Security Confidential S4 E2 Rob Oden

Rob Oden joins us on Security Confidential for a two part series. This is part 1 and he discusses his personal journey from humble beginnings to a great cybersecurity architect. He shares his story and the many challenges he faced and the qualities of people wanting to create success for themselves in the field of cybersecurity.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

02:12  Journey from humble beginnings to cybersecurity architect

05:30 First exposure to cybersecurity

09:30 Taking responsibility and owning it

14:13 The crab effect

23:42 Is a traditional computer science path necessary for cybersecurity?

30:23 The transition from Military to Civilian life

39:43 The soft skills for a great career

46:30 Check in with yourself-have a true North

49:35 Be comfortable with being uncomfortable

Rob can be found on 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 4:

Ep. 1 Rob Duhart Jr – Builders and Breakers

Ep. 2 Rob Oden – Part 1

Ep. 3 Chad Weinman – The FAIR Way to Assess Cybersecurity Risk

Ep 4. Rob Oden pt. 2

Ep. 5 Ross Young – CISO, Inventor, and Veteran

Ep. 6 Ilya Bodner – Founder of Bold Penguin

Ep. 7 Samara Williams

Ep. 8 Amelia Jarboe – Cybersecurity Controls Engineer

Ep. 9 Hans Vargas-Silva

Ep. 10 Fredrik Oedegaardstuen

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