The Cyber Rants Podcast

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

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Episode #37 Keeping Your Data.. Your Data

From PII (Personal Identification Information) and PHI (Protected Health Information) to intellectual property and sensitive business information, the guys talk about how to keep your sensitive data from leaking to the outside world.
While there is no single answer, they cover both technology and governance tips to keep your data where it belongs. Plus, they rant to everyone, "Don't be a data hoarder!"

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Episode #36 - Covering the "What Ifs" with Incident Response Planning

What's the difference between having an Incident Response Plan and just "winging it"? This week the guys talk about their real-world cybersecurity incidents and share their knowledge about proper planning and preparation. Having an incident response plan for cybersecurity is important. Learn what goes into incident response planning, who should be involved, and how to ensure everyone is on the same page for quick response and minimizing damage during a cyber-attack.

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Episode #35 - Cyber Risk Assessments: Everything You Never Thought You Wanted To Know!

What is a cybersecurity risk assessment? This week, the guys take a deep dive into the intricate world of Cyber Risk Assessments. They cover best practices from choosing an industry recognized cybersecurity framework, to scoping and preparing for your cyber risk assessment, plus how to make cybersecurity standards like NIST, CSF, and CIS Controls work for your company.

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Episode #34 - Cybersecurity for Credit Unions, Banks, Insurance, and FinTech

Cybersecurity is critical for financial services organizations, but many mid-market and emerging companies struggle tremendously with their cyber risk management programs.

Not anymore with Fintech Cybersecurity. This week, the guys talk about credit union cybersecurity, bank security, and any other issue in the industry including staffing, risk assessment, penetration testing, and compliance. Financial services companies are an attractive and highly targeted sector for cyber criminals. It is also an industry where Zach, Mike, and Lauro have a deep history.

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Episode #33: PCI Compliance - Do's and Don'ts

This week, the guys talk about a topic that everyone loves, PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliance! They rant about PCI-DSS compliance levels and standards, plus what first timers need to consider when preparing for a PCI audit. PCI DSS Legal Compliance can be tricky, but the team is ready to share tips about how to make your PCI compliance process simpler throughout the year and how to deal with the QSA (auditor), especially when the auditor doesn't understand your environment.

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Episode #32 - Healthcare Cybersecurity

This week, the guys discuss considerations in cybersecurity for healthcare organizations. Despite some people thinking that healthcare organizations have a completely different set of circumstances than other organizations, they must meet HIPPA Cybersecurity Compliance. However, that is not the case for the most part. They discuss despite some different nuances, it's still vital for Healthcare organizations to be equipped in cybersecurity and protection, and the same rules and protocols for HIPPA Digital Security can still apply.

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Episode #31 - How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity

There's no "right way" to get started in cybersecurity but there are a lot of different paths to become a cybersecurity expert. This week, the guys talk about their career paths starting from the ancient IT world and moving into modern day cybersecurity disciplines. They share some of the most important skill sets that you rarely hear about. Get the latest tips and tricks to start your cybersecurity career today.

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Episode #30 - Beware of these Top 10 Cybersecurity Myths

Zach and Lauro discuss 10 common cybersecurity myths that are causing business leaders to make poor decisions and making companies an easy target for cyber criminals. They clear up these myths and share how you can be better informed if you hear something that doesn't sound quite right. Learn about the most common cybersecurity questions on this week’s episode.

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Episode #29 - Social Engineering: Minimize the Exposure of Human Error

This week, the guys discuss Social Engineering - the most common way cyber criminals get access to their targets. They discuss the controls smart companies are implementing to prevent their staff from falling for cyber-criminal scams and how to minimize exposure resulting from human error.

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Episode #28: Moving CISOs from Good to Great - with Ed Escobedo

This week, the guys welcome back Ed Escobedo, former Head of Technology Risk Management for PayPal, CIO of Apollo Education Group, VP for DHL, and Charles Schwab, and currently Silent Sector's Chief Strategy Officer. They share how to bust through the growth roadblocks that Cyber security CISOs hit when improving their Organizational Adoption Methodology. They also share the unique Organizational Adoption Framework and Methodology (TM) that Silent Sector uses to bring established cybersecurity programs to the next level.

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