Security Confidential S10 E7 Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley is a well-known figure in the tech industry. In 2017, he founded the Modern CTO Podcast while writing the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community. From there, Joel founded ProSeries Media to help companies worldwide create their own podcasts. Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel has inspired others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:22 Our Guest

01:04 Joel’s Origin Story

05:45 Motivation to keep you going

07:18 Maintaining a positive attitude

08:49 What does a CTO do?

12:09 The Role of Failure in Success

15:51 What if Success happens easily?

17:02 Is there a secret sauce to say motivated through the failures?

21:11 Self-awareness

22:25 Playing the Victim

22:52 Nashville shooting

30:18 Modern CTO

30:22 Joel Beasley Tech Titans

30:34 Joel Beasley Tech and Science


To learn more about Joel visit 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 10:

Ep. 1 Jax Scott – Helping Pave the Way for Women in Cyber

Ep. 2 David Meece – The Secrets of LinkedIn\’s Algorithm

Ep. 3 Mike Rice – How Smartwatches Lead Iran to U.S. Troops

Ep. 4 Mike Rice – Why is the U.S. Banning Tiktok?

Ep. 5 Shea Nangle – Hack-Back: What does it mean?

Ep. 6 Josh Mason – U.S. Air Force Academy to Teaching Cyber

Ep. 7 Joel Beasley – Stop Playing the Victim Role

Ep. 8 Melissa Thornley – How Do You Build A Leader

Ep. 9 Rory Meikle and Chris Cazel – April 14th Tech News

Ep. 10 Tom Dusenberry- Building Successful Video Games

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