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Recorded on December 10, 2019, @G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • 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.
  • Scott Lyons
    CEO at Red Lion
    MISTI Instructor
    Patent Holder
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    Interview: Laura Jones, STEMulateMinds

    Laura Jonesis the CEO and Founder at STEMulateMinds

    Laura is an award-winning, risk strategist who helps others think strategically about the future of technology and address potential barriers to success. Previousl as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Laura has developed risk management programs for organizations such as The Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury and various Army agencies. Fortune 500 companies. She currently serves as the Head of IT Governance, Risk & Compliance for Floor & Decor Outlet of America where she is building out new capabilities for the 2nd year publicly traded company experiencing hyper growth in the retail industry.

    A 21-year U.S. Army veteran, Laura earned a Master of Science in Quality Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science in Management studies. She holds several professional certifications in information assurance, risk, quality, project management and blockchain/cryptocurrencies. Laura has completed executive education at Harvard Kennedy School and Carnegie Mellon University. She has also completed leadership programs with the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). Laura serves as an Advisory Member for the University of South Florida’s Executive Education in Cybersecurity Program and she serves as a team coach to senior professionals completing the Chief Risk Officer Executive Education Program at Carnegie Mellon.

    Laura endeavors to elevate the risk management industry and its professionals by speaking domestically and internationally about the art and science of managing organizational risk. Laura has spoken in Munich, Germany about cybersecurity and in Dubai, UAE on organizational risk. She is the author of a children’s book titled Cyber Ky & Tekkie Guy Manage the Risk of Being Online, which focuses on helping children become as ‘appropriately informed’ as they are comfortable with using technology. Her book introduces real terms, definitions and careers to young people.

    Segment Topic:
    Orienting Younger Children to Cyber and Tech

    Segment Description:
    Laura is the author of a children’s book titled Cyber Ky & Tekkie Guy Manage the Risk of Being Online. She focuses on children being as 'appropriately informed' as they are comfortable with using technology. Her book introduces real terms, definitions and careers to young people.

    Segment Resources:
    Children's Book - Cyber Ky & Tekkie Guy Manage the Risk of Being Online. Available at

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

    Jeff's Stories

    1. Equifax nears 'historic' data breach settlement that could cost up to $3.5B Cha-Cha-Cha-Ching. Not FUD but dollars and cents. Put that in your risk equation and see how you do
    2. Maryland Again Amends its Data Breach Notification Law It's Maryland, it's breach notification, figured it should be mentioned
    3. Hidden Complexity is Biggest Threat to Compliance But is it, really? What if compliance, like PCI, requires you to know and keep inventory of your entire environment? If this is an issue, how does compliance solve it? How does security solve it?
    4. Data Security Remains Top IT Concern for Small Businesses and Others For the statistic lovers out there.
    5. Retail industry rates low on data protection Because you can't get enough news about the Verizon 2019 Payment Security Report
    6. A Compliance Carol: A visit from the Ghost of Compliance Past 'tis the season

    Scott's Stories