Ep.12 Advisory Board | The Advisors Have Arrived!

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In This episode of The Cybrary Podcast we are happy to welcome Cybrarys new Advisory Board. The members include Chris Kubecka the CEO of HypaSec, Chris Hodson the CISO of Tanium, Vishal Gupta the Global CTO and SVP of Unisys, and Ed Amoroso the CEO of Tag Cyber. It was hard to contain all this knowledge in one show but we are glad to have them on the Cybrary Team!

Hosted by: Leif Jackson, Chris Kubecka, Chris Hodson, Vishal Gupta, Ed Amoroso
Length: 22 minutes
Released on: February 26th, 2020
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Cybrary Inc. has been in the field of teaching cybersecurity since the past few years and has over 25 million members on the platform. But do you really know what fire-power has been behind the creation of the content and who is the advising team behind all the awesome content that you study? Well, in this episode Leif Jackson introduces you to the awesome people of the Advisory Board at Cybrary. Chris Kubecka who is the CEO of HypaSec in Netherlands works on advising governments about strategies and tactics involved in cyber warfare and offensive security. She aims to help Cybrary to provide quick and accessible training to be able to fight against all the security threats. Next up is Chris Hodson who is a CISO at Tanium. He got to know about Cybrary through some of his employees and he aims to provide the amazing members of Cybrary with the best and updated curriculum in the field of cybersecurity. Another awesome person is Vishal Gupta, CTO at UniSys who is also the member of Forbes Technology Council and the Wall Street Journal CIO Council. He learned about Cybrary through some of his teammates at Symantec and he joined in the goal of Cybrary of informing and teaching as many people about cybersecurity as possible and to create a highly accessible platform where people can learn about cybersecurity. Next up is Ed Amoroso who runs a company by the name, Tag Cyber. He informs that he has been in a teaching and training environment which has always been about instructors with chalk and blackboard and he is intrigued by the method that Cybrary uses to teach their members in a virtual way. He got to know about Cybrary through Leif himself and he came as an instructor on Cybrary and he has been loving the journey since then. Cybrary’s Advisory Board Podcast then starts the discussion on some of the newer trends in cybersecurity and how Cybrary is playing a role in filling in those trends. The conversation is started by Chris Hodson who discusses the application and how you would embed the DevSecOps in workloads. And he reminds that in his time the whole process of penetration and security testing, discussing over the problems and then figuring out what to do and what not to do took over 3 months and now in today’s world the same things have not changed and we still have to complete the same requirements of cybersecurity. The only difference seen is that instead of taking 3 months you now have to do the same thing at much swifter speeds. Leif then inquires how he sees how Cybrary is filling those gaps and Chris praises the way that Cybrary is keeping the content fresh and up to date and adapting to the fast-changing technology. Later Ed Amoroso shares a personal experience when he tried to submit his book to a publishing press and they had an amazing reaction when they were suspicious as to why you would need to publish a book on cybersecurity when a book was presently in the market that someone wrote seven years ago. If we look at today’s time, seven years have changed everything and Ed puts it that it took a lot of convincing to publish that book. Further on Vishal Gupta puts forward the point building upon the previous two points that we need a lot of good training to make the people more aware and much better in the field as there are going to a lot of jobs in this field. On the point of development Chris Kubecka says that how the world has gone from analog to digital and everything is interconnected and cloud controlled and thus it requires more secure methods and better people in cybersecurity. Thus then the points continue to show how there are many services that are faster and better to allow people to condense a whole 700 page book into a 15 minute summary. And how the newer generation is able to grasp so much information in a minute time period and the standard of education has changed from just 10 years or 12 years to lifelong education. This should be used in the betterment of the world to provide training to students to improve the standard of cybersecurity and fill in the gaps of the digital world.