Cyber Ranch

Ride the cyber trails with friends and experts

Ride the cyber trails with one CISO (Allan Alford) and a diverse group of friends and experts who bring a human perspective to cybersecurity.

November 24, 2021

The CMO‘s Perspective w/ Nathan Burke and Julie O‘Brien

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CISOs complain on social media about bad marketing – when they are targeted inappropriately, or with messages that don’t resonate, or with messages that outright lie. This week Allan Alford decides to...

November 17, 2021

Practical Working (And Hiring!) from Home w/ Brian Castagna

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Brian Castagna (CISO at Seven Bridges - a genomics company) is a CISO with a proven track record of successfully building information security programs at cloud technology companies. He is on a missio...

November 10, 2021

Threat-Informed Defense, CISA, CVEs and ATT&CK w/ MITRE Engenuity

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This week, Allan is joined by some serious heavy hitters in cyber. Richard Struse (Director for the Center for Threat-Informed Defense at MITRE Engenuity), Jonathan Baker (Director of Research & Devel...

November 3, 2021

A Day in the Life of Two CISOs w/ Mustapha Kebbeh

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Mustapha Kebbeh, CISO at Brinks and heavy-hitter in the Dallas/Fort Worth Cyber community, joins Allan again this week as they cover a topic Mustapha noted was absent so far in the series…  Namely, “W...

October 27, 2021

Practical Trust-Centric Security w/ Omar Khawaja

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Omar Khawaja is an experienced CISO with a strong technical background, who managed to find some very creative ways to manage his security program that go against his engineering instincts. Join Allan...

October 20, 2021

CISO in the Supply Chain w/ Emilio Escobar

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Allan is joined this week by Emilio Escobar, CISO at Data Dog and former VP of Information Security at Hulu. He is also a long-term developer of Ettercap, a comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle a...

October 14, 2021

Is Resilience Even the Goal? Antifragility w/ Sounil Yu

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Allan is joined by Sounil Yu, one of cybersecurity's most well-known contributors. Sounil has a long history in cybersecurity, and is also the inventor of The Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad. ...

October 7, 2021

Is the SOC Dead? w/ Erik Bloch

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Allan's guest this week is Erik Bloch. Erik Bloch is a cyber security leader, influencer, and pioneer. He currently sits as Senior Director of Detection and Response at Sprinklr, but has held many rol...

September 29, 2021

The Value of Threat Intelligence w/ Samara Williams

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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 rotati...

September 22, 2021

Practical Realities of Ransomware Management w/ Bryan Hurd

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This week, Allan is joined by Bryan Hurd. Bryan is a multi-talented cyber security professional who has founded and operated programs dating back to the early nineties. Currently Chief of Office for S...

September 15, 2021

WHY We Measure Risk w/ Sameer Sait

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In this episode Allan interviews his friend Sameer Sait, former CISO at Amazon, Forcepoint and Arrow Electronics, who joins Allan for a discussion about WHY we measure risk. It is about more than j...

September 8, 2021

What Comes After the CISO Role? w/ Helen Patton

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Host Allan Alford interviews his friend Helen Patton, advisory CISO at Cisco, and former CISO at Ohio State University. Helen and Allan discuss the career path of the CISO – specifically what comes af...

September 1, 2021

Humans Are Not the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity w/ George Finney

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Allan is joined by George Finney, CSO at Southern Methodist University and author of the book Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future. George’s mission is clear: uni...

August 25, 2021

Does SOAR Meet Its Promises? w/ Benjamin Corll

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Host Allan Alford interviews Benjamin Corll, VP of Cybersecurity and Privacy at Coats, about security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). Bejamin and Allan critique SOAR's promises and ...

August 18, 2021

The Modern CISO w/ James Azar

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Host Allan Alford interviews guest James Azar, host of the CyberHub CISO Talk Podcast, and CISO in the financial services space. James and Allan discuss the techniques and approaches of the modern CIS...

August 11, 2021

Frameworks Over Time w/ Derly Gutierrez, Mustapha Kebbeh and Patrick Benoit

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In this, the very first LIVE episode, Allan Alford interviews guests Derly Gutierrez, Head of Information Security at 1010Data, Patrick Benoit, BISO at CBRE, and Mustapha Kebbeh, CISO at Brinks, as th...

August 4, 2021

Burnout, Toxicity, and Overcoming Obstacles w/ Marilise de Villiers

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On this episode, Allan invites Marilise de Villiers, Founder and CEO at ROAR! Coaching & Consulting, to come on down to the ranch and discuss how to deal with toxic situations, how to overcome obstacl...

July 28, 2021

Migrating from Monolithic to Cloud w/ Greg Rogers

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In this episode, Allan interviews Greg Rogers, CISO at Legal & General America, about migrating legacy, monolithic, internally facing, manually tested, waterfall applications to Cloud, CI/CD with auto...

July 21, 2021

Credential Stuffing w/ Dr. Sam Small

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In this episode, Allan's friend Dr. Sam Small, CISO of Zero Fox, joins us to chat about credential stuffing, its implications and the defenses against it. Several statistics are given from a few in...

July 14, 2021

”Ugly Exits” w/ Naomi Buckwalter

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On today’s episode with Allan, we talk “Ugly Exits” with Naomi Buckwalter, Director of Information Security. Of course, to start the episode, Naomi answers Allan’s question of how she got started in ...

July 7, 2021

Agile for Security Programs w/ Tim Rohrbaugh

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On today’s episode with Allan, we have Tim Rohrbaugh, CISO at JetBlue, here to talk about Agile methodology and how it can be applied to an entire security program. Tim got into cyber through the m...

June 30, 2021

All About Analysts w/ Christina Richmond

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With us today is Christina Richmond program Vice President at IDC. She's an industry analyst, and she's here to talk to us all about the analyst lifestyle. Allan starts the episode asking Christina...

June 23, 2021

The Journey to Passwordless Authentication w/ Derly Gutierrez

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With us today is Derly Gutierrez, Head of Security at 1010 Data, and veteran. Derly is here with us today to talk about the journey to passwordless authentication and the flaws and strenghts of today...

June 16, 2021

Application Security w/ Taylor Lehmann

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With us today is Taylor Lehmann, former ciso several times over in the healthcare sector, and currently Americas leader for security, networking, identity, and compliance solution architecture at AWS....

June 9, 2021

Solving The Global Cyber Problem w/ Ian Thorton-Trump

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With us today is Ian Thornton-Trump, Chief Information Security Officer at Cyjax and an ITIL-certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology. Ian sha...

June 2, 2021

FAIR from the Trenches w/ Drew Brown

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With us today is Drew Brown, IT Security Manager at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Drew is here to talk about FAIR and his real-world usage of it and testing it in the trenches. Drew shares a li...

May 26, 2021

Clever Hiring Practices w/ Andy Ellis

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With us today is Andy Ellis, operating partner at YL Ventures, former Akamai CSO and newly inducted member of the CSO Hall of Fame. We're here to talk about nonstandard hiring practices and how Andy h...

May 19, 2021

Measuring Risk w/ Richard Seiersen

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Today we talk with Richard Seiersen, co-author of “How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk”. Richard shared that at his first CISO position, he was challenged with addressing prioritization o...

May 12, 2021

Becoming a CISO w/ Accidental CISO

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With us today, is a very special guest, Accidental CISO, of Twitter fame. His anonymity on Twitter, allows him to be a little more “truthy” about the CISO game than a lot of us can afford to be on so...

May 5, 2021

Breach & Attack Simulation w/ Marlys Rodgers

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Today we talk with Marlys Rodgers, who has been in cyber for over 20 years. She currently is CISO for CSAA Insurance Group and is running security for the company as well as running governance risk a...

April 28, 2021

Enterprise Security Architecture: A $110b Case Study w/ John Petrie

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With us today is John Petrie, Counselor to the NTT Global CISO. He is responsible for managing the growing internal security challenges for the NTT operating companies across the globe. Retired in...

April 26, 2021

Programs for Women & Veterans in Cyber w/ WiCyS - SPECIAL EDITION

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With us today are Lynn Dohm, Executive Director of Women in Cybersecurty (WiCyS) and Martha Laughman, Veterans Iniative Lead at WiCyS and Director of Workforce Development at Smoothstack. Lynn and Ma...

April 21, 2021

Data Risk Governance w/ Patrick Benoit

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Howdy, y’all, and welcome to The Cyber Ranch Podcast! With us today is Patrick Benoit, Global Head of Cyber GRC, and BISO at CBRE. Patrick is here to talk about Data Risk Governance, a slightly new ...

April 14, 2021

Vishing, Smishing and STIR/SHAKEN w/ Mike Manrod

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Welcome to The Cyber Ranch Podcast, recorded under the big blue skies of Texas, where one CISO explores the cybersecurity landscape with the help of friends and experts! Today, host and CISO Allan Alf...

April 7, 2021

Maturing Purple Teaming w/ Gabe Lawrence

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Welcome to The Cyber Ranch Podcast, recorded under the big blue skies of Texas, where one CISO explores the cybersecurity landscape with the help of friends and experts! Today, host and CISO Allan Alf...

March 31, 2021

Interview with a Vendor w/ Dutch Schwartz

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In this episode, host and CISO Allan Alford interviews his friend Dutch Schwartz, Principal Security Specialist at Amazon Web Services. Dutch is a vendor, but do not press 'stop' just yet! Dutch is an...

March 24, 2021

Advancing Cybersecurity Careers w/ Christophe Foulon

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In this episode, host and CISO Allan Alford interviews his friend Chris Foulon, Sr. Manager of Cybersecurity at a leading fintech compnay, and co-host of the "Breaking into Cybersecurity" podcast. ...

March 17, 2021

Developing Leadership w/ Gary Hayslip

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Today, host and CISO Allan Alford interviews friend and fellow CISO Gary Hayslip. Besides being a brilliant business leader, Gary is an author, mentor, and one of the best all-around humans Allan kno...

March 15, 2021

The Post-COVID Reckoning w/ Dr. Rebecca Wynn - SPECIAL EDITION

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In this show, host Allan Alford interviews Dr. Rebecca Wynn about information security decisions made during COVID and what the 2021 "reckoning" might look like. Dr. Wynn is a well-recognized CISO an...

March 10, 2021

Business-Oriented Security w/ Chris Castaldo

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In this show, host Allan Alford interviews his friend Chris Castaldo about how to align information security with the business. Chris is the CISO at Crossbeam, and is also the author of the book "Star...

March 3, 2021

Supply Chain Security w/ Omkhar Arasaratnam

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Today, host and CISO Allan Alford interviews Omkhar Arasaratnam, a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, on the topic of supply chain security. With a career in security going all the way back to 20...

February 24, 2021

Startups & VCs in InfoSec w/ Will Lin

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In this show, host Allan Alford interviews his friend Will Lin about startups and venture capital. Will Lin is a venture capitalist with ForgePoint Capital, focusing exclusively on the information sec...

February 22, 2021

Storytelling in InfoSec w/ Chris Cochran & Ron Eddings of Hacker Valley

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On this episode of The Cyber Ranch Podcast, host Allan Alford is joined by Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran from Hacker Valley Studio. The episode begins with Ron and Chris sharing how they came to cyber...

February 10, 2021

Vulnerability Management w/ Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

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Allan Alford interviews Anne Marie Zettlemoyer about the topic of vulnerability management. Anne Marie is a visiting fellow with the National Security Institute at George Mason University, and one of...

February 3, 2021

Behavioral Economics & InfoSec w/ Kelly Shortridge

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Behavioral Economics has altered our perceptions of what actually motivates human beings. How do these theories about our more primitive behaviors as well as our intellectual biases apply to informat...

January 15, 2021

1-Minute Introduction

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A one minute introduction to the show and its format...

The CMO‘s Perspective w/ Nathan Burke and Julie O‘Brien

November 24, 2021 Cyber Ranch

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