Business Security Weekly #100
Recorded September 24, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
April C. Wright is a hacker, author, teacher, and community leader with over 25 years of breaking, making, fixing, and defending global critical communications and connections. She is an international speaker and trainer, educating others about personal privacy and information security with the goal of safeguarding the digital components we rely on every day. A security specialist for a Fortune 15 company, April has held roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career, and been a speaker, trainer, and contributor at numerous security conferences including BlackHat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Hack in Paris, DefCamp Romania, ITWeb South Africa, as well as for the US Government and industry organizations such as OWASP and ISSA. She has started multiple small businesses including a non-profit, is a member of the DEF CON Groups Core Team, and in 2017 she co-founded the Boston DEF CON Group DC617. April has collected dozens of certifications to add letters at the end of her name, almost died in Dracula’s secret staircase, and once read on ‘teh interwebs’ that researchers at the University of North Carolina released a comprehensive report in 2014 confirming that she is the “most significant and interesting person currently inhabiting the earth”, and even hough it was in The Onion, it was on the internet, so it must be true.
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Interview: Scott King, Rapid7
Scott has over 20 years of professional work experience in the IT and cybersecurity fields. He started his career as a network and systems engineer in the midst of the Silicon Valley dot com boom of the 90's. In 2001, Scott moved into an information assurance role supporting the Department of Defense, which kick started his career as a cybersecurity professional. Scott has worked for the DoD, state governments, large technology companies, mid-size manufacturing companies, and the spent significant time in the energy industry. Scott brings a unique mixture of hands-on experience in incident response, penetration testing, forensics, operations, architecture, engineering, and executive leadership as a former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Rapid7 Advisory team.