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Stuart Talks Security: 'You can't go back to paper' featuring Lou Rabon, CEO @ CDG

Posted by Stuart Mitchell on Sep 13, 2019 10:11:31 AM

In our latest edition of Stuart Talks Security we welcome Lou Rabon, CEO of CDG, to the podcast to talk all things incident response. This podcast 'You can't go back to paper' explores how to define incidents through to the importance of having a well rehearsed response plan or policy in place. Lou shares his experience in the shape of war stories, the need to have the basics in place in terms of multi-factor authentication, the impact of the cloud on incident response and so much more.   

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Tags: Cyber Security

Stuart Talks Security: The one with the predictions & resolutions featuring Gary Hayslip, CISO @ Webroot

Posted by Stuart Mitchell on Feb 26, 2019 4:48:21 PM

We are almost through the first quarter of the year and social media has been full of posts (some original others copied and pasted) around key predictions for the cyber security industry in 2019. In this episode of Stuart Talks Security we took the chance to catch up with Gary Hayslip, VP CISO at Webroot, to get his unique take on what should be front of mind for security leaders this year. 

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Tags: Cyber Security

Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - It's time to look closer to home

Posted by Stuart Mitchell on Oct 10, 2018 11:46:12 AM

What’s the first thing you do when you are looking for security talent? Post a job on LinkedIn? Contact your internal recruiter or your external partner? It might surprise you to hear this from a recruiter but it's often prudent to start your search a little closer to home. In fact a CISO we spoke to in our recent CISO Survival Guide stated "Skills are important but given the shortage that exists it’s rare that you will find a candidate that has every attribute you are looking for. In such cases it’s often a good idea to develop from within where you’ll find people that know the business and know the stakeholders – that’s a great starting point."

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Tags: Cyber Security

Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - know what you want

Posted by Stuart Mitchell on Sep 13, 2018 1:57:58 PM

Hiring in security is tough, we know that. Our Cyber Security in Focus research suggests that 79% of hiring managers take more than 8 weeks to source mid-senior security professionals. It’s not easy. There are plenty of landmines in the process from getting the brief right with talent acquisition, accessing the right volume of resumes and getting employment offers accepted to name just a few. That’s why it’s essential that you start the journey with a clear picture of what ‘good’ looks like. Hiring in security gets a whole load tougher when you don’t know or aren’t realistic about what you want.
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Tags: Cyber Security

Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - get your sales hat on

Posted by Stuart Mitchell on Sep 7, 2018 2:53:34 PM

How many times have you been in the situation where you’ve managed to get talent through the door, vetted the candidates to the point of offer stage and then they’ve either rejected the offer, pulled out or in some cases, gone dark completely? You are certainly not alone. According to our recent Cyber Security in Focus research over 36% of hiring managers see ‘getting offers of employment accepted’ as a headline challenge. 

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Tags: Cyber Security