Security Confidential S7 E2 Josh Harrington

This week, host Manoj Tandon is joined by Josh Harrington. Josh is a CISSP, CCSP-certified Director of IT and Security at Wattpad. He has a degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Networking and IT Security and a minor in operations management. With nearly a decade of cyber and IT-related experience, Josh has utilized his knowledge of industry threats and emerging technologies to guide businesses in advisory roles from implementation to leadership development both internationally and in the Greater Toronto Area.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:22 Josh’s story

03:10 The challenge of a Cybersecurity career

04:00 How has your previous experience helped prepare you for your position today?

05:55 Hands-on Experience: required or not?

07:42 Wattpad

08:22 Security Challenges for open-source platforms

11:50 Top 3 areas of Security

15:10 Must have Security tools

16:20 The Future of Cyber: Where is it going?

21:13 3rd party risk

23:40 Key points for employees regarding security

27:32 Message for young cyber professionals

33:37 What has helped you grow in IT?

36:50 A must for a resume

42:27 Connecting with Josh

To learn more about Josh 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 7:

Ep. 1 Ron Eddings – Cybersecurity Advocate, Creative Director, Podcast Executive 

Ep. 2 Josh Harrington – Director of Security at Wattpad

Ep. 3 Joshua Brown- H&R Block, Zero Trust, and Cyber Culture

Ep. 4 Dallas Baker – Veteran to Cyber Professional

Ep. 5 Paul Hamman – Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Ep. 6 Karim Hijazi – Prevailion, Entrepreneurship, and The Introverted Iconoclast

Ep. 7 Rafael Nunez – Mentor, Motivational Speaker, and Veteran

Ep. 8 Brian Haugli – Roe v Wade, Data, and Understanding Controls

Ep. 9 Greg Edwards – Canauri, Failure, and Ransomware

Ep. 10 Ranbir Bhutani – CyberCulture, Myth Busting, and Zero Trust


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