Security Confidential S3 E5 Dr. Calvin Nobles

This episode of Dark Rhino Security\’s, Security Confidential podcast and video cast features Dr. Calvin Nobles as the guest and he discusses how human factors can impact cybersecurity. Dr. Calvin Nobles is a cybersecurity professional and human factors practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. Dr. Nobles retired from the U.S. Navy and currently works in the financial services industry as a Cybersecurity / Information Security subject matter expert.

Dr. Calvin Nobles is a cybersecurity professional and human factors practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. Dr. Nobles retired from the U.S. Navy and recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors. His previous degrees are a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Engineering, and graduate degrees in Information Systems Security, Aeronautical Science, Business Administration, Military Strategy, and Operational Art. Additionally, He has completed several certificates in cybersecurity from Harvard University.

Calvin is also an adjunct faculty member at several universities teaching cybersecurity and MBA courses. He authored a book on the integration of technologically advanced aircraft in general aviation. His personal story is featured in the book Black Men Changing the Narrative Through Education.

Dr. Nobles led a global Cyber Intelligence Planning Group to align cybersecurity objectives for multiple international entities. He spearheaded a national-level technology prototype project enabling the U.S. to deploy strategic capabilities around the world, served as an advisor to senior executives to optimize cyber operations, developed business continuity and disaster recovery procedures, enhanced information security strategies, and provided consultancy on big data analytics, machine learning, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. It is an honor to have him on Security Confidential.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:54 How organizations should assess risk

05:51 The human factor in cybersecurity

07:48 Lessons learned from the aviation industry, the dirty dozen

11:50 Risk frameworks in cybersecurity

13:18 Cybersecurity and national security, the new underbelly

19:39 The cybersecurity threat to small and medium business

20:08 Business leveraging the dark web to conduct business

23:48 Is cybersecurity a business problem or an IT problem?

24:53 Should CISOs report to the CIO?

25:55 Change the thinking on cybersecurity to be sustainable

27:36 Overreliance on tools in cybersecurity, the unknown unknowns

32:25 Findings in cybersecurity involving human factors

35:12 You can\’t stop stupid

37:05 Dog tired

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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 3:

Ep. 1 Kevin Casey – Rapid Questions

Ep. 2 Chenoa Moss – Healthcare

Ep. 3 Karla Reffold – Why do Women make more Money in Cyber?

Ep. 4 Nick York – OITA

Ep. 5 Dr. Calvin Nobles – How Human factors can Impact Cybersecurity

Ep. 6 Karl Sharman – How to Hire and Retain Cybersecurity Personnel and Scale the Business

Ep. 7 James Azar –  How Secure is Your Organization?

Ep. 8 Jordan Graham – Business Lessons from a Bowhunter

Ep. 9 Chris Auger – Infocyte and Microsoft 365

Ep. 10 Jeff Manhardt – The power of Why

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