Delve by Distology
By Delve By Distology
Delve is a technology podcast, where the host, Lance Williams, is joined by guests to tackle technology topics that need exploring, unpacking and in some cases, de-mystifying in our brave and boundary-less IT world. Available on all podcast platforms, please subscribe and tune in each month as Lance interviews special guests from the cybersecurity world and beyond.
Delve Episode #4 The Mechanics Behind the Magic of Online Experiences : Security, Access, Personalised Experiences and More
Today we’re delving in to the magic behind the log in. Logins, webpages and aps are a bit like glass in window frames, you know you need them, but you barely see them unless they’re dirty - and we all know what a dirty login looks like because it’s painful. Yet take any app or online service you use, Netflix, Virgin Media, your stock portfolio - all you do is log in right? But what on Earth happens after that? How does your server know what you’re allowed to access and do once you’re in? How have our consumer experiences become so slick? That is what our two guests today are going to help us understand, Tobias Urban, CIAM Specialists Lead at Okta and Grace Shaffi, former Senior Solutions Engineer and multi-cloud security SME at Distology, now Solutions Architect at AWS. Discussion Points Introduction [00:00-03:45] What is consumer identitiy and access management (CIAM) and how it creates the magic behind the login? [03:51-05:30] Is CIAM real magic or is it illusion and a series of cleverly engineered things to be as invisible as possible to the user? [05:32-06:35] Can anyone develop a CIAM platform themselves? What are the challenges? [06:36-11:24] What else can we get out of a CIAM platform in terms of customer experience and business intelligence? [11:25-14:07] What else can we get out of a CIAM platform in terms of security? [14:08-17:32] What do you say to those sitting on the fence between home-grown and purpose built platforms like Okta? [17:33-26:27] The benefit of CIAM for detection and response [26:28-29:44] What do the acronymys MFA, API and DDoS mean? [29:45-32:57] Which technology topic will you be delving into in 2022 and why? [32:58-35:46] About Delve Delve is a technology podcast, where the host, Lance Williams, is joined by guests to tackle technology topics that need exploring, unpacking and in some cases, de-mystifying in our brave and boundary-less IT world. Available on all podcast platforms, please subscribe and tune in each month as Lance interviews special guests from the cybersecurity world and beyond.
September 23, 2022
Delve #3 It's Not An "If" It's a "When" - Inside xDR and Recovery - Nick Barron (Harbor Solutions) and Jake Anthony (LogRhythm)
Welcome to this month’s episode of Delve! Today we’re delving into the IT equivalents of our emergency services - xDR and recovery. Cyberspace is not just about cyber defences – like antivirus, password safes, web and internet security. Layered in behind all of that is intelligence tech that round-the-clock monitors digital activity, and layered behind that, are the post-digital-disaster recovery and investigation teams – the clean-up crew of recovery specialists and digital forensics! With billions of pounds at stake, it makes sense that these things exist, but how do they work? And how do they work together? That’s what our guests today are going to be helping us understand. Originally from Middle Earth (the Midlands), Jake Anthony is a Solutions Engineer at LogRhythm. During his time at university, he spent three years leaving in Headingly, Leeds - studying a computer science degree. You'd be surprised to hear that this degree was not his first-choice, he originally wanted to study Ancient South American Archaeology, but this is something Leeds University didn't cater to. Post-university he moved to Nottingham and joined a distributor as a sales Account Manager, but left for London on a whim after a trip to Barbados. He flitted through sales jobs before a mentor suggested he become an Solutions Engineer (SE) at ITC where he built SIEM solutions– from there joined LogPoint as an SE for 18 months, before joining LogRhythm three years ago where he uses his past experience to help organisations get their security monitoring strategy right. Buckinghamshire born & bred, Nick Barron is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Harbor Solutions. Nick kicked-off his career by going into an IT helpdesk - helping people to fix their modem within 2 days, a role which he found through the Yellow Pages! At the turn of the century he went to Nortel to be a Senior Pre-sales Consultant and spent 2 years working on dial up to .com companies. After this, he ventured into Sales at Global Crossing and then into cloud computing at Carenza before joining Softcat - to start-up Cloud Softcat. Several years later, he moved to Harbor Solutions as the Chief Technical officer (CTO) and is now COO. Nick enjoys the challenge of trying to fix things – so much that he takes them apart to figure out how and why they work, and once upon a time, Nick was quite the sportsman with rugby, fencing, kayaking, and then rowing up to National standard.
July 06, 2022
Delve Episode #2 - How Can We Protect What We Can't Predict? - Tom McVey (Menlo Security)
Welcome to this month's episode of Delve! Rapid advancements in technology, and the unprecedented boom in remote working has made modern web security more vital than ever. In this episode, Lance and Tom discuss the biggest threats of the modern IT world. Tom McVey is a Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, cybersecurity technology designed to eliminate online threats for users via its isolation core. Tom landed a career in technology straight out of college, with no formal IT education, but with an interest in tech, he entered an apprenticeship at a value added reseller. Since then, Tom has worked for a variety of organisations, including Varonis, LogRhythm, and now Menlo Security. Tom is very selective of the companies he works for and only joins an organisation if he can be truly passionate about the technology. Ladies and gentlemen, sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Delve.
April 13, 2022