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Let's Talk About (Secur)IT

Let's Talk About (Secur)IT

By Philip de Souza

Philip is the president of Aurora, a security consulting services company. In this podcast, he will discuss all things technology, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Philip’s monthly podcasts will provide an insight into his 30 years of experience as an IT business owner leader, mentor and his journey from Mumbai to Malibu. This podcast aims to inspire and entertain with the help of special never heard before perspectives from other leaders in the channel.

To learn more about Aurora, visit www.aurorait.com
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Interoperability and Automation Can Keep Us Ahead of the Game in Cybersecurity with Paul Baker, Plurilock, Director of Cybersecurity
Interoperability and Automation Can Keep Us Ahead of the Game in Cybersecurity with Paul Baker, Plurilock, Director of Cybersecurity
Paul Baker, Director of Cybersecurity at Plurilock, is a proponent of new technology and finding unique ways to solve problems. In this latest episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT, Paul shares his incredible journey from Europe to North America, and how he has used technology to help people and organizations along the way. Philip and Paul discuss, the fast-paced, changing landscape of cybersecurity and finally delve into the benefits of interoperability, and automation, in making sweeping changes in the future of the industry.
37:12
January 28, 2023
The Emotional Element of Marketing, Paradigm Shifts in Metaverse Marketing, Dare We Think Microchip Implants! with CEO of J S Group, Janet Schijns
The Emotional Element of Marketing, Paradigm Shifts in Metaverse Marketing, Dare We Think Microchip Implants! with CEO of J S Group, Janet Schijns
Janet Schijns is the CEO of JS Group, a marketing consulting firm. Her professional journey ranges from Verizon to Motorola to Office Depot, and she has received three 5-star awards for her channel programs in the IT, Security, and Mobility space.  She is a leading industry influencer with numerous awards including top 10 Women in Technology, Channel Influencer of the Year, and top 10 CEO Disruptors. In this captivating episode, Philip and Janet discuss employee empowerment as part of a security culture, AI innovation in the security space, arguments in favor of human microchip implants, and a fruitful dialogue on how communication and information influence marketing.
37:58
December 30, 2022
From Stovepipes of Excellence to Insider Trust and Understanding the Human Element in Cybersecurity - with former FBI Agent, Author "Queen of Cuba" and PJ Lapp Consulting Founder, Peter J. Lapp
From Stovepipes of Excellence to Insider Trust and Understanding the Human Element in Cybersecurity - with former FBI Agent, Author "Queen of Cuba" and PJ Lapp Consulting Founder, Peter J. Lapp
Peter J. Lapp has over 20 years of experience in counterintelligence and insider threat. As a well-known speaker, author, and consultant he helps departments, agencies, and companies mature their security awareness training, insider risk programs, and investigative capabilities. In this fascinating episode, Philip and Pete discuss his remarkable journey from a bike cop to taking down the "Queen of Cuba" as an FBI agent and finally to setting up his own consulting firm.
41:10
November 23, 2022
Ice Cream Trucks, Highly Hackable MFA and Prolific Socially Engineered Breaches with KnowBe4 Data-Driven Defense Evangelist Roger Grimes
Ice Cream Trucks, Highly Hackable MFA and Prolific Socially Engineered Breaches with KnowBe4 Data-Driven Defense Evangelist Roger Grimes
Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, is a senior computer security consultant, cybersecurity architect, and celebrated author, whose mission in life is to make the Internet a safer place for all people to compute. In this riveting episode of Let’s Talk About SecurIT, Philip and Roger discuss the common causes of malicious data breaches, the use of Social Engineering as a major weapon in the arsenal of hackers and conclude with what the future holds for safe computing.
36:36
October 17, 2022
The Neuroscience of Human Behavior in Cybersecurity Training with Matt Lindley, NINJIO, COO & CISO
The Neuroscience of Human Behavior in Cybersecurity Training with Matt Lindley, NINJIO, COO & CISO
Matt Lindley the COO and CISO of NINJIO is an authority on IT, security and has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity space. In this fun episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT, Matt shares his incredible journey from hotspot hunting to making a difference with start-ups. Philip and Matt discuss human behavior relative to NINJIO’s game-changing, Hollywood-style cybersecurity awareness training.
48:46
September 16, 2022
Top 3 Emerging Cybersecurity Trends and an ROI on Security with Jimmy Augustine, Ingram Micro, Chief Technology Evangelist
Top 3 Emerging Cybersecurity Trends and an ROI on Security with Jimmy Augustine, Ingram Micro, Chief Technology Evangelist
Jimmy Augustine, Chief Technology Evangelist at Ingram Micro, is a business builder, supporting highly successful organic growth from the ground up. In this latest episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT, Philip and Jimmy discuss, the top 3 cybersecurity trends, cybersecurity areas to focus on, and finally, they deliberate on the ultimate global solution that could become the future of cybersecurity.
31:18
August 12, 2022
Sharpen the Edges of Information to Foster Better Decision Making with Jerry Diedrichs, Ingram Micro, Cybersecurity Consultant.
Sharpen the Edges of Information to Foster Better Decision Making with Jerry Diedrichs, Ingram Micro, Cybersecurity Consultant.
In this latest episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT Philip and  Jerry Diedrichs, discuss an amazing journey, from Director of IT for a City to setting direction for Ingram Micro Cybersecurity. You will also hear some powerful insights into, insider threat technology, zero trust, leveraging product knowledge, and much more...
39:08
July 11, 2022
Customer Experience, Customer Success - The exciting science of being proactive with your customer with CXera co-founder Mike Cross
Customer Experience, Customer Success - The exciting science of being proactive with your customer with CXera co-founder Mike Cross
New Episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT with CXera co-founder, Mike Cross details the new “ever boarding” journey successful organizations should undertake and explains what Customer Experience is all about.
34:24
June 14, 2022
Beyond Zero Trust with BeyondTrust CISO & Author Morey Haber
Beyond Zero Trust with BeyondTrust CISO & Author Morey Haber
New Episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT with Morey Haber, BeyondTrust CSO, prolific author and Cybersecurity thought leader. Morey and Philip discuss career, today’s Cybersecurity trends and ground-breaking thoughts on three tier identity, authentication and access management.
40:00
April 18, 2022
A look at 2022, Security & Emerging Tech and Double Digit Growth Rates with Forrester Principal Jay McBain
A look at 2022, Security & Emerging Tech and Double Digit Growth Rates with Forrester Principal Jay McBain
New Episode of Let's Talk About SecurIT alert with Jay McBain! 2021 Channel Influencer of the year Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Jay is a thought leader and provides future industry guidance. His  28 year career as sales executive , marketing, strategy roles have all led him to his current role as Principal analyst at Forrester. Philip and Jay discuss Cyber security and emerging tech and Jay shares a unique perspective on hyper growth.
34:60
March 15, 2022
The Intriguing World of Red Teaming: Offensive Security with Tyler Robinson
The Intriguing World of Red Teaming: Offensive Security with Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson is an offensive red team expert, keynote speaker, Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, and the Founder of Dark Element. He is a cybersecurity expert who shares his experiences from phone freaking to administering malicious food drives. Philip and Tyler discuss his career, his views on cybersecurity trainings, and how he hacks in his personal life. You can find Tyler on LinkedIn and on the Security Weekly podcast.
58:00
February 15, 2022
From Mailroom to Millions with Leadership Guru & Tech Disruptor Neal Conlon
From Mailroom to Millions with Leadership Guru & Tech Disruptor Neal Conlon
Neal Conlon is a US Marine Veteran, entrepreneur, growth marketer, investor, parent, and cybersecurity influencer. Conlon and Philip discuss his perspective on rethinking cybersecurity, and the exciting journey from the mailroom, to investments, to cybersecurity and consulting.
41:34
January 18, 2022
From Grassroots to Leading Edge Innovations with CISO Andrea Hoy
From Grassroots to Leading Edge Innovations with CISO Andrea Hoy
Andrea Hoy is the first person to coin the title “Virtual CISO.” She is a passionate advocate for privacy  in cybersecurity compliance and in helping CyberSecurity startups with rapid growth strategies.. Andrea  and Philip discuss how she went from an aspiring physical therapist to a CISO for hire. She shares her experience taking small businesses from 0 to 100% compliant.
45:27
December 15, 2021
Microsoft’s Comprehensive End-to-End Security with Andrew Conway, VP Security Marketing
Microsoft’s Comprehensive End-to-End Security with Andrew Conway, VP Security Marketing
Philip is joined by Andrew Conway, VP Security Marketing at Microsoft, as they discuss Microsoft’s cybersecurity solutions and place in the industry; analyzing more than 24 trillion signals every day, and helping to protect nearly 650,000 customers. Covering everything from Zero Trust to being yourself at work, Philip truly enjoyed getting an inside view on Microsoft Security, and learning more about Andrew’s professional journey.
53:24
November 17, 2021
To the Mountain Tops of AI and AT with Broadcom’s Cybersecurity Ambassador Kevin Haley
To the Mountain Tops of AI and AT with Broadcom’s Cybersecurity Ambassador Kevin Haley
Philip sits down with Kevin Haley, the Director of Product Management for Symantec, A Division of Broadcom. In his role, Kevin champions the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and adaptive technologies (AT) to improve customer experience and security. Philip and Kevin discuss the anonymity of cybercrime and debate the death of ransomware. Kevin shares his opinions on continuous behavioral authentication, what he sees as the biggest security challenges today, and his advice to future cybersecurity leaders.
34:42
October 19, 2021
Back to the Cybersecurity Basics with Security Veteran, Travis Abrams
Back to the Cybersecurity Basics with Security Veteran, Travis Abrams
In this episode of Let’s Talk About (Secur)IT, Philip talks to Travis Abrams, Founder of CyberPeak, about customer and business challenges. Stating that the answer is often to go back to the basics. They discuss everything from printer vulnerabilities, losing your cyber insurance due to lack of security, to coffee snobs in the office. And of course, we hear how Travis balances work, family, and personal life.
35:08
September 14, 2021
Mission Impossible: Defending Networks, Protecting Nations, and Leading with Ethos
Mission Impossible: Defending Networks, Protecting Nations, and Leading with Ethos
This month, Philip is joined by Chris Pierce, former EVP at Booz Allen Hamilton & US Naval Officer. Listen and learn how his experience flying military aircraft and defending data, influence one another. Philip and Chris talk about the cost of ”a pound of cyber” to protect your data (~16.00), addressing the cybersecurity skills gap (~19.00), and his advice to future and emerging cybersecurity leaders (~33.00).  Chris has met a lot of leaders in government(s), the military, and IT channels. He and Philip share the common values of great leaders in all walks of life.
35:55
August 17, 2021
Purposeful Farmboy's Perspective on Leading the World of IT
Purposeful Farmboy's Perspective on Leading the World of IT
Arlin Sorenson, a well-known leader in the IT channel, is on the podcast this month. We are impressed by how he balances life on the farm, being VP Ecosystem Evangelism at Connectwise, and making a difference in so many lives. Listen to this month's episode of Let's Talk About (Secur)IT to hear him discuss being a purposeful farm boy and how he has managed through a few IT industry blindsides.
41:48
July 13, 2021
#WomenInTech #CX #SSI
#WomenInTech #CX #SSI
On this episode of Let’s Talk About (Secur)IT, Philip welcomes Michelle Ragusa McBain. Michelle is the VP of Global Partner Strategy at the JS Group and advocate for women in technology. Philip and Michelle discuss customer experience , women empowerment, and LinkedIn SSI Scores.
41:44
June 15, 2021
Conversations Over Lye and Caffeine with Ian L. Paterson
Conversations Over Lye and Caffeine with Ian L. Paterson
In the fourth episode of Let’s Talk About (Secur)IT, Philip de Souza and Plurilock CEO, Ian L. Paterson, talk about the amazing opportunities with Data Science and the intriguing world of continuous behavioral analytics, listen in to see what this has to do with  lye and caffeine! Join us for an interesting conversation on using data to solve customer problems, acronym jars, and an update on Plurilock’s acquisition of Aurora.
39:25
May 18, 2021
How Do Lions Talk to Turtles?
How Do Lions Talk to Turtles?
In this solo episode, Philip talks all about communication. He unpacks how this all relates to Lions, Turtles, Camels, and Monkeys. Listen for actionable advice one how to better communicate in both your personal and professional relationships. 
14:41
April 20, 2021
Pirate Ships, 4 Letter F-Words, & Russian Spies
Pirate Ships, 4 Letter F-Words, & Russian Spies
In the second episode of Let’s Talk About (Secur)IT, Philip is joined by his longtime colleague and VP/Cybersecurity PSO, Ed Mori. They talk through the evolution of Aurora as a business, from building computers 20+ years ago to solving customers security problems in the cloud today. Ed & Philip share some fun stories and unique perspectives along the way
34:14
March 16, 2021
Understanding the Proverbial Elephant: Cybersecurity
Understanding the Proverbial Elephant: Cybersecurity
In the first episode of Let's Talk About Secur(IT), Philip compares cybersecurity to the Indian parable of seven blind hermits and an elephant.
10:21
February 16, 2021