Security Confidential S8 E8 Kevin Tambascio

Kevin Tambascio is the director of cybersecurity data and application protection for the Cleveland Clinic. He has over two decades of experience in software development and cybersecurity. Kevin has done work in embedded systems and attack surface reduction and has a couple of patents related to this. He is the president-elect for the Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter. In his spare time, he supports Velosano in fundraising for cancer research.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

02:12 From Rockwell to Cybersecurity

04:53 Nation-state actors

07:32 FedEx and Merck Cyber insurance lawsuit

09:04 Cybersecurity awareness for healthcare. Is it discussed?

13:08 Getting the Executive\’s attention

18:19 Healthcare Data

21:55 Purple Team/Red Team: What is their role?

27:40 Getting the word out about Cyber

33:03 Embedded Systems: How big of a threat are they and how do we manage it?

37:22 Compromised Chips

38:16 Open source components: What are the risks?

41:06 Updating the law? Can we secure everything?

45:24 Velosano: fundraising for cancer research.

47:42 More about Kevin


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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 8:

Ep. 1 Boyd Clewis – Cofounder, Author, and Cybersecurity SpeakerĀ 

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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