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Security Stories Podcast

Insights and advice by CISOs, for CISOs

Discover the unique, strange, and often hilarious stories behind what it takes to lead cybersecurity efforts in an organization. Security Stories is an interview-based podcast full of insights from those who are carving a path in this weird and wonderful industry.

Latest episode

In Episode 20 of Security Stories we are joined by Chloé Messdaghi, an infosec advocate and activist who is working to create a safe space for underrepresented groups within the industry. Our second guest, Talos's Warren Mercer, drops in to talk about the PoetRAT malware and the enormous issue of attribution in threat research.

Previous episodes

19: Being your true authentic self, with Javvad Malik

In Episode 19 Hazel chats to Javvad Malik, a security awareness advocate at KnowBe4. Javvad is one of the security industry's most prolific video bloggers and is known for his signature light-hearted perspective on security. He shares his advice on how to create engaging presentations, and puts his security spin on the infamous "Zombieland" rules.

18: The future of the SPOC

In Episode 18 we meet Gabriel Gumbs, Chief Innovation Officer at Spirion. He shares stories, ranging from hacking portable devices at school to helping lead the evolution of data privacy. We are also joined by Wolf Goerlich and Nigel Houghton, who provide insights into the future of security operations.

17: The building blocks of political disinformation campaigns

Episode 17 sees the return of Theresa Payton to the Security Stories podcast. She joins Hazel, Noureen, and special guest Nick Biasini, a threat researcher at Cisco Talos, to discuss online disinformation campaigns and how they are used in political elections. With only weeks to go until the United States general election, Theresa and Nick outline what the public needs to be aware of and how we can spot and report online disinformation.

About the hosts

Hazel Burton

Hazel is our chief interviewer and creates and edits each episode. She also contributes to Cisco's original research and security reports, when she's not on stage being an improv comedian.

Ben Nahorney

Ben is our threat intelligence analyst. Ben has weathered threat outbreaks reaching back to the early 2000s and helped develop and report on breaking research such as the Stuxnet virus.

Noureen Njoroge

Noureen is a passionate cybersecurity specialist, a global keynote speaker, and winner of the Cisco 2019 Cybersecurity Champion award. She also is listed among the Top 30 Most Admired Minority Professionals in Cybersecurity by SeQure World Magazine.

Adjusting to Extraordinary Times

Our latest cybersecurity report features opinions and advice from 38 security leaders around the world. These experts share how they have adjusted their security programs this year and what they have learned from the process.