On this Very Special Episode, Matt Stephenson welcomes Elisa Costante, VP of Research and Ellen Sundra, Chief Customer Officer at Forescout for a discussion about the vulnerabilities that plague Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure. With nearly 40 years of combined experience finding, understanding and solving the security issues that can cripple a nation, our guests bring some very esoteric knowledge in a way that the rest of us can understand. Dig it…
About Elisa Costante
Elisa Costante (@ElisaCostante) is the Vice President of Research at Forescout Technologies. Previously, she has been a part of Security Matters - a Forescout company, where she worked as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research. Elisa holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Eindhoven University of Technology.
About Ellen Sundra
Ellen Sundra (LNSundra) is the Chief Customer Officers at Forescout. Previously, Ellen was Sr Vice President of Ssytems Engineering and Enablement when she helped to build a global organization responsible for designing customized security solutions for commectial and public sector customers.
Ellen has over 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and was recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine.
About Matt Stephenson
Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Social Media team at Forescout, which puts me in front of people all over the world. Prior to joining Forescout, I hosted podcasts, videos and live events all over the world which put me with experts on every corner of the cybersecurity landscape. The new No Name Security Podcast will continue and expand upon that tradition as we seak out the leading minds in the security industry as well as those may break things every now again. And… just for fun, there will be some wildcard guests as well.
In 10 years in the ecosystem of Data Protection and Cybersecurity I have toured the world extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to information security, these technologies can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty sure they weren't there for us, but you never know...
Whether at in person events, live virtual events or podcasting, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.
Wherever I go, my job is all about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...
If you tuned in to any of my previous podcasts, there’s great news! The No Name Security Podcast is here! I will be bringing the same kind of energy and array of guests you know and love. Best part? We’re still at the same spot. You can find it at Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music & Audible as well as, GooglePlay, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart Radio and wherever you get your podcasts!
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