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Jan. 24, 2023

S02E06 - The Metrics System...no, the OTHER metrics

Can metrics tell stories? They better be! if you want them to be of any value. In this episode, we talk about, there's that word again, storytelling and how metrics can be good at it or bad at it. From …

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Jan. 10, 2023

S02E05 - Scaling Culture with Dean Sysman CEO of Axonius

Have you ever had a favorite TV Show hit it big in's first season - only to see subsequent seasons fall flat? (West World, anyone?). It can happen to companies when they grow fast too. In this episode, we talk …

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Dec. 27, 2022

S02E04 - Controls - The Speedometer, Brakes, and Highway Patrol of Cy…

Ever had a speeding ticket? Or have you ever slowed down as you see a speed limit sign? Or used your brakes? If you answered YES to any of these - great! It means you drive. And it means you've …

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Dec. 13, 2022

S02E03 - Crisis of Infinite Podcasts - Threat-X Crossover

What’s better than one F-Sides podcast? TWO podcasts. Listen in as we join forces for our first-ever crossover episode with Gene Fay, ThreatX CEO, and host of the “eXecutive Security” podcast. And unlike those pesky DC comic ...

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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 - aka annoying vendors. In this season 2 episode, we bite into why working with vendors can …

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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. Or want to know what employees and employers are looking for in Cyber? Or maybe you just like cat...

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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 argument that's been around since the dawn of time... or maybe just since PCI.... 2.0.

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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 named “The Awareness Crusader” by CSO magazine in receiving their CSO COMPASS Award. Most recently...

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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 "getting stuff done?" Join Paul and Jason as they debate this very non-binary question that has …

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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 substantially decreased your MTBFP (mean time between face palms). Check out our next episode coming …

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June 26, 2022

S01E05 - Cybersecurity's Curious Inability to Share

Does Cybersecurity hold things a little too close to the chest? Ever wish you could know more about attackers and their methods - besides what we get via CNN or the FBI? How great would it be if your neighbors …

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June 12, 2022

S01E04 - Storytelling with Joe Vinck

Join us as we dive into a discussion centered around storytelling with Joe Vinck. Joe is the host of “The Business of Cyber”, a cyber risk aficionado, and just a cool cat…(channeling my inner Lenny Bruce). Our conversation ta...

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May 31, 2022

S01E03 - Perfection

Join us as we talk about how trying to achieve perfection can kill any Cybersecurity - and really almost ANY program - in its tracks. From TLC (yeah - that's right - the 90's group) to internal auditors... we're all …

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May 14, 2022

S01E02 - Why Presentation is Everything with Krislam Chin

Have you ever thought that Cybersecurity focuses on the wrong things? Join Jason and Paul, two experienced and often comfortably disagreeing CISOs, as they discuss "Why Presentation is Everything" with designer and education ...

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April 27, 2022

The Kickoff

Have you ever thought that Cybersecurity focuses on the wrong things? Join Jason and Paul, two experienced and often comfortably disagreeing CISOs, as they kick off their very first F-Sides podcast. In this inaugural episode,...

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