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SFCS: We Interview Aaron Zander, Head of IT at HackerOne

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SFCS: We Interview Aaron Zander, Head of IT at HackerOne

Next up in our Stories From Cybersecurity series, we have an interview with Aaron Zander, Head of IT at HackerOne. HackerOne is a leading bug bounty solutions provider that is dedicated to helping organizations improve their cybersecurity through ethical hacking. As passionate and outspoken ethical hacking proponents ourselves, we were excited to learn more about Aaron's journey into cybersecurity and get his opinions on some industry hot topics. Let's take a look.    How did you get involved in security? I remember as a kid watching movies about hackers trying to “hack” websites. The "hacking" looked closer to modern Google...

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SFCS: We Talked To LINE Security Engineer Robin Lunde

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SFCS: We Talked To LINE Security Engineer Robin Lunde

This week we talked Robin Lunde, Security Engineer at LINE. We wanted to learn more about Robin's journey into cybersecurity as well as get his take on current issues in the industry. LINE is one of the most popular messaging apps in Asia Pacific.   The app allows users to exchanged images, texts, videos, conduct VoIP conservations, and more. Back in 2016, LINE launched its own public bug bounty program to boost its security and has paid out US$300,000 in bounties to hackers around the world. More recently, LINE has decided to team up with respected bug bounty platform company,...

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We Talk to Global Cybersecurity Influencer and Expert Kayne McGladrey!

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We Talk to Global Cybersecurity Influencer and Expert Kayne McGladrey!

It's time for more ‘Stories from Cybersecurity’! This week we talked to Kayne McGladrey ( @kaynemcgladrey  ). Kayne is a member of the IEEE and the executive advisory board for Cyber Security Hub. He’s been published in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many cybersecurity publications like Dark Reading, SC Magazine, and CIO Magazine. If that wasn't impressive enough, he's also #3 on the top twenty worldwide thought leaders in cybersecurity.   We thought it would be a great idea to get Kayne's take on some key issues facing the world from a cybersecurity perspective, and...

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We Talk to ‘The Security Noob’ Alex Giles

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We Talk to ‘The Security Noob’ Alex Giles

  For our latest edition of ‘Stories from Cybersecurity’, we talked to aspiring cybersecurity professional, Alex Giles ( @Muldwych) . Alex already works in the IT field, but not in cybersecurity, which is where his passion lies.  He has been busy teaching himself all things hacking and cybersecurity via online courses and books. We are aware that many of our readers are in the same position, and this is where Alex has something unique to offer.   Alex has been documenting his journey from novice to expert at his blog titled "The Security Noob". We found the blog to be both...

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Ursula’s Story: Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity, And Whiskey!

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Ursula’s Story: Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity, And Whiskey!

  We're back with another personal story from the tech industry! This week we talked to Ursula Cowen (@ush1c ),  and Creator of the InfosecWhiskey ( @infosecwhiskey ) Podcast - a podcast for whiskey drinkers with an infosec problem.   We find it important to share these stories because cybersecurity is a growing field with lots of potential for newcomers but many aspiring cybersecurity professionals are lacking in direction. They simply don't know where to start. Some careers have a linear path of a degree > certifications > job, and others do not.   As an industry, cybersecurity is so...

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