CSO Perspectives (public)

CSO Perspectives (public)

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This is not your typical security interview show. Join CSO and Chief Analyst, Rick Howard, as he discusses the ideas, strategies and technologies that senior cybersecurity executives wrestle with on a daily basis. Rick is regularly joined by CyberWire's Hash Table experts to offer opposing viewpoints, diverse perspectives and hash out differences when theory and practice collide.
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Ep 13 | 7.12.21

Cybersecurity first principles: end of season summary.

This is the eighth and final episode in this series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners - be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions - using the concept of first principles.

Ep 12 | 7.5.21

Cybersecurity first principles: Intelligence operations.

This is the seventh show in a planned series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners - be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions - using the concept of first principles. First principles Zero trust Intrusion kill chains Resilience DevSecOps Risk assessment We are building a strategy wall, brick by brick, for a cyber security infosec program based on first principles. The foundation of that wall is the ultimate and atomic first principle: Reduce the probability of material impact to my organization due to a cyber event. That’s it. Nothing else matters. This simple statement is the pillar, on which we can build an entire infosec program. This next building block will start the second course of the wall because it directly supports all of the other strategic bricks we have already laid. This brick is called cyber threat intelligence operations.

Ep 11 | 6.28.21

Cybersecurity first principles: Risk assessment.

This is the sixth episode in a planned series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners-- be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions-- using the concept of first principles.

Ep 10 | 6.21.21

Cybersecurity First Principles: DevSecOps.

This is the fifth essay in a planned series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners-- be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions-- using the concept of first principles.

Ep 9 | 6.14.21

Cybersecurity First Principles: Resilience.

This is the fourth show in a planned series that discusses the development of a general purpose cybersecurity strategy for all network defender practitioners - be they from the commercial sector, government enterprise, or academic institutions - using the concept of first principles. The first show explained what first principles are in general and what the very first principle should be for any infosec program. The second show discussed zero trust. The third show covered intrusion kill chains. This show will cover resilience.

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CSO Perspectives (public)
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Rick Howard
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Rick Howard is the CSO, Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the CyberWire. Past lives include CSO at Palo Alto Networks, TASC, iDefense GM, Counterpane SOC Director, and the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Commander. Rick served 25 years in the Army, taught computer science at West Point, and edited two books. Rick is regularly joined by the CyberWire's Hash Table experts.
Schedule: Mondays (in season)
Credits: Edited by John Petrik and executive produced by Peter Kilpe. Our them song is by Blue Dot Sessions, remixed by the insanely talented Elliott Peltzman, who also does the show's mixing, sound, and original score
Creator: CyberWire, Inc.
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