In this episode, Jon Murchison, CEO, and Xavier Salinas, CTO, welcome David Rushworth. David is Blackpoint’s new Director of Threat Research for Blackpoint, and the head of their new Adversary Pursuit Group, similar to a skunkworks unit. They talk with David about some of the cool detection techniques coming out and dig into his background coming from large-scale cyber analytics, where he built out and maintained a large-scale cyber defensive platform for quite several years. David then talks about moving over to the defensive side of things and how you need to first get well versed in the fundamentals to have an utter mastery in anything, which may include a few internships along the way.
They also have a great talk about how they’re teaching technologies to think about security and be the heroes of their own organization. Finally, they discuss the importance of genericizing your public-facing job openings, especially when dealing with security, infrastructure, or IT jobs.