Security Confidential S9 E4 John Shegerian

John Shegerian (pronounced \”SHUH-GARE-EE-UHN\”) is the co-founder and Chairman/CEO of ERI, the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. He is also the co-author of the #1 best-selling book \”The Insecurity of Everything: How Hardware Data Security is Becoming the Most Important Topic in the World” and the host of the IMPACT podcast. This week he joins Host Manoj Tandon on Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:10 Our Guest

01:34 Johns Origin Story

05:34 The secret to success: Doing good for others

07:56 Advice for Future Entrepreneurs

11:00 ERI: SOC2 Compliance

12:05 What are the steps for recycling electronics?

15:33 Gold, Copper, Precious Metals

18:30 Is there a recycling issue forming with EV cars? How JB Straubel is involved

25:21 Hardware Hacking

30:55 What to do before throwing electronics away

38:07 Anything you can’t recycle?


44:33 Johns Book

47:11 Rental Car Agencies

48:20 Anything new for John


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 9:

Ep. 1 Justin Daniels – Where does our Data go?

Ep. 2 Kenneth Ellington – Bagging Groceries to A Career in Cyber

Ep. 3 Brian Davis – Credentials: What is important?

Ep. 4 John Shegerian – Responsible Recycling of Electronics and Data

Ep. 5 Philippe Humeau – The Captain America Approach

Ep. 6 Dallas Baker – Human Behaviors that cause breaches

Ep. 7 Eric Allard – Everybody has a Boss

Ep. 8 Peter Warmka – Confessions from a CIA Spy

Ep. 9 Bob Carver – How Paris Hilton Helped My Carrer

Ep. 10 Dr. Wendy Ng – Biological Viruses vs Computer Viruses

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Articles Mentioned United Nations Article:

GEM 2020—-ERI-Featured-in-Report-About-Cybersecurity


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