The Social-Engineer Podcast

Marc Ashworth is a respected IT executive with over 30 years of experience in cyber and physical security, IT/security architecture, project management, is an author and a public speaker.  He is a board member of the St. Louis Chapter of InfraGard, Webster University Cyber Advisory board, Co-Founded the State of Cyber annual security conference, and a Lifetime member of FBI Citizens Academy, possessing security certifications in CISSP, CISM, CRISC, Security+ and other certifications.  As the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at First Bank, Marc currently oversees First Bank’s information security, fraud, physical security, and the network services departments. He is also the 2022 Cyber Defense Magazine winner of “Top 100 CISOs in the World.” [Nov 21st, 2022]

 

00:00 – Intro

00:49 – Intro Links:

-       Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/

-       Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/

-       Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/

-       Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/

-       Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb

-       CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/

-       innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/

03:15 – Marc Ashworth Intro

05:17 – What was the path that led you to InfoSec?

07:41 – Cultivating good security practices

09:31 – Learning to "scale" your security

11:22 – The value of Strategic Thinking

13:40 – It's all in the presentation

15:25 – The importance of Customer Service

18:32 – The Art of Translation

21:32 – Small Wins

24:34 – Letters to a young CISO

26:20 – Don't avoid Pen Testing!

28:11 – Adopting a "Partnership" mindset

30:30 – Long line of influence

33:40 – Book Recommendations

-       We Are Legion (We Are Bob) – Dennis E. Taylor

-       Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou

-       The Goals Program – Zig Ziglar

-       The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

36:14 – Find Marc Ashworth online

-       LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/marcashworth/

38:36 Wrap Up

38:56 – Outro

-          www.social-engineer.com

-          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org


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