Author Archives: Amanda McKeon

Leadership and Buy-In Help Protect BT’s Global Networks

BT is a global telecommunications giant, headquartered in London with over 100,000 employees all over the world. In addition to telephone services in Great Britain, BT provides broadband internet, fiber-optic communications, digital television, and even supply chain management services. They also provide IT and network security services.

Our guest today is Mark Hughes, who served as the CEO of BT Security from 2013 to 2018. He oversaw the security of BT’s internal networks and assets, as well as the services they provide to outside clients. He shares with us his techniques for building effective, collaborative security teams, how he earns buy-in from both his colleagues and his board of directors, and the importance of threat intelligence. He’ll also share his experience gearing up for the 2012 London Olympic Games, and why he thinks it was a milestone moment for cybersecurity.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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Bringing Collaboration to Real-Time Data Feeds

Our guest today is Aaron Gee-Clough. He’s chief technology officer for King & Union, a company that aims to bring increased collaboration to threat intelligence analysts, allowing them to more easily visualize and manage threat data in real time.

We discuss the benefits and challenges in bringing meaningful, actionable threat intelligence to small and mid-sized organizations, what he thinks machine learning can and cannot bring to the table, the distinction between threat intelligence and lists of bad IPs, and how many organizations are already exercising their impulse to collaborate and share information, even if they’re doing it in unofficial or inefficient ways.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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Controlling Online Access in Yemen’s War Zone

Recorded Future’s Insikt Group recently published research titled “Underlying Dimensions of Yemen’s Civil War: Control of the Internet.” It’s a detailed analysis of the role the internet has played in Yemen’s ongoing bloody conflict, as rival factions fight to gain control of information, access, and infrastructure. Local and international interests all come into play.

Here to guide us through the research are Recorded Future’s Winnona DeSombre, threat intelligence researcher, and Greg Lesnewich, threat intelligence analyst.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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Bringing Intelligence Community Experience to the Private Sector

Our guest today is Jason Kichen. He’s director of cybersecurity services at Versive, a cybersecurity company that delivers advanced threat detection and automation.

Prior to Versive, Jason spent nearly 15 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community as an expert in technical and offensive cyber operations. He was responsible for the design and execution of advanced technical operations all over the world. He has two Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations and a National Intelligence Professional Award from the National Counterproliferation Center.

We’ll learn about his experience in the intelligence community, how it differs from the private sector, and the challenges he faced transitioning between the two. We’ll get his take on threat intelligence and how he thinks organizations can build effective security teams.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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The What? So What? And the Why? Why? Why?

Today we welcome Maggie McDaniel, senior director of Insikt Group at Recorded Future. She’s had leadership positions in the U.S. government intelligence community, as well as the financial services sector.

We’ll be discussing her recent blog post, “Communicating Threat Intelligence Relevance.” In it, she describes a framework that helps get to the core of what matters, helps explain what it means for your organization, and provides justification to the powers that be, all while improving communications throughout the company.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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Bringing Government Experience to Financial Services Security

Joining us today is Derrick Pendleton. He’s a senior digital forensic incident response analyst at Legg Mason in Baltimore. He shares his experience cutting his teeth on security within the federal government, the specific benefits he believes that environment provided, and how he’s brought those skills to his work protecting the employees, partners, and customers of Legg Mason, one of the largest asset management firms in the world.

We’ll get his take on threat intelligence and incident response, as well as his words of wisdom for folks looking to get a start in the security business.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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Thwarting Organized Crime and Protecting Major Telecoms

Our guest today is Dale Drew. He’s chief security officer at Zayo Group, a global provider of communications, colocation, and cloud infrastructure. Previously, he’s held leadership positions at some of the largest and most influential telecommunications companies in the world, including CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, and MCI Communications.

He shares the story of his unlikely start in the security industry, sparked by a stolen family checkbook, which led to a position with the Arizona Attorney General’s office, working to fight organized crime and racketeering.

We’ll get his views on threat intelligence, and we’ll learn why he’s leading an effort to champion open source tools in the industry.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.

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