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Recorded November 25, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio

Hosts

  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .

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    Interview: Nate Fick, Elastic Security

    Nate Fick is the GM of Elastic Security and former CEO of Endgame. He is also an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for a New American Security. He led Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance units in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post "Best Book of the Year," and one of the Military Times' "Best Military Books of the Decade.”

    Segment Topic:
    Elastic Security update + Organizational cybersecurity

    Segment Description:
    Earlier this month, Elastic announced a radical change to how endpoint protection is offered, doing away with per-endpoint pricing. We'd like to spend 5-10 mins talking about why, and the remainder of the show talking about a topic Nate has talked and written about extensively: organizational cybersecurity.

    Cybersecurity has historically been perceived as an enigma—a world of hackers lurking in the shadows—which reinforces the idea that the only way to stop them is with highly trained security experts at large enterprises with multi-million dollar budgets.

    That needs to change on three main fronts to solve modern cybersecurity challenges:

    1. Ease of Use: Make cyber accessible to newcomers to train experts faster
    2. Transparency: Help customers understand how cyber solutions work and how they perform in different scenarios so they can make the right choice for their needs
    3. Innovation: Share information and data to help cyber companies innovate better solutions


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