About the show

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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Episodes

  • Episode 18: The ABCs of CISOs

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

    14 February 2021  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  1 hr 2 mins
  • Episode 13: E-Phish-Ency

    5 December 2020  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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.

  • Episode 9: Privacy Drone 2: This Time It's Personal

    3 October 2020  |  57 mins 4 secs
    ciso, debate, privacy, security

    In what seems to be an inevitably recurring theme, Brian, Erik and Dan return to the topic of privacy in the modern-day.

  • Episode 8: Back to School

    12 September 2020  |  59 mins 56 secs

    Erik, Brian and Dan talk about the ongoing debate between putting your focus on certificates, practical experience and traditional education. We also cover the world of security and privacy in the schools as the school year starts.

  • Episode 7: Hold Me For Ransom

    23 August 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Ransomware is increasing. Brian, Dan and Erik discuss the evolution of ransomware, the preparation and the response, and the debate about whether to pay the ransom or not.

  • Episode 6: Pippen and Jordan

    8 August 2020  |  58 mins 7 secs
    ciso, debate, leadership, privacy, security

    Erik, Dan and Brian talk about the role of the CISO and the security organisation as part of the wider business, and how to share security mindset at home.

  • Episode 5: Gripped With Fear

    26 July 2020  |  58 mins 33 secs

    Erik, Dan and Brian debate the differences in approach between those that skew toward not using technology as a way to avoid risk vs. those that use it and plan for the issues that may arise and can act when they do.

  • Episode 4: In The House (Or Not)

    4 July 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Dan, Brian and Erik discuss the pros and cons of managed services for security vs. building similar capability internally, best of breed security vs. suite (for the 5th time since 1995), and education and awareness.

  • Episode 3: MVP vs. TSP

    13 June 2020  |  1 hr 42 secs

    Dan, Brian and Erik debate the pros and cons to starting a product (or even a project) fully focused on hitting MVP (minimum viable product) or focusing more on TSP (totally secure product). Spoiler alert: it's somewhere in the middle! Also covered: the importance of support, defence vs response, and the mission of the podcast.