Security Confidential S7 E3 Joshua Brown

This week, host Manoj Tandon is joined by Joshua Brown. Joshua is the CISO at H&R Block. He has deep experience in designing and building information security programs. He is an expert on Zero Trust. His approach to information security is to transparently support and drive business initiatives, leveraging security capabilities to differentiate companies from their competition. Josh has spoken at InfoSec World, InfraGard, and ISSA and he is a SANS mentor. In short, he is a master of helping companies reduce risk.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:14 Joshuas Background

05:18 Why having different backgrounds in cyber is so important

15:06 Using Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage

17:04 Brand Loyalty program

23:35 How do you measure and monitor risk?

30:30 Establishing a culture in Cybersecurity

33:10 Getting the Cyber sec people to understand the business

36:00 Understanding the WHY

37:36 Amazon, Microsoft, Google myth

40:40 Zero Trust vs SASE

45:00 Prevention, Detection, and Response

48:10 3rd Party Risk

50:12 More About Joshua


Resources Mentioned:

Women In Security KC  on their website or Linkedin

H&R Blocks Accelerate Program

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O\’Donohue

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

To learn more about Joshua 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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