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CyberCast offers a different and thoughtful perspective on the cybersecurity issues facing industry and government today.
May 21, 2020
Season 3 Episode 2 - National Urban Security Technology Laboratory Director Alice Hong
NUSTL Director Alice Hong discusses the lab's coordination with our nation's first responders on testing and evaluating cutting-edge technologies, from protective gloves to in-suit communication devices. We also talk about training exercises for radiological and nuclear incidents and active shooter scenarios, as well as how NUSTL is aiding in COVID-19 response efforts.
Mar 3, 2020
Season 3 Episode 1 - Adrian Monza, USCIS Deputy CISO and Chief Cybersecurity Architect
Adrian Monza discusses the strategy behind securing endpoints, users and data by getting rid of passwords and running anti-phishing exercises. He also talks about penetration testing, containerization and the importance of educating your entire organization about their role in cybersecurity.
Jan 2, 2020
Season 2 Episode 9 - HHS CISO Janet Vogel and Deputy CISO Chris Bollerer
Janet Vogel and Christopher Bollerer discuss the current challenges and opportunities in health cybersecurity, especially information-sharing across the public and private sectors, workforce training and education, and the cyber hygiene essentials underpinning security innovation.
Dec 11, 2019
Season 2 Episode 8 - DHS CISA's Daniel Kroese and Marsh's Stephen Vina
CISA Assistant Director of Stakeholder Engagement Daniel Kroese and Marsh Senior Vice President Stephen Vina discuss the importance of partnerships in federal government in tackling some of the most pressing cybersecurity concerns. For more episodes, head over to https://governmentciomedia.com/cybercast.
Nov 26, 2019
Season 2 Episode 7 - Oki Mek, Senior Advisor to CIO, HHS
Oki Mek discusses his priorities in his new position at the agency, including automating the authority to operate (ATO) process, educating the workforce on cybersecurity hygiene, the importance of blockchain and why innovation is not always about the technology.
Nov 12, 2019
Season 2 Episode 6 - Congressman Gerry Connolly, U.S. House of Representatives
Gerry Connolly discusses government progress on the standards and directives codified in FITARA, IT modernization and FedRAMP. We look at IT modernization efforts and discuss both the Modernizing Government Technology Act and the associated Technology Modernization Fund.
Nov 5, 2019
Season 2 Episode 5 - Stacie Alboum, Deputy Director, NIH Center for Information Technology
Stacie Alboum discusses her background in security at previous agencies plus how the "Optimize NIH" initiative and business management play into her current security priorities at the National Institutes of Health. For more episodes: https://www.governmentciomedia.com/cybercast
Oct 30, 2019
Season 2 Episode 4 - Servio Medina, Chief of Cybersecurity Oversight, Governance, & Strategy, DHA
Servio Medina discusses the importance of cybersecurity in defense health records and activities. He is a proponent of maintaining a "cyber fit" regimen at home and professionally.
Oct 22, 2019
Season 2 Episode 3 - Paul Cunningham, CISO, Veterans Affairs
With the Department of Veterans Affairs' nationwide footprint, much consideration goes into its security posture. CISO Paul Cunningham discusses his risk-based approach to securing the agency's data and even touches on how his background as a naval safety aviator impacts his work today.
Sep 29, 2019
Season 2 Episode 2 - Manuel Castillo, Senior IT Security Advisor, FBI
Castillo leads the FBI's efforts to develop and implement the best cybersecurity tools and practices. He discusses the agency's ongoing efforts that include cloud migration, risk management strategy and the promises and limitations of emerging technologies.
Aug 27, 2019
Season 2 Episode 1 - John Zangardi, CIO, Department of Homeland Security
John Zangardi discusses the importance of security for the agency's end-to-end IT and his strategy for the implementation of technical refresh of network and consolidation of the Security Operations Center.
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 6 - Grant Schneider, U.S. Chief Information Security Officer
Nov. 12, 2018 | Grant Schneider, U.S. CISO, joined CyberCast podcast hosts Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey. Schneider discussed the outsized role social media platforms can play, the government’s policies on offensive cyber capabilities, cyber tools, and the need for streamlined procurement processes. He also talked about how cloud needs to be considered a piece of critical infrastructure that must be protected since so many government agencies depend on the cloud for IT support.
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 5 - Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Department of Energy
Oct 29, 2018 | Karen Evans, the Department of Energy’s first Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, joins Todt and Cressey to discuss Secretary Perry’s greatest cyber fear, government's coordination with industry on energy safety, the role of DoE in responding to cyber and natural disasters and the role of the national labs in building the next generation of secure energy systems.
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 4 - Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter, Washington Post
Sept 12, 2018 | Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ellen Nakashima from The Washington Post joins Todt and Cressey to discuss Russia’s activities in the mid-term elections, US military operations in cyberspace, Federal Government and social media companies efforts to counter Russia influence operations, privacy in the age of social media, the realities of reporting in a digital media world and how The Washington Post deals with Trump’s attacks on the media.
Aug 27, 2018
Episode 3 - Jim Miller, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Aug 27, 2018 | Jim Miller, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, sits down with Todt and Cressey to discuss Congress' role in delivering effective sanctions, cyber-deterrence, influence operations, and how policy makers can increase defenses and raise the costs of misbehavior. Where is cyber defense policy headed? Join us for more!
Aug 1, 2018
Episode 2 - Dave McCurdy, President & CEO of the American Gas Association
Aug 1, 2018 | Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association sits down with Todt and Cressey to discuss the role of Congress in bolstering cyber defenses, national security, natural gas, cyber risk, and how cyber and emerging tech are shaping American industry.
Aug 1, 2018
Episode 1 - Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Chris Krebs
July 25, 2018 | Chris Krebs, DHS Undersecretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate joins the show to talk with Todt and Cressey about his cybersecurity priorities, next week's DHS National Cybersecurity Summit, and the renewed focus on risk management.