Security Confidential S8 E6 Derek Scheller

Derek is a military veteran. He has over 10 years of experience in infosec and IT. Derek is the Founder, Content Creator, and Podcast Host of Cyber Warrior Studios LLC, and a Senior Security Consultant at Seiso.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:25 Dereks Origin Story

04:20 Dereks Military Cyber background

09:13 Dereks Origin Story (cont.)

12:15 Why “Cyber Warrior”

14:50 Strategy

18:50 Defense in Depth

21:50 Prevention Paradox

22:49 100% Secure

26:30 What makes a good target?

30:34 How many companies are compromised and don’t know it?

33:05 What can we do?

35:07 Sony attack

38:46 Hackers & Malware

43:30 More About Derek


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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. For inquiries, please email

Check out the other episodes in this season:

Ep. 1 Boyd Clewis – Cofounder, Author, and Cybersecurity Speaker 

Ep. 2 Ken Underhill – CEO, Author, and Cyber Life

Ep. 3 Dr. Gerald Auger- Simply Cyber, Black Hat 2022, and Security Awareness

Ep. 4 Eddie Thomason – Humility, Negativity, and Twitter News

Ep. 5 Zinet Kemal – Author, Diversity, Cloud Security, and CISA

Ep. 6 Derek Scheller – Cyber Warrior, Veteran, and Podcaster

Ep. 7 Ted Harrington – Hackable: How to do Application Security Right

Ep. 8 Kevin Tambascio – Cyber Professional, Cleveland Clinic, and HIMSS

Ep. 9 Greg Tomchick – Pro Athlete turned Cybersecurity CEO

Ep. 10 Brian Stoner – Remote work: Can You Trust Your Employees?

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