Apr 17, 2020
Sara Löfgren and Tom Löfgren: Keeping it in the Family, Cybersecurity from Home
1 hr 15 min

This is the true story, of 2 security professionals and their kids, living in house in the northern Midwest, now sequestered becaue of a global health crisis. Find out what happens, when Cybersecurity professionals stop being polite, and start getting real… The Real World… Stay Home Order Edition!


Any comic book readers out there? Who’s familiar with the Marvel family? Shazam family? Shazamily?


How about Reed & Sue Richards? The Fantastic Four? Mister Fantastc and the Invisible woman? Not sure if that one is appropriate because Sara is definitely not invisible… but Tom is definitely Fantastic


The point is… what happens in house run by pair of superho level cybersecurity professionals in the age of COVID19?


Oh… and did we mention they also own a livestock farm? Cows and horses and lots of other things?


How does a family already swimming in the world of Cybersecurity deal with working from home during the era of COVID19


This week on Insecurity, Matt Stephenson speaks with Sara and Tom Löfgren, a married couple, both elite cybersecurity professionals… who find themselves (along with the rest of us) in a quarantine situation. Is it different for security pros to bring it all in house? How do you balance co-workers, clients, kids and livestock… oh yeah… and still be a person?



About The Löfgren (that’s grammatically accurate if you are Swedish)


They have been raising baby chickens in their bathtub (Sara’s idea). They have somewhere around 4 kids and an estimated 50 horses but can't really keep count because they don't hold still.  Sara’s cow's name is either Coco or Norman depending on who you ask.



About Sara Löfgren



Sara Löfgren is the Channel Sales Engineering Manager at Cylance. She has been working in computer security for nearly 20 years with a focus on solving enterprise security problems through the union of technology, people, and processes.


Besides malware, her other main areas of interest include privacy, cryptography, and technology regulations. Sara lives in Minnesota with 4 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and many rescue horses.


Oh… her husband Tom… we’re pretty sure he’s around too.


About Tom Löfgren



Tom Löfgren is a Sales Engineer at Ionic Security. He’s really good at securing Linux and encryption.


Because he is really good at security, privacy and encryption… we don’t know much about him other than the kids, the dogs, cat and rescure horses… and Sara.


According to Sara, Tom plays hockey and has eaten surstromming voluntarily.  He has a map of Ikea in  his head and thinks it's normal when people eat pasta with ketchup on it (again… according to Sara… because Tom is really good at security and privacy, so we are going to have to take her word for it).


About Matt Stephenson



Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the broadcast media team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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