Security Confidential S8 E9 Greg Tomchick

Greg is a former professional athlete. He played in the minor league for three seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the author of the book Growing into you. Greg Tomchick is driven by a passion for cybersecurity from an experience he had with a former company. He is currently the Partner and CEO of Valorr. They focused on identifying and mitigating cyber threats upfront and when necessary, countering cyber attacks with targeted and strategic responses.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:36 Gregs Origin Story

04:15 Incubation Technologies

05:42 The right mindset

10:26 Cyberattack

15:12 Cybersecurity is a business problem

15:56 100% Cyber security?

16:56 Stimulation Output

17:50 How much cybersecurity is enough?

19:17 The process at Valor

22:38 Communicating with the Department of No

24:50 Advise for CEOs when talking about digital risk

27:16 Talking to the executive team

30:02 The Proactive side

31:58 Threat Actors

34:00 Third-Party Risk and Communicating with Vendors

37:50 Laws

43:12 Gregs Book

46:00 More about Greg

Learn more about Greg on his Linkedin or his Website


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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