CISO Corner Episode 1

Join me and a few great friends on a new adventure in conjunction with my current employer, DataBank. We have started our own podcast where we discuss the big things that happen in Security. The best part of this effort is I am not the focus and I am not alone. My friends Tyler Treat, Calli Schlientz, and Dane Dittemore are just as much a part of this project. It is new, it is raw. We are figurin...
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Staying Up to Speed on Your Top Security Priorities with CISO Mark Houpt

In mid to late March of 2020 I sat down for an interview/discussion with Tim Erlin, Tripwire’s VP of Product Management and Strategy, to discuss everything security. We spoke of COVID, audits, continuous monitoring, and privacy. List in here or see an edited transcript. The following is an edited excerpt from a recent episode of Tripwire’s Cybersecurity Podcast. Mark Houpt has to stay on t...
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Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Mark Houpt Talks Privacy, Security

The first three and now four months of this year have been full of incredible opportunities. This sit-down interview that was conducted in February sums up many of them. I had an opportunity to speak and meet with key leaders on Privacy that are drafting said legislation (Sen Moran's team from KS). And since then the cloud industry has been a focal point of keeping what we have left of our econom...
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Backups – Who Needs Backups?

A few weeks ago, before the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, I sat down to interview for John Edwards from Tech Target to discuss backups. I thought I would share the article with you here as there are a lot of good insights (not from me necessarily) on backups, one of the under-discussed success factors of security incident response processes. https://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-keep-physic...
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Podcast: DialedIn Live with Kyle Burt

On Tuesday, February 4th, 2019, I was able to sit with Kyle Burt ("Kurt" - :-) ) of DialedIn Live and answer some of his questions about cybersecurity and what I do as a CISO. Specifically, we discussed "Hacking the Clock," birthed from a blog post on this site. We had some network challenges with the building we were in and were interrupted mid-stream, but we came back on and came back strong. I...
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