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Business Security Weekly #83

Recorded April 30, 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 .
  • Announcements

    • Check out our On-Demand material! Some of our previously recorded webcasts are now available On-Demand at:
    • Check out SOURCE Boston 2018 from May 9th - 10th! Go to and register using the code SW75WMKW to get a $75 discount!
    • Ticket Sales are open for Social Engineering RI Conference. Saturday, June 6th at Salve Regina University in Newport RI. Go to - to register! Patrick Laverty will be joining us for an interview next week. Stay tuned to hear more about this conference!

    Programming Update & Discussion

    Value Prop Scorecard

    • Going to run it as a beta program starting in mid-May
    • Working on the details this week; looking for people to use it, offer feedback
    • This sets the stage for both programming and conferences
    • Plan on segments around problems, value, impact/friction

    Monthly Book Club Segment

    • The basic vision: for leaders, their teams, our families
    • Announce the book in advance of the segment
    • Discussion focused on action

    Regular Segments on improving Performance

    • Journaling
    • Feedback
    • Two-week test

    Regular Audience-Driven Segments

    • Stock options
    • Side-hustle
    • Licensing
    • How to share ideas and protect your IP
    • Lifestyle business

    Tracking Security Innovation

    Carbon Black looking for $1B valuation in IPO

    Avast looking for $4.5B valuation in IPO


    Minim raised $2.5M in Seed Funding

    Cybersecurity Pledge

    • 32 companies signed on; some notables have not (yet) - Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Google
    • four principles: “strong defense,” “no offense,” “capacity building,” and “collective action.”

    Interview: Tim Chen, DomainTools

    Tim Chen
    is the CEO at DomainTools.

    Tim joined as CEO of DomainTools in 2009 and has spent 9 years leading the transformation of the company from an advertising based consumer service to a profitable and growing Enterprise SaaS security firm with over 500 global customers.

    Prior to DomainTools, Tim spent over 10 years in business development executive roles with Internet and software companies in San Francisco, and four years in the Corporate Finance group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Originally from Rochester, New York, Tim is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College, has an MBA from Stanford University, and sits on the board of, an automated retirement planning service.

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