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2023 Funding, SASE Certification – Mike Privette, Pascal Menezes – ESW #344

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1. 2023 Funding and Acquisition Summary with Return on Security – Mike Privette – ESW #344

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Guest

Mike Privette
Mike Privette
Chief Analyst at Return on Security

Mike brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience, having held various roles across the financial services, insurance, and GovTech sectors, including multiple stints as a CISO. His entrepreneurial journey includes founding and selling a vCISO consulting business, earning him recognition as a trusted industry advisor.

Now, Mike leads a dual-focused venture: a vCISO consulting service and a newsletter media business, Return on Security. His main newsletter, Security, Funded, offers comprehensive analysis on cybersecurity market trends, funding, M&A activities, and buyer sentiment. At the intersection of cyber practitioners, startup founders, and VCs, Mike plays a key role in influencing cybersecurity’s evolving landscape.

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Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

2. Creating a certification path for SASE products and services – Pascal Menezes – ESW #344

Guest

Pascal Menezes
Pascal Menezes
Chief Technology Officer at MEF

Pascal Menezes, CTO at MEF, is a seasoned expert with a laser focus on cutting-edge technologies. His areas of expertise encompass SD-WAN, SASE, cloud-scale architectures, real-time media networks, SDN, NFV, and LSO. With a decade at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group, and a track record of success in five startups, Pascal has earned global thought leadership awards, presented at renowned events, contributed to industry standards in the IETF, MEF, and Broadband Forum (MPLS), holds 30+ patents. Pascal hosts MEF’s Executives at the Edge podcast.

Host

Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative

3. Ransomware prevention, ransomware stats, SSH vulns, and $1 Chevy Tahoes! – ESW #344

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Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
VP Traceable.ai, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures