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Human Factor Security

A podcast about the human element in social engineering, security, infosec, business and beyond. Jenny Radcliffe talks to experts from a wide variety of disciplines which go to make up the skill set she uses.
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Feb 7, 2020

Joe works at both Tripwire, where he is Managing Editor and Bora the IT Security Marketing agency helping companies with their SEO, blog content, whitepapers, social media, lead generation & more.

Listen in as we hear Joe and Jenny discuss the benefits of remote working especially across timezones, breaking news stories and how marketing needs to be handled. 

To learn more about Tripwire, click the link here

To learn more about Bora, click the link here

To follow Joe on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Joe on Twitter, click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you, to our sponsor VINDLER.de, helping your people defend your company. To find out more, click the link here to visit VINDLER.de

 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

Jan 31, 2020

Jonathan works for IntaPeople, specialising in the recruitment of IT personnel. In his role he helps companies find the best candidates for their needs.

Listen in as Jenny and Jonathan talk about Star Wars, the oft cited skills gap, role descriptions, recruitment best practices for both companies and agencies, and what is needed to take the industry forward - clue- its all about the humans!

To follow Jonathan on LinkedIn, click here.

To follow Jonathan on Twitter, click here.

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you, to our sponsor VINDLER.de, helping your people defend your company. To find out more, click the link here to visit VINDLER.de

 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

Jan 24, 2020

Holly is an expert in cyber warfare and neuro diversity, helping organisation aware, educated and able to adopt best practices for neuro diverse mindsets. 

Listen to Jenny and Holly chat about her work helping organisations benefit from neuro diverse mindsets, how she became involved and how Family Guy is relevant to Siri. 

To follow Holly on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Holly on Twitter, click the link here

To read the article about Stewie, click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you, to our sponsor VINDLER.de, helping your people defend your company. To find out more, click the link here to visit VINDLER.de

 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

Jan 23, 2020

Listen in as Jenny and Neira explore her life and career, including her focus, inquisitiveness and the positive action that has put her at the vanguard of new technologies, won her a multitude of awards and brought her well-deserved and widespread industry respect and recognition. Thank you for an awesome and inspiring interview Neira!

To follow Neira on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Neira on Twitter, click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you, to our sponsor safepass.me, who ensure all your users do not select a compromised password. Don't forget to tell them that Human Factor Security sent you in order to get 10% discount, when you visit them by clicking the link here

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

Jan 13, 2020

In the latest edition of the Tin Foil Hats Club, Jenny chats with Kate O'Flaherty, Philip Ingram MBE and Ian Thornton-Trump to discuss the current crisis with Iran and the wider implications following the events resulting from America's action. 

For some background on Qassem Soleimani, head of Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, click the link here for the BBC iPlayer documentary, Shadow Commander: Iran's Military Mastermind

For further reading click on the link for an article by Kate in Forbes, After Soleimani’s Killing, Will Iran Launch A Cyberattack Against The U.S.?

Another excellent article from Kate, adding more information to the situation, click the Forbes link here, The Iran Cyber Warfare Threat: Everything You Need To Know.

To follow Kate on Twitter, click the link here.

To follow Philip on Twitter, click the link here

To follow Ian on Twitter, click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe 

Jan 10, 2020

 
Brett is a Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Fraud and Identity theft expert, who uses the skills he learnt as a criminal to help law enforcement, individuals and companies protect themselves from the type of person he used to be.

Listen in, as Jenny and Brett chat about how he got started in cybercrime, his time on the run,  and eventually being caught and sent to prison. They discuss his experiences inside and how he has taken responsibility for his actions and is on a mission to educate us all about cybercrime!

To follow Brett on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Brett on Twitter, click the link here

To listen to the Angler Fish podcast, click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter, by clicking the link here.

Thank you, to our sponsor safepass.me, who ensure all your users do not select a compromised password. Don't forget to tell them that Human Factor Security sent you in order to get 10% discount, when you visit them by clicking the link here

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin' by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

Dec 20, 2019

James Linton is a Threat Researcher, but is more commonly known as the Email Prankster™ who has a long list of people who have fallen for his online approaches. 

Listen to James and Jenny chat about how such work is carried out and the effort that is put into the initial contact and keeping the ruse going, whilst it is live. 

Flashdance (Blu-ray)

To follow James on Twitter, click the link here.

To follow James on LinkedIn, click the link here

To learn more about what he has done, click this link to his website

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter, by clicking the link here

Dec 13, 2019

Dr Martina Dove is a psychology researcher who has investigated fraud prevention, fraud vulnerability, persuasion, gullibility and scam techniques.

Jenny and Martina discuss scams, frauds, the victims and perpetrators, diving into why and how people fall victim with cognitive bias playing an important role.

To read more about Dr Martina's work, click here to visit her site.

To follow Dr Martina on LinkedIn, click the link here.

To follow Dr Martina on Twitter, click the link here.

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter, by clicking the link here

 

Dec 6, 2019

Matthew has a wealth of experience of information governance, in aspects such as developing risk registers, incident response plans, deploying awareness campaigns and vulnerability scans. 

Matthew's experience comes from his time in the military, where he was deployed in Iraq, and higher education. Matthew has an ethos of continual learning, both formally and informally, having completed his MSc and PhD at Salford University. Currently he is working on a MBA, investigating the use of the term 'human error' when it comes to cyber security. 

Nov 29, 2019

Kathleen brings a wealth of diverse experience to her role as CISO for Healthmap Solutions. She has worked in various accounting, audit, risk, governance, and information security roles. Added to that Kathleen has background in publicly traded, private equity, start up, not-for-profit, and governmental organisations. 

Listen to Jenny explore how her background has helped form her perspective, encourage a more security conscious culture within organisations and how listening to others is such an important activity.

Hidden Figures (Blu-ray)

The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) 

To follow Kathleen on LinkedIn, click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

Nov 19, 2019

Ben Docherty is the organiser for BSides Newcastle, which is the fastest organised BSides ever. By pulling in favours from friends and being innovative with sponsorship he has managed to get the whole thing ready to rock on Saturday November 23 2019. Listen to Jenny discuss how he's achieved this and what those attending have in store. 

To follow BSides Newcastle on Twitter, click the link here

To get a ticket, click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

Nov 15, 2019

Martin Smith has a degree in Behavioural Psychology and served in the Royal Air Force, before leaving and working for several organisations prior to founding The Security Company, in 1997. Martin has also been a key figure in The Security Awareness Special Interest Group, which discusses the difficult questions and topics. 

Listen to Jenny and Martin talk about his time in the RAF, his undying optimism and how the human side of business needs as much if not more attention today. 

To find out more about The Security Group, click the link here.

To find out more about The Security Awareness Special Interest Group, click the link here.

To follow Martin on LinkedIn, click the link here.

To follow Martin on Twitter, click the link here

To read the post from Martin about his Father, click the link here.

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

Oct 31, 2019

Sophina is a passionate Advocate for African Women in Cyber Security, where she helps to promote and support African Women with events, meet-ups, an online community and other initiatives. Through her inspirational leadership she is helping other women and the community at large better understand the advantages of having women in cyber security. Not content with that Sophina is a bug bounty hunter and researcher. 

Listen to Jenny and Sophina discus how she got into security, her trip to Las Vegas and why what she does is so important. 

To follow Sophina on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Sophina on Medium, click the link here

Mr Robot Series 1 (Blu-Ray)

Mr Robot Series 2 (Blu-Ray)

Mr Robot Series 3 (Blu-Ray)

Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking (Georgina Weidman)

 

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

 

Oct 18, 2019

The Tin Foil Hats Club returns for its sixth episode. In this edition Jenny chats with Quentin Taylor, the Bushtucker CISO, as a follow up to the grab bag episode (No. 111) with Stuart Coulson and Cary Hendricks. Listen in as preparedness, the Hunted TV show and ideas for survival from movies are all discussed. 

To follow Quentin on Twitter, click the link here

To follow Quentin on Instagram, click the link here

To watch Quentin's videos, click the link here.  

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

Oct 11, 2019

Daniel is responsible for leading the research direction for cyber security technology platforms, tradecraft and capabilities and partnering with a variety of organisations and individuals to help make Santander as a world class cyber security organisation.

Added to that he is a co-author of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) ASVS Standard. Not content with that he is also an excellent documentary photographer.

Listen to Jenny and Daniel chat about how the industry needs to not only release vulnerability information but solutions to the problems found, how blaming 'the human' is a tired cliché and understanding them as well as the work they do is required, and advice to anyone starting out in Infosec. 

To follow Daniel on LinkedIn, click the link here.

To follow Daniel on Twitter, click the link here

To view the amazing Cocaine Cowboy photographs, click the link here.

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

Sep 27, 2019

Omri is a malware researcher and threat intelligence expert with global experience in military, industrial, intelligence, communication and financial organisations. He is also an entrepreneur and public speaker. 

Listen in as we find out just how young he was when he first started to learn to program, how work ethic is important and that we should all be more considerate when thinking about sharing information as there could be wider implication to our actions. 

To follow Omri on LinkedIn, click the link here.

To follow Omri on Twitter, click the link here.

To watch Omri's talk at BSides Liverpool, click the link here.

Zero to One (Blake Masters) 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz) 

Ghost (Kevin Mitnick) 

The Art of Deception (Kevin Mitnick)

V For Vendetta (Alan Moore)

Ghost in the Shell 

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

 

Sep 23, 2019

The Tin Foil Hats Club returns for its fifth episode. In this edition Jenny chats with Cary Hendricks and Stuart Coulson to discuss grab bags, yellowhammer, Halloween costumes and how the recent social media "preparedness" campaign by emergency services may have raised more questions about possible incoming emergencies ahead of the 31st October, than it managed to resolve.  

What should go in a grab bag?

What do we do when the "network goes down"

What sort of emergency are government expecting?

Do we all need to head to The Winchester, have a pint and wait for this whole thing to blow over?

Not so much a Tin Foil Hat required as much as a Sombrero....

To follow Cary on Twitter, click the link here

To follow Stuart on Twitter, click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

Sep 13, 2019

Kim writes about cybersecurity for Tripwire, AT&T Cybersecurity, Venafi, and Cylance's blogs. She also writes for Peerlyst. In the past Kim has contributed to Infosecurity Magazine, Threatpost, Comodo's blog, CCSI's blog, CSO, CIO, Computerworld, Hacker Noon, The Threat Report, and 2600 Magazine.

Listen in as Jenny and Kim discuss early years tech support, writing and deep fakes. 

To read the Deep Fake Peerlyst article by Kim, click the link here

To follow Kim on Twitter, click the link here.

To view Kim's LinkedIn page, click the link here.

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here

 

Sep 9, 2019

Neil Morrin is the co-ordinator for Ignite Liverpool, an evening of talks in a similar vein to TED and Pecha Kucha events but only 5 minutes long.

Ignite Liverpool is only the “local branch” of a much larger network of Ignites spanning the Globe.

Jenny has been speaking to the Ignite Liverpool Team and can announce that the next event will have a distinctly infosec and hacker flavour. 

Listen in as you learn what the ethos is behind the Ignite events, when this event is and how you need to submit a talk application. 

Mark your diaries for Monday 18 November 18:00 - 21:00 Leaf Cafe, 65-67, Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ

To find out how to apply click the Ignite Liverpool link here.

To find out how to book tickets to the event click the link here.   

To follow Ignite Liverpool on Twitter click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

Sep 6, 2019

In the fourth of this semi-regular series, the Tin Foil Hats Club, Jenny chats with Kate O'Flaherty, Philip Ingram MBE and Ian Thornton-Trump to discuss voter fraud protection, bad actors and how we all need to be better at managing our cyber footprint. 

To read U.S. Government Confirms Plan To Defend 2020 Election Against Cyberattacks article by Kate click the link. 

To read Trump Administration Moves To Reauthorise NSA’s Controversial Spying Program article also by Kate click the link. 

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

Sep 3, 2019

Jenny chats with Steve Lord, co-founder of 44CON about the origins of the event, the idea behind it and what's coming up at the ILEC in London. 

The training is taking place between 9 - 11th September 2019 and the conference is taking place between 11 - 13th September 2019. 

To find out more and go book your ticket click the link to their website here

To follow 44CON on Twitter click the link here

To follow Steve Lord on Twitter click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

Aug 27, 2019

In response to Episode 104, this third episode in the semi-regular series, the Tin Foil Hats Club, Jenny chats with a previous guest,Patricia Vella. Taking the theme of the recent infrastructure failures from Episode 104, Patricia shares her extensive knowledge and experience on cascade events can cause the issues experienced and how planning for such incidents are key to mitigating their impact. 

To follow Patricia on Twitter click the link here

To visit Patricia's website click the link here

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

Aug 23, 2019

Ian is the Co-Founder and Vice President at LMNTRIX, where they advocate an active approach to security rather than passive. 

Ian brings his years of experience, across many industries and types of organisations, to help companies with common sense advice and helping them to understand the threats they face.

Listen in as he explains how his background helped to shape him, including the work environment during his apprentice years, frustrations with some aspects of the industry and how Steve McManaman cruelly denied a career as a professional footballer. 

The Cuckoo's Egg (Cliff Stoll)

The Code Book (Simon Singh)

Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari) 

To see Ian's LinkedIn profile, click the link here

To visit LMNTRIX's site, click the link here

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

Aug 13, 2019

In the second of this semi-regular series, the Tin Foil Hats Club, Jenny chats with a previous guest, Philip Ingram MBE. They discuss the recent infrastructure failures the UK experienced, trying to cut through the noise to establish if they were part of a coordinated attack, what it means for the UK and why would such an attack take place. 

Look below for the links mentioned during the conversation. 

Philip Ingram's previous appearance on the Human Factor Security Podcast, click here to access that episode

Click here for the link to Philip's excellent article covering the issues of the failures. 

Click here for the Amazon link to the book recommended by Philip, Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies (Gordon Cerera)

Don't forget, to get in touch with me either try the contact page of the site or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe  

Aug 9, 2019

David is a highly skilled program director who has national and international experience in Financial Services, Business Intelligence, National Security and Cyber, Smart Meters and IoT, amongst others. 

He has developed digital, technology, data integration and security strategies for e-health, smart meters, national security, border control, e-learning, cloud, cyber security and desktop.

Listen to them chat about working in governmental circles, with the challenges that brings, as well as looking at psychological factors that need to be considered when looking at risk within an organisation. 

CISO Defenders of the Cyber Realm (Mike Loginov)

Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-Ray)

To follow David on LinkedIn click the link here.

Don't forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

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