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The Information Playground

The Information Playground

By Ron Bush Consulting, Inc.
The Information Playground is designed for the SMB owner or manager to stay up to date with what is happening in Information Security, Technology and current events in general. By training your employees in best practices and common sense behavior online, you can at best avoid a data breach and at worst limit your liability when a data breach occurs. Additionally, all of life seems to change at a frantic pace on a daily basis. Listen to The Information Playground to be informed on these changes.
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The Information Playground with John Iannarelli, FBI Spec. Agent Ret'd.

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The Information Playground with Matthew Cloud, Phil Moorhead and Ron Bush
An educated conversation of 5th Generation Programming Languages with a  brief history of the first four.  Of course this leads us to AI and  career opportunities.
59:51
April 30, 2021
The Information Playground with Dr. Rahul Gupta and Ron Bush
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, is the Senior Vice President and Chief  Medical and Health Officer at March of Dimes, the nation's leader in  mother and baby health.  He and I discuss the pandemic, racial  disparity, and education.  Join us for a lively conversation on these  and other issues.
58:02
March 27, 2021
The Information Playground with Dr. Amy McCormack and Ron Bush
Dr. McCormack is President of Calumet College, Saint Joseph located in Whiting, Indiana.  We discuss  the challenges of managing a college during and through the pandemic, the many  advantages CCSJ offers plus their new and innovative academic programs.  We  also look at how the college seeks to make tuition more affordable.   Find them at https://ccsj.edu or me at https://ronbushconsulting.com.
54:23
March 24, 2021
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush
Larry is an accomplished author, speaker and business development  strategist.  He helps companies align their sales process and leadership  to achieve higher profitability.  We discuss Leadership today.  You  will benefit by watching this video.
56:07
March 23, 2021
The Information Playground: Cybersecurity and the U.S. Cyber Challenge
This is an interesting conversation of things government and education  are doing RIGHT in cybersecurity.  Luke McCormick, Exec. Dir. of U.S.  Cyber Challenge (https://www.uscyberchallenge.org/), Jerrod Bates CTO  and Rudy Pamintuan, Marketing, along with Rami Salahieh and Ron Bush  discuss the opportunities available and the need for people interested  in a career in cybersecurity.  It's a lively conversation packed with  important information.
59:05
March 8, 2021
The Information Playground with Mark York and Ron Bush
Mark York is the Editor in Chief for Mass Tort News and we discuss PFAS  in America's drinking water.  Don't know what PFAS is?  Its nickname is  "The Forever Chemical because science has not yet been able to establish  how long it remains and it can be found throughout America and other  parts of the planet.  Get ready for an hour of information on a subject  the mainstream press has for the most part ignored.  Much like the  opioid crisis, this one has received very little positive attention.
59:35
March 5, 2021
The Information Playground with Mark York and Ron Bush
Mark York is founder and Editor in Chief of Mass Tort News (MassTortNews.org) and as such, provides intel on emerging torts in complex litigation with an emphasis on mass torts, dockets, regulatory oversight, leadership views via real time reporting and media releases.  As a consultant (IP SecureTech, LLC) Mark provides complex consulting services to licensed professionals, with real time information and research to stay on the cutting edge of the latest developments in ongoing litigation.  In this segment we discuss the opioid problem in America.
01:00:02
February 21, 2021
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John is Cyber Forensics with the Munster Police Dept. and teaches cyber  forensics at the undergraduate level.  He and I discuss how states are  tightening up regulations on artificial recognition and Indiana HB1169.
58:54
February 10, 2021
The Information Playground with Shawn Richards and Ron Bush
Shawn is a business leader and a coach to other leaders.  He shares six  attributes of confident leaders.  Entertaining and edifying.  His  website is BlueSkyBiz.com
59:37
February 10, 2021
The Information Playground with Dana Rifai and Ron Bush
Dana is an accomplished attorney with Burke Costanza and Carberry, LLP  in Valparaiso, Indiana.  She and I discuss estate planning, probate and  immigration.  Dana is an immigrant herself and uniquely qualified to  discuss the subject.  She also specializes in it in her practice.  This  is a very interesting and edifying conversation.
58:18
February 9, 2021
The Information Playground with Timothy Ward and Ron Bush
Timothy Ward is a best selling author, co-owner of Intermedia  Communications Training.  We discuss the book ProTruth which he co-wrote  with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky.  It's afascinating discussion regarding truth  in politics, our culture and world as well disinformation and  misinformation.
59:42
January 19, 2021
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush
Larry is a best selling author, keynote speaker and owner of Boiling  Frog Development.  We discuss leadership.  You will not want to miss  this.  Some great advice and illustrations.
01:09:08
January 19, 2021
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John is the Cyber Forensics specialist at Munster P.D. and teaches at  Ivy Tech.  He and I discuss cybersecurity issues, including the recent  Solarwinds breach.
57:59
January 19, 2021
The Information Playground with Aco Sikoski, Rami Salahieh and Ron Bush
Aco is the Chancellor for Ivy Tech's Valparaiso and Michigan City campuses and Rami is the Department Chair for Cybersecurity, Ivy Tech Valparaiso.  We discuss Ivy Tech's leadership in cybersecurity, current opportunities and successes.
56:12
December 29, 2020
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John is Cyber Forensics for the Munster Police Department on Indiana.   We had a fun conversation discussing what to watch for in 2021 regarding  your cybersecurity.
57:32
December 12, 2020
The Information Playground with Sheriff Mark Lamb and Ron Bush
Mark Lamb is Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona.  He has been on three  A&E television shows, is just starting his second term as Sheriff  and has written a book called, "American Sheriff: Traditional Values in a  Modern World."  I think you'll enjoy the conversation.
54:23
December 12, 2020
The Information Playground with Matthew Cloud and Ron Bush
Matthew Cloud is the IT Director for the Lake County Campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.  We discuss new programs and directions in education and cybersecurity.  Ivy Tech is the largest Community College in the U.S.
01:03:31
December 7, 2020
The Information Playground with Shawn Richards and Ron Bush
Shawn Richards is founder and CEO of Blue Sky Biz Consulting which specializes in leadership coaching and assessments.  Join us for this interesting conversation on leadership.  You can find Shawn at https://blueskybizconsulting.com/ and me at https://RonBushConsulting.com.
59:58
November 27, 2020
Human Hacking - The Art of Social Engineering with Shanna Utgard and Ron Bush
Shanna Utgard, the Success Manager at Defendify and Ron Bush discuss the latest in Social Engineering techniques and what the small business owner can do to protect themselves.
01:00:58
October 13, 2020
The Information Playground with Aco Sikoski and Rami Salahieh
Aco Sikoski is the Chancellor for Ivy Tech's Porter County and LaPorte County campuses.  He discusses the changes at Ivy Tech due to COVID-19 as well as new services Ivy Tech is offering.  Rami will be speaking of a lot of new successes for students in the cybersecurity offerings at Ivy Tech plus career opportunities in cybersecurity.  It's a lively conversation and I think you will enjoy it.
53:15
September 12, 2020
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush - Conclusion to Dream Clients
Larry and I conclude the training on finding your dream clients.  This  is an excellent training course (parts 1-4) on growing your business by  acquiring new clients.  See more at Larry's website:  https://BoilingFrogDevelopment.com.  To check out my website for protecting your  business see: https://RonBushConsulting.com.
01:00:10
September 11, 2020
The Information Playground with Jake Jaquint - Tax Planning
Jake is a professional specializing in tax planning.  We have a very  informative discussion on why and how to legally plan your tax  strategies.
53:05
September 10, 2020
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush - Dream Clients Part 3
In part 3 of this series defining and finding the voice of your dream clients Larry Young guides us in finding those clients we are looking for to grow our business.  Find more from Larry at https://boilingfrogdevelopment.com.  Find more on protecting your business at https://ronbushconsulting.com.
36:31
September 10, 2020
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush
Larry and Ron discuss how to Define Your Perfect Client's Voice, Part 1  of a 3 Part Series.  Great advice for business people who want to grow  their business.  Check out https://boilingfrogdevelopment.com for more  information on growing your business and https://ronbushconsulting.com for help with your  cybersecurity.
01:00:17
September 10, 2020
The Information Playground - Keeping Your Children Safe On-Line
John Lohrentz and Ron Bush discuss how to keep your children safe  online.  John is cyber forensics with the Munster Police Dept. and Ron  Bush is cyber security consultant with Ron Bush Consulting, Inc.
57:50
September 10, 2020
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John and I discuss stolen unemployment checks, ID theft and cyber  insurance with tips to protect yourself.  Don't forget to check out my  book, "Staying Safe in a Very Dangerous World: Think Before You Click"  on Amazon at:  https://www.amazon.com/Staying-Safe-VERY-Dangerous-World-ebook/dp/B01N412XGK.
51:58
August 17, 2020
The Information Plagyground with Larry Young and Ron Bush --Generating Revenue During a Crisis
Larry Young is the owner of Boiling Frog Development as well as the  author of "Walk the Sales Plank."  In today's recording of The  Information Playground we discuss ways to find revenue in a crisis.  As  businesses struggle with the effects of COVID-19 this recording will be  helpful to SMBs as well as enterprise businesses.
56:32
August 5, 2020
The Information Playground with Larry Young and Ron Bush
Larry Young is the founder of Boiling Frog Development, a popular  keynote speaker and author of Walking the Sales Plank.  He joins me for  an informative discussion on the importance of a Business Continuity  Plan and Risk Assessment as well as how to do them.
52:27
July 16, 2020
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz
John is cyber forensics with Munster Police Dept.  We discuss the  effects of COVID-19 and the probability that US will ban TikTok as it  relates to cybersecurity.
57:04
July 16, 2020
The Information Playground with Shanna Utgard and Ron Bush
Shanna Utgard is the Success Manager with Defendify, a company that  specializes in cybersecurity for SMBs.  Listen to a fascinating  discussion on where we are in this new pandemic world on cybersecurity  and how organizations can practice good security.  For more information  check out my website, https://RonBushConsulting.com and my book on  Amazon, "Staying Safe in a Very Dangerous World: Think Before You Click"   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N412XGK?tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1.
59:40
July 9, 2020
TIP with Chris Barbauld and Ron Bush
Chris is President and Idea Man for The Barbauld Agency.  He and I  discuss marketing and advertising for the SMB market, the difference  between advertising and marketing and how COVID-19 has affected  businesses.
57:35
June 13, 2020
The Information Playground with Matthew Cloud and Ron Bush
Matthew and I discuss COVID-19 and cybersecurity issues.  It's always entertaining and educational with Matthew.
57:31
May 21, 2020
The Information Playground with Anthony Sindone and Ron Bush
Catch a lively and entertaining discussion on local and national economics and cybersecurity issues under the shadow of  COVID-19.
58:58
May 20, 2020
The Information Playground with Dr. Richard Epps and Ron Bush
An interesting conversation with Dr. Richard Epps regarding creating a "Life Job Description" and organizational development.
59:58
May 14, 2020
The Information Playground with Paul Brodie and Ron Bush
Paul Brodie is a successful author, publisher and podcaster.  Listen to  an intriguing discussion how a former teacher became a successful  entrepreneur.
42:58
May 5, 2020
The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John Lohrentz is cyber forensics for Munster Police Dept. and teaches it as well.  He and I discuss Indiana school system preparation for this pandemic/disaster and protecting kids on line.
57:39
May 4, 2020
Larry Young on The Information Playground
Larry Young is a successful author, professional speaker and a business development stragegist.  His audiences benefit from the knowledge of advanced growth strategies, how to develop a clear vision and process for growth, and building and retaining the winning team to accomplish it.  As we get through this pandemic and economic minefield we're all walking through, I think you will greatly appreciate and benefit from this conversation with Larry Young.
55:46
May 4, 2020
2020 4 24 The Information Playground with Anthony Sindone and Ron Bush
Anthony Sindone is a well-known economist and Purdue University professor.  He sought after by journalist and for speaking engagements on a regular basis.  He and I discuss the industries hardest hit by COVID-19, the future of work, workplace and human relationships in the shadow of the pandemic.  As well as environmental impacts and opportunities from the Coronavirus.  I think you'll find the conversation interesting.
01:00:13
April 24, 2020
2020 4 21 The Information Playground with John Lohrentz and Ron Bush
John Lohrentz is the Cyber Forensics Strategist for Munster, Police  Dept.  We discuss COVID-19 scams and how to protect yourself.
01:01:51
April 22, 2020
Matthew Cloud on The Information Playground with Ron Bush
Matthew Cloud is the IT director for Ivy Tech Community College, Lake  County, Indiana.  We discuss Cyber Range, COVID-19 and working from home  (WFH).
55:25
April 20, 2020
The Information Playground with John Iannarelli, FBI Spec. Agent Ret'd.
Listen to an active conversation as FBI John Iannarelli and Ron Bush discuss cyber scams of all types and especially using the Coronavirus.  We get into nation state activities and how to protect yourself.
57:49
April 19, 2020
The Information Playground with Sean Navarro
Sean Navarro and Ron Bush discuss life during and after COVID-19 and the effects on industry, especially the conference industry.
52:15
April 18, 2020
Staying Secure While Working from Home
Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist for Citrix joins me on The Information Playground to discuss pandemic forced WFH.  We discuss security and privacy issues for employees new to remoting, browsers at "threat vectors," mobile devices, social media and more.  Please join us.
54:37
April 11, 2020
The Information Playground with Dave Will of PropFuel
Dave Will is a successful entrepreneur who has launched two very successful operations and learned some very important lessons along the way.  Listen in for an educational and entertaining podcast.
01:01:23
March 16, 2020
Alexander Fleiss on The Information Playground with Ron Bush
We keep hearing about AI, Machine Learning, and 5G.  Today's podcast focuses on these subjects and more by a leader in the industry, Alexander Fleiss, CEO of Rebellion Research.  You'll enjoy listening and you will learn from this podcast.
58:23
February 14, 2020
2020 01 31 Ron Bush with John Lohrentz on The Information Playground
John and I discuss recent nation state attacks and what organizations can do to protect themselves.
01:03:07
February 1, 2020
The Information Playground - App Vulnerabilties, Ransomware and Cyber Symposium
John and I discuss application vulnerabilities, especially WhatsApp.  We also dig into the recent PureLocker ransomware and end with an upcoming Cyber Symposium at Notre Dame University.
01:00:44
December 11, 2019
November 25, 2019
00:34
November 25, 2019
The Information Playground - Sept. 4, 2019 - Matthew Cloud
Matthew Cloud is Assistant Professor and Department Chair of School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in Gary, Indiana. In this segment of The Information Playground, Ron and Matthew discuss business continuity, in addition to a number of educational and cybersecurity issues.
59:03
September 16, 2019
The Information Playground - June 24, 2019 - Kathy Guider
Kathy Guider is a retired FBI Agent who is now in private practice with her own company: Veracity IIR, https://veracityiir.com We discuss Go Fund Me Fraud and the explosion of sextortion attacks.
56:09
June 26, 2019
The Information Playground - May 24, 2019 - Ben Marerro and Rami Salahieh
Ben Marerro is Department Chair - School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso, Indiana.   Rami Salahieh is Program Chair for Cyber Security Information Assurance at Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso, Indiana campus.  In this segment of The Information Playground, Ron, Ben and Rami discuss cybersecurity contests and awards, and the cybersecurity program at Ivy Tech.
58:08
May 30, 2019
The Information Playground - May 27, 2019 - Matthew Cloud
Matthew Cloud is Assistant Professor and Department Chair of School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in Gary, Indiana.  In this segment of The Information Playground, Ron and Matthew discuss a number of educational and cybersecurity issues. 
56:53
May 27, 2019
The Information Playground - January 21, 2019 - John Lohrentz
John Lohrentz is Digital Forensics with the Munster Police Dept., Head of Northwest Indiana Information Sharing and Security Alliance (NIISSA) and a cybersecurity professor at Ivy Tech, Valpo campus.  In this segment of The Information Playground John and Ron discuss the outlook for 2019 and focus on ransomware.  This is part two of a two part interview.
01:01:32
January 10, 2019
The Information Playground - January 14, 2019 - John Lohrentz
John Lohrentz is Digital Forensics with the Munster Police Dept., Head of Northwest Indiana Information Sharing and Security Alliance (NIISSA) and a cybersecurity professor at Ivy Tech, Valpo campus.  In this segment of The Information Playground John and Ron discuss the outlook for 2019 and focus on ransomware.  This is part one of a two-part interview.
59:35
January 10, 2019
Chatting with Ron - December 4, 2018 - Matthew Cloud
This week Ron provides updates on recent data breaches as well as tips on how to enhance your information security.
56:44
December 7, 2018
The Information Playground - July 25, 2016 - Nathan Vis Pt. 1
Ron chats with Nathan Vis, Valparaiso attorney and author about the history of cyber law and how to stay ahead of the curve.
59:37
November 20, 2018
The Information Playground - October 3, 2016 - Mike Michalak
Ron talks with Mike Michalak, owner of Trail 9 about website security and other information security issues.
54:45
November 13, 2018
Chatting with Ron - September 21, 2016 - Kathy Guider
Ron chats with Kathy Guider, former police officer who now works for the FBI counter intelligence squad. They discuss how businesses can keep their intellectual property safe.
56:24
November 8, 2018
The Information Playground - September 5, 2018 - Randall Raines
Ron discusses how commercial & business insurance can protect your business with Randy Raines, owner of Raines Insurance in Valparaiso, IN.
59:13
October 30, 2018
The Information Playground - September 24, 2018 - John Lohrentz
Ron hosts John Lohrentz from the Munster Police Department. He discusses the role of digital information forensics in police.
01:05:05
October 30, 2018
The Information Playground - October 9, 2018 - Chetrice Mosley
Ron discusses Governor Holcomb’s Council on Cyber Security with guest Chetrice Mosley, Cyber Security Program Director for the Indiana office of Technology and Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
57:23
October 23, 2018
The Information Playground - September 20, 2018 - Matthew Cloud
Ron talks cyber security with Matthew Cloud, Department Chair for the School of IT at Ivy Tech Community College.
54:42
October 22, 2018
The Information Playground - June 26, 2017
Ron emphasizes the importance of passwords! Listen closely for some great information on how to keep your private information safe, how to change your password, and how to keep your passwords away from bad people!
07:16
October 4, 2017
May 15, 2017 - Chatting with Ron - U.S. Rep. Peter Visclovsky
Excellent interview with Rep. Visclovsky on steel and cybersecurity.
27:53
May 17, 2017
The Information Playground - April 10, 2017 - Ron Bush
A current look at information security and advice for businesses.
28:46
April 27, 2017
The Information Playground - April 24, 2017 - Ron Bush
Review of the news regarding information security and advice to businesses to protect their employees and customers.
26:41
April 27, 2017
The Information Playground - September 26, 2016
An hour long discussion with Mike Michalak covering information security, Drupal websites and more.
54:45
March 23, 2017
The Information Playground - August 1, 2016
Second of two interviews focusing on cyber law with Nathan Vis.
59:20
March 15, 2017
The Information Playground - July 25, 2016
First of two parts focusing on cyber law with Nathan Vis.
59:37
March 15, 2017
The Information Playground - July 18, 2016
Focus is on cyber insurance.
35:04
March 15, 2017