Tricia Howard on All Things Security

Joining us this week is Tricia Howard, Marketing Manager at HolistiCyber.

We discuss various security issues including working from home, TikTok, online schools, etc.

Guardsquare on Mobile App Development Security

Joining the podcast this week is Sander Bogaert, VP Engineering at Guardsquare.

About Sander Bogaert
Sander Bogaert leads the technical teams at Guardsquare. He ensures engineering efforts are aligned with the company’s technical vision and helps determine the next steps for existing and new products. Sander joined Guardsquare very early on and built iXGuard from scratch after some initial months working on DexGuard.

About Guardsquare
Guardsquare is the global leader in mobile application protection. Hundreds of customers worldwide across all major industries rely on Guardsquare to secure their mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking. Built on open source ProGuard technology, Guardsquare software integrates transparently in the development process and adds multiple layers of protection to Android (DexGuard) and iOS (iXGuard) applications, hardening them against both on-device and off-device attacks. Guardsquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) with a US office in Boston, MA.

Tricia Howard on Security as a Culture not a Tool Set

Joining us this week is Tricia Howard, Client Manager, Optiv for a special RANTCAST on Security.

About Optiv

Optiv Security is a security solutions integrator that enables clients to reduce risk by taking a strategic approach to cybersecurity. Align your security program to achieve specific business outcomes with our full suite of service capabilities, from strategy to technology—and everything in between.


  • Security Rant
  • Data Privacy and Rights / Data Security
  • Companies and Storage/Security of Personal Data
  • Data is a Currency
  • Securing Systems and Data Leakage
  • Password Re-Use and Lack of Re-Use Impact on Vendors / SIM Hacking
  • Monopoly Power of Big Tech Companies & Gov’t Regulation
  • Dark Web – What is it?
  • Identity on Internet
  • Perimeter Security

Time Stamp

  • 0 min 32 sec: Introduction of Guest
  • 1 min 20 sec: Rant on Security
    • Lack of Security Awareness outside of IT
    • End-User Shame vs End User Enable
  • 4 min 42 sec: What should Companies do who Collect Data?
    • Users should have rights to know what they are opting in for ~ Data Mining
    • Facebook and Congress not understanding each other
  • 8 min 05 sec: Intermixing Data Privacy and Data Security?
    • Not mutually exclusive
    • Build a culture around security
  • 9 min 03 sec: Data Leaks from Companies with our Data
    • How is data being forwarded to other companies that I am unaware is happening
    • Nothing is Free ~ Data is a Currency
  • 15 min 30 sec: Securing Systems and then Spreading Data all over the Internet
    • Zero Trust
    • Bouncers and Bartenders
    • Password re-use creates issues for vendors
    • SIM Card Hacking (#130 The SnapChat Thief)
  • 19 min 22 sec: Journalist Video on Not using Large Corporations for Security Reasons
    • Duck Duck Go (still runs on AWS)
    • Gov’t Regulations?
    • Dark Web – What is it? Nefarious
  • 23 min 30 sec: Identity on the Internet
  • 26 min 43 sec: Perimeter Security
    • There is no perimeter
    • Security as Culture not a Toolset
  • 28 min 02 sec: Wrap-Up
    • Includes Westminster 2019 Discussion

Podcast Guest: Tricia Howard, Client Manager, Optiv

A Native Texan now living in the magnificent New York City, Tricia Howard is an artist gone rogue who ended up in the wonderful world of technology. With a B.A. in Theatre Arts and interests ranging from Star Wars to Opera, she brings a unique and artistic perspective to her clients and the tech world. When she’s not solving business problems, you can find her singing, painting, and doing copious amounts of jigsaw puzzles.


Chris Steffen talks Cloud and Edge Security (and his beard)

Joining us this week is Chris Steffen, Cloud and Edge Security Guru. Follow him at @CloudSecChris and on his blog, The Security Beard.


  • Latest Update on Cloud Security
  • Core Challenges to Edge Security
  • Shared Data at the Edge Issues

Dave Blakey of Snapt on Radically Different ADC

Joining us this week is Dave Blakey, CEO and Co-Founder Snapt.

About Snapt

Snapt develops high-end solutions for application delivery. We provide load balancing, web acceleration, caching and security for critical services.

Syed Zaaem Hosain on Edge, IoT, and Reality

Joining us this week is Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO and Founder of Aeris from the KeyBanc Emerging Tech Summit.

Aeris is a technology partner with a proven history of helping companies unlock the value of IoT. For more than a decade, we’ve powered critical projects for some of the most demanding customers of IoT services. Aeris strives to fundamentally improve businesses by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Built from the ground up for IoT and globally tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions. As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler

Lack of Seriousness in Cybersecurity, Security thru Transparency, and Blockchain

Joining us this week is Mike D. Kail, previously the CTO of Cybric and Yahoo’s CIO and SVP of Infrastructure.

• RANT Cast on Cybersecurity Regulations from Governments
o Security is Important but NOT a Priority
• Culture around Security is Lacking
• Time for Security Tech to Include UI Testing and Consider User Experience
• Confusing on Not-Working Security Settings and Profit Motives
o Security thru Transparency
• Accountability of Provider in Turning off Security based on Requests
• Definition on Distributed Ledgers / Blockchain & Scalability Challenges
• Promise of Blockchain and Good Application for It / Digital Identity
• Zero Trust Security Overview
• Equifax Example and Regulation

Podcast with Chris Steffen on Security for Cloud, Edge, and the coming of GDPR

In this week’s podcast, Chris Steffen, Technical Security Director at Cryptzone joins Rob Hirschfeld and myself to cover the latest topics in cloud, edge and data security. Chris is a well-respected cloud security expert with practical experience securing large infrastructures as well as an excellent speaker and influencer on all things security,

Key Highlights:

• Current State of Cloud Security
• Where & What is On-Premises?
• Hardware Security and Lack of Industry Use
• Coming of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation from European Union) and Impact on US and Global Industry