Security Stories

Security Stories

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Discover the unique, strange, and often hilarious stories behind what it takes to lead cybersecurity efforts in an organization. Developed by Cisco, Security Stories is an interview-based podcast full of insights from those who are carving a path in th…


14: Not fearing failure, and challenging the status quo, with Chris Leach
Sep 21 • 70 min
Today we chat to Chris Leach, senior CISO Advisor at Cisco. From his background as an accountant (which he hated!) to venturing into cybersecurity (“I had to learn to speak in bits and bytes, after only speaking in 1s and 0s”), he has a fascinating…
13: Prime directives: Serving the public trust, protecting the innocent, and upholding security laws, with Tanya Forsheit
Sep 7 • 85 min
We almost called this episode “Robocop 4: The future of security law enforcement”, but we actually hope that movie happens so we didn’t want to jinx it…But security law is our prime directive today, as on this episode we have an interview with Tanya…
12: Lifting others up: Stories of how we can help each other in cybersecurity
Aug 24 • 43 min
In a break from our usual format, today I wanted to bring you highlights of some of my favorite interviews with security leaders so far. There’s a definite theme to the clips I’ve chosen - it’s all about what we can do to help each other. There are…
11: What to Expect When You’re Electing: Election Security Special, with Matt Olney and Steve Caimi
Aug 9 • 78 min
Election security is right up there as one of the most important discussions of our lifetime. To quote fictional president Dr Josiah Bartlet, “Decisions are made by those who show up” and so protecting people’s right to show up and be heard, is…
10: “Don’t fire the CISO”, with Quentyn Taylor
Jul 26 • 67 min
We’re joined this week by Quentyn Taylor, CISO for Canon Europe. Odds are that you might have had your hands on a Canon camera or printer at one point in your life, and if you’ve ever had a security related query about their products in Europe, it’s…
9: Creating more opportunities for others, with Andy Ellis
Jul 13 • 88 min
In this episode we chat to Andy Ellis, who, on the very day we interviewed him, was celebrating his 20th anniversary as the Chief Security Officer for Akamai. We cover many topics - from taking down the “booth babe” culture at RSA, to fighting for more…
8: Sandworm, Not Petya and the hunt for the most dangerous hackers, with Andy Greenberg, Noureen Njoroge, and Cisco Talos
Jun 28 • 102 min
This episode of Security Stories is a little different from usual, but for good reason! With the help of some very special guests, we take a comprehensive look back at the Not Petya cyber attack, the Sandworm hackers, and the context behind this act of…
7: The impact of a diverse cybersecurity team with Marene Allison
Jun 14 • 75 min
In this episode we meet Marene Allison, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Johnson & Johnson. We talk about her life journey, from graduating from West Point Military Academy in the first class to include women, to then…
6: The Strongest Link with Brian Honan
May 24 • 73 min
On today’s show we have a brilliant interview with a famous, altruistic Irishman who wears cool glasses and has a nice variety of white hats. Nope, it’s not Bono, but are lucky enough to have Brian Honan as our guest on this episode. We cover a wide…
5: People Powered Security with Masha Sedova
May 10 • 67 min
In this episode we meet Masha Sedova, co-founder of Elevate Security, a company which uses data and behavioral analytics to help organizations build a strong security culture. Masha was recently announced as finalist for the 2020 Innovation Sandbox…
4: Building the best cybersecurity team with Mark Weatherford
Apr 26 • 65 min
Meet Mark Weatherford, who has one of the most impressive cybersecurity CVs we’ve ever seen! Learn how he created the U.S Navy’s first ever Red Team, and how he was hired by Arnold Schwarzenegger to help “change the way California did technology”. Mark…
3: Protecting democracy, and how to spot manipulation tactics online with Theresa Payton
Apr 12 • 75 min
In the latest episode of Cisco’s Security Stories, we have the incredible fortune to speak to Theresa Payton, who was named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine and is one of the most respected authorities on…
2: Democratizing Security with Wendy Nather
Mar 30 • 55 min
Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory CISOs at Cisco Duo, joins us for the latest episode of Security Stories. Wendy discusses how we can involve users in our security practices, rather than blaming them when they fall foul of the rules. And she comes up with…
1: From the battlefield to the boardroom with Mick Jenkins MBE
Mar 11 • 65 min
Welcome to the first episode of our new fortnightly podcast, Security Stories. A podcast by the Cisco Security team, we use storytelling to talk about the past, present and future of cybersecurity. On this episode, our special guest is Mick Jenkins MBE,…