Security Confidential S4 E5 Ross Young

Ross Young joins us on Security Confidential to talk about cybersecurity. He is the CISO of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the Co-Host of the CISO Tradecraft podcast, and the inventor of the OWASP Threat and Safeguard Matrix. Ross is also a veteran of the CIA and NSA.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:55 How Ross became CISO of Caterpillar Financial Service

03:04 Scholarship for Service

04:10 Foreign cyber-espionage capabilities

07:01 The elusive identity online

07:50 Compliance frameworks = great cybersecurity?

12:47 Can cybersecurity be used for revenue generation?

20:30 Learning from vendors selling in cybersecurity place

22:55 Vulnerability management in the cloud

27:02 How do you develop a resilient software system

31:50 OWASP Threat and Safeguard Matrix

37:58 Accounting for The X-Factor and Zero-Day threat in cybersecurity

41:45 CISO Tradecraft


To learn more about Ross


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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