Security Confidential S6 E1 Brian Stoner

Brian Stoner has a long history with cybersecurity OEMs starting with CA where Manoj first met him. He has been with McAfee, Fireeye, Cylance, and is now with Stellar Cyber. Brian has been in the business of helping companies build their channels.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

02:04 What are the elements of a successful cybersecurity channel program?

06:10 Is there an inherent conflict with having a salesperson be managing a partner?

08:12 Where do the programs have mismatched expectations between the OEM and reseller?

13:20 Is the pure Var model the way forward? Are clients in cybersecurity not locking more for a total solution for defense in depth vs a pure technology play.

16:11 What market sectors in cybersecurity do you see doing well in the coming year?

20:17 Explain what is XDR?

31:28 How have you been able to avoid the pitfalls of storage and computing power as it relates to the cloud?

39:52 Thoughts on AI

41:00 Events and Contacting Brian


To learn more about Brian visit LinkedIn

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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