Welcome to ”The Security Podcast of Silicon Valley,” a https://YSecurity.io production that now features a compelling blend of our traditional cybersecurity insights and the innovative new sub-series, ”The Founder’s Guide to Compliance.” Hosted by Jon McLachlan and Sasha Sinkevich, this podcast dives deeper into the human element of cybersecurity, bridging the gap between technical challenges and the human stories behind them. ”The Security Podcast of Silicon Valley” has always been your gateway to the heart of innovation and resilience in the cybersecurity world. Our discussions unveil the trailblazers in security—entrepreneurs, engineers, and leaders who navigate not just the technical landscapes but also the human challenges that define today’s security industry. We create a shame-free zone for open, candid conversations about the real issues, triumphs, and the sometimes daunting journey through the world of cybersecurity. With the addition of ”The Founder’s Guide to Compliance,” we expand our horizon to focus on the critical aspect of compliance in the startup ecosystem. This new sub-series aims to demystify compliance standards like SOC, NIST, HITRUST, and others, making them accessible and actionable for founders, startups, and anyone vested in the intersection of technology, security, and regulation. Jon and Sasha bring their expertise and personal experiences to the forefront, offering insights into overcoming the hurdles of compliance while fostering innovation and resilience. Each episode, approximately 45 minutes long, is a journey into the minds and stories of those who dare to think differently and act boldly. From the dilemmas of real entrepreneurs to the strategies of seasoned operators and engineers, our podcast brings to light the cutting-edge technologies and techniques that offer tangible solutions to pressing security concerns. ”The Security Podcast of Silicon Valley” with ”The Founder’s Guide to Compliance” is more than a podcast; it’s an essential resource for professionals in the field and anyone intrigued by the critical role of humanity in shaping the future of security. Whether you’re a founder navigating the complex landscape of compliance or a seasoned professional looking for insights into the latest in cybersecurity, our podcast promises a wealth of knowledge, stories, and inspiration that pave the way to a safer tomorrow. Join us on this expanded journey as we continue to explore the intersection of humanity and cybersecurity, offering listeners a comprehensive view of how to thrive amidst the challenges of the modern cybersecurity landscape. Tune in, discover, learn, and be inspired. Visit us at https://YSecurity.io to start listening today. We’d love to hear from you, too. Drop us a note at email@example.com
Sunday May 01, 2022
Sunday May 01, 2022
In this thrilling episode of a YSecurity.io production, we sit down with Will Butler, a seasoned security expert whose journey into the world of red teaming began with an audacious hack of airport security systems in his youth. This pivotal moment not only sparked Will's passion for security but also set him on a path to becoming a formidable figure in the field of penetration testing and red teaming.
Will shares his fascinating transition from a curious youngster with a knack for finding security loopholes to a professional dedicated to safeguarding organizations against cyber threats. He delves into the various facets of red teaming, explaining the different types of red teams and the unique value they bring to businesses through penetration testing. Listeners will gain an insider's perspective on what constitutes a successful attack and the creative, unconventional thinking required to unearth vulnerabilities.
The conversation also touches on the critical importance of diversity within red teams. Will argues that a broad range of perspectives and experiences is crucial for success in this field, enhancing the team's ability to think outside the box and anticipate the myriad ways an attacker might breach security defenses.
Moreover, Will addresses the ethical and moral dilemmas that penetration testers often face. He discusses the fine line between hacking for security enhancement and the potential for misuse of skills, emphasizing the importance of ethical guidelines and professional integrity in the practice of red teaming.
This episode is a treasure trove for anyone intrigued by the art and science of cybersecurity, offering deep insights into the challenges, strategies, and ethical considerations of red teaming and penetration testing. Whether you're an aspiring security professional, a seasoned expert, or simply fascinated by the world of cybersecurity, join us for an engaging and enlightening conversation with Will Butler.
Tune into this YSecurity.io production to explore the captivating journey of a red team leader who transformed a youthful curiosity into a career dedicated to advancing security practices and protecting organizations from cyber threats.