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The Cyber Rants Podcast

Bringing you cybersecurity insider tips, guidance, news, and rants!

Episode #25 - CISO As A Service

Companies are turning to Virtual CISO and CISO as a Service providers for help as cybersecurity requirements continue to grow. Is hiring a vCISO always the right option? What are the pros and cons? How do you find a good one? This week the guys answer these common vCISO questions and more.

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Episode #24 - To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

The "cloud" is arguably one of the most common topics of discussion in technology today, primarily for its cost savings and accessibility benefits. However, it's also a hot topic for cybersecurity professionals and not always for the best reasons. This week, the guys discuss cloud considerations for organizations of all sizes, providing recommendations for transitioning to the cloud, safely storing information, and avoiding data loss nightmares.

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Episode #23 - Penetration Testing: What You Need to Know (Part 4)

This week in the final part of our Penetration Test Mini-Series, the guys discuss the realities of automated vs. manual penetration tests and what those terms actually mean. They also talk about timeframes, approaches, and situations that seem to cause some confusion for companies undergoing their first penetration test. 

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Episode #22 - Penetration Testing: What You Need to Know (Part 3)

This week, the guys continue their penetration testing discussion, covering the following common questions:

How often should your organization conduct a penetration test?
What's the right approach, red team or purple team?
What should you see in your penetration test reports?

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Episode #21 - Penetration Tests: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

This week we take a deeper dive into penetration testing. The guys discuss why it's important to consider the reason behind a penetration test and some different methods of testing to consider. In addition, they cover options that companies can take in their testing initiatives, along with providing best practices for companies getting their first pen test. 

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Episode #20 - Penetration Tests: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

Penetration tests are vital for nearly every organization to see how secure they really can be. While the demand for them is higher than ever, it can be a bit tricky on deciding what test which penetration test provider is best for you, along with figuring out if a penetration test is right for you. This week, the guys answer these questions and give their own advice on how to guide yourself through the world of Penetration Tests.

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Episode #19 - Diagram Delight!

This week the guys discuss why it's vital for an organization to have a Network Architecture Diagrams, discuss best practices for building them (scotch can help), and explain why a little effort now will make your work life so much better.

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Episode 18 - Proactive vs. Reactive Cybersecurity

There is a lot of talk about "proactive cybersecurity" but what does that really mean and is it better than reactive security? On this week's show, the guys discuss proactive versus reactive cybersecurity considerations and where to focus.

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Episode 17 - Starting a Cybersecurity Career plus Insight for Employers

The guys talk with Haidon Storro, who brings a different point of view to the conversation. Haidon is an exceptionally motivated cybersecurity professional who recently graduated college and started her career. She shares her journey from finding a passion in technology, to getting educated and finding her first full time role in the industry. It's a highly competitive market for finding talent and Haidon insights are critical for employers to understand when trying to recruit junior team members.

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Episode 16 - Everybody Loves Cybersecurity Compliance!

Compliance. It's not the most attractive topic to discuss but for most organizations, it's a necessity. This week, the guys discuss compliance obstacles and pitfalls, how to overcome them, plus the investment that provides the biggest returns when it comes to cybersecurity compliance. Whether you're faced with PCI, CMMC, SOC 2 audits, GDPR, CCPA, or any other set of requirements, the fundamentals are the same and this episode is for you.

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