cyphercon podcast

Episode 16: Cyber security Strategies and Approaches

I join Chris Merkel at Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs for this podcast. Chris is a Senior Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Northwestern Mutual. We talk about fostering a work environment that allows the team to do great security work, overcoming challenges in the shift to cloud services, security challenges within different sectors, strategies for recruiting top talent, different approaches companies take toward security, and more. Chris discusses challenges in different sectors and recommends the congressional report on the Equifax data breach for some fascinating reading. He has opened my eyes to different points of view, and I hope he does for you as well. Say hi to Chris on twitter @ChrisMerkel. Chris also makes a pitch to support Hak4kidz, so please support if you are able and send your kids to their events to learn all sorts of cool stuff!

About the Host
Kyle Puckhaber has a wide background from mitigating cyber-security threats, business to politics, and everything in between. He loves navigating through chaos to find customized solutions to problems. He is the CFO for the cyber-security startup Deeplight Systems. He is a philosopher at heart. As a contrarian, he questions conventional wisdom and experiments with alternative approaches to traditional problems. He enjoys travelling, the outdoors, and finding wisdom in travelers and nature. The first podcast he hosted is called Seeking Truth, which is an effort to find truth through the dialectic process.