Episodes
In this episode, Ron Eddings and Jen Langdon talk about the evolution of browsers and how enterprise browsers have entered to change the game for corporations. Special guest Brayden Rogers, Chief Customer Officer at Island, joins to explain how enterprise browsers expand capabilities in asset management, security, and user experience. They also discuss how enterprise browsers can streamline IT infrastructure, offering a glimpse into the future and AI's role in it. Impactful Moments: 00:00 -...
Published 05/21/24
In this episode, Ron Eddings talks with guest Josh Danielson, CEO at Kustos, about how his journey at a previous organization has led him to build and create new products in the industry. They’ll discuss everything from how AI is currently being used to how there are still many ways to optimize in the cybersecurity product and service space. Listen to learn more about how you could create the next great thing in cyber! Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 00:43 - Introducing guest, Josh...
Published 05/14/24
Published 05/14/24
In this episode, Ron Eddings and guest Shlomi Matichin, Co-Founder & CTO at Valence Security, discuss how the hurdles and triumphs in the journey of establishing Valence Security resulted in a reduction in SaaS misconfigurations and vulnerabilities. Impactful Moments: 0:00 - Welcome 01:50 - Introducing guest, Shlomi Matichin 02:46 - Founder’s Journey 04:30 - Building Fast 07:37 - Building Fast vs Building Intentionally 08:13 - From Our Sponsor, Valence Security 09:18 - How SaaS Breaches...
Published 05/07/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings gets to know guest Confidence Staveley, founder of Merkel Fence and CyberSafe Foundation. He uncovers Confidence’s inspiring story, not only about how she transforms her community and the people around her through her non-profit, but the grit she needed to overcome the obstacles to get to a career in cyber and build her own company. In addition to learning about the potential of Africa as a booming tech talent hub, you’ll better understand what it takes to...
Published 04/30/24
In this episode, Ron Eddings gets a chance to speak with Ayman Elsawah, Founder of Cloud Security Labs, and have him share his experience with becoming a vCISO. Ayman will break down the vast business of security consulting and help you determine the best approach and next steps to catalyze you on your way to owning your time and your own business. Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:14 - Introducing guest, Ayman Elsawah 07:08 - Types of vCISOs 09:55 - How to Become a vCISO 13:40 - Join Our...
Published 04/23/24
Ron Eddings and Neal Humphrey, Vice President of Market Strategy at Deepwatch, discuss the changes in Security Operations infrastructure, and how these changes in structure, data, and automation are going to impact operations in the near future. Their discussion will revolve around more than just SIEM, alerts, and responses; it will go into market changes, vendor movement, and how the future of SOC is demanding a shift in mindset and strategy beyond "Let a machine handle it..." Impactful...
Published 04/16/24
Ron Eddings sits down with Bob Horn, Chief Revenue Officer at Valence Security. Their conversation centers around the world of SaaS security, examining the current landscape and challenges in managing SaaS risks. Bob also shares experiences from his 25-year career in sales, focusing on the importance of storytelling in sales and innovative approaches of marketing through leveraging cybersecurity influencers. Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 00:44 - Introducing guest, Bob Horn 03:36 - Sales...
Published 04/09/24
HVS Host Ron Eddings chats it up with guest Ofer Gayer, VP of Product at Hunters. While both of them reminisce about their first love in security research, Ofer clarifies how he diverted his path and reached the VP stage, while also helping to level up his teams. They’ll conclude by discussing how AI is the ‘zeitgeist of our time’ and how you can get better at whatever you’re doing in cyber. Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:10 - Introducing guest, Ofer Gayer 03:12 - ‘Start-up’ in...
Published 04/02/24
Ron Eddings and Jaime Blasco, Co-Founder and CTO at Nudge Security, discuss how well-known adversaries are taking advantage of enterprises that don’t have visibility into their full SaaS footprint, and therefore can’t secure it. Grab a front-row seat to gain a new perspective on your vulnerabilities through the eyes of an attacker.   Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:10 - Introducing guest, Jaime Blasco 02:30 - Real World Impact of SaaS Vulnerabilities 07:35 - Exploring AI & Security...
Published 03/26/24
Get ready for a SPECIAL episode! Ron Eddings will take you on an inside look at Threatlocker’s rapidly growing event, Zero Trust World, and will talk with Rob Allen, Chief Product Officer at Threatlocker, to discuss what you can find out from your endpoints (hint: it’s more than remote access tools you didn’t know were running!)   Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:24 - Zero Trust World Sneak Peek! 02:21 - From our Sponsor, Threatlocker 03:50 - Introducing guest, Rob Allen 05:03 - What’s...
Published 03/20/24
Ron Eddings sits down in-person with Nate Malicoat, Threat Intel Engineer at ContraForce, for a down-to-earth interview about entering the cybersecurity workforce from the Marines. Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:20 - Introducing guest, Nate Malicoat 03:00 - Marines to Computer Life 05:13 - Importance of Mentoring & Mentors 10:04 - Participating in the Industry 12:42 - Why Aim For the CISO role? 14:40 - Be Persistent, But Not Annoying   Links: Connect with our guest, Nate...
Published 03/05/24
Nick Lantuh, CEO of Interpres Security, joins Ron Eddings on the mic at Hacker Valley’s “On the Big Screen” event to talk about how Nick’s previous career experience have given him unique insight into the cybersecurity industry. Ron and Nick discuss everything from Nick’s immigrant background and his experience with helping customers, to threat modeling and starting up companies.   Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 01:05 - Introducing guest, Nick Lantuh 03:06 - The Differentiator 06:21 -...
Published 02/27/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings is joined by Vishal Dixit, Co-founder & CTO at Graphus Inc., and Sven Bechmann, Senior Product Manager of Email Security at Kaseya to dig into how phishing attacks are evolving and how you can keep your business safe.   Get the ultimate email security software and stop phishing attacks that others miss! Request a demo from our friends at Graphus, today! -- and don't miss their 5-minute guide to phishing attacks and prevention.    Impactful Moments: 00:00...
Published 02/20/24
In this episode, Andrew Forgie takes us on his journey from his early days as an Apache helicopter mechanic in the military to his current role as a regional sales manager in cybersecurity.  Andrew shares his trials and challenges, the significant shift from being in a service role to mastering the art of sales in the highly competitive tech industry. His story illustrates the power of adapting to change and the critical role of personal development in achieving professional success. 00:00 -...
Published 02/14/24
In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, we dive into the inspiring journey of Zinet Kamal, an immigrant from Ethiopia who has carved a niche for herself in cybersecurity. Despite starting her journey with limited access to technology and not having mentors until 2020, Zinet's resilience and passion led her to become a cloud security engineer at a Fortune 500 company. Her story is a testament to the human spirit's capability to overcome barriers and make significant strides in the tech...
Published 02/06/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings catches up with repeat guest, Gary Hayslip, CISO at SoftBank Investment Advisors and co-author of CISO Desk Reference guide. Gary explains that the varied nature of his current CISO role contrasts with the broader industry trends. He discusses how that nature plays into the CISO hiring process and career path, as well as how his books are helping to bridge the gap among professionals.   Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 00:59 - Introducing guest, Gary...
Published 01/30/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings and guest Or Eshed, CEO of Layer X, discuss how changes in IT infrastructure, employee behavior and malicious tech have created an era where browser security is a must. Or details how he is spearheading a movement to reposition browsers as our first line of defense. Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 02:50 - Introducing guest, Or Eshed 05:27 - The Crime Scene: Where Employees Are 07:20 - Educating Users with a Browser Extension 10:13 - The Enablement...
Published 01/23/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings talks with guest Isaac Clayton, Senior Research Engineer at NetSPI. Ron and Isaac discuss the importance of ASM for organizations of all sizes, the challenges of asset identification, and framing a practical strategy to handle ASM.   Impactful Moments: 00:00 - Welcome 03:00 - Introducing guest, Isaac Clayton 04:25 - Understanding ASM 07:57 - Factoring in Attackers 10:47 - “Admit it’s a hard problem” 12:35 - Challenges & Surprises 15:03 - From our Sponsor,...
Published 01/16/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings dives deep into crafting a resilient cybersecurity approach with guest speaker Bill Bernard, VP of Security Strategy at Deepwatch. Bill discusses the necessity of understanding business objectives to protect valuable assets but emphasizes focusing on risk-based strategies in addition to stronger detection and response mechanisms to help you play the long game.   Impactful Moments 00:00 - Welcome 01:43 - Introducing guest, Bill Bernard 04:22 - Understanding...
Published 01/09/24
In this episode, we’ll take a walk down memory lane. Hacker Valley looks back to 2023 to bring you some of the best clips with great advice and insight into being more creative, reflective, and resourceful with the hopes of inspiring you in 2024 to grow beyond where you are today. Impactful Moments 00:00 - Welcome 00:54 - A New Year is on the Way! 01:54 - ChatGPT and Cybersecurity 04:40 - Becoming an Industry Creative 07:47 - Leveraging AI in the Future with Storytelling - with Scott...
Published 01/02/24
In this episode, Host Ron Eddings, discusses new tactics of adversaries with Director of Threat Research at Sysdig, Michael Clark. Michael digs into the cloud and shares trends about the AMBERSQUID operation and how to protect yourself from potential container-based threats.   Impactful Moments 00:00 - Welcome 01:20 - Introducing guest Michael Clark 03:09 - Finding AMBERSQUID 06:46 - Mining and Monitoring AWS Services 10:47 - Defending Against AMBERSQUID 14:03 - The Speed of Container-Based...
Published 12/19/23
In this episode, Host Chris Cochran chats it up with former White House Senior Director for Cyber Policy, AJ Grotto. AJ shares his viewpoints about the current state of AI policies, the potential risks and benefits of AI technology, and the challenges in crafting effective policies in the field of cybersecurity. Impactful Moments 00:00 - Welcome 00:45 - Introducing guest, AJ Grotto 01:14 - Are Cyber and AI Separate? 03:37 - US Cyber Policy 08:06 - The Reality of AI Risk 11:20 - From Law to...
Published 12/12/23
The adversary is using Artificial Intelligence. Why aren’t you? In this episode, Host Chris Cochran talks with Scott Sutherland, VP of Research at NetSPI, about everyone’s favorite hot topics; ransomware and AI. Scott will detail his experience with simulating ransomware attack scenarios, as well as discussing the difficulties businesses face when dealing with ransomware threats and prevention mechanisms and how AI can be leveraged to help. Impactful Moments00:00 - Welcome01:10 - Introducing...
Published 12/05/23
SaaS misconfigurations may be responsible for up to 63% of security incidents. Do your SaaS applications have risky OAuth grants and misconfigurations? Let’s not find out. We will unravel the complexities of OAuth and how attackers are using OAuth to move from one app to another. Our special guest Jaime Blasco, co-founder and CTO at Nudge Security, shares techniques to protect your SaaS apps and identify risky and malicious OAuth grants. Are you ready to cover your SaaS and avoid finding...
Published 11/28/23