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During Black Hat USA 2017, we recorded more than 40 podcasts. A handful of them have already been published to our coverage page. You can find the latest below and will be releasing them as they are ready.

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Black Hat USA 2017 is now in the past. It was a great event, and we are very excited to share with you all the fantastic conversations we had.

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More than 40 podcast interviews and conversations have been recorded during the event. We will be releasing them as they are ready. Check the Black Hat USA 2017 coverage page to see what is new and sign up to our mailing list to get new content updates from our team. 


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Prof. Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano) Tells ITSPmagazine Why Just NOT REJECTING Someone Isn’t Enough When It Comes to Inclusion

Stefano Zanero, Associate Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Politecnico Milano, sat down with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton to discuss Queercon at Black Hat. Tune in to hear about the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world, the importance of having professional role models who “look” like you, the difference between European and American hacking conferences when it comes to minorities and women, and why just not rejecting someone isn’t enough when it comes to inclusion.


Selena Templeton, discusses DIVERSE IT with Rami Essaid - Co-founder & CEO - Distil Networks

Co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks Rami Essaid sat down with Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT, at Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas. to discuss how it takes a village to tackle diversity.

Tune in to hear about Distil Network’s new Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program, how the U.S. travel ban has impacted Rami personally, his company and the cyber industry, the importance of three white male leaders constantly challenging each other to create a diverse and inclusive organization, and how to tackle an unconscious bias that you aren’t aware of – in humans and AI.

 


Power To The People - Knowledge Is Power.
A podcast with Chris Roberts and Dr. Christopher Pierson.

This podcast is a post live panel conversation, following "Power To The People - Knowledge Is Power," during Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas.

Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli invited Chris Roberts - Chief Security Architect at Acalvio Technologies - and Dr. Christopher Pierson - Chief Security Officer and General Counsel at Viewpost - to hang out with us and have a chat. 

It is an interesting conversation. We invite you to listen to it.

We started discussing the status of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in today's cybersecurity solutions. What is possible, what is not, and what is “marketing” making appear today's reality? I took the bullet for that. You are welcome, marketers! 

We also spoke about what is happening with all this big data collection executed by different kind of IoT devices, and what it takes to TRULY turn this into a positive thing for the final users. Privacy and security are concepts that cannot just be built in the products; they have to be built in the companies. It is TRUST. 

There is much more than just convenience in technology nowadays; there are inconveniences too and the only way for the users to be safe - for the time being - is to stay informed and empower themselves. At least enough to understand the basics.

Get ready; this is just the beginning of the Cyber Society. 
The best - or worst - has yet to come.

 


Episode 437 - Genetic Intelligence

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding your medical information but the act only within the U.S. This means that there's nothing to stop a U.S. genetic testing company from passing that data on to non-U.S. companies. Rusty Sailors, chairman and CEO of LP3-SecurIT, explains what's going on.


Niloo Howe of RSA Talks to Diverse IT About Why We Should Embrace Being Uncomfortable

Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT, caught up with Niloo Howe, Chief Strategy Officer of RSA, at Black Hat USA 2017 to discuss why a diversity of perspectives is required for innovation. Tune in to hear how different perspectives and experiences drive better top- and bottom-line outcomes, why we should embrace being uncomfortable rather than making the safe choice, why the hell no one knows that Hedy Lamarr wrote the base patent for CDMA technology for secure communications, and steps you can take to bring more diversity to your company.


Debra Farber chats with Chad Holmes from EY about cybersecurity, privacy, and safety

From the halls of Black Hat USA 2017, Debra Farber, host of The Privacy Pact on ITSPmagazine, talks with Chad Holmes, Partner/Principal and Cyber Chief Technology, Strategy and Innovation Officer from EY about filling the cybersecurity talent gap. They also discuss trends in privacy and security that EY sees in the industry and Chad also describes innovation around cyber safety in society.


Paul Myer talks w/Sean Martin during Black Hat 2017, discussing securing OT, Operational Technology

As an industry, we often focus on information technology and information security. And, while the media as a whole covers stories of denial of service attacks and power grid shut-downs, as a general rule, the industry seems to be obsessed with protecting information - protecting the traditional IT systems that manage that data - IP, customer data, and the like. However, based on a conversation I (Sean Martin) had with Paul Myer, CEO of Veracity Industrial Networks, that needs to change - we need more attention paid to the operation technology - or “OT” space.

Listen in as I catch up with Paul during Black Hat USA 2017 - I suspect you’ll look at cybersecurity in a different way after hearing what he has to say.


Do companies have a responsibility to protect their employees? Byron Rashed suggests they do

In this podcast, Sean Martin, co-founder and editor-in-chief at ITSPmagazine, spent some time with Byron Rashed, VP of advanced threat intelligence at InfoArmor during Black Hat USA 2017.

One of the most intriguing parts of the conversation was the focus on moving beyond protecting the business information and customer information, but also protecting the privacy and security of the employees within a business. Organizations have a responsibility to their employees to make sure they are safe - and they also have risk associated with an employee being compromised. This is where threat intelligence comes into play - but not at the expense of human intelligence, warns Rashed.

Listen in to hear how Byron recommends CISOs approach this challenge.

 

Yuji Ukai & Pablo Garcia, from Tokyo-based endpoint security company, FFRI, from Black Hat USA 2017

Years after working with them at eEye Digital Security, Sean Martin connected with Yuji Ukai and Pablo Garcia, now working for Tokyo-based endpoint security company, FFRI. Yuji is the founder and CEO and Pablo is heading up all of the North American operations for FFRI. During their conversation. they discuss some of the challenges small and medium sized businesses face, with the pair offering some suggestions and tips for this massive group of organizations to consider.


Have you met the GRIMM? We did, in Las Vegas, during Black Hat 2017. This is a great story. Enjoy!

What you are about to listen to is a new episode of The Cyber Society Podcast Series with Marco Ciappelli, which, this time, also happens to be part of the Diverse IT Podcast Series with Selena Templeton.

While in Las Vegas, for Black Hat USA 2017 and DEFCON we had a great conversation with Bryson Bort, Founder and CEO of GRIMM.

"We discussed how GRIMM approaches diversity and inclusion, and how companies can really walk the talk if they put their heart into it. We also covered more societal, psychological and philosophical topics around cybersecurity for large companies, small businesses, and most importantly... users.

In the end, it wasn't as scary as we thought; actually, we had a great time.

Listen to this podcast and hopefully, you will learn something while having a laugh or two.

Thank you GRIMM!"


Gary Hayslip and Ted Harrington chat with ITSPmagazine after a live panel during Black Hat USA 2017.

Following the ITSPmagazine and BrightTALK live panel session at Black Hat USA 2017, two of the expert panelists - Gary Hayslip from Webroot and Ted Harrington from Independent Security Evaluators - chat with Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli about the Internet of Things and their impact on businesses of all shapes and sizes.


Alex Horan [Onapsis] discusses the challenges with auditing and GDPR as it relates to ERP systems

Why is it important to audit and meet compliance for your ERP systems? Alex Horan from Onapsis chats with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin - during Black Hat USA 2017 - as he describes some of the requirements for meeting compliance, using the Global Data Protection Regulation as a model for purposes of discussion. What data do you have, and whose data is it? What are the requirements to protect it from unauthorized access AND what are the requirements for removal of the data when the owner of the data requests.


The Internet of Things status quo is a mess. We need trust and transparency, and we need it now.

Today’s conversation is with Ashwin Krishnan, Senior Vice President of Products & Strategy at HyTrust.

After a great podcast about the Moral Compass for Autonomous Vehicles that Ashwin had with Sean Martin, Marco Ciappelli took over the torch and invited Ashwin to join the Cyber Society Podcast on ITSPmagazine.

The two met during Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas, a day after we all learned that Rumba Vacuum Cleaners weren't just collecting dust, bread crumbs and pets hair; oh no, they were collecting map floors of people homes, and who knows what else.

Seriously, what is going on with all this big data harvesting? It is so cheap to do nowadays that companies do it anyway - either they need the data for their product or not. The commercial value may be huge for marketers shortly. But who is allowing companies to collect information about our homes, our cars, our lifestyle, and overall our privacy? How can a user opt-out or opt-in, and decide something that doesn’t even know about?

Listen to this conversation, and you will start getting the picture of the mess we are in with the Internet of Things right now. It is complicated, but we need to empower the user, we need knowledge, and we need a Moral Compass and strong ethics.

The Cyber Society needs trust and transparency, and it needs it right now.


Tim Jarrett from CA Veracode talks about application security during Black Hat USA 2017

Tim Jarrett, CA Veracode, talks about application security with Sean Martin during Black Hat USA 2017. What are the drivers behind organizations choosing to invest in application security and who should lead the application security program? How do companies get on top of the problem of insecure components being used in applications? Tim shares his thoughts with us, tying it all together with the Internet of Things and the impact connected devices have on society - due to the vulnerabilities introduced at the application layer.


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