Security Confidential S8 E2 Ken Underhill

Ken is a CEO, Author, Executive Producer, and Television Host at Cyber Life. He is the Best-Selling Author of “Hack the Cybersecurity Interview: A complete interview preparation guide for jumpstarting your cybersecurity career”. He has been featured in Forbes, Reader\’s Digest, Tech Republic, Fox, NBC, Dark Reading, and many more places.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:07 Kens start

04:45 Making a difference: Bangladesh Story

07:11 Making a difference: Miguel’s Story

14:08 Growing up and overcoming challenges

20:10 Avoid playing the victim

23:00 Keeping people interested in Cyber

24:32 Defense in Depth Taco

28:33 Teaching about Cyber

31:30 Tips for a job in Cybersecurity

39:05 Hack the Cybersecurity Interview Book

42:27 Block Party

45:02 Starting jobs in Cybersecurity

51:50 Resources for Companies to feel safer

57:20 News for Ken

Resources Mentioned

Ken Underhills Book

The CISO Evolution

Learn more about Ken on his 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 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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