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.

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.

Residential Evil: Addressing the Role of Anonymization Infrastructure in Cybercrime with Tom Kilmer from Spur.
SecurityTrails Blog · Oct 06 2020 · by Sara Jelen

Residential Evil: Addressing the Role of Anonymization Infrastructure in Cybercrime with Tom Kilmer from Spur

In recent years, more emphasis is put on privacy concerns and data security while online. The shields at the forefront of this battle for privacy and secure internet access are VPNs and proxies, and more notably residential IP proxies. While claiming to offer anonymization to users, residential proxies also account for some security issues.

Cats, Board Games, and Analyst-Centric Threat Intelligence: Speaking with Pulsedive Co-founders Dan Sherry and Grace Chi.
SecurityTrails Blog · Sep 15 2020 · by Sara Jelen

Cats, Board Games, and Analyst-Centric Threat Intelligence: Speaking with Pulsedive Co-founders Dan Sherry and Grace Chi

Two heads are better than one, and the same rings true when starting a company. You can have the idea, the entire business plan set out, the drive and desire needed, but there might be something missing. This is where most founders turn their focus to the search for a perfect co-founder. A co-founder that complements their skills, helps them turn their ideas into reality, brings a fresh perspective, and is there to support them.