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Jul 28, 2017

My guest this week is Jeff Williams, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Contrast Security.

The reason that I wanted Jeff on the program is that his technology was massively interesting to me, given that application attacks are the single biggest vector for security breaches. In 2017 There will be 111 billion new lines of code produced resulting in endless complexity.

His product was an Innovation Sandbox Finalist at RSA this year. So I wanted to understand more.

I have tried to integrate application level firewalls and experienced working through real & hard human challenges of coders and network security people trying to defend and deploy at the same time I wanted to understand his technology better AND because iterative application development is going to be even more important for companies for their security to move at the pace of the business innovation and applications development and testing becoming more and more iterative and agile. So how do we do this?

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Planes, Cars, for example, are instrumented to security events via a dashboard and panel
  • Instrument your software and turn it into self protecting software (like an internal robot helper) … always-on protection of an entire application portfolio
  • Weave sensors into your application without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts
  • Continuous Application Security at Scale & the Future of Dev Sec Ops
  • Named a "Visionary" by Gartner
  • The only "Transformational" tool in the entire category in the latest Gartner Hype Cycle Report.

About Jeff Williams

Jeff is co-founder and CTO of Contrast Security. He’s been working in application security for over 20 years and has found thousands of serious vulnerabilities in critical applications in hundreds of leading companies. He's extremely active in both open source and security communities and helped start OWASP where he created many open source tools and projects. Jeff pioneered the use of software instrumentation for application security and founded Contrast Security to bring this revolutionary technology to market. Jeff has spoken at conferences including JavaOne (Java Rockstar), BlackHat, QCon, RSA, and OWASP.  Jeff has degrees from UVA, George Mason, and Georgetown University Law Center.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Jeff Williams

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Jul 21, 2017

My guest this week is the Greg Satell.

Greg is a popular writer, speaker and innovation advisor, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

I met Greg through the two gentlemen at Experian who have been on the show recently, Eric Haller, Executive Vice President of Experian’s DataLabs, and Barry Libenson, CIO of Experian. Birds of a feather flock together, as they say. As Greg and I were setting up the conversation, he just released his first book called Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a disruptive age.   It was published in May of 2017.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • My conversation with Greg is a refreshing perspective on innovation largely because of his concept of an innovation matrix. This is a framework that he created to help companies frame problems so that they can find the approach that will most likely solve them.
  • I love the concept of “looking for problems to solve” versus just generating ideas. I always appreciate the “mental judo” that innovative thinking offers and my conversation with Greg does that. It sort of breaks off the mental cobwebs.
  • Innovation Labs - While reviewing the episode transcript, I liked what Greg said about innovation labs:

    "When an innovation lab is targeted at finding new problems for solutions that exist within the organization, they tend to do pretty well.”

  • We discuss two contrasts: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s vision for corporate innovation contrasted with Google's, for example.
  • It will make you wonder what is right for your organization.
  • Destructive innovation myths. Innovation just doesn’t happen because someone comes up with one big idea.
  • Digital Age innovation is different than previous generations. We need to learn how to use new tools properly.
  • In the resource links you can find a free chapter download Greg has made available along with a video about the book and the Amazon link to buy it.

About Greg Satell

Greg Satell is a popular writer, speaker and innovation advisor, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and other A-list publications.

Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Strategy & Innovation at Moxie Interactive, a division of Publicis Groupe, one of the world's leading marketing services organizations as well as Co-CEO of KP Media, a leading publisher of magazines and websites in Ukraine, including the newsmagazine Korrespondent and the web portal, Bigmir.

You can find Greg's blog at DigitalTonto.com and on Twitter @DigitalTonto. His first book, Mapping Innovation, has been published by McGraw-Hill in May.

Read full transcript here.

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Jul 14, 2017

My guest this week is Jim Linn, Managing Director of Information Technology of American Gas Association. In an association, this simply means he is the “top dog” with IT.

What is fascinating about my guest today is that he built his own ISAC (information Sharing and Analysis Center) from scratch to service his industry - Natural Gas, which is part of the critical infrastructure of the US. He is the Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC).

By Far Jim has the most industry certification I have ever seen:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University
  • He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Association Executive
  •  Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Jim is quiet spoken but as I talked with him the word WISDOM kept popping up for me.

Lessons and wins for you as you listen are:

  1. Learn what an ISAC is and what it does.
  2. Why it is hard to upgrade critical infrastructure components
  3. What is DHS – AIS automated Indicator Sharing
  4. Learn about ISAO - Information Sharing Analysis Organization
  5. Emphasis of the value of ‘Service’ as a CIO
  6. Being a mentor and Finding a mentor
  7. Volunteering in your community to develop leadership skills
  8. Building Communications skills, e.g. via toastmasters, etc.
  9. Relationships: The importance of an IT Leader to build relationships
  10. The importance of recognizing how hard critical infrastructure (Gas and Electric) personnel is working their tails off to be secure
  11. Be cautious but proud of the work you do
  12. How current information sharing (such as ISAC) works and his vision for the future with DoE, DoD, NIST, DHS, etc.

About Jim Linn:

Jim has spent the past 30 years of his career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity management with several non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. He is presently Managing Director, Information Technology for the American Gas Association,and has been for the past nineteen years.  Prior to that he spent eight years as IT Director for the Chemical Manufacturers Association.  He planned IT projects and set technical direction for both of these organizations.  In addition, he is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Association Executive, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds many other industry certifications.

In recent years Jim has split his time between internal IT responsibilities and industry responsibilities. Jim is the information technology cybersecurity subject matter expert for AGA’s cybersecurity Strategy Task Force.  In this capacity he has administered cybersecurity reviews with a number of natural gas utilities and also serves as Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas ISAC (https://www.dngisac.com/). He is the staff executive for AGA’s Customer Service Committee and Technology Advisory Council.  In these capacities he serves senior leaders in the fields of Customer Service and Information Technology within the natural gas distribution industry.  The Customer Service area includes an annual benchmarking effort, two workshops and a large conference.  The Information Technology area includes two council meetings annually.

Jim has a B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Jim Linn

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Jul 7, 2017

My guest this week is Barry Libenson, Global Chief Information Officer of Experian. During our interview Barry and I discuss what Experian is doing with innovation and his role in it. 

Some of the big ideas we discuss:

    • The shifts Barry sees of customers requiring access at the API layer to micro services so they can consume only what they want
    • How to build a micro services environment for internal and external use
    • How IoT is shifting what customers are asking for
    • Taking costs and complexity out of the business
    • Speeding up innovation
    • Better experience for customers
    • Agile performance to respond to organizational threats
    • Smart Hubs
    • The API Economy
    • Tools for Microservices: Red Hat OpenShift, Pivotal Labs, Mirantis 
    • The importance of portability and use of portable containers for Azure and AWS using Cassandra, PostgreSQL, or MySQL or one of the more portable container.

About Barry Libenson: 

Barry Libenson is Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibility for the design and delivery of Experian’s global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in June 2015, he was CIO of Safeway in North America. Earlier in his career, Barry held CIO positions at Land O’Lakes and Ingersoll Rand. Barry has a BA in Computer Science from Colgate University, and a MBA from Duke University. He was also one of the first employees at Oracle when they were only a $19 million dollar company.

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This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, a powerful tool that helps you communicate the status of your IT Security program visually in just a few minutes.

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* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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About Bill Murphy
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