FIRST Impressions Podcast 2022

In this episode, FIRST Podcasters interview FIRSTCON22 Speakers Raphaël Vinot and Quinn Norton on their tool Lookyloo. This open-source project was made to capture and record all the happenings on a website in real time. After a news website fell victim of malvertising, Raphaël and Quinn were called in to investigate. After a failed search for a tool to monitor the page, they created their own. Users of Lookyloo will have access to all the contents of a webpage mapped onto file tree as well as a created database of content and relationships to better help monitor and protect their sites.

In this heavy-hitting episode, FIRST Podcasters interview team Ukraine. The CERT-UA group share insights and revelations as they compare 2021 cyber incidents to 2022 and discuss attacker tactics. A large time frame of exploits came in early January, just as Ukrainians were receiving warnings of potential war. Sowing disorder, the disinformation campaign had a cyber component, as assailants attempted to convince the public that their government could not protect them or their data.

In this episode, FIRST Podcasters interview FIRSTCON22 Speaker, Vishal Thakur, who is the Director of DFIR at Ankura Consulting. Together the group discusses how to live in the on-going “ransomware pandemic” and the importance of practicing good security hygiene. Tune in for tips on how to successfully communicate and streamline communication when attacked and how tabletop exercises can better prepare your team for the next one.

In this episode, FIRST Podcasters interview FIRSTCON22 Diamond Speaker and Sponsor, Ganesh Pai who is the Founder and CEO of Uptycs, a cloud-native security analytics platform. Ganesh reflects on the magic of past FIRSTCONs as he looks forward to Dublin. With the focus on people over tools, Ganesh marvels at the opportunity to watch new industry professionals grow and shares a deeper dive into Uptyc’s osquery.

The FIRST Podcasters interview FIRSTCON22 Speakers, Thomas Schmidt and Jens Wiesner, on the subject of their conference session: "Securing the Supply Chain Together - Through Automation of Advisories and Vulnerability Management". Working in separate departments of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Schmidt and Wiesner are experts at standardizing advisories. Get a taste of their conference presentation as Martin and Chris grill them on remediation measures, mitigations, and what Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) does as a solution.

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.