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.


  • Masha Sedova, co-founder, Elevate Security

    January 26th, 2018  |  30 mins 3 secs
    awareness, education, patching, pentesting, phishing, red-teaming, threat-modeling

    As businesses struggle with security awareness training for employees, Elevate Security co-founder Masha Sedova argues that the focus should be on “behavior change” and recommends the use of positive motivation and available tools to get employees to make better security decisions.

  • Paul Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, Security Ledger

    January 19th, 2018  |  40 mins 59 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, internet-scans, threat-intel

    Veteran security journalist Paul Roberts talks about the creation of Security Ledger, his work covering cybersecurity, the democratization of media, and hiccups with IoT legislation.

  • Dino Dai Zovi, co-founder and CTO, Capsule8

    January 11th, 2018  |  39 mins 57 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, internet-scans, threat-intel

    Dino Dai Zovi, co-founder and CTO of Capsule8, joins the podcast to talk about the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the transition from security research to managing a VC-funded start-up and reminisce about his time as a famous Pwn2Own MacBook hacker.

  • Sharon Anolik, President and Founder, Privacy Panacea

    January 4th, 2018  |  43 mins 51 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, gdpr, internet-scans, privacy, threat-intel

    Sharon Anolik, President and Founder of Privacy Panacea, talks about her work advising corporate clients on privacy and data protection issues, the looming chaos surrounding the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the role she plays on ‘Silicon Valley.’

  • Kim Zetter, Journalist and Author

    December 29th, 2017  |  52 mins 6 secs
    apt, ics-scada, targeted-attacks, threat-intel

    Award-winning security journalist and author Kim Zetter talks about her work tracking cyber-espionage campaigns, why she uses an old school cassette player to record sensitive interviews and the dramatic changes sweeping the security industry.

  • Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor, Dark Reading

    December 20th, 2017  |  39 mins 55 secs
    analytics, entrepreneur, internet-scans, threat-intel

    Dark Reading executive editor Kelly Jackson Higgins joins the podcast to tell security journalism war stories, talk about her new WiFi-enabled refrigerator and some trends worth following closely.

  • Katie Moussouris, co-founder and CEO, Luta Security

    December 6th, 2017  |  52 mins 54 secs
    bugbounties, patching, pentesting, red-teaming, threat-modeling

    Computer security researcher and CEO of Luta Security, Katie Moussouris. talks about her life in the penetration testing trenches, advocating responsible security research, building bug bounty programs and the challenges of succeeding as a woman in the industry.