About the show

Security Conversations is a cybersecurity podcast series curated by journalist and security strategist Ryan Naraine. These conversations with security practitioners cover a wide range of topics, including threat intelligence, zero trust, securing cloud deployments, penetration testing, bug bounties, advancements in offensive research and targeted threat activity.

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Disclosure: Ryan is a security strategist at Intel Corp. Ryan produces this podcast in his personal capacity and the views and opinions expressed in these recordings do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of Intel Corp. or any of its subsidiaries.


  • Andrew Morris, Founder and CEO, GreyNoise Intelligence

    May 31st, 2018  |  37 mins 19 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, internet-scans, threat-intel

    Founder and CEO of GreyNoise Intelligence Andrew Morris talks about his anti threat-intelligence company, the ways SOCs are using it to filter through scanning noise and the trials and tribulations of bootstrapping a start-up.

  • Yoav Leitersdorf, Managing Partner , YL Ventures

    May 21st, 2018  |  26 mins 7 secs

    Managing Partner at YL Ventures, Yoav Leitersdorf, explains the surge in cybersecurity investments in Israel, the priorities for his $75 million fund, and which sectors are ripe for the picking.

  • Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade, Principal Security Researcher, Recorded Future

    May 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    apt, threat-intel

    Principal Security Researcher at Recorded Futures Insikt Group, Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade, explains the nuances of good threat intelligence, sheds light on nation-state hacker activity and warns that adversaries don't have to be sophisticated to launch successful attacks.

  • Robert M. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Dragos Inc.

    May 10th, 2018  |  54 mins 44 secs
    apt, ics-scada, targeted-attacks, threat-intel

    The founder and CEO of Dragos, Inc. Robert M. Lee cuts through the hype around threats to critical infrastructure and offers a matter-of-fact take on active defense, “hacking-back,” and nation-state espionage operations.

  • Brandon Dixon, Vice President, RiskIQ

    May 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    VP of Product at RiskIQ Brandon Dixon delves into nation-state cyber operations, explains why it’s dangerous to underestimate North Korea’s capabilities, and his passion for roasting the perfect coffee bean.

  • Ryan Huber, Security Architect, Slack

    May 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Slack security architect Ryan Huber talks about the gargantuan task of defending an organization with 8 million daily active users, burnout, and fatigue in security teams and a range of issues around bug bounties and penetration testing.

  • Ivan Arce, CTO at Quarkslab

    May 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 secs

    Chief Technology Officer at Quarkslab Ivan Arce tells stories about the birth of penetration testing platforms, the concentration of hacking talent in Argentina, and his focus on security problems in the Android ecosystem.

  • Sinan Eren, Founder and CEO, Fyde

    May 2nd, 2018  |  44 mins 18 secs

    Founder and CEO of Fyde (@FydeApp) Sinan Eren discusses the “iOS-ification” of platforms and the security ramifications, the dangers of running AV software, the iOS vs. Android security argument, and his new venture to address mobile phishing attacks.

  • Stephen Ridley, Founder and CTO, Senrio

    April 30th, 2018  |  49 mins 58 secs

    Founder and CTO at Senrio Stephen Ridley talks about the abysmal state of IoT security, his recent exploitation of an IP camera, and router to exfiltrate corporate data and his experience as a minority in the security industry.

  • Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO, MKA Cyber

    April 26th, 2018  |  39 mins 2 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, internet-scans, threat-intel

    Founder and CEO at MKACyber Mischel Kwon joins the podcast to address the state of the SOC (Security Operations Center) and how businesses should deal with issues around excessive alerts, incident response times, and outdated metrics.

  • Rick Holland, CISO and VP of Strategy, Digital Shadows

    April 24th, 2018  |  35 mins 34 secs
    patching, pentesting, red-teaming, threat-modeling

    CISO and VP of Strategy at Digital Shadows Rick Holland discusses his path in the information security industry, advancements in the threat intel space, and his passion for good bar-b-que.

  • Thomas Ptacek, Founder, Latacora

    April 23rd, 2018  |  48 mins 38 secs
    careers, cisos, decision making, skills shortage

    Latacora Security founder Thomas Ptacek joins the podcast to weigh in on the cybersecurity skills shortage, his approach to recruiting and hiring, and what needs to be done to address diversity in the industry.