OK. Late again. I’ve been busy, and so has Brad.
Most of my highlights from last week are written/posted in #S2Roashow Recap – Week One. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. 😉 There’s a recap of the BSides Harrisburg Conference (their first one ever), a recap of the Cybersecurity Awareness Summit, and our reviews of some of the best BBQ in Central PA. You need to check out who the winner was!
As far as Brad is concerned, I haven’t seen him much lately. I’ve been on the road, and I think he’s been on the road too. Actually, he’s on the road during this week’s show! It’s a very busy time of year for all of us at SecurityStudio (me) and FRSecure (Brad).
Let’s get to it, eh?
SHOW NOTES – Episode 48
Date: Monday, October 7th, 2019
Our topics this week:
- Roadshow Recap – Week One
- More vCISO Talk
- This Week & The News
[Evan] – Hey oh. It’s me, Evan Francen. This is episode 48 of the UNSECURITY Podcast and the date is Monday, October 7th, 2019. Brad’s on a plane somewhere maybe, or maybe he’s in a hotel somewhere. I don’t know. All, I know if that he couldn’t make it because he’s really, really busy. In Brad’s place this morning is my good friend, John Harmon. Care to say “hi” John?
[John] John is a leader and has the liberty to say what he wants. 😉
[Evan] So, this was sort of last minute. I texted Brad on Friday night to ask if he wanted me to write the show notes. He responded that he’s going to be in San Diego, doing a board of directors presentation for a customer. Planning isn’t my strong suit, so I went to my bullpen. There I find my ace reliever, John Harmon. Glad you’re here John!
[John] John’s probably glad to be here, but it’s early. He might not be awake yet.
[Evan] Last week was week one of the SecurityStudio Roadshow (#S2Roadshow). You and I were in Pennsylvania, spreading some security love/truth. I wrote about the week on my blog, but who reads anymore? Let’s talk about it here. Cool?
[John] You’ll love John. He’s agreeable and great at rolling with it.
Roadshow Recap – Week One Discussion
Refer to https://evanfrancen.com/the-securitystudio-roadshow-week1/ for more information.
[Evan] It was a fun week, a productive week, and a very successful week. One of the most popular topics on the show is the topic of vCISO, or virtual Chief Information Security Officer. We receive emails every week from listeners asking good questions. This past week was no exception.
The questions were:
- Can you help me with some vCISO materials?
- Like a framework of where to start?
This is a good opportunity to discuss this because we have a guest too. John has hired numerous vCISOs over the years, so his perspective will be great!
Maybe we’ll mention the book that Brad and I are starting…
More vCISO Talk
[Evan] Let’s talk briefly about where the SecurityStudio Roadshow takes us this week, then get to some news.
This Week & The News
[Evan] Where are you going to be this week John?
[John] John will tell us about his week (and hopefully where he might grab some BBQ). He might ask me about mine. We’ll see.
Only three news articles to talk about this week, even though there are 1000s to choose from:
- Tax and PII records of 20 million Russians stored without encryption, leaked online – https://www.zdnet.com/article/plaintext-tax-records-of-20-million-russians-leaked-online/
- Iranian hackers target Trump 2020 re-election campaign – https://siliconangle.com/2019/10/06/iranian-hackers-target-trump-2020-re-election-campaign/
- Can ordinary companies keep up with data compliance regulations? – https://www.hackread.com/can-ordinary-companies-keep-up-with-data-compliance-regulations/
[Evan] There you have it. We’ve got another busy week ahead! Fixing a broken industry is a helluva lot of work. I’ll see if Brad is up for talking about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) next week. Interesting stuff happening there.
Thank you to our loyal listeners! Thank you for your tips and feedback. Send us your wisdom, questions, advice, whatever, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re the social type, socialize with us on Twitter, I’m @evanfrancen and John’s @HarmonJohn. Also, follow SecurityStudio (@studiosecurity) and the #S2Roadshow hashtag.
That’s it! Talk to you all again next week!