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The Cyber Rants Podcast

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

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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Episode 15 - Are we Losing the Cyber War?

Are we losing the war against cyber crime? What does winning look like? Where does the U.S. stand on a global spectrum of cyber protection? This week the guys discuss these alarming yet valid concerns.

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Episode 14 - Building and Keeping your Cybersecurity Team

How do you find the right people when other companies can pay them more? How do you make your rock stars want to stay? Does it make sense to hire a Senior VP of IT when they will also be handling the help desk function? What about entry-level staff running critical functions? 

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Episode 13 - Frameworks Vs. Compliance

This week, the guys discuss one of their favorite topics the comes up frequently in the CyberSecurity World: The difference between companies reaching out to meet compliance, rather than aligning to a secure Cybersecurity Framework, and how being compliant does not always mean being secure. They give tips and tricks on which framework would be best for your company, along with their own experience on the struggles in this topic.

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Episode 12 - Disconnects and Redundancies

This week, the guys discuss a disconnect between employees working remotely and their corporate IT departments hindering productivity for both parties, along with how the debate between IT providers leaning towards a self-service model for IT help.

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Episode 11 - Implementation Models

Zach, Lauro, and Mike welcome 2021 by diving into one of their favorite topics, Cybersecurity Implementation Models.  They discuss the different ways companies build cybersecurity programs and considerations to find right method for your organization. Whether you're considering a DIY approach, hiring a cybersecurity firm, or getting a vCISO, this episode rants about the pros and cons of each.

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