PODCAST EPISODES

EP 70: How Can the Same Cybersecurity Job Be So Different Depending on Who You Work For

In this episode, we are focused on job titles. It is important to know the job you are doing, but the job title doesn’t really matter that much.

Do realize that there’s not just one type of cybersecurity job out there. Even if you know the job by title, it doesn’t mean that it is any different from another cybersecurity job. If you are keen on details, you will know what the differences are between job titles.

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EP 69: Breaking into Cybersecurity with Nancy Hunter

In this episode, the focus of discussion is what Nancy Hunter, the Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Data Privacy Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia looks for in a cybersecurity job seeker at the entry level. According to her, there are transferable skills and personality traits that they find relevant that a job seeker must have.

The discussion also includes what traits and experience to look up to in a mentor, where to look for a job at entry level and several affiliates that you can work with who can share transferable skills that will be relevant to your cybersecurity job.

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EP 65: How to Best Prepare for a Role in the SOC

In this episode, we are focused on preparing for a role in a security operations center (SOC). To be effective in a SOC, you need to understand how everything works, including promotions, how to work with other people, the skills you need to be hired in the first place, and a good understanding of the tools to use to perform the job successfully.

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EP 64: How I Got My First Cybersecurity Analyst Job with Sebastian Whiting

In this episode, our special guest, Sebastian Whiting will talk about his mid-career transition into the cybersecurity industry. In his previous career, he was in the Navy working on nuclear submarines, and now he is working as a cybersecurity analyst.

Together with Kip and Jason, Sebastian covers the step-by-step process of what he did to transition from one career field to another. If you are like Sebastian was and working in a career that you aren’t passionate about, you will learn how to shift your passion into the world of cybersecurity and gain motivation to continue to learn and grow during your transition

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EP 63: Top Five Reasons Why You’re Not Getting a Job Right Now

In this episode, we discuss the top five reasons why you may not be getting a job in the cybersecurity industry right now. After working in the cybersecurity industry for many years, Kip and Jason have identified the five most common reasons that a person does not land their dream cybersecurity position. Job seekers often do not see the bigger picture or understand the challenges that the hiring manager has in filling the position, which is one of the main things that keeps them from their dream job.

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EP 62: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

In this episode, we cover the importance of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) and its use in managing risk as a business process within your organizations. In this episode, we cover the importance of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) and its use in managing risk as a business process within your organizations.

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EP 61: Skills-based Certification and Training with John Strand

In this episode, we talked with John Strand (Founder of Black Hills Information Security and Antisyphon InfoSec Training) about the importance of skills-based certification and training. John’s goal is the provide world-class skills-based training to everyone at an affordable price using a unique pay-what-you-can model.

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