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Here we are with the season finale and an absolutely engaging topic for you - Robotics vs. Security.On the season finale, Monica talks with Mark Folmer, VP Security and Industry, Robotic Assistance Devices, on the robotics industry, the state of security within the robotics industry, Industry 4.0, augmentation, challenges, risks and implications, opportunities it brings with itself and more.
The goals of security isn’t confidentiality, integrity and availability but to understand, support and enable organization’s goals and mission. Business acumen, leadership and communication play a vital role in that. Security is not an IT problem but everyone’s responsibility. In this episode, we turn the tables and talk to a business leader on his role and involvement in security as well as expectation of and support for security leaders. Monica Verma talks with Christoffer Hernæs on digitalization, the business perspective of security and the FinTech world.
In this episode of We Talk Cyber with Monica, we talk with Bjorn R. Watne, CISO, Storebrand on - threat landscape over last decade and amidst pandemic- how to build robustness, visibility and detection amidst increasing digitalization - how do you know you are doing enough? Need for security leaders at the executive levels is vital to understand and manage cyber threats and risks in today’s landscape. As Bjorn Watne says it: “With Covid19 pandemic and everyone working from home, we are putting even more eggs in the digitalization basket”.
In one corner we have privacy. On a very fundamental level, privacy is a basic human right recognized in the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Even though it's not yet a human right in every constitution globally, we have seen regulations like GDPR and CCPA come into place in the last years. We have also had discussions on this in the US congress, EU parliament and in the world in the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal.In the other corner lies security. Under the umbrella of security, lies both ensuring services, products and business performs securely as well as also different forms of surveillance, in order to ensure security of people and nation, which could potentially at times invade the privacy aspect.Monica talks with Vandana Verma on where does the balance lie and challenges, risks and recommendations for businesses, vendors and people.
“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” Eliezer YudkowskyIn this episode, Monica Verma talks with our guest Eirik Gulbrandsen from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, about Artificial Intelligence, demystifying its possibilities and perils, use cases and challenges, and what it could mean for cybersecurity, privacy and society.
In this episode, Monica Verma talks with Carsten Maartmann-Moe, CEO, Transcendent Group, about hacking, the big bang of the internet, connected devices, Internet of Things and emerging technologies. They talk about the evolution and the threat landscape, risks and consequences of both legacy and emerging tech, the ethics behind it, use of data and more.
In this episode Chris Kiønig from Watchcom talks with Monica Verma about the EU standard and framework called TIBER - Threat Intelligence Based  Ethical Red Teaming. - What's the goal and purpose of the framework?- How to implement and build resilience and ensure financial stability during external events such as cyber attacks?- What's are the challenges, for example with regards to budgets, real attack simulations, GDPR, etc?If you are in financial sector or any other sector that is critical to society and provide critical infrastructure and services, this episode is for you.
This episode of We Talk Cyber is dedicated to HACKER to HACKER conversation.In this episode, Chris Dale from River Security talks with Monica Verma about1. upstream thinking to security2. high-value pen-testing & the psychology behind it3. the threat landscape & its global consequences
Join CISOs and Ethical Hackers, Chris Roberts and Monica Verma, on the latest episode of We Talk Cyber as they talk aboutthe era of cyborg the security risks, ethics and the privacy implicationsdata security and awareness around augmentation, artificial intelligence and more.
We have talked in the previous episodes that 100% security doesn’t exist. But what about traceability? How do you know what digital footprint do you have out there? Can you manage, protect and “truly” delete all or even a part of it? Once you are online, your existence and your data is out there.You are a target, even when you don’t believe so and your data is valuable, even when you don’t care about it. In this episode, Per Thorsheim and I talk about the myths around digital identities and footprint, what challenges we face, and how can we manage, protect and take care of our digital identities better, amidst a chaos and huge web of footprints, that we don’t even know exist. 
Monica Verma in conversation with Lance Spitzner, Director at SANS Security Awareness, on top human risks, key questions leadership should be asking, and key behaviors we need in order to secure and manage those human risks. You can only make so many behavioral changes. In this episode, we talk about how to focus and prioritize, what strategies to use and how to understand the psychology behind a successful security awareness program. 
In this episode Monica Verma talks with Lars Eirik Berg, CSO and CISO, DNB, about1. a business leader’s perspective on cybersecurity, threats and risks2. is security really just about securing or does it serve a bigger purpose and3. how to approach security, risk and crisis management to help businesses and society  They talk about COVID-19, pandemic, deep fakes, phishing, data breaches and more.This episode is for every security leader, business leader, risk management leader and anyone and everyone who wishes to understand the strategy, the psyche and the philosophy of enabling businesses and the society through a holistic approach to security and risk management.
In this episode Monica Verma talks with Deidre Diamond, CEO and Founder, CyberSN, aboutcareer challenges cyber security talent face in our industryimportance of succession planing and retentionand what can we do about it to help both young talent and professionals in our industry, as well as to build a business that’s not only successful but also cost effective. 
Here comes the long awaited podcast episode with a highly requested topic on cyber resilience.In this episode of We Talk Cyber, Monica Verma talks to Hanne Tangen Nilsen, Cyber Security Officer and Security Director Business from Telenor Norway, about key elements of cyber resilience, what role do threat intelligence and SOC/CERT play to build a cyber resilient organization and what are the key challenges and learnings over the years. As Hanne describes it “To build a cyber resilient organization you need to understand your security maturity level. You need to start with that.” 
In today’s episode, Monica talks with Tanya Janca on challenges businesses face with regards to cybersecurity talent, how algorithms and data can be (unintentionally) biased, and what can we do for better communication and diversity. Tanya and Monica share their stories and passion for podcasts, learning and sharing knowledge.
In today's episode of We Talk Cyber with Monica, Cloud Researcher Mark Nunnikhoven, Trend Micro, talks about complexity, responsibility and visibility in cloud, how that affects cloud security and what you can do about it! Get your coffee/tea and enjoy the scintillating discussions, experiences and philosophies on cloud security.
Security experts, Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen talk with Monica Verma about what is asset discovery, why is it important and why should businesses care. If you are interested in listening to amazing stories about how Jeremiah and Robert came to download the entire Internet, tune in right now!
Roar Thon, Specialist Director Security Culture at the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM - Nasjonal sikkerhetsmyndighet) joins Monica Verma on the podcast series We Talk Cyber. Roar talks about the human aspect of cybersecurity and the challenges of terminology and communication in the security industry. 
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Created by
Monica Verma
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Jul 16th, 2020
Latest Episode
Dec 20th, 2020
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