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Business Security Weekly #70

Recorded January 19, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Michael Santarcangelo
    Founder of Security Catalyst, author of Into the Breach, and creator of the Straight Talk Framework.
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    Interview: Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital

    Jennifer Minella is VP of Engineering with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. In her engineering role, she leads strategic research and consulting for government, education, and Fortune 100 & 500 corporations. In addition to her normal roles, Jennifer (JJ) is a published author, consultant, and internationally-recognized speaker. Jennifer's also known for introducing mindfulness-based leadership to individuals and organizations in infosec. And aside from meditation and security, she's a competitive powerlifter and dancer. She also loves Figment, the imagination dragon.

    5 Questions to Straight Talk

    1. What problem are you trying to solve?
    2. What value does the solution create?
    3. What is the impact of the solution?
    4. How do you measure outcomes?
    5. Are we ready?

    Article Discussion on Leadership, Communication, and Innovation

    Starting a Transformation? Don’t Change Everything!

    • Acknowledge (and accept) that change causes people to go a bit slower, at first
    • Pay attention to processes - and where you can influence change
    • Engage in the three types of candid conversations

    How absolute zero (-based budgeting) can heat up growth

    • Work past the initial fear
    • Adopt the mindset
    • Collaborate with others

    3 Time Management Tips That Actually Work

    • Stay on track (keep your focus)
    • Prioritize and execute
    • Reduce your scope, maintain your schedule

    Want To Be A More Confident Speaker? Tell A Story

    • It’s natural to use stories - don’t fear it
    • Focus on the ‘shape’ of the story
    • Relax and go with it

    How to Let Go of the Need to Be Perfect

    • Perfectionism creates fear which screws up decision-making
    • Stop searching for your sense of value in others
    • Mindset guides action

    Startup & Security News You Need to Know

    FireEye acquired X15 for $20M (and picked up $15M in equity)

    WatchGuard acquired StrongArm (undisclosed)

    First Alert acquired luma


    • Plan was to raise as much as $2.1B
    • Actual launch brought in $1.5B - which some consider a signal of a problem
    • Could be about timing and uncertainty; look to the broader trend

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