So You Want to be a Cyber Spy? – Ira Winkler – CSP #20

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Ira Winkler, CISO at Skyline Technology Solutions, recounts his amazing journey from wannabe astronaught to NSA intelligence analyst, social engineer, systems hacker and author and some of the crazy things that happened along the way. Ira is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” – a title he earned by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World, investigated cybercrimes against them, and then telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost-effective security programs and increase security awareness.

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Full Episode Show Notes

So You Want to be a Cyber Spy?

Guests

Ira Winkler

Ira Winkler – Author at

@irawinkler

Ira Winkler, CISSP is CISO for Skyline Technology Systems and author of You Can Stop Stupid. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.

Hosts

Sam Curry

Sam Curry – Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

@samjcurry

Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.