IANS Information Security Podcast

Infosec news and views featuring interviews with expert faculty from the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS) hosted each week by IANS Director of Technology Research Chris Gonsalves.
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Aug 4, 2016

Security journalist, analyst and pundit Paul Roberts joins the IANS Podcast this week to talk about the state of security in all things connected and embedded. The editor of The Security Ledger also gives us a preview of the agenda for the 3rd Annual Security of Things Forum next month.

Keep up on IoT security news and views at Paul Robert’s The Security Ledger
Check out the upcoming 3rd Annual Security of Things Forum on Sept. 22
Jul 21, 2016

This week, we venture north of the border to talk current events and pressing issues with faculty member and Akamai Global Security Advocate Dave Lewis. Dave riffs on getting back to infosec basics, along with IoT, industrial controls, medical devices, the infosec media and the need for soft skills in security leadership. And it wouldn't be a security podcast without some mention of Pokemon Go, which Dave brands as no better or worse than most mobile apps. Gotta catch 'em all!

Jul 14, 2016

IBM's Chris Poulin joins us this week to talk security all things connected -- from cars to buildings to medical devices and more. Our esteemed IANS faculty member also riffs on securing coding, security leadership and what local politics has taught him about getting the right messages across in infosec.

Jul 7, 2016

Psychology expert and IANS Faculty member Katrina Rodzon joins me this week for an entertaining and informative look at advanced user-behavior modification and how organizations can use it to create a more effective security culture. Rodzon shares examples of successful, real-world enterprise programs and tells us why simple security awareness efforts are no longer enough to keep us safe. 

Jun 30, 2016

IANS faculty member and Securosis CTO Adrian Lane joins me this week to talk about incentivizing security in the application development lifecycle and leveraging improvements in the security ecosystem growing up around Big Data initiatives. Lane also discusses security advantages in the cloud for those bold enough to fully embrace it and he tells me how being a gentleman farmer affects his thinking about infosec... or not.

Jun 23, 2016

This week, we're joined by infosec legend and firewall pioneer Marcus Ranum for a wide-ranging discussion of big ideas in network security, infosec program leadership, art, life and much more. Marcus gives us the inside dope on his Network Security: Reloaded talk and ponders which mistakes we're making today might haunt us in the future.

Jun 9, 2016

Securosis president and founder Mike Rothman joins me this week for a rollicking conversation about the enterprise cloud imperative and how automation and a strong SecDevOps culture are vital to cloud transformation. Mike also talks about the state of security program leadership a decade after he authored The Pragmatic CSO and we take a few shots at vendors and infosec industry hype. As one does.

Mentioned in the 'cast: Dennis Fisher's Ransomware Is Dope blog post:

Jun 1, 2016

This week, IANS Chief Research Officer Stan Dolberg joins me to talk about the study of organizational engagement and its role in enterprise information security. Stan shares IANS data on security leadership performance and tells me how his passion for crafting fine studio furniture informs his approach to technology research.

May 25, 2016

This week I'm joined by by old friend and tech journalism colleague Dennis Fisher to talk about phone fraud and "card not present" scams and examine cutting edge tools to defend against these growing threats to the enterprise. We also talk security in the IoT space and take a no-holds-barred look at the state of infosec coverage in today's technology trade press.

Check out Dennis Fisher's infosec coverage at

May 19, 2016

As always just back from some exotic location, well-known IANS faculty member Jayson Street this week regales us with stories of intrigue from the world of physical security penetration testing and tells us how every enterprise should approach security from the front door to the loading dock. Jayson also talks about the sorry state of security awareness training in most organizations and offers some simple tips to keep businesses safe from e-mail fraudsters.

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