Security Confidential S7 E7 Rafael Nunez

This week, host Manoj Tandon is joined by Rafael Nunez. Rafael is a Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Veteran, and an accomplished information and cybersecurity executive. He has many skills such as Risk Mitigation, Encryption, Vendor Collaboration, and PCI/DSS. Rafael has worked as an IT security manager and Principal Information Security Analyst for Lowes, vCiso of Fortalice Solutions, and Senior Security Architect for Sirius Computer Solutions. He is the Founder of RAYA Cyber Solutions LLC and Co-Founder of Carolinas CISO RoundTable.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:30 Rafaels Background

05:40 How Rafael remained positive

08:00 Motivation for everyone

09:40 Imposter Syndrome

12:20 Firing up that ego

14:00 How to motivate yourself

16:08 “It takes an entire village to keep your data safe”

21:44 Keeping Employees/Humans aware

29:41 Vulnerabilities

32:35 Friction Security

36:00 Target breach

39:29 Third-Party Risk

43:30 Zero Trust and SASE

45:50 Corporate Failure

51:08 Personal Failure

53:03 Connecting with Rafael

Learn more about Rafael 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 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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