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The New Factor

An column and podcast series with Chenxi Wang

"Every a few years there comes a disruptor, a company or an entrepreneur, that led the charge and disrupted existing industries with new ideas and innovative approaches. Behind every disruption, there is a story that shaped the journey from an idea to an established business. I want to explore that story in this podcast: the idea, the entrepreneur, the investor, and the journey"

Tune in for a new episode, every time Chenxi gets inspired.

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The New Gearhead

A column and podcast series with Mark Gibbs

"Along with death and taxes we now have technology and what you don't know will, without doubt, bite you in the ass. I'm here to help you defend your derriere."

Tune in for a new episode, almost every Thursday.

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The Privacy Pact

A podcast series with Debra J. Farber

"Despite what many people claim, privacy is certainly not dead. On the contrary, it has never been so alive."


Tune in for a new episode, almost every Tuesday.

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The Tech Effect

A podcast series with Ariel Robinson

“This is The Tech Effect: the complacency driven by the complexity of the technology ecosystem, and a rejection of responsibility for individual and collective safety, security, and ethics. It’s time to take charge of our digital future.”

Tune in for a new episode, almost every Wednesday.
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Diverse IT

A column and podcast series with Selena Templeton

"We all know about the lack of diversity in the technology industry. Lately, everybody’s been talking about it, but who is actually walking the talk?"

Tune in randomly. The schedule of this series is unpredictable, yet well worth it, just like the host. 

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An InfoSec Life

A column and podcast series with Sean Martin

"We are all responsible for our own cybersafety. No vendor, service provider, nor government entity will (be able to) save us."

Tune in for episodes... whenever Sean can find the time to produce them!

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The Moral Compass: Autonomous vehicles… whose life is worth more?

When software determines how autonomous vehicles behave - both in normal situations and in life-and-death situations - what can we expect as a society. What will these vehicles “know” about us, the other vehicles, and the the passengers in the surrounding area such that moral decisions can be made on the fly? Will we have control over this moral compass - or are we set to live in a world controlled by machines and software? Ashwin Krishnan, SVP of product and strategy at HyTrust chats about this new world with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin.

Leo Maduzia SVP at San Diego County Credit Union on risk, compliance and member privacy

At the 15th annual Credit Union InfoSec Conference in San Diego, California, Leo Maduzia, Senior Vice President, Chief IT Compliance and Risk Officer at San Diego County Credit Union chats with Sean Martin about risk and compliance management in the financial industry.

Jim Manico and Sean Martin discuss the value of OWASP and challenges maintaining the OWASP Top 10

Jim Manico from Manicode Security talks with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin about the OWASP foundation and the collection of projects it maintains.

Some of the discussion points include:
- Introduction, history, and release candidate details of the OWASP Top 10
- Does the latest set of data lead to controversy over the items that made the top 10 list in the most recent release candidate?
- Jim provides some tips for making the most out of all that OWASP provides for developers, standards bodies, and OWASP leaders
- Jim lists some additional resources for different groups to use to help them drive secure app dev throughout their organization - from engineers to CISOs
- Jim's excited to share that he sees the InfoSec industry is being heard; now’s the time to continue the good fight for security he says
- There are challenges associated with devops and Jim believes there is an over-reliance on tools for application security automation
- Jim provides some final, closing tips for getting started with an application security program - his "Monday list"

Do you know the importance of diverse experiences, cultures and messaging?

A Diverse IT Podcast, recorded during ISSA Los Angeles Summit 9

ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton sits down with Randy Bergman, President of RNB Communications, at the 9th annual ISSA-LA conference. As a communications expert and former journalist, Randy discusses the importance of diverse experiences, cultures and messaging when it comes to communicating effectively at a wide scope of businesses. She shares how she designs customized communications for every client based on their company culture, industry lingo and specific needs, how diversity makes your listener actually hear what you are saying, and how her journalism background helps her take complex information and distill it down to nuggets of info that can be understood by anyone.

Not a lot has changed in ~25 years, since Cheswick co-created the first firewall

These are some of the highlights from the conversation Bill Cheswick had with Sean Martin:
- Not a lot has changed in ~25 years since Cheswick co-created the first firewall
- Who is liable when the IoT attacks and spews blue, oily smoke all over the Internet?
- What’s more important - worrying about cybersecurity or making the most of connected devices to automate the home … or the home farm? 
- What does the future look like with the wide-spread use of the digital butler?

The societal impact of GDPR

Pravin Kothari, CEO and President of CipherCloud, and Vamshi Sriperumbudur, VP of Marketing from CipherCloud, chat with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin, providing a great overview for the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming out of the European Union (EU). The discussion includes the positive impact this regulation will have on the EU citizens, essentially giving them back control over their own privacy -- as well as the impact it will have on business all around the world as they have to enable those controls in the applications and services and related data collection points through which they serve the EU citizens.

Join us for the upcoming GDPR webinar series on ITSPmagazine

The play book: how network defenders outsmart their adversary

We’ve often heard that it’s a good idea to approach and counter cyber threats by having an understanding for how the adversary thinks. Rick Howard, CSO for Palo Alto Networks, takes this concept to the next level with what he describes as the "adversary playbook;” a concept he applies to his own information security program. During his chat with ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin, Rick categorizes the various types of cybercrime and the 6 steps criminals take to commit the crimes. Rick also shares a personal view into how he entered the field of information security, citing the Morris Worm and a book called the Cuckoo’s Egg as two key drivers behind his decision to help fight cybercrime.

Rouman Ebrahim describes some cybercrime trends he sees as deputy district attorney for LA County

As deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Cyber Crime Division, Rouman Ebrahim sees a lot of cybercrime. In this interview with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin, Ebrahim describes some of the trends he sees. Here are a few examples he covers during the interview:
- Former street gang members are moving into cybercrime - it appears to be a very lucrative business.
- The DA's office is seeing a lot of "credit line bust out” cases and combination cases involving identity theft and fuel theft; delays in regulatory compliance at fuel stations coupled with advancements in technology makes these crimes easier for criminals to commit.
- When is the only time you should use your debit card? Ebrahim shares his advice plus offers some other tips to help protect your identity, credit line, and your ability to access your cash.

Eward Driehuis Poses the Question: Did the WannaCry Cybercriminals Bite Off More Than They Can Chew?

Eward Driehuis, Chief Research Officer at SecureLink and IT veteran of over 20 years, chats with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin to provide a European perspective into the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Did the cybercriminals bite off more than they can chew? Have they created a larger mess than they'd like, attracting law enforcement from all over the world? In any case, there's no denying the impact is huge - so what can your company do to protect itself? Find out more in this riveting interview.

Yuri Frayman, CEO, Zenedge, talks with ITSPmagazine about the latest NHS ransomware attack

Yuri Frayman CEO, Zenedge, talks with ITSPmagazine's editor-in-chief, Sean Martin about the latest NHS ransomware attack. Has cybercrime caught the corporate world asleep at the wheel? Yuri describes the method of attack and how the bad actors turned the table from attacking the weakest link to get the big fish to exploiting an unacceptable weak link at the big fish to compromise an entire supply chain.

Chris Roberts chats with ITSPmagazine about cyber security VS. cyber safety, artificial intelligence, privacy and other "fun" stuff.

Chris Roberts chats with ITSPmagazine's founders Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin about raising awareness and helping people use their technology more securely. We discuss perceptions and responsibility and how machine learning and artificial intelligence can help us be more secure if we surrender ourselves to it. The question is, are we already surrendering too much? We also ponder two other ideas... is the word "security" lost on society - would the word "safety" suit us better? And, last but not least, is there a big marketing value in having a certified "CyberSafe" product?

Jeremiah Grossman shares his personal advice about living - and even dying - at the intersection of IT Security & Society. 

Jeremiah Grossman, Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne, talks with Sean Martin from ITSPmagazine about living our lives securely - and passing on securely - as the digital world continues to evolve. Get Jeremiah's personal tips on home network security, password management, and more, in this exclusive ITSPmagazine An InfoSec Life interview. If you've never heard of someone getting "chipped".... tune in here to learn more.

Kevin Haley, Dir. Symantec Security Response, Shares Latest Threat Report Findings w/ ITSPmagazine

Kevin Haley, Director Symantec Security Response, chats with ITSPmagazine’s editor-in-chief, Sean Martin, about the latest findings captured in Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). Some of the topics include:
- Targeted attacks trying to affect companies even with limited or non-existent economic gain to be had
- Small and medium businesses at a prime target, a sweet spot for the hacker industry, if you will
- The number and frequency of attacks against the IoT is surprising - consumers and businesses alike are connecting devices to their own networks and to the Internet
- The latest ransomware stats are in. Are we paying the ransoms? Are the ransom values up… how much are they now?

Jeremiah Grossman chats with ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin about security software guarantees

Jeremiah Grossman, Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne, chats with ITSPmagazine’s editor-in-chief, Sean Martin, about security software guarantees and the need to shift the minds, culture and expectations on both sides of the table during the security software purchasing process. How can companies connect the dots (and conversations) between the Chief Risk Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Financial Officer such that the company's security product purchases can have a direct impact on the types and levels of coverage required for their cyberinsurance policy? Listen in and hear how Jeremiah’s crusade to make security product guarantees part of every risk management and security management program will help businesses understand and mitigate their risk much more effectively and accurately.

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John Pendleton chats with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin about being Cyber-Aware and the need for early Cyber Education

John Pendleton, Regional Sales Director, Core Security, chats with ITSPmagazine's editor-in-chief, Sean Martin. Here are a few points discussed during the conversation:
- The Internet of things and connected device risk
- Privacy concerns for society's willingness to share personal information
- The need to embrace diversity and promote education and cyberawareness, early and often
- Is a lack of funding putting small businesses at cybersecurity risk? Can the community help?
- The value of ISSA local meeting and other community-oriented associations

Upcoming Presentations, Panels, and Webinars

Recorded Webinars

Expert Interviews | Their Stories


Cassio Goldschmidt, Art Poghosyan, and Michael Cottingham join forces during this extremely informative Innovate Pasadena CyberSecurity Meetup.

ITSPmagazine chats with Jim Reavis, Co-Founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance.



ITSPmagazine chats with Lisa Xu, CEO, NopSec.

ITSPmagazine chats with Curtis Simpson Sr. Director, Enterprise Security.



ITSPmagazine chats with Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators.

ITSPmagazine chats with Sarah Noyes, Director of Talent and SWAG Inclusive Diversity at Speak with a Geek.



ITSPmagazine chats with Jennifer Sunshine Steffens, CEO, IOActive.

ITSPmagazine chats with Michael Liu, Director of DevOps, RealtyShares.


ITSPmagazine chats with Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), InfoSec Strategist and Founder of BlueLava.

ITSPmagazine had a chance to chat with Alex Horan, Director of Product Management, Onapsis.



ITSPmagazine chats with Jack Jones, EVP and Co-Founder of RiskLens and Chairman of the FAIR Institute.

ITSPmagazine chats with Jim Shaeffer, CEO from JSC & Associates, Inc. about managed security services for financial services organizations



ITSPmagazine chats with Kathy Hickey, Vice President Security Product Management, and Hadeel Dabbagh, Director, Security Product Marketing, from CA Technologies

ITSPmagazine chats with Caroline Wong, VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt.



ITSPmagazine discusses application security, autonomous vehicle security, financial services security, IoT security, and diversity with Joe Sander, CEO from Arxan Technologies

ITSPmagazine chats with Pierre Calais from Stormshield about innovation, collaboration, teamwork, leadership, and diversity

RSA Conference 2017 Panels

Recorded Live from Nasdaq Studios in San Francisco

AppSec California 2017

ITSPmagazine explores the topics of diversity, education, and the Internet of Things with AppSec California attendees

ITSPmagazine chats with AppSec California attendees about the impact the Internet of Things could have on society
ITSPmagazine discusses the importance of diversity with AppSec California attendees
ITSPmagazine discusses the importance of awareness and education with AppSec California attendees

Richard Greenberg, OWASP and ISSA Los Angeles

ITSPmagazine meets up with Richard Greenberg, President LA chapters of OWASP & ISSA and Information Security Officer at LA County Department of Health, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.

Gary McGraw, Cigital

ITSPmagazine meets up with Gary McGraw, CTO of Cigital, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.


Tom Brennan, OWASP

Julien Bellanger and Junal Anand, Prevoty

ITSPmagazine meets up with Prevoty executive, Julien Bellanger, CEO, and Kunal Anand, CTO, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.

ITSPmagazine meets up with Tom Brennan, Director at Intel Security and Board of Directors at OWASP, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.

Marian Merritt, NICE

Deidre Diamond, and #BrainBabe

ITSPmagazine meets up with Deidre Diamond, Founder at and #BrainBabe, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.

ITSPmagazine meets up with Marian Merritt, Lead for Industry Engagement at NICE/NIST, to discuss diversity and education.

Arthur Hicken, Parasoft

ITSPmagazine meets up with Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft (also known as the @CodeCurmudgeon), to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things.