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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 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
  • Episode 13: E-Phish-Ency

    5 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Phishing has increased in prevalence as it is quite an effective way to compromise a company. So has phishing testing. Is this a valid method of education, or an antagonistic way to alienate colleagues? Dan, Erik, and Brian discuss this topic on this week's Great Security Debate.

  • Episode 12: A Frictional Response

    15 November 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins
    beyondcorp, debate, friction, mfa, passwords, privacy, security

    Security adds friction is an age-old adage, and technology is finding ways to reduce friction. In some cases that's great, in others it may be too much risk, but only you can decide what's right for you! Tune in to hear the debate on friction in security.

  • Episode 11: Who You Gonna Call?

    31 October 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins

    When bad things happen to the computers in your organisation, who is the first person you call? IT, the FBI, your general counsel, the insurance company? Today, Erik, Dan and Brian cover attacks, response and middle people negotiating with the attackers on your behalf.

  • Episode 10: Yippie Ki-Yay... Let's Hack the Gibson

    17 October 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Brian, Erik and Dan discuss and debate the best (and worst) of hacking movies over the years. We dive into how those movies relate to the societal issues of the day when they were made. And even if you get nothing else out of the episode, you will have a great winter tech movie watch list.

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