September 29, 2021

The Value of Threat Intelligence w/ Samara Williams

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

Allan's guest is Samara Williams, Manager of Threat Operations at Cardinal Health, speaker, advocate and passionate member of the threat intelligence community. Samara broke into cyber via a rotational program, sampling many cyber jobs at many cyber companies in a short order - a fantastic start in cyber that turbocharged her maturity and experience. She quickly developed a passion for threat intelligence, and has worked in that space ever since. Join Samara and Allan for a deep dive into threat intel, its pros and cons, its value, and its potential... Key Takeaways: 01:28 Bio 02:56 The love/hate relationship with threat intel: yay or nay? 06:07 The steps to threat intel – breaking it dow 15:14 How threat intel can help bridge tactical & operational Practices 19:57 Having a successful SOC program 22:18 Managing the unknown and practicing the fundamentals 26:17 Making a case for prioritizing threat intel 27:55 What surprises Samara in cyber security? Links: Learn more about Samara on LinkedIn, and check out her TedX talk Follow Allan Alford on LinkedIn and Twitter Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio and The Cyber Ranch Podcast Sponsored by our good friends at Uptycs