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F-Sides: The Cyber Humanity Podcast

Announcing Season 2 of F-Sides. F-Sides, the annoyingly award-lacking, #1 ranked cybersecurity podcast according to Muscle Car Poetry Magazine...and not coincidentally, the biggest money-losing not-for-profit venture this side of starting an airline.

Have you ever thought that Cybersecurity focuses on the wrong things?

Every two weeks, join two experienced and often comfortably disagreeing CISOs as they focus on moving the elephant (“human psychology”) in Cyber. If you work in Cyber, are affected by it, or have an interest in it, you’ll find that our discussions, debates, and interviews with thought leaders across domains apply to Cyber in surprising ways.

We are taking questions from our massive audience this season for a dedicated question-and-answer episode.
So far all 27 of you, if you have a question you've wanted to ask us, or a guest of ours, send your questions to this email address and if yours is chosen, you'll get the shoutout, and the question answered on our last episode of the season. Don't be shy!

Recent Episodes

Nov. 29, 2022

S02E02 - Energy Vampires aka Vendors

What do Lestat, Dracula, and Morbius have in common? They're all rookies when it comes to the best of the best energy vampires - …

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Nov. 15, 2022

S02E01 - Recruiting with James Warren

Ever wondered how to break into the cybersecurity field? Maybe you're already in and know that retaining talent is a challenge. O…

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Sept. 11, 2022

S01E09 - "Compliance and Security" - Why Can't We All Just Be Friends

In this episode, join Paul and Jason as they talk about what is better - being secure, or being compliant. It's the age-old argum…

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Aug. 28, 2022

S01E08 - Cybersecurity with Ira Winkler

In this episode, we talk with Ira Winkler. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and was na…

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July 24, 2022

S01E07 - Influence or Title

Oooh. This is a good one. How many times have you heard that you get more done through influence? How important is title in "gett…

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July 10, 2022

S01E06 - Humor with Elisabeth Cardiello

Did you hear the one about the candle who quit his job? He was burned out. Yup, that was a dad joke that we’re certain substantia…

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About the Hosts

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Jason Loomis

Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Loomis is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer with extensive experience in e-commerce, banking and finance, and healthcare among other verticals. Jason has a BS in MIS from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from the University of Oregon. Jason is; CISSP, CISM, CISA, multiple GIAC, and SCUBA certified.

While Cybersecurity may be his chosen career path, his passion, drive, and intellectual curiosity are in leadership, organizational decision making, and giving to those who have less through national and international disaster relief. He also frequently argues the case with himself that it’s these very interests that make him a better Cybersecurity practitioner…it’s not entirely clear who is winning that argument or why he bothers debating with such a frustrating individual.

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Paul Love

Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Paul Love is the Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer for a financial services company and has been in the Information Security field for almost 30 years. Paul has an MSc in Network Security, has been an author of nine books with major publishers on multiple topics, including security, Linux, and other topics. Paul has been a part of many different organizations in multiple security roles, including the US Marine Corps, Schlumberger, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Cetera Financial, 5/3 Bank, Ally Bank, Freddie Mac, and an internet startup. He enjoys helping others through his work on books and in addition to writing, he has been a tech editor for many books covering security topics, Unix, Oracle, and other technical and non-technical subjects. Paul has over 20 certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSP, FIP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPT, CIPM, ITIL Foundations, Security+, and many others.

He has extensive experience in Information Security in Financial Services, Government, Software as a Service, consulting, and startups.

Paul has been passionate about Information Security since creating his first disk operating program in the 80's on an Atari XE that included security components. His goal is to demystify security and share with leadership and others how to be effective in security protections. Paul is also passionate about process improvement and simplifying complexity. As a security practitioner, he has seen many things that work and don't work, but is in a constant improvement mode and looking to hear insight from others, as well as have a good argument with his equally talented co-host.