem at the Global Emancipation Network.

Sergio chose to support the Rural Technology Fund with his appearance (I promise I didn’t coerce him). These funds will go to rural public school classrooms to introduce more kids to computer science.

You can find Sergio on Twitter @cnoanalysis.

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If you like what you hear, I’d sincerely appreciate you subscribing, “liking”, or giving a positive review of the podcast on whatever platform you use. If you like what you hear, make sure to let Sergio know by tweeting at him @cnoanalysis. As always, I love hearing your feedback as well and you can reach me @chrissanders88.

Special thanks to our title sponsor, Ninja Jobs!