UNSECURITY: Information Security Podcast

UNSECURITY: Information Security Podcast

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Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, and more.


56: Justin Webb, Target vs. Chubb, CCPA, News
Dec 2 • 68 min
In episode 56 of the UNSECURITY podcast, Evan and Brad are joined by Justin Webb. Stories have been circulating about Target suing their former insurance provider from the infamous breach of 2013—a breach Evan served on a special litigation committee for.…
55: Zoe Bundy, Brainy Ladies, Giving Thanks, Job Hunt
Nov 25 • 58 min
Brad and Evan are joined by Zoe Bundy for episode 55. Zoe is the founder of Brainy Ladies, an organization that helps introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as career paths for girls and women. Together, the three discuss Zoe’s…
54: Kenneth Bechtel, InfoSec Jobs, Industry News
Nov 18 • 65 min
Evan and Brad are back for episode 54 of the UNSECURITY podcast. They’re joined by Kenneth Bechtel and discuss this interesting phenomenon we’re experiencing where we’re short on information security talent, but somehow good security professionals are…
53: The One-Year Anniversary Show
Nov 11 • 61 min
The 53rd episode of the UNSECURITY podcast is a special one. The episode is hosted by Brandon Matis from the FRSecure marketing team as he takes a look back at the first year of the UNSECURITY podcast—recapping some of the most interesting topics and…
52: One Year, David Kruse, Cyber Insurance, Google
Nov 4 • 68 min
Happy one-year anniversary to the UNSECURITY podcast! In episode 52, Brad and Evan are joined by David Kruse to discuss cyber insurance, the Fitbit/Google news, and (of course) the first year of the UNSECURITY podcast. Give it a listen and let us know…
51: Roadshow Week 4, Intro to Pen Testing, Security News
Oct 29 • 59 min
This week’s episode includes an look at penetration testing, featuring special guest @vimk1ng (Eric Hanson), FRSecure’s Penetration Testing Lead, joining Evan and Brad from Reno, NV. You’ll also get an update on the #S2Roadshow, with Evan and John in…
50: Roadshow Week 3, Business as a Security Person, Phone Security News
Oct 21 • 62 min
In the 50th episode of the UNSECURITY Podcast, Evan and Brad give a recap of week 3 of the #S2Roadshow, discuss what it’s like to be a security person learning how to take on business objectives like strategic planning, and review some interesting news…
49: Roadshow Recap, Types of Security, CMMC, Got What it Takes?
Oct 14 • 63 min
Brad and Evan are reunited in-studio for episode 49 of the UNSECURITY podcast. With Evan still touring the country for the #S2Roadshow, the conversation starts with a recap. The duo adds a discussion about IT Security, Information Security, Cyber…
48: John Harmon, Roadshow Recap, vCISO Framework, InfoSec News
Oct 7 • 68 min
With Brad traveling, Evan is joined by John Harmon for episode 48. With the two of them touring the country together for the #s2roadshow, the episode centers around the goings-on behind their travels. They’ll also add to the recent ongoing vCISO…
47: S2Org Launch, #S2Roadshow, Partner Jumpstart, Industry News
Sep 30 • 71 min
In episode 47, we catch up with Evan as he still returns to “normal” after his visit to Bulgaria, learn about the launch of S2Org and Evan and John’s upcoming #S2Roadshow, and get the scoop on the SecurityStudio partner jumpstart. Give it a listen and let…
46: Hacks & Hops Recap, Roadshow, Mental Health, Industry News
Sep 23 • 67 min
Episode 46 features jam-packed discussions on the most recent installment of FRSecure’s Hacks & Hops event series, the upcoming speaking engagements Evan and Brad are preparing for (including the big SecurityStudio roadshow), the importance of mental…
45: Bulgaria Trip, Catching Up, vCISO Revisited, Book Announcement
Sep 17 • 66 min
Evan’s back state-side for episode 45 of the UNSECURITY podcast. He and Brad add to last week’s conversation about vCISOs by discussing what someone would have to do to become one. The guys also chat about Evan’s recent trip to Bulgaria and make an…
44: Ryan Cloutier, Security and Liability, Speaking Human
Sep 9 • 59 min
With Evan in Bulgaria, Brad is joined in-studio by recurring guest Ryan Cloutier. Together, the three guys discuss the correlation between security and liability. After, they dive into Ryan’s mission—helping “humans” (non-security people) secure…
43: All About vCISOs, The Good/Bad Gap, News
Sep 3 • 61 min
Welcome to the Labor Day special of the UNSECURITY podcast. Evan and Brad give an inside look at virtual chief information security officers—what they are, what makes a good one, who needs one, and more. Give it a listen and let us know what you think at…
42: Christophe Foulon, Helping People Through Security, Big News Week
Aug 26 • 67 min
Returning guest Christophe Foulon is back for another great discussion on this week’s episode of the UNSECURITY podcast. Evan and Brad pick Christophe’s brain about the projects he’s working on, his passion and drive as a security pro, and why security…
41: DEFCON Recap with Oscar Minks, S2Me, Security News Update
Aug 19 • 64 min
Evan and Brad are joined this week by Oscar Minks, who runs the technical team at FRSecure. The three of them recap DEFCON from Oscar’s perspective, and they introduce S2Me—a new platform for people to measure their own personal security. Give episode 41…
40: Incident Response, Hacks & Hops, DEFCON Update, Security News
Aug 12 • 61 min
Episode 40 of the UNSCURITY podcast features another lengthy discussion on incident response. Brad was quickly immersed in responses after returning from time off, so Evan and Brad discuss the projects he’s working on. The discussion also ties in two…
39: Research, Responsible Disclosure, Social Engineering, Team Ambush, DEF CON, Industry News
Aug 5 • 64 min
In the latest installment of the UNSECURITY podcast, “Ben” joins Evan once again to give us the lowdown on what he has been up to lately. His latest project has been enlightening, to say the least. Episode 39 is a real treat! Check it out, and let us know…
38: Civic Ransomware Update, Project Bacon, News
Jul 29 • 60 min
With Brad on vacation, Evan is joined by president John Harmon for episode 38 of the UNSECURITY podcast. Together, the two chat about Project Bacon—a project they’ll be taking on before the end of the year. Check it out, and let us know what you think at…
37: Civic Ransomware, 100 Days of Truth, Calling BS, Industry News
Jul 22 • 56 min
In a jam-packed episode 37, Evan and Brad are joined by state representative Jim Nash to circle back on the civic ransomware discussion, recap Evan’s #100DaysofTruth, and call BS on some startling allegations that have been seen in the information…
36: The Money Grab, Scare Tactics, ISC2, InfoSec News
Jul 15 • 55 min
There’s a lot of money changing hands in the information security world. Unfortunately, a lot of what’s being sold is just blinky lights—things that are flashy, but don’t actually make anyone’s security better. Organizations look for quick fixes and easy…
35: Transfer of Wealth, Civic Duty, DDoS, IoT
Jul 8 • 52 min
Evan and Brad are refreshed and raring to go after an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend. This week for episode 35, they provide a refresher on the recent city government ransomware attacks and also talk about the transfer of wealth that happens when…
34: Civic Ransomware, (Not) Paying Ransoms, School Security
Jul 1 • 52 min
Less than one short week after Evan and Brad discussed the Riviera Beach, FL ransomware attack, another Florida city has paid off attackers in a ransomware scheme. In episode 34, Evan and Brad take a look at what we can do about civic ransomware, and how…
33: Ransomware in Cities and Municipalities, Breach News
Jun 24 • 53 min
The city of Riveria Beach, Florida experienced a ransomware attack last week. This is the third major city affected by ransomware in the last 12 months or so, following Atlanta and Baltimore (who was hit twice). Episode 33 of the UNSECURITY podcast…
32: Security Standards, ASCO Ransomware, Utility Attacks, Alexa
Jun 17 • 50 min
Evan fills in leading for this episode of the UNSECURITY podcast with Brad wrapped up in numerous incident response engagements. Together, the two of them chat about the numerous security standards the information security world has the ability to adhere…
31: Solutions vs. Sales, Important Lessons, InfoSec News
Jun 10 • 64 min
Epsidode 31 boils the blood of Evan and Brad a little bit. The topic of discussion stems around a recent meeting Evan sat in on where the salespeople pushed a solution before even getting a real understanding of what the problem actually was. Join the…
30: “Panic or Plan,” Incident Response, and InfoSec News
Jun 4 • 66 min
Incident response has become one of the most pertinent conversation pieces in the information security world. Many organizations are starting to realize that it’s important to be prepared for what to do when a breach occurs— because we can’t prevent all…
29: Memorial Day Special, L0pht Heavy Industries
May 27 • 63 min
In the spirit of Memorial Day and remembrance, Evan and Brad decided to do something a bit different for episode 29. The guys share audio of L0pht Heavy Industries testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (live feed…
28: Conferences and Presentations, CISSP Mentor Program, Information Security News
May 20 • 65 min
Evan’s been gone a lot lately. Back in the office for episode 28, him and Brad take a look back at some of the recent presentations and conferences the two have made appearances and presented at. After, they break down some of the recent information…
27: Ryan Cloutier, InfoSec in K-12, Security News
May 13 • 59 min
Epsidode 27 is packed with meaningful discussion around how we can do a better job of teaching our children the importance of information security and internet safety starting at a young age. To do so, Brad and Evan are joined by Ryan Cloutier— a…
26: Ego & Arrogance, “Normal People” Research, Chinese Surveillance, GitHub
May 6 • 57 min
Evan recently wrote an article detailing why he thinks there is a lot of ego an arrogance among people who work in the information security industry. This topic has drawn some interesting conversations and debate on social media since it’s been posted, so…
25: Christophe Foulon, Password Guidance, Cybersecurity Jobs, Twitter Beef
Apr 29 • 58 min
Evan and Brad are back with episode 25 of the UNSECURITY podcast. This week, they’re joined by special guest, Christophe Foulon, a senior cyber risk management consultant for ConQuest Federal. Together, the three of them chat a bit about Christophe’s path…
24: Drake, Compliance vs. Security, Chrome Bug, Wipro, Facebook (again)
Apr 22 • 61 min
Episode 24 of the UNSECURITY podcast takes a deep dive into the differences between what it means to be “secure” vs. what it means to be “compliant.” Give it a listen and let us know what you think at [email protected]
23: #100DaysOfTruth, CISSP Mentor Program, Security Podcasting, InfoSec News
Apr 15 • 63 min
Evan leads the discussion in a jam-packed episode 23 of the UNSECURITY podcast. This week, the guys chat about the FRSecure CISSP Mentor Program, Evan’s new #100DaysOfTruth concept, what it’s like to podcast about security, and the recent stories in…
22: Back Home, Toxic Coworkers, CISSP, Recent News
Apr 8 • 60 min
Brad and Evan are back at FRSecure HQ for episode 22. They discuss their recent travels, the CISSP Mentor Program starting this evening, industry news, and how to deal with toxic coworkers (as requested by a listener). Give it a listen and let us know…
21: Rochester, Bully Customers, VRM, Staying Current
Apr 1 • 75 min
Evan and Brad are back together for episode 21, but are recording from Rochester, NY. Other than talking about what the heck they’re doing out there, they took a look back at our recent Hacks & Hops event and summarized its discussion surrounding vendor…
20: Staying Healthy, Starting a Security Career, Tesla, Facebook
Mar 26 • 75 min
With Brad on vacation, Evan was joined this week by Shawn Pollard, an analyst at FRSecure. The two of them discuss ways in which a person can stay healthy while working in a security job— part five of Evan’s five-part series on starting a security…
19: Stuck in Louisiana, RSA, More Incident Response, Boeing
Mar 18 • 58 min
Evan leads the discussion this week from Louisiana as some of his travel plans were foiled. Him and Brad chat about cruise ship internet, RSA, the importance of mental health as a security professional, even more incident response topics, and the big…
18: Special Guest Host, Incident Response Planning, and Chrome Zero-Day
Mar 11 • 54 min
Episode 18 is a little bit different than weeks prior. We forced Evan to take a vacation and promised his wife we wouldn’t give him a dial-in number. So instead of Evan, Brad cohosted this week with our VP of Ops, Renay Rutter. The two of them will take a…
17: More Incident Responses, Book Signing Party, Security Principles, This Week’s News
Mar 4 • 69 min
Evan leads this week as he and Brad walk through the security principles FRSecure has in place for the organization. Principles are vital parts of every information security program as they serve as guidelines and reminders. The two of them will give an…
16: Security Spouses, Work-Life Balance, MyFitnessPal, Google (Again), Russian APT
Feb 25 • 68 min
Brad and Evan are joined by very special guests this week in a unique episode of the UNSECURITY Podcast. Brad and Evan’s wives joined the show to give an inside look at how working in the information security industry can have an impact on your life…
15: Employee Embezzlement, Google Play Scam, Security in Manufacturing, Trending News
Feb 18 • 71 min
Episode 15 starts out with a bang as Evan and Brad break down two incidents that they recently worked on, and another one that’s on the way. They’ll also go into detail about a Breach civil lawsuit OSINT, a visit with Lockton, keynoting a manufacturing…
14: “Ben,” Social Engineering, GDPR Reports, Apple Keychain
Feb 11 • 61 min
Brad leads episode 14 with the help of Evan and M1ndFl4y, aka “Ben.” M1ndFl4y is a social engineer at FRSecure, and brings with him fascinating stories about his ability to gain access to facilities and information that he’s not permitted to. Brad and…
13: Incident Response, Local Government, Apple’s FaceTime Bug
Feb 4 • 61 min
Evan and Brad are joined in episode 13 by Jim Nash, who is the assistant minority leader for the Minnesota House of Representatives and also a member of the FRSecure family. Naturally, the state of security in local government and in the state of…
12: Security Jobs, CISSP Mentor Program, Cost of a Breach, Google, Nest
Jan 28 • 57 min
In episode 12 of the UNSECURITY podcast, Brad and Evan take an in-depth look at the state of employment in the information security industry, including some ways people who are interested in the industry can break through. One example is FRSecure’s CISSP…
11: Cancun, FISASCORE®, American Military, Cisco’s Flaw, Apple’s CEO
Jan 21 • 62 min
With Evan back from his trip to Cancun writing his second book, it was a perfect time for the first face-to-face recording of the UNSECURITY Podcast. In our 11th episode, Brad and Evan discuss Evan’s writing trip, the next release of the FISASCORE® risk…
10: Daily Challenges, Writing Books, Hacking 2FA, and More Third-Party Breaches
Jan 14 • 45 min
Brad hosts another great UNSECURITY Podcast episode with Evan. This week, they discussed information security book writing, day-to-day security challenges, the new Modlishka 2FA proxy tool (hacking 2FA), El Chapo’s chats, Zurich claiming “act of war”…
9: “Tom”, Book Releases, Vendor Risk Management, 2019’s First Breach
Jan 8 • 56 min
In this episode, Brad and Evan discuss “Tom” (the “normal people” who are the reason behind what we do at FRSecure), the very soon-to-be-released UNSECURITY book, the next UNSECURITY book being written now, the next book later this year that Brad and I…
8: Revisiting 2018 Predictions, GDPR Ruined Christmas, Lack of Security Executives
Dec 31, 2018 • 58 min
In the last episode of the year, Brad and Evan reflect on what made an impact in 2018 and what we can look forward to in the upcoming year. In episode 8, find out if Evan’s 2018 security predictions came to fruition, learn about how many of the top…
7: 2018’s Biggest Vulnerabilities, Year-End Current Events
Dec 26, 2018 • 65 min
In this pre-holiday episode of the UNSECURITY podcast, Evan and Brad begin wrapping up 2018. They took a look back at the biggest vulnerabilities that impacted the information security industry this year, and broke down some of the current events that…
6: K-12, Skills Shortage, Australian Encryption Laws, and Equifax
Dec 17, 2018 • 76 min
Brad Nigh hosts episode six of the Unsecurity podcast, where the guys are joined by Wade, a K-12 Director of Technology at a mid-sized public school district. They discuss their innovative Compass Cybersecurity and Applied Mathematics course and how…
5: Government Security, NRCC, Quora, Google, and More
Dec 10, 2018 • 69 min
In this week’s episode, Evan and Brad are joined by Minnesota State Representative Jim Nash to discuss the state of cyber security and information security in state government. They also break down the recent NRCC hack, more about Google and Marriott, the…
4: Marriott Breach, Third-Party Risk, Microsoft MFA, and GDPR
Dec 3, 2018 • 63 min
In episode 4 of the Unsecurity Podcast, Evan and Brad break down the massive Marriott breach that happened this week. They also take some time to discuss Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication, GDPR issues, third-party risk management, and more.
3: Thanksgiving, Connected Devices (IoT), Healthcare, and Incidents
Nov 26, 2018 • 62 min
FRSecure’s Evan Francen and Brad Nigh wrap up Thanksgiving week with episode 3 of UNSECURITY. In this episode, Evan and Brad break down connected devices and IOT, the healthcare industry, and incident/breach response.
2: USPS, Google Hijack, Costly Con, Botnet, and Poor Habits
Nov 19, 2018 • 67 min
In Episode 2 of the UNSECURITY podcast, Brad and Evan discuss current information security events and industry news. Brad led this podcast, and he chose the following topics for discussion:• Secret Service Warns about ID Theft through USPS “Informed…
UNSECURITY: The First One, What Are We Doing Here?
Nov 15, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, the first UNSECURITY podcast, Evan and Brad discuss current information security events, including what they’re both working on, and industry news.