Agent of Influence is a podcast hosted by NetSPI Managing Director Nabil Hannan, as a place to share best practices and trends in the world of cyber security and vulnerability management.

EPISODE 023 – David Quisenberry | Manager of Information Security at Zapproved

February 17, 2021

From Wealth Management to Vulnerability Management – Insights Gained from a Unique Career Path

David Quisenberry, InfoSec Manager at Zapproved shares his insights on leadership, mentorship, and community involvement from both his wealth management and cyber security industry experience.

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EPISODE 021 – Jadee Hanson | CISO & VP of Information Systems at Code42

January 20, 2021

Comfort is the Enemy: Leadership Advice from a Top Woman in Cyber Security

Jadee Hanson, CISO at Code42discusses key learnings from the 2013 Target breach, advice for security leaders getting too comfortable, why application security needs to shift left, and more.

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EPISODE 019  – Gus Alberelli | Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sunstone Partners

December 16, 2020

Tech Resiliency Amid COVID-19 and Criteria for an Investment-Worthy Company

Investor Gus Alberelli discusses the resiliency of the technology industry amid COVID-19 and what makes a company worthy of an investment.

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EPISODE 017  – Vikram Rangnekar | Founder at MOV North

November 11, 2020

A Peek into the Development of India’s First Computer Crimes Unit and IT Act of 2000

Vikram Rangekar talks about building one of the first computer crimes units in India and how his security background has informed his business ventures.

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EPISODE 015  – Jeff Williams | Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Contrast Security

October 14, 2020

How to Modernize Your AppSec Program from Jeff Williams, a Key Contributor to the OWASP Top 10

Why Jeff Williams developed IAST and its benefits, and the power of instrumentation to automate some components of your vulnerability testing.

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EPISODE 013  – Susan St. Clair | CxIAST Evangelist & SME at Checkmarx

September 16, 2020

Building Security into the SDLC: An IAST Evangelist’s Perspective

How IAST is revolutionizing the application security space, the future of agent-based technology, and why it’s so hard to train developers to code securely.

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EPISODE 011  – Gerald Beuchelt | CISO at LogMeIn

August 19, 2020

LogMeIn’s CISO Shares Insight into Growing a Security Program – and Common Challenges

Starting and growing a security program and team is a challenge – but start from the beginning, and hear from LogMeIn’s CISO about taking on common challenges.

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EPISODE 009  – Miles Edmundson | 30-Year Veteran in the IT and Information Security Space

July 22, 2020

One InfoSec Veteran’s Journey to Cyber Security & The Biggest Challenges Faced by CISOs Today

Hear what one IT and InfoSec veteran says is the biggest challenge facing CISOs today – and get advice for tackling these challenges and starting in a new senior-level cyber security role.

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EPISODE 007  – Cassio Goldschmidt  | Head of Information Security at ServiceTitan

June 24, 2020

Building Secure Software and a Peek into the Cyber Security of the Brazilian Elections

Hear from an internationally recognized information security leader about factors that influence the development of secure software and get a peek into cybersecurity of the Brazilian elections.

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EPISODE 005  –  Cat Coode  |  Founder of Binary Tattoo

May 27, 2020

Why Your Company Should Prioritize Data Privacy – and Implications If You Fail To Do So

Learn from a data privacy expert about how to protect your own personal data and set your company up for success by ensuring you’re prioritizing data privacy.

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EPISODE 003  – Dr. Anubhav Kaul  | Chief Medical Officer at Mattapan Health Center

April 29, 2020

How One Clinic is Leveraging Telemedicine and Technology to Manage Through COVID-19

Hear from a Chief Medical Officer about how his clinic in Boston is managing COVID-19 challenges with telemedicine and technology solutions.

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EPISODE 001  –  Ming Chow  |  Professor of Cyber Security and Computer Science at Tufts University

April 1, 2020

Cyber Security Education and the Ethics of Teaching Students to Break Things

Cyber security education, iOS vs. Android, Wall of Sheep initiative at DefCon, and Fifa.

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EPISODE 022 – Brady Bloxham | Chief Technology Officer at NetSPI & Founder at Silent Break Security

February 3, 2021

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Acquisition and InfoSec Insights from NetSPI’s New CTO

Brady Bloxham, CTO at NetSPI and founder of Silent Break Security, shares the importance of offensive security, how he took his hobby building malware to the next level, acquisition advice, and more.

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EPISODE 020 – Roshan Popal | SVP of Cloud Customer Operations & CISO at MicroStrategy

January 6, 2021

What Makes a Successful Technologist, A Day in the Life of a Security Firm CISO, and Lessons from an Effective Phishing Engagement

Roshan Popal, CISO at MicroStrategy, discusses the challenges and opportunities of being a CISO at a security firm, business lessons learned from a phishing engagement, how to reduce security friction, and more.

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EPISODE 018  – Guevara Noubir | Professor & Executive Director of Cybersecurity Programs at Northeastern University

December 2, 2020

Wireless Security Challenges, SMS Evolution, 3G Flaws, and 5G Implications

Professor Guevara Noubir talks about unique security challenges related to wireless systems, the evolution of SMS, flaws in how 3G was implemented, and how the world may change once 5G is broadly available.

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EPISODE 016  – Ty Sbano | Chief Security & Trust Officer at Sisense

October 28, 2020

Mentorships, M&As and IPOs from a Security Perspective, and Advising Early-Stage Start-ups

Ty Sbano talks about mentorship relationships, M&As and IPOs from a security perspective, and advising early-stage start-ups.

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EPISODE 014  – Kelly Jackson Higgins | Executive Editor at Dark Reading

September 30, 2020

Dark Reading’s Executive Editor Shares Her Perspective on Cyber Security

How one of the top 10 cyber security journalists in the country got into the industry, her perspective, and some of her favorite topics she’s covered.

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EPISODE 012  – Kristin Walsh | Security Leader with over 20 Years’ Experience

September 2, 2020

Cyber Security is Boring: Doing the Hard Work to Provide a Safe and Secure Workplace

Kristin Walsh shares about unique areas of focus in the biotech industry, creating a culture of education around cyber security, and getting past the shame of falling victim to a scam.

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EPISODE 010  – John Markh | Senior Standards Manager at the PCI Council

August 5, 2020

The Payment Card Industry: At the Crossroads of Convenience and Security

Convenience is driving innovation in the payment card industry and raising new challenges around privacy, security, and points of sale.

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EPISODE 008  – Randy Kaeder | Seasoned security and risk executive with 40 years of experience

July 8, 2020

Three Keys to Application Security – and the Criticality of Cross-Functional Relationships

Get advice from a 40-year information security veteran about three key components to ensuring application security – especially building relationships and getting buy-in across the organization.

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EPISODE 006  –  Mike Rothman  |  President at DisruptOps

June 10, 2020

The Evolving History of Cyber Security – From Mainframes to the Cloud

Insight from a 25-year security veteran helping organizations adopt cloud security, an avid traveler, and insights on exploring eastern philosophy.

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EPISODE 004  –  Sean Curran  |  Senior Director at West Monroe Partners

May 13, 2020

Thinking Bigger About Disaster Recovery Plans, and Preparing for and Responding to Breaches​

Why some disaster recovery plans are failing during COVID-19 and how organizations should prepare and respond to breaches more holistically.

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EPISODE 002  –  Bob Bigman  |  Former CISO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

April 15, 2020

Developing the Cyber Security Governance of a Nation – A Mix of IT and Strategic Planning

Behind the scenes with a former CIA CISO, developing the role of a CISO within the CIA, U.S. History and the Civil War, cooking, traveling, and cats.

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