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Security and Compliance Weekly Episode #83 – August 17, 2021

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1. Gatekeeping in Cybersecurity, Part 1 – 12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Announcements

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Description

The “cybersecurity skills gap” is a myth. There is no skills gap. There are tens of thousands of amazing, highly intelligent, passionate people around the world looking to break into cybersecurity, but they never get the chance. Hiring managers and gatekeepers are simply unwilling to train and mentor the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and this hurts our profession immensely. We’re fighting an asymmetric war, in which one bad actor can attack multiple companies and industries. We simply don’t have enough defenders and good guys in the trenches, and we need more fighters. The more fighters we have, the better chance we have at winning.

Segment Resources:
cybersecuritygatebreakers.org

Guest(s)

Naomi Buckwalter

Naomi Buckwalter – Founder & Executive Director at Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation

@ineedmorecyber

Naomi Buckwalter, CISSP CISM is the Director of Information Security & IT at Beam Technologies. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Security and has held roles in Software Engineering, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Security Leadership. As a cybersecurity career adviser and mentor for people around the world, her passion is helping people, particularly women, get into cybersecurity. Naomi is the founder and Executive Director of Cybersecurity Gatekeepers Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the demand gap in cybersecurity hiring. Naomi has two Masters degrees from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. In her spare time, Naomi plays volleyball and stays active as the mother of two boys.

Hosts

Fredrick

Fredrick “Flee” Lee

@fredrickl

CSO at Gusto

JeffMan

Jeff Man

@MrJeffMan

#HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

JoshMarpet

Josh Marpet

@quadling

Executive Director at RM-ISAO

2. Gatekeeping in Cybersecurity, Part 2 – 12:30 PM-01:00 PM

Announcements

  • InfoSec World 2021 is proud to announce its keynote lineup for this year’s in-person event! Hear from Robert Herjavec plus heads of security at the NFL, TikTok, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Stanford University, and more… Plus, Security Weekly listeners save 20% on world pass and main conference registration! Visit https://securityweekly.com/isw2021 to register now!

  • Security Weekly Unlocked will be held IN PERSON this December 5-7 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista!

    We are excited to announce our first round of speakers: Lesley Carhart, David Kennedy, Alyssa Miller, O’Shea Bowens, Marina Ciavatta, Patrick Coble, Chris Eng, Eric Escobar, Nick Leghorn, Michael Schladt, Kevin Johnson, and Justin Kohler!

    Visit https://securityweekly.com/unlocked to register and check out our rockstar lineup!

Description

The “cybersecurity skills gap” is a myth. There is no skills gap. There are tens of thousands of amazing, highly intelligent, passionate people around the world looking to break into cybersecurity, but they never get the chance. Hiring managers and gatekeepers are simply unwilling to train and mentor the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and this hurts our profession immensely. We’re fighting an asymmetric war, in which one bad actor can attack multiple companies and industries. We simply don’t have enough defenders and good guys in the trenches, and we need more fighters. The more fighters we have, the better chance we have at winning.

Segment Resources:
cybersecuritygatebreakers.org

Guest(s)

Naomi Buckwalter

Naomi Buckwalter – Founder & Executive Director at Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation

@ineedmorecyber

Naomi Buckwalter, CISSP CISM is the Director of Information Security & IT at Beam Technologies. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Security and has held roles in Software Engineering, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Security Leadership. As a cybersecurity career adviser and mentor for people around the world, her passion is helping people, particularly women, get into cybersecurity. Naomi is the founder and Executive Director of Cybersecurity Gatekeepers Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the demand gap in cybersecurity hiring. Naomi has two Masters degrees from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. In her spare time, Naomi plays volleyball and stays active as the mother of two boys.

Hosts

Fredrick

Fredrick “Flee” Lee

@fredrickl

CSO at Gusto

JeffMan

Jeff Man

@MrJeffMan

#HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

JoshMarpet

Josh Marpet

@quadling

Executive Director at RM-ISAO