Security Confidential S6 E4 Brian Haugli

This week, host Manoj Tandon is joined by Brian Haugli. Brian is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at SideChannel. Brian has been driving security programs for two decades and brings a true practitioner’s approach to the industry. He has led programs for the DoD, Pentagon, Intelligence Community, Fortune 500, and many others. Brian is a renowned speaker and expert on NIST guidance, threat intelligence implementations, and strategic organizational initiatives. He is also a contributing author for the latest book from Wiley, “Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework“. Lastly, he is a professor at Boston College, in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, Master’s Program in Cybersecurity.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:50 How do you see the threat landscape changing in cybersecurity?

05:00 Do you think the mid-market understands that cybersecurity is not an IT problem but a business problem?

08:30 Why are SMBs such hot targets?

12:35 Insurance brokers typically do not understand cybersecurity postures, they deal in applications. How can an SMB leverage the broker to get an underwriter to understand their posture?

20:50 Is it possible for you the client to get in front of the carrier?

23:42 How does a company access its security posture?

27:00 How do these businesses go about this practically?

33:20 News from Brian


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Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 6:

Ep. 1 Brian Stoner – VP of StellarCyber

Ep. 2 Dr. Joseph – Russia, Ukraine, and Cybersecurity

Ep. 3 Tim Chase – Ethical Hacker, CISO

Ep. 4 Brian Haugli – CEO of SideChannel

Ep. 5 Nat Schere – Cybersecurity as a revenue

Ep. 6 Endre Walls – Starting in Cyber, Vendors, and Diversity

Ep. 7 Erika Carrara – Veteran, Mentor, C-suite executive

Ep. 8 Eddie Thomason – Podcast Host, Author, and Entrepreneur

Ep. 9 Greg Schaffer – vCISO, Author, and Podcast Host

Ep. 10 Jake Belcher – Sr. Director of Security Strategy


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