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
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.
Maty Siman
Founder and CTO at Checkmarx
July 14, 2021
EPISODE 032 – “Shift Left, But Not Too Left”: A Conversation on AppSec and Development Trends
Maty discusses application security and development trends, open-source and API security challenges, the concept of shift left, the future of IAST, static analysis best practices, and more.
Michael Kaczmarek
Head of Product Management at Neustar’s Security Solutions
June 23, 2021
EPISODE 031 – What’s Keeping Security Leaders Up at Night? DDoS, Ransomware, 5G, and Security Employment
Kaz discusses creative problem solving, DDoS attack trends, how 5G and the hybrid workforce are shifting attack patterns, ransomware payments, cybersecurity staffing, smart home security, and more.
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