Security Confidential S8 E3 Dr. Gerald Auger

Gerald Auger has worked in the cybersecurity field since 2006 and holds a Ph.D. in cyber operations, is Chief Content Creator at “Simply Cyber”, and is the managing partner at the Coastal Information Security Group. His Book “Cybersecurity Career Master Plan” is a step-by-step guide for anyone who considers cybersecurity as a potential career field.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:20 Geralds Background

03:50 Being a lifelong learner

05:05 What drove you to write your book “Cybersecurity Career Master Plan”

08:00 Where to begin

13:00 Building your own brand

14:52 Black Hat 2022

18:20 What the government can do to help remove bad actors?

22:50 Access for Sale and Ransomware as a service

25:50 Multi-factor Authentication

30:13 Flashlight in a Dark Room Theory

35:35 What should small businesses do?

39:50 Securing the Cloud

43:22 S3 Bucket Leak

48:39 Security Awareness

53:05 Plugs from Jerry

Resources Mentioned

Simply Cyber Free resources, Blog, and Youtube Channel

Dr. Geralds Book

Learn more about Gerry on his Linkedin or his Website


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 8:

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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