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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 our last episode of the year, Fareedah Shaheed, CEO and founder of Sekuva, shares stories about growing up in Saudi Arabia, how she built her businesses, and being named one of Forbes' Top 30 Under 30. We are also joined by Senior Director of Product Marketing Ben Munroe and count down our top 3 security moments in 2020.

Previous episodes

20: Creating safe spaces, and the troubling nature of attribution in threat research, with Chloé Messdaghi and Warren Mercer

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.

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.

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.