Security Confidential S4 E9 Hans Vargas-Silva

Hans Vargas-Silva joins this episode of Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential Podcast and Videocast. Hans is a leader in cybersecurity. He has extensive experience in the field. Hans has worked with Sallie Mae and is currently with Marathon Petroleum. He has a great academic background with degrees and certificates from Purdue, MIT, and Harvard. He provides his thoughts and experiences on protecting critical infrastructure from cyber intrusions, compliance and cybersecurity, giving back to the community and much more.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:13 How Hans got into Cybersecurity

04:00 How education shapes a career in Cybersecurity

08:56 Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

19:40 Compliance is a low bar for Cybersecurity

23:57 Incomplete deployments of Cybersecurity solutions

24:49 How to communicate cyber risk

29:58 The dilemma of regulators

34:44 Sharing security information with the Federal Gov’t

39:20 Contributions to infosec from academia

42:25 Giving back and volunteering

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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

Ep. 3 Chad Weinman

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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