PSW #733 – Stephen Ward, & David Kennedy
Stephen Ward is CMO at Source Defense – the pioneer in client-side security. He has been with the firm since late 2021 and is responsible for all aspects of go to market. Stephen is a serial cyber security entrepreneur with a 25-year long career in Marketing. In his career, he has been fortunate enough to work for some of the most innovative, category creating companies in our space. He helped bring forensics to the forefront in his time at NetWitness, helped drive change in endpoint security while at Invincea, brought threat intelligence to the mainstream while at iSight Partners, drove real change in OT/ICS security while at Claroty, helped create the cyber risk quantification market while at RiskLens and through his work with the FAIR Institute. Don’t hold his title against him – he’s more than a Marketing person – he’s been dedicated to driving better outcomes for the good guys in cyber security for the majority of his career.
David Kennedy is founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec. Both organizations focus on the betterment of the security industry. David also served as a board of director for the ISC2 organization. David was the former CSO for a Diebold Incorporated where he ran the entire INFOSEC program. David is a co-author of the book “Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide”, the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), Artillery, Unicorn, PenTesters Framework, and several popular open source tools. David has been interviewed by several news organizations including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, Katie Couric, and BBC World News. David is the co-host of the social-engineer podcast and on several additional podcasts. David has testified in front of Congress on two occasions on the security around government websites. David is one of the founding authors of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES); a framework designed to fix the penetration testing industry. David was the co-founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale conference started in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to the private sector, David worked for the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.