Security Masterminds

Security Masterminds

The podcast that brings you the very best in all things, cybersecurity, taking an in-depth look at the most pressing issues and trends across the industry

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Sneaking your way into hacking the Humans, with special guest Jenny Radcliffe
Jul 23 2022
Sneaking your way into hacking the Humans, with special guest Jenny Radcliffe
Episode SummaryJenny Radcliffe, a social engineer and known as the People Hacker, was recently inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Jenny is also an award winning podcast host and a conference speaker where she provides knowledge, expertise and insights on security, education and awareness to people around the world. In this episode of the Security Masterminds podcast, Jenny discusses her experience in the industry and how social engineering has changed over time. She also shares some tips on how to put together a team for a social engineering job, as well as some of her biggest social engineering failures and what she learned from them..In this episode, you will learn the following:1. The art and science of social engineering, and the importance of continuous learning.2. The evolution of social engineering over time, and the need for diversification.3. The importance of self-discipline in social engineering, and the need for details.Jenny Radcliffe, The People HackerJenny Radcliffe is a world-renowned Social Engineer hired to bypass security systems through a mixture of psychology, con-artistry, cunning, and guile. A "burglar" for hire and entertaining educator, she has spent a lifetime talking her way into secure locations, protecting clients from scammers, and leading simulated criminal attacks on organizations of all sizes to help secure money, data, and information from malicious attacks.Jenny was recognized as one of the top 25 Women in Cyber in 2020 by IT Security Guru and as a Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber in 2019. She was nominated for the prestigious "Godmother of Security" award in 2020 and won the "Most Educational Security Blog 2020." Most recently, Woman of Influence & a Top 30 Cybersecurity Leader.Jenny is also the host of the award-winning podcast "The Human Factor," interviewing industry leaders, bloggers, experts, fellow social engineers, and con-artists about all elements of security and preventing people from becoming victims of malicious social engineering.LinkedIn: LinksJenny's Darknet Diaries episode: Ricard (Happy Monk) - ResourcesKnowBe4 Blog - Kron - Wieringa - McQuiggan, Producer - Malik, Producer - Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - Sarah McQuiggan -
Sneaking your way into hacking the Humans, with special guest Jenny Radcliffe
Jul 23 2022
Sneaking your way into hacking the Humans, with special guest Jenny Radcliffe
Episode SummaryJenny Radcliffe, a social engineer and known as the People Hacker, was recently inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Jenny is also an award winning podcast host and a conference speaker where she provides knowledge, expertise and insights on security, education and awareness to people around the world. In this episode of the Security Masterminds podcast, Jenny discusses her experience in the industry and how social engineering has changed over time. She also shares some tips on how to put together a team for a social engineering job, as well as some of her biggest social engineering failures and what she learned from them..In this episode, you will learn the following:1. The art and science of social engineering, and the importance of continuous learning.2. The evolution of social engineering over time, and the need for diversification.3. The importance of self-discipline in social engineering, and the need for details.Jenny Radcliffe, The People HackerJenny Radcliffe is a world-renowned Social Engineer hired to bypass security systems through a mixture of psychology, con-artistry, cunning, and guile. A "burglar" for hire and entertaining educator, she has spent a lifetime talking her way into secure locations, protecting clients from scammers, and leading simulated criminal attacks on organizations of all sizes to help secure money, data, and information from malicious attacks.Jenny was recognized as one of the top 25 Women in Cyber in 2020 by IT Security Guru and as a Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber in 2019. She was nominated for the prestigious "Godmother of Security" award in 2020 and won the "Most Educational Security Blog 2020." Most recently, Woman of Influence & a Top 30 Cybersecurity Leader.Jenny is also the host of the award-winning podcast "The Human Factor," interviewing industry leaders, bloggers, experts, fellow social engineers, and con-artists about all elements of security and preventing people from becoming victims of malicious social engineering.LinkedIn: LinksJenny's Darknet Diaries episode: Ricard (Happy Monk) - ResourcesKnowBe4 Blog - Kron - Wieringa - McQuiggan, Producer - Malik, Producer - Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - Sarah McQuiggan -
Technology and its Impact on Users and Cybersecurity
Jun 20 2022
Technology and its Impact on Users and Cybersecurity
Episode SummaryTechnology is everywhere in society these days from our communication, shopping, and commerce capabilities. Whether email, online purchases, or using the blockchain, it amounts to large amounts of data being collected about people. All of this data, while easy to store, is also harder to manage and protect. As users, people exhibit behaviors when using this data, and the technology is learning those behaviors to effectively identify if it's this person based on geography, time, and frequency. All of this, along with being able to help people properly secure their data, and when they make an error, they receive a small learning mission to complete to help understand the mistake without feeling inadequate or reprimanded. In this month's podcast, David Willis shares his experiences with technology, human behaviors, and micro-learning based on his years of military and technical expertise over the past twenty years.David Willis, Head of Technology Integrations for the Business Development TeamDavid is an experienced business, security, and technology leader with over 20 years experience across telecommunications, financial services, and software industry verticals.David currently serves as Head of Technology Integrations for the Business Development Team, focused on addressing tactical and strategic security and IT solution integration needs at scale for Netskope customers. David also leads the building and expansion of new routes to market for Netskope.LinkedIn: page: LinksBright Shiny Object Syndrome (BSOS) - - Privacy Act - York Protection Act - Fogg Tweet - Test - ​​ by many duck bites - ResourcesKnowBe4 Blog -  Kron - Wieringa - McQuiggan, Producer - Malik,  Producer -  Composed by: Brian Sanyshyn - Sarah McQuiggan -
On the Front Lines, Protecting Critical Infrastructure
May 16 2022
On the Front Lines, Protecting Critical Infrastructure
With current events, there is a strong focus on the critical infrastructure sector that provide fuel, water and electricity to our homes and office buildings. In today's episode we hear from Spencer Wilcox, who is a cybersecurity leader at a large power utility working to ensure that power is always available and protected against cybercriminals. He shares with us his insights to the energy industry, the supply chain, cyber resiliency and the threats the industry is facing in the next ten years.Spencer Wilcox has worked in the cybersecurity and physical space of the energy sector for almost twenty years, where previously he was in law enforcement.Don't miss out on The transition from a law enforcement to cyber securityHow important privacy is to securityThe importance of supply chain to availabilityDiscussed Links & Follow-upHex Editor - - for Thom Langford episode - Hymn of the Great A’Tuin - Model - Men & the Elephant - Tree Scan - CIP Standards - Chaos Engineering - Spencer WilcoxSpencer Wilcox is Executive Director of Technology and Chief Security Officer at PNM Resources, an investor owned utility headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. Spencer is accountable for the secure operations of enterprise IT and OT Infrastructure, Network and Telecommunications, Technology Innovation and the Cyber and Physical Security of the enterprise and the electric grid. In this role he strategically leads leaders to continuously improve operational effectiveness using a risk based approach to technology and security.Spencer is a nationally recognized speaker, and regular contributor to (ISC)2, ASIS, and SC Congress events. He regularly serves in volunteer capacities to improve cyber security, technology innovation and economic development. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the ICCS committee for the Electric Power Research Institute, and as co-chair of the Security and Technology Policy Executive Advisory Committee for the Edison Electric Institute. He has previously served as a judge in the SC awards, and Maryland Cyber awards and as a volunteer on the boards of directors for the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc, and the Fort Meade Alliance. LinkedIn: @brasscount Email: