Cybersecurity Industry Interviews with Entrepreneurs and Researchers

The security industry is growing quickly and it’s easy to get all caught up in the technical aspects of our jobs. This often comes at the price of forgetting one crucial part of “People, Processes and Technology”, and that is the people — the humans who make this industry what it is. To complement our usual technical content, we began talking to people in the industry, the movers and shakers behind it.

We wanted to share how they made their way into security, what mindset is needed to create and grow a product, and everything that can shed a light on how to get into and succeed in cybersecurity.

Our interview series is now almost two years old, and during that time we’ve had the chance to talk to over 15 security experts, entrepreneurs and researchers. Each interview has a different focus, and shares a story from each guest’s individual perspective and their unique lessons and tips. The objective of these interviews is not only to talk about their jobs, products and experiences, but also to get to know them as people. We wish to share a glimpse into their everyday lives, and even learn what they like to do for fun.

After some time conducting our interview series, we added another format: ProTips. Here, we get a security expert to share their quick power tips on different aspects of security. We’ve featured tips for subdomain takeovers with Patrik Hudak, bug bounty hunting with Random Robbie, and we silenced the internet with none other than Andrew Morris. While still in its early days, ProTips is expected to grow and you can expect more expert tips from your industry favorites.

#ProTips: Catching Bugs with Adrien Jeanneau.
SecurityTrails Blog · Jul 13 · by Sara Jelen

#ProTips: Catching Bugs with Adrien Jeanneau

Despite the growing myriad of bug bounty platforms, accessible resources for beginners as well as those looking to further their skills and enhance their toolstacks, and the considerable strength of its online community, bug bounty hunting still remains a challenge for many. As we’ve said before, bug bounty hunting is both an art and a science—it’s about taking the road less traveled when it comes to vulnerability searching strategies.

Being Okay With Not Being Okay: Getting Candid with Ben Sadeghipour — NahamSec.
SecurityTrails Blog · Jun 22 · by Sara Jelen

Being Okay With Not Being Okay: Getting Candid with Ben Sadeghipour — NahamSec

Cyber resilience is vital for organizations of all sizes across all industries; it is no wonder the cybersecurity industry is evolving at such a rapid pace. Ethical hackers, security researchers, and professionals play one of the most valuable roles in safeguarding organizations from malicious actors. While organizations embrace new technologies and recruit more security professionals to aid, one aspect often remains overlooked.

Channeling the Wisdom of the Crowd: Talking with Intigriti's Stijn Jans and Inti De Ceukelaire.
SecurityTrails Blog · Mar 16 · by Sara Jelen

Channeling the Wisdom of the Crowd: Talking with Intigriti’s Stijn Jans and Inti De Ceukelaire

With the boom of data-driven organizations and the adoption of technological advancements, cybersecurity threats are also getting more sophisticated. The fast-changing nature of cybersecurity and the sheer amount of threats and vulnerabilities requires organizations to stay on top of protecting their assets and data from attackers.

Building a Career in Incident Response With Cybersec Meg.
SecurityTrails Blog · Mar 02 · by Sara Jelen

Building a Career in Incident Response With Cybersec Meg

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing industries, while cybersecurity professionals are some of the most valuable workers of any organization, regardless of the industry. There is some talk of a cybersecurity skills gap that claims a shortage of professionals, but is that true? Or is gatekeeping dictating unrealistic expectations for entry-level positions, making it harder for newcomers to break into the industry?

Making Cybersecurity Accessible with Scott Helme.
SecurityTrails Blog · Dec 15 2020 · by Sara Jelen

Making Cybersecurity Accessible with Scott Helme

Global connectivity benefits our world in numerous ways, however, that same connectivity also poses a potential cyberthreat that is often overlooked. There is no easy solution for combating the rising threats in our hyperconnected world. Now more than ever, cybersecurity is imperative for both businesses, governments and educational institutions, and individuals and families. For cybersecurity to effectively slow down the rising cyber threats and attacks, everyone needs to be part of the solution.