Activism v. Hacktivism, Part 1 – Johanna Baum – SCW #87



“Hacktivism” is a controversial term with several meanings. The word was coined to characterize electronic direct action as working toward social change by combining programming skills with critical thinking. But just as hack can sometimes mean cyber crime, hacktivism can be used to mean activism that is malicious, destructive, and undermining the security of the Internet as a technical, economic, and political platform. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/scw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Activism v. Hacktivism, Part 1

Guests

Johanna Baum

Johanna Baum – CEO, Founder at Strategic Security Solutions

Johanna (Jo) Baum, CEO and Founder of S3, a security consulting company focusing on IAM, eGRC, and Security Professional Services.

Jo has vast expertise in the security and compliance field and has served both industry and large consulting organizations. For the last fourteen years, she has operated as the CEO and founder of Strategic Security Solutions (S3) providing security, eGRC, and IDG services for Fortune 2000 companies.

Today it is estimated that women make up only 20% of the cybersecurity workforce. Johanna is passionately dedicated to changing that statistic. As a female in the industry, Johanna is a fierce advocate for women in cybersecurity and other male dominated fields. Through her company, S3, and her work with the women’s group “Leaders on Leadership,” Johanna creates an empowering and friendly environment to share knowledge and inspire others.

Additionally, she makes an impact on the industry by being a mentor for the Women In Technology organization, mentor to young entrepreneurs in the EOx program, and several private equity funds for entrepreneurs in the security arena.

Hosts

Fredrick

Fredrick “Flee” Lee – CSO at Gusto

@fredrickl

Fredrick “Flee” Lee is the Chief Security Officer at Gusto, where he leads information and physical security strategies including consumer protection, compliance, governance and risk. Before Gusto, Lee spent more than 15 years leading global information security and privacy efforts at large financial services companies and technology startups, most recently as Square’s Head of Information Security. He previously held senior security and privacy roles at Bank of America, NetSuite and Twilio. Lee was born and raised in Mississippi and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Jeff Man

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

@MrJeffMan

Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet – Executive Director at RM-ISAO

@quadling

Executive Director, RM-ISAO
Co-founder, MJM Growth
IANS Faculty
Blockchain Patent Holder
MISTI Instructor
Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon
Board Member BSidesDE
Board Member BSidesDC
Ex-cop and Fireman

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons – CEO at Red Lion

@Csp3r

CEO at Red Lion

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