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Security Stories review of the year, with Fareedah Shaheed and Ben Munroe

Security Stories podcast
Security Stories Podcast

For the last Security Stories podcast of 2020, we’re joined by two very special guests.

First up is Fareedah Shaheed, CEO, and founder of security consulting company Sekuva. As a serial entrepreneur, Fareedah has embarked on a brand new path, which she reveals during our chat.

Fareedah has also just been named on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, which identifies those who are making waves in technology. She has a fascinating story, from growing up in Saudi Arabia to building her own businesses, to her explorations in how the human mind works and developing her own identity.

Secondly, Ben and I are joined by Ben Munroe, Senior Director for Security Product Marketing at Cisco, for our Review of the Year. The three of us each choose our top 3 security moments and reveal why we chose them.

In an incredibly testing year, we’ve found some moments to celebrate, some moments to be proud of, some moments to reflect on, and some moments that we originally overlooked.

We’ll be back in January with more guests, more stories, and some exciting new plans. We wish all our listeners a great festive season and look forward to connecting with you again in 2021.

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Episode time stamps:

0:00 Intro
07:48: Interview with Fareedah Shaheed
47:22: Review of the Year with Ben Munroe
01:39:12: Outro

In case you missed it

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Episode 20: Creating safe spaces, and the troubling nature of attribution in threat research, with Chloé Messdaghi and Warren Mercer

In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome Chloé Messdaghi, an infosec advocate and activist who is working to create a safe space for underrepresented groups within the industry. Our second guest is Warren Mercer, a threat researcher from Cisco Talos.  Warren is in the studio to discuss the research he’s been doing on the evolution of Remote Access Trojans, and one of the newest players, Poetrat.

Episode 19: Finding your own voice, with Javvad Malik

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