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The Cyber Rants Podcast

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

Episode 10 - Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

In the last episode of the year, Zach, Mike, and Lauro discuss the benefits of performing certain cybersecurity tasks earlier in the year rather than waiting for the last quarter. They also discuss tips and tricks to avoid cyber criminals around the holiday season, along with what they liked and loathed in the year of cybersecurity news and blunders, plus their holiday wish lists. 

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Episode 9 - The Cybersecurity Gold Rush

This week Zach, Mike, and Lauro rant about the pitfalls of the "arms race" of new cybersecurity tools. In addition, they propose strategies for evaluating and implementing cybersecurity tools with a holistic approach instead of chasing the shiny new products that promise to answer all problems.

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Episode 8: The War on Cybersecurity

This week, Zach, Mike, and Lauro discuss the misperception of the critical points on what can happen if companies choose to not take Cybersecurity seriously, how it can affect more than a bottom line for a businesses, and what steps businesses can take to thwart initial attacks and protect themselves from Cyber Criminals.

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Episode 7: Cybersecurity as an Asset, Not an Obligatory Cost.

Zach, Mike, and Lauro discuss using cybersecurity as an asset and competitive advantage to drive revenue, rather than just a necessary cost. They cover the ins and outs of cybersecurity questionnaires that all B2B tech companies get when they're trying to land enterprise clients. The team discusses the proper precautions and steps needed to align your company with the best cybersecurity framework, plus navigating potential audits and avoiding security pitfalls.

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Episode 6: Educating and Encouraging CyberSecurity

This Week: Zach, Lauro, and Mike discuss how Cybersecurity professionals can be active with organizations in their cybersecurity approach, along with encouraging continuing education and participation by other employees in the workforce.

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Episode 5: Defining Proactive Security Posture

This Week, Zach, Lauro, and Mike discuss the steps needed to create a proactive security posture, especially when creating a cybersecurity program for the first time. In addition, we also provide tips on how to create a plan of action when implementing your cybersecurity program to make it the right fit for your company.

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Episode 4 - Ed Escobedo: Translating the value of CyberSecurity

This week - Ed Escobedo joins the podcast to discuss his journey to joining the Silent Sector team as Chief Strategy Officer and what lesson’s he’s learned while implementing programs for companies like PayPal and Apollo Education Group, plus the importance of translating the value of cybersecurity to CFO’s and other organizational leaders.  

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Episode 3 - Building a Security-Conscious Culture

This week - The guys discuss how to build a Security-Conscious Culture in your organization, along with some of the successes and failures that occur in the process. In addition, they talk steps to implement your your security program, beginning with leadership support. Pick up your copy of Cyber Rants on Amazon.
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Episode 2 - Make the Right Decision - Implement a Program!

Episode 2: Lauro, Mike, and Zach reveal the biggest failure that companies make when it comes to cybersecurity. We discuss what steps leaders can take to implement a program within their organization. The team also provides ideas for companies to use additional incentives with staff in order to help minimize cyber risk related to the human element.

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Episode 1 - Why Cybersecurity Education Matters

Episode 1: In our introduction episode, we discuss our book “Cyber Rants: Forbidden Secrets and Slightly Embellished Truths About Corporate Cybersecurity Programs, Frameworks, and Best Practices.” We discuss reasons why corporate cybersecurity programs fail and how some organizations do not receive the right guidance or education to get the best cybersecurity protection for their needs.

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