May 8, 2023
We Hack Purple Podcast Episode 74 with Ray Espinoza
In episode 74 of the We Hack Purple Podcast, host Tanya Janca talks to guest Ray Espinoza from Inspectiv! During the podcast we honed in on how to build a positive security culture, which has several important ingredients; Security Champions, Empathy, explaining ‘the why’, sharing information in both technical and non technical formats, and storytelling! We talked about training, we talked about metrics, we talked about how to get your point across in an effective way, without scaring people’s pants off. If you want to hear about creating a successful security champions programs, how to ‘win’ more often, and what pitfalls to avoid, this episode is especially helpful!
We ended the conversation with several calls to action for audience members abounding including more people in cyber. Young people, old people, new-to-cyber people, every race of people, every gender; we really mean EVERYONE. Ray also (very generously) offered listeners to connect with him online so he could help them find mentors and meet people. This episode was great!
A bit more about Ray:
Ray Espinoza is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Inspectiv, Inc. With over 15 years of both tactical and security leadership experience, Ray has a proven track record of successfully building effective security programs for top companies that include eBay, Cisco, Amazon and Cobalt.io.
Prior to joining Inspectiv, Ray served as VP of Cloud Security at Medallia where he was responsible for developing and executing Medallia’s multi-cloud security strategy. Outside of work, Ray is the head strength and conditioning coach and an assistant football coach at Camas High School.
*Where to find Ray!*
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-espinoza-b399821/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/RayEspinozaSec
*Causes and Groups Ray (and Tanya) supports:*
• Raîces Cyber
• Black Girls Hack
• Black Girls in Cyber
*Very special thanks to our sponsor: **Day of Shecurity**!* This annual event advocates for inclusion & diversification of gender in cybersecurity, AND it’s very soon. Day one is May 18th (virtual) and day two is May 19th, in person in Redwood City, California, United States. *Tickets are FREEEEEEEEE!*
View the agenda here: https://guides.dayofshecurity.com/view/314270378/
If you’re not sure, you can see videos from previous events here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DayofShecurity.
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