Agent of Influence

Nabil Hannan, NetSPI Managing Director
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.
Recent Episodes
Maor Bin
CEO and Co-Founder at Adaptive Shield
December 1, 2021
EPISODE 038 – A Deep Dive into SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)
Maor discusses SaaS security posture management (SSPM), the challenges of securing a SaaS stack, the Adaptive Shield origin story, the concept of secure by default, and more.
Austin Altmann and Marissa Allen
Security Consultants at NetSPI
October 27, 2021
EPISODE 037 – A Day in the Life of a NetSPI Penetration Tester
Austin and Marissa discuss penetration testing, NetSPI University, computer science curricula, cybersecurity career misconceptions, characteristics of a successful pentester, and more.
Dave Chatterjee, PhD
Professor at The University of Georgia
September 15, 2021
EPISODE 036 – “Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Business” | How Can We Make Cybersecurity More Mainstream?
Dave discusses cybersecurity readiness factors, the CISO function, today’s cybersecurity curriculum, rewarding failure, how to make security more mainstream, and more.
Seth Edgar
CISO at AF Group
September 1, 2021
EPISODE 035 – Middle School Teacher Turned CISO Talks Reverse Engineering, Asset Management, and More
Seth discusses his unconventional career path, the CISO role, reverse engineering, cyberattack trends in the insurance space, the most effective security activities, and more.
Travis Hoyt
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NetSPI
August 18, 2021
EPISODE 034 – The Future of Penetration Testing is Not Check-the-Box | Get to Know NetSPI’s New CTO
Travis discusses his new CTO role at NetSPI, the value of tech-enabled services, the future of pentesting, virtual CISOs, the state of security education, and what’s “next next” in cybersecurity technology innovation.
Doug Brush
Global Advisory CISO at Splunk
August 4, 2021
EPISODE 033 – The Evolution of Incident Response, Lessons Learned from Chinese-Based Tech Companies, Mental Health, and More
Doug discusses the evolution of incident response, asset inventory, his work with DJI Drones and TikTok, mental health, neurodiversity, and more.
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