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Recorded on October 8, 2019, @G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

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  • Jeff Man
    infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist,
    Tribe of Hackers, & InfoSec Curmudgeon.
    Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.
  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Lyons
    CEO at Red Lion
    MISTI Instructor
    Patent Holder
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    Interview: Alexander Niejelow, SVP for Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy, Mastercard 12:00-12:30PM

    Alexander Niejelow
    is the Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy at Mastercard.
    Alexander Niejelow is senior vice president for cybersecurity coordination and advocacy. In this role, Alex is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity matters across Mastercard’s business units and departments, as well as the company’s global safety, security and technology advocacy efforts. He is a member of the Mastercard Security Council; the executive leadership team responsible for managing company’s global security priorities.

    Prior to joining Mastercard, Alex was director of cybersecurity policy on the National Security Council at the White House, where he focused on efforts to advance the Administration’s cybersecurity, technology, and trade policy priorities. He also served as chief of staff to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, where he helped coordinate the U.S. Government’s intellectual property policy and enforcement strategies beginning in 2012.

    Interview Topics:
    • Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

      Segment Description:
      The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000, inclusive of tax, in student loan assistance.

      Participants selected for the program will be guaranteed a two-year placement at a federal agency with cybersecurity needs. Before the end of their federal service, participants will be invited to apply for full-time positions with the program’s private sector partners. Participants hired by these companies will also receive student loan assistance.
      By working for some of the most important federal organizations and cutting-edge private sector companies, participants develop the skills and knowledge needed to protect our country’s digital infrastructure and tackle global cybersecurity threats.

    Segment Resources:

    Interview Questions


    1. How did you get your start in cybersecurity?
    2. What is your background?
    3. Where do you stand on the continuum of compliance and security?


    1. What problem(s) do you see? What are you trying to solve?


    1. Describe what you are doing to tackle the problems?


    1. Where do you see these programs going?
    2. What are keys to their success?
    3. How can we help?
    4. How can our listeners help or get involved?

    Security & Compliance News 12:30-1:00PM

    Jeff's Stories

    1. New York’s Breach Law Amendments and New Security Requirements
    2. Cybersecurity, The C-Suite, & The Boardroom: The Rising Specter Of Director & Officer Liability
    3. Kaiser says data breach exposed information on nearly 1,000 Sacramento-area patients
    4. Companies Still Not Prepared to Comply with GDPR and Potential EU Data Breaches
    5. The Human Factor of Cyber Security

    Matt's Stories

    1. Cyber Risks Force Banks to Rethink Vendor Relationships
    3. FFIEC Issues Press Release on Cybersecurity Preparedness Assessments (and Muddies the Waters)
    4. What Indicators Can I Reference to Gauge My Organization’s Security Posture?
    5. Court of Justice of the EU: Detailed Consent Needed for Cookies
    6. PCI Security Standards Council Launches New Assessor Qualification Program to Support The PCI Software Security Framework

    Josh's Stories

    PSD2 and Tech Giants. Who will win this battle?

    Scott's Stories

    1. CCPA could cost compaines 55 billion
    2. American express insider breaches cardholder information
    3. Common pitfalls of security monitoring