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Two CISOs and a security-minded friend discuss and debate topics of security and privacy, with a focus on looking at the topic from various angles, both that they support and those they don't.

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  • Episode 29: People, Process and Product

    13 October 2021  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 18 secs

    Does government drive security innovation, or does commerce drive government security adoption? What impacts might we see if insurance drives specific security technology "formulary" in order to get security insurance? What can we learn in security from current supply chain impacts in manufacturing or consumer goods?

  • Episode 28: Stop, Collaborate and Pivot

    13 September 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 48 secs

    Does security truly have a talent problem, or is it more of a leadership problem? It depends, of course! Dan, Erik, and Brian go deep into the challenges that face practitioners and leaders as we move into the long-term phase of working post-COVID, be it remote, in-office or hybrid.

  • Episode 27: Risks, Regulations, and Reputations

    28 August 2021  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 15 secs

    A recent visit by US companies to the White House sparked a debate between Dan, Brian and Erik about how to improve security. Was the result useful to the cause, or useful to the marketing goals of the attendees? The risks are high, but are the responses going to move the needle? We discuss on this week's Great Security Debate.

  • Episode 26: It's Personal

    9 August 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min

    Dan, Brian and Erik debate the pros and cons of Apple's newly announced privacy changes including scanning photos on phones (and in iCloud) in the name of security. There's a lot of perspectives, so it is perfect for The Great Security Debate

  • Episode 25: We'll See

    19 July 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 43 secs

    The Debate this week focuses on the recent announcement by the US White House that there will be the possibility of payments for those that provide information on ransomware and other technology attacks. Will it move the needle? We'll see!

  • Episode 24: Back to Basics

    21 June 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 32 secs

    In light of the details on recent security incidents, breaches, ransomware attacks and more, Brian, Dan and Erik felt it was worth a discussion about the basics of security that everyone can be part of, and don’t require a lot of investment to make happen even if you’re far from the security or IT parts of the organisation.

  • Episode 23: It Depends

    7 June 2021  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 31 secs

    Cause and effect. What's the impact of one action vs another on security and privacy? How does one event enable unrelated downstream ones? The answer may surprise you... "it depends."

  • Episode 22: Sidewalks and AirTags

    24 May 2021  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 42 secs

    Privacy is back with the news that Amazon is launching their new Sidewalk mesh network by default on all Echo, Ring devices and Tile is coming along for the ride. Networks, device tracking, opt-in, Apple's "do you want to be tracked" popup and manipulation through ads are all in this episode of The Great Security Debate.

  • Episode 21: Why Does My CISO Hate Me?

    2 May 2021  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 10 secs

    Your CISO (or favourite security practitioner) doesn't hate you, but they do want you to think about some things as you go about your day, either at work or at home.

  • Episode 20: It All Comes Down to Relationships (Guest Debater: Jessica Burn)

    19 April 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Our special guest, Forrester analyst Jess Burn, joins Brian, Dan and Erik to talk about the things that security leaders need to keep in mind for incorporation and inclusion in their program in 2021.

  • Episode 19: Out of Office: One Year Later

    15 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 55 secs

    We are exactly one year from the time that the mandate to lockdown came out across most of the US, and Dan, Brian and Erik reflect on what they have learned about security and working over the past year.

  • Episode 18: The ABCs of CISOs

    28 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 9 mins
  • Episode 17: Our Favourite Things

    14 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins

    It's Valentine's Day and you get presents. Dan, Brian and Erik discuss the books, people and tool that they each love and changed their lives. None are specifically security-related, so see what's been impactful on each of them in this episode.

  • Episode 16: The Winds of Change

    31 January 2021  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 49 secs

    The time of the year that brings job change is upon us. A few people we know have announced departing and taking on new roles, including one of our own. It seemed like a great time to talk about the topic of change as it is a persistent topic in private conversation as well!

  • Episode 15: Jobs (Not Woz)

    3 January 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 31 secs

    Until recently looking for a new job meant the chance of possibly relocating elsewhere in the world. With COVID-19, are the tides changing to more strongly support remote working? Will some moves to pay everyone in the company the same regardless of where they live catch on, or become another opportunity for later "efficiencies"? Join us as we debate the ins and outs of jobs in the technology and security world on this week's Great Security Debate.

  • Episode 14: Sun and Breeze

    29 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins

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