Security Confidential S5 E2 Naomi Buckwalter

Naomi Buckwalter joins Security Confidential as a guest on this episode. Naomi has over twenty years of experience in Cybersecurity, two degrees from Villanova, and has worked at great companies like Vanguard. She brings her wealth of knowledge on Cybersecurity and discusses all the foundational elements of a great cybersecurity program from hiring the right people, Cybersecurity\’s effects on everyday life, shifting left in Cybersecurity to enhance it, using Cybersecurity as a revenue generator, all the way to quantifying risk and explaining it to the C-Level. There is something in this discussion with Naomi Buckwalter for everyone interested in Cybersecurity.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:18 The demand gap in Cybersecurity for personnel

12:06 Cybersecurity bleeding into everyday life

19:11 Gatekeeper and created hindrances in Cybersecurity

19:45 Crafting a defense in depth architecture

23:00 The importance of explaining of the why in Cybersecurity to people

25:00 Christian Espinosa The Smartest Person in the Room: The Root Cause and New Solution for Cybersecurity

25:46 Diversity of thought

28:00 Convincing executives to take on fresh Cybersecurity talent

32:00 Is being a women in Cybersecurity is a plus?

37:20 Shifting left in Cybersecurity-what is that?

44:10 Quantifying and communicating cyber risk to the c-level

46:14 Understanding corporate revenue channels and their importance to Cybersecurity

47:37 Using Cybersecurity as a revenue generator



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 5:

Ep. 1 Charles Herring – CTO of Witfoo

Ep. 2 Naomi Buckwalter – How to build a Great Cybersecurity Program

Ep. 3 Michele Wucker – You are what you risk

Ep. 4 Sean Sweeney – CISO and Cloud Security Expert

Ep. 5 Laura Tich – Founder of She_Hacks

Ep. 6 Mia Landsem – Hacktivist helping victims of Image Abuse

Ep. 7 Dennis Underwood – CEO of the Cybercrucible

Ep. 8 Brandon Keath – Founder of the Hacking Lab

Ep. 9 Confidence Stavely – CyberSafe Foundation

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