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Cloud Ace

English, Technology, 2 seasons, 22 episodes, 16 hours 8 minutes
Cloud Ace is your go-to podcast for in-depth expert discussions on all topics that touch cloud security. Information security professionals can tune in for fresh perspectives on building and managing secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications. The insight shared by our experts on this podcast transcends cloud, making it valuable for professionals across all fields of cyber security. Brought to you by SANS Institute, Cloud Ace podcast delivers actionable insight through interviews with some of the top minds leaving their mark in cloud security. Cloud Ace covers the full gamut of cloud topics from multi-cloud and public cloud, to containers, threat detection, cloud pen testing, DevSecOps, automation and everything in between.
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Steve Tran: Hacker, Magician, Police Officer, and CISO

Steve Tran, CISO at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), opens up about his personal challenges, finding his path through hacking and magic, and his passion for helping the next generation.ABOUT STEVE: Steve is the Chief Security Officer for the Democratic National Committee, where he leads the organization's Information Technology, physical security, and cybersecurity strategies and programs. Prior to this, Steve was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for MGM Studios. There, he played a pivotal role in several high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including the successful $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM Studios by Amazon. Steve has a diverse background. He has worked at Mattel, Target Corporation, Fox Studios, and Deloitte, and also served as a police officer.When not defending against dedicated adversaries, you can watch his “off the cuffs” performances at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.Follow Steve on
27/11/202351 minutes 17 seconds
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Deneen DeFiore: Being a Business Focused CISO, CIO, and Board Member

Deneen DeFiore, CISO at United Airlines, talks about how she got into security, taking a new CISO role at the start of COVID, what makes a mature business oriented security program, and what CISOs need to know before considering board level opportunities.About Deneen: Deneen is an accomplished technology and risk management executive with experience across multiple critical infrastructure sectors.   She has expertise in advising global companies and their most senior executives on technology, cybersecurity, compliance, and digital risk decisions related to products, services, and ongoing operations.  Deneen currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines.  She is responsible for leading the cybersecurity and digital risk organization to ensure the company is prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to evolving cyber threats.  She leads initiatives on commercial aviation cyber safety risk, improving cyb
20/11/202341 minutes 16 seconds
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Kapil Assudani: Cloud, AI, and Reducing the Attack Surface

Kapil Assudani, CISO at Edwards Lifesciences, shares how he was one payment away from getting kicked out of his Masters program, being resilient and resourceful, building credibility, and finding ways to reduce the attack surface.About Kapil: Kapil Assudani, with over 20 years of experience in information security, currently holds the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Edwards Lifesciences. His tenure at Edwards, spanning over six years, has responsibilities beyond the typical enterprise security scope of a CISO, as it includes IoT Medical Device Security and Manufacturing Plant security on a global scale.Kapil’s leadership philosophy is built on three key principles. Firstly, he believes in building a team of passionate and good-hearted individuals, providing them with innovative tools, and then allowing them to operate independently. Secondly, he emphasizes presenting security problem statements backed b
13/11/202352 minutes 13 seconds
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Mike Melo: The Case for DSPM vs. CSPM

Mike Melo, CISO and head of technology at LifeLabs, talks about his approach to innovation and insights on leading cloud security tools.About Mike Melo: "Heavily focused on people and integrity-led progression, Mike Melo is a Senior IT Executive and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with over 15+ years of experience advancing operational efficiencies, cyber indomitability, and overall organizational success. Currently serving as the CISO & VP IT Shared Services for LifeLabs in Canada, Mike holds an extensive background involving agile risk mitigation, post-breach transformation, security architecture, cross-functional technical leadership, regulatory compliance, and the art of developing high-performing team environments that are as positive as they are productive. In addition, he is passionate about not only helping industry leaders rectify security weaknesses while attaining sustainable protection, but doing so in such a way that ultimat
06/11/202346 minutes 21 seconds
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Jadee Hanson: Balancing CISO, CIO, and Product Leadership

Jadee Hanson, CISO and CIO at Code42, shares how even as a kid she knew cybersecurity was her calling and how that led to CISO, CIO, and product leadership responsibilities.About Jadee Hanson: As chief information security officer and chief information officer at Code42, Jadee Hanson leads global risk and compliance, security operations, incident response, and insider threat monitoring and investigations. To her position, she brings more than 17 years of information security and a proven track record of building security programs.Prior to Code42, Jadee held a number of senior leadership roles in the security department of Target Corporation, where she implemented key programs, including spearheaded the effort to embed security resources into the development process as well as the security plans behind the acquisition of software development and online retail companies. She was the security lead for the sale of Target Pharmacies to CVS Health. Before j
30/10/202350 minutes 38 seconds
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Bernard Brantley: Cutting Edge Cloud Thinking and Team Building

Bernard Brantley, CISO at Corelight, outlines his vision of modern security and cloud capabilities based on his experience at companies like Microsoft and Amazon, tying together security and business objectives.ABOUT BERNARD:Bernard Brantley is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at San Francisco-based Corelight. He has previously managed threat hunting, threat intelligence, network security architecture and analytics for some of the most mission critical environments at both Amazon (Consumer Payments) and Microsoft (High Value Asset Environments). Bernard is an advisor at Seattle-based Tola Capital, and San Francisco-based Normalyze. He is a member of multiple CISO and leadership communities while also engaging with early and mid-career professionals as a mentor. Bernard spent three years at the United States Military Academy before taking an unconventional path to executive leadership. His background of diverse experiences cut through retail sales
16/10/202347 minutes 59 seconds
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Rinki Sethi: From Analyst to CISO and Board Member

Rinki Sethit, CISO at BILL, discusses her journey in cybersecurity from roles at early cloud adopters like Intuit and Twitter to security vendors like Palo Alto Networks and ultimately to board roles at companies like ForgeRock.ABOUT RINKI: VP & CISO (CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER) Rinki is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at BILL, where she will be leading the global information technology functions and is also responsible for leading efforts to protect BILL’s information and technology assets and advice the company’s continued innovations in the security space. Rinki Sethi brings decades of security and technology leadership expertise and was recently VP & CISO at Twitter and Rubrik Inc. Rinki has been at the forefront of developing cutting edge online security infrastructure at several Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, eBay,, and PG&E. Rinki also serves on the board o
16/10/202342 minutes 17 seconds
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The Cloud Ace Season 2 Trailer

Cloud Ace is back for season 2, featuring both new guests and a new host. Frank Kim, a SANS Fellow and CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures, will sit in as host this season as a wide range of guests join him in exploring the full gamut of cloud topics from multi-cloud and public cloud, to containers, threat detection, cloud pen testing, DevSecOps, automation and everything in between.SPONSER NOTE: Support for Cloud Ace podcast comes from SANS Institute. If you like the topics covered in this podcast and would like to learn more about cloud security, SANS Cloud Security curriculum is here to support your journey into building, deploying, and managing secure cloud infrastructure, platforms, and applications. Whether you are on a technical flight plan, or a leadership one, SANS Cloud Security curriculum has resources, training, and certifications to fit your needs. Focus on where the cloud is going, not where it is today. Your organization is goin
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