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Business Security Weekly #76

Recorded March 2, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


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

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    Interview: Shawn Tuma, Scheef & Stone, LLP

    Shawn Tuma
    is the Cybersec & Data Privacy Attorney at Scheef & Stone, LLP.
    Shawn Tuma is an experienced cybersecurity and data privacy attorney and partner at Scheef & Stone. He is widely recognized as in international thought-leader and subject matter expert in cybersecurity and data privacy law. Having practiced in this area of law since 1999, he is one of the most experienced and well-respected cybersecurity and data privacy law attorneys in the United States.
    Shawn devotes his practice exclusively to cybersecurity and data privacy law and views his role as helping businesses protect their information and protect themselves from their information. He represents a wide range of clients, from small to midsize companies to Fortune 100 companies, across the United States and globally in dealing with cybersecurity, data privacy, data breach and incident response, regulatory compliance, computer fraud related legal issues, and cyber-related litigation. He is frequently sought out and hired by other lawyers and law firms as a consulting expert to advise them when these issues arise in cases for their own clients.

    Article Discussion on Leadership, Communication, and Innovation

    Almost 70% of US managers are scared to talk to their employees

    • 69% found “communicating in general” the hardest part
    • 67% of people report they are not engaged at work
    • Only 13% report company leadership communicates effectively

    How to Build Trust with Colleagues You Rarely See

    • Swift trust - think about how to foster this early
    • Passable trust - consider the role of social media
    • Direct knowledge - what we learn about the people we work with
    • Reflected knowledge - gaining new insights through perspective taking or experience

    Two Simple Concepts to Free Up Innovation

    • Push out of your comfort zone — into the “yikes zone”
    • Where does it begin? How can you get there safely?
    • The role of taking a ‘vacation’ - for the brain, or in reality

    How to Avoid Death by Committee

    • When the desire for collaboration and feedback derail you
    • Use deadlines
    • Iterate with feedback from experts
    • Trust your team
    • Execute

    Why Employees Leave Companies in 2018 [poll results]

    • Money (or the perception of money)
    • Benefits
    • Opportunity for advancement
    • Supportive management
    • Flexible work

    Tracking Security Innovation

    PhishMe Acquired for $400M - changes name to Cofense

    Splunk acquires Phantom Cybersecurity for $350 million

    CounterFlow AI raised $2.7M Seed

    Coalition raised $10M Series A

    CyberX raised $18M Series B

    BugCrowd raised $26M Series C

    Amazon to acquire Ring in deal reported worth $1B

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