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Security History – Lessons from the past – PSW #632

The history of security can be traced back to a variety of different sources. The amount of articles on the topic is dizzying. Most will cite names of early phone phreaks, Kevin Mitnick, Kevin Poulsen, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and quickly transition to many other more recent "hacks" or breaches. Our goal is to not review the history of hacking. This is the history of security. We've carefully chosen key events and research to discuss the very beginnings of security, and their impact and lessons for today's ever-evolving security landscape.

Full episode and show notes

Guests

Jayson E. Street
Jayson E. Street
VP of INFOSEC at SphereNY

Jayson E. Street is an author of the “Dissecting the hack: Series”. Also the DEF CON Groups Global Ambassador. Plus the VP of InfoSec for SphereNY. He has also spoken at DEF CON, DerbyCon, GRRCon and at several other ‘CONs and colleges on a variety of Information Security subjects. He was a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of Pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far but if they are please note he was chosen as one of Time’s persons of the year for 2006.

Jeremiah Grossman
Jeremiah Grossman
Founder & CEO at Bit Discovery

Jeremiah Grossman is a world-renowned expert in information security, a highly acclaimed security researcher, and an industry innovator. Over the last 20 years, Jeremiah pioneered application security as the founder of WhiteHat Security and served as Chief of Security Strategy for SentinelOne, focusing on ransomware and EDR. Today, as CEO of Bit Discovery, he’s taking on arguably the hardest and most important unsolved problem in the entire industry — attack surface management.

Ron Gula
Ron Gula
President at Gula Tech Adventures

Ron is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on cyber technology, cyber policy and recruiting more people to the cyber workforce. Since 2017, GTA has invested in dozens of cyber start-ups and funds and supported multiple cyber nonprofits and projects. From 2002 to 2016, Ron was the co-founder and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He helped grow the company to 20,000 customers, raise $300m in venture capital and grow revenues to $100m, setting up the company for an IPO in 2018. Prior to Tenable, Ron was a cyber industry pioneer and developed one of the first commercial network intrusion detection systems called Dragon, ran risk mitigation for the first cloud company, was deploying network honeypots in the mid 90s for the DOD and was a penetration tester for the NSA and got to participate in some of the nation’s first cyber exercises. Ron is involved in a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks including Defending Digital Campaigns, the Center for Internet Security, the National Security Institute and the Wilson Center. In 2020, Ron was honored to receive the Northern Virginia Technology Council Cyber Investor of the Year award and the Baltimore Business Journal Power 10 CEO award.

Winn Schwartau
Winn Schwartau
Security Theoretician at WinnSchwartau.Com

Winn Schwartau: A Brief Bio

“After talking to Winn for an hour and a half, you’re like, what the f*** just happened? – Bob Todrank

Winn has lived Cyber Security since 1983, and now says, “I think, maybe, I’m just starting to understand it.” His predictions about the internet & security have been scarily spot on. He coined the term “Electronic Pearl Harbor” while testifying before Congress in 1991 and showed the world how and why massive identify theft, cyber-espionage, nation-state hacking and cyber-terrorism would be an integral part of our future. He was named the “Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” by Admiral Tyrrell of the British MoD.
His new book, “Analogue Network Security” is a mathematical, time-based and probabilistic approach to justifiable security. His goal is to provide a first set of tools and methods to “fix security and the internet”, including fake news, spam, phishing, DDoS and more. It will twist your mind.

Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts
Distinguished Fellow: Ponemon Institute
International Security Hall of Fame: ISSA
Top-20 industry pioneers: SC Magazine.
Top 25 Most Influential: Security Magazine
Top 5 Security Thinkers: SC Magazine.
Power Thinker and one of the 50 most powerful people: Network World.
Top Rated (4.85/5) RSA Speaker
Top Rated Webinar: 4.56 (ISC2)
.001% Top Influencer RSAC-2019

Author: Pearl Harbor Dot Com (Die Hard IV), 3 volumes of “Information Warfare,” “CyberShock”, “Internet and Computer Ethics for Kids”, “Time Based Security” (More on his web site.)
Founder: www.TheSecurityAwarenessCompany.Com
Founder: www.InfowarCon.Com
Executive Producer: “Hackers Are People Too”

Hosts

April Wright
April Wright
Preventative Security Specialist at Architect Security
Doug White
Doug White
Professor at Roger Williams University
Jack Daniel
Jack Daniel
Security Wizard at Co-Founder of Security BSides
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
#HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
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