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Business Security Weekly #77

Recorded March 9, 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: Edna Conway, Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Edna Conway
    is the Cisco’s Chief Security Officer.

    Edna Conway currently serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, creating clear strategies to deliver secure operating models for the digital economy. She has built new organizations delivering cyber security, compliance, risk management, sustainability and value chain transformation. She drives a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.

    She is recognized domestically (US Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

    Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, and awards including: a Fed 100 Award, Stevie “Maverick of the Year Award,” named a Connected World Magazine “Machine to Machine and IOT Trailblazer,” an SC Media Reboot Leadership Award, and CSO of the Year Award at RSA.

    Conway serves or has served on the company’s Cyber-Security Board, Risk and Resiliency Operating Committee, Global Compliance Governance Committee and Eco Board. She also serves as an independent advisor on the Executive Advisory Boards of ADP, LLC ( ADP – Nasdaq), privately held SecurityScorecard, Black Duck Software (acquired by SNPS - Nasdaq), Edge Velocity, PCM-G and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ leading technology industry organization, MassTLC.

    Her work has been featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies some of which are referenced in her LinkedIn profile. Her discussions on key issues can be found on Conway’s Blog. Twitter: @Edna_Conway.

    Prior to Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire.

    Interview: Thornton May, Futurist

    Thornton is one of America’s premier “executive educators” designing and delivering high impact curricula at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, Arizona State University, THE Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky, and the Olin College of Engineering. His programs mine the knowledge of the audience delivering practical insights in an engaging and interactive manner.
    No stranger to the risk and infosec tribe, Thornton has written for CSO Magazine and frequently advises, lectures and always learns from professionals in the various agencies of the American intelligence community. In a previous life Thornton served as the Chief Awareness Officer [CAO] for one of the world’s first managed security services firms.
    Thornton brings a scholar's patience for empirical research, a second-to-none gift for storytelling and a stand-up comedian’s sense of humor to his audiences. His recent book, The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics examines the intersection of the analytic and IT tribes.
    The editors at eWeek honored Thornton, including him on their list of ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.’ The editors at Fast Company labeled him ‘one of the top 50 brains in technology today.’ Thornton is a founding member of the Internet of Things World Forum.

    Tracking Security Innovation

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