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The Cyber Rants Podcast

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

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Episode #59 - Getting The Most from Your Cyber Security Provider

It is important to know what you're getting into when you invest in services from a cybersecurity provider to help with security and compliance! There are critical considerations and points you must know in order to get the most from your cybersecurity firm and their services.

This week, the guys discuss how to properly engage your cybersecurity provider to make sure your initiatives are met. They also share insights about what a cybersecurity firm cannot do for you, plus how much time you or your team should expect to spend.

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Episode #58 - Red Team Testing & Other Colorful Methods

What do you think of when you hear "Red Team vs. Blue Team"? Board or video games, military exercises, or cybersecurity terms? This week the guys discuss Red Teaming as it relates to cybersecurity and penetration tests, when Red Team Cybersecurity Testing is an appropriate method and when other colors are better, plus the critical considerations you need to think through before engaging a cybersecurity firm to perform a Red Team Penetration Test.

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Episode #57 - People > Robots

In today's Cybersecurity Gold Rush, we see so many new technology products claiming to solve the world's problems and companies promoting the newest trend of the week. However, are the new cybersecurity technology tools and products really measuring up? What can technologies really do for you and when do you need the human element? This week, the guys discuss where tools provide great benefits and where they come up short, requiring the hands-on work of a cyber professional.

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Episode #56 - Compliance and Security with a Remote Workforce

The transition to a remote workforce has left many companies wondering how they'll achieve compliance with various requirements like CMMC, ISO 27001, and SOC 2. Meanwhile, remote workers have made it easier than ever for cyber criminals to attack. This week, the guys discuss cybersecurity for remote workers and meeting all compliance requirements, sharing principles that work across companies of all sizes.

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Episode #55 - The Joys of IR Plans & Security Questionnaires

This week, the guys discuss some of the bigger cybersecurity struggles for mid-market and emerging companies. Developing an effective cybersecurity incident response plan is a major challenge and when done incorrectly, can cause a lot of damage. The guys also share struggles SaaS companies face when they're inundated with cybersecurity questionnaires that are holding up the sales process.

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Episode #54 - What Our Crystal Ball Says About 2022

This week, the guys reunite for the first episode of 2022 by taking a look into the future. They take a look at cybersecurity trends in 2022 and with their crystal ball of predictions, the guys look into the future of cybersecurity in terms of potential exploits, tips, and ways for you to stay ahead in the new year! 

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Episode #53 - Cyber Insurance - Can I Be Protected?

Cyber insurance is a critical part of any risk management program and something that every company must have. Finding the right policy with the proper coverage can be tricky and the major insurance companies are not always the best fit. This week the guys talk with cyber insurance expert, Tony Robbins, about the fundamentals you must know to properly protect your organization. They cover how to identify a good insurer, what questions to ask when getting your policy, and how cyber insurance must correspond with your incident response plan. 

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Episode #52: The Vast Capabilities of Open Source Intelligence

Cyber criminals can learn more about you than you ever realized. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) often exposes information that you didn't realize was available to the public. Cyber criminals use OSINT to find weak spots in cybersecurity and exploit employees through social engineering. This week, the guys unwrap the fact that while Open Source Intelligence can be detrimental in the wrong hands, there are OSINT cybersecurity tools and methodologies that can be used to better protect your organization. 

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Episode #51 - The Who's Who of Cybersecurity

If your organization is growing and is getting ready to build its own InfoSec team, this week's episode is for you. The guys discuss the "Who's Who" of cybersecurity, explaining the cybersecurity job titles and key players that growing organizations need when maturing their cybersecurity programs. From Chief Information Security Officers to Architects, Engineers, and Project Managers, the guys share who's who in each position, plus the required skill sets, responsibilities, and proper staffing models.

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Episode #50 - Compliance Vs. Security

Is being compliant the same as being secure? If you're meeting all the requirements, are you adequately protected? This week, the guys discuss the differences, nuances and overlaps between cybersecurity and compliance, plus how you can simplify alignment to multiple compliance requirements.  

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