Security Confidential S9 E8 Peter Warmka

Peter Warmka is a Keynote Speaker, Author, Cybersecurity/Insider Threat Consultant, Founder of Counterintelligence Institute, and a retired senior intelligence officer with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he specialized in clandestine HUMINT (human intelligence) collection.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:19 Our Guest

01:39 How do you become a CIA Intelligence Officer?

05:59 Human Intelligence Gathering

08:27 Knowing the risks within the job

13:24 The Counterintelligence Institute

13:53 Statistics and TED talks

19:42 Change the name of Cybersecurity

22:03 Getting into the mind of a Hacker

27:19 Why would anyone target me?

30:11 Panama Papers

32:28 Success with Employee Awareness

34:57 Being cautious on the Social Media

40:45 Fake Profiles on Social Media

42:32 Advanced AI technology/ ChatGPT

43:20 The Dangers of Linkedin

49:43 Peters Book: Confessions of a CIA Spy

53:10 Contact Peter

To learn more about Peter 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 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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