FIRST Impressions Podcast

The FIRST Podcasters interview FIRSTCON22 Speaker, Helen Patton, on the context of her conference session: "How to Talk to a Board so the Board will Talk Back". Helen explains how perspectives may differ between security practitioners in the weeds of vulnerabilities and an upper management’s big picture point of view. Get a taste of Helen's conference presentation as she discusses how to establish and maintain board relationships and explain the value of risk to non-experts.

In this episode, Naama Ben-Dov, a strategy merger and acquisition manager at Microsoft, discusses a developer’s journey and the importance of planning for the future. Together with the podcasters, she points out how what a customer may want is often in opposition to what they need and in turn, encourages difficult conversations. Tune in to hear how the human psyche drives innovation. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Iren Reznikov is a Cyber Investor based in Israel specializing in deep tech security startups. Together with the FIRST Impressions podcasters, she opens a dialogue into the lifecycle of acquisitions and how current political tensions may affect the cyber landscape.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Join the interview in progress! Chris, Martin, and Andy chat building teams, navigating within organizations, career change, and interpretive dance.

Andy Ellis is the Advisory CISO at Orca Security, where he helps companies embrace secure practices while leaping into the cloud era. He is a 2021 Inductee into the CSO Hall of Fame, an Operating Partner at YL Ventures, the CEO of leadership training company Duha, and was formerly a U.S. Air Force officer and the CSO at Akamai Technologies. You can find him on Twitter at @csoandy. Ellis has received The Spirit of Disneyland Award, The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the CSO Compass Award.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Neil is Lead Architect in BBC Digital Distribution, focusing on website traffic management and supporting technologies. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Chances are, you know Ed. Ed Skoudis is founder of the SANS Institute’s Penetration Testing Curriculum and creator of SANS NetWars, CyberCity, and the Holiday Hack Challenge. Learn more about the upcoming SANS Holiday Hack Challenge at https://www.sans.org/mlp/holiday-hack-challenge/. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Chris catches up with Jen Ellis, VP of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid7 and talk ransomware. Recorded October 2021. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Amanda Berlin is the CEO of Mental Health Hackers - a not for profit organization dedicated to educate information security professionals about the unique mental health risks faced by those in the field. Recorded August 2021. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Kyle is a VP and Head of Security & IT at Copado. Kyle, Martin, and Chris talk security careers and share their own personal experiences. Recorded July 2021. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Chris Gibson chats all things FIRST and how the organization is and has approached change during the pandemic. Recorded February 2021. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Traci Wei, owner of CAPS, LLC and the meetings and conference director for FIRST, shares her experiences of transitioning events to virtual during the pandemic. Recorded November 2020. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Desiree Sacher is a Security Architect for a Security Operation Center in the financial industry. Eireann Leverett is a Senior Scientist at Airbus Operations, co-author of Solving Cyber Risk, and Founder of Concinnity Risks. He is co-chair of the Cyber Insurance SIG, and the EPSS SIG. Recorded in December 2020. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Serge is the chair of the board of directors of FIRST (Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams), the premier organisation of recognised global leaders in incident response. In this role he actively participates in discussion relating to cyber security at various policy bodies, in particular related to norm building. Episode recorded in December 2020. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the hosts and guests are their own and their participation on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.