The Cyber Rants Podcast

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

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Episode #62 - Eric Adams, FedRAMP Expert

This week, the guys are joined by Eric Adams, experienced CISO and FedRAMP Strategist discuss what precisely is FedRAMP, its relation with cloud security standards, and why should organizations consider it for their structure, as well as the steps to make it happen. 

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Episode #61 - Wild and Wacky Headlines

This week, the guys deviate a little from the usual format and discuss some of the latest Cybersecurity trends, and rant on what's on their minds, no matter how off-topic it may be! Let's get into some of what we're seeing, including the wild and wacky!

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Episode #60 MSSP vs. vCISO vs. Cybersecurity Program Development

It's a wild market for cybersecurity services, often confusing buyers and selling companies less than ideal solutions. The question is, between MSSP, vCISO, and cybersecurity program development, what is the best fit for your organization's needs? This week, the guys discuss the pros and cons of the common services to help you understand the best fit. From Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP) and Virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISO), to remote security teams and tailored Cybersecurity Program Development solutions, this episode covers the critical considerations for selecting the right cybersecurity service partner.

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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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