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The Cyber Security Podcast from PwC UK

The Cyber Security Podcast from PwC UK covers the latest developments in cyber risk, resilience and threat intelligence. In each episode our host Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, is joined by special guests to give you practical insight on how to improve your cyber security and create a more resilient business.

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Latest episode

Kevin Storli, Global CTO and UK Chief Information Security Officer, PwC and Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer, Google Cloud

In this episode we’re joined by Kevin Storli and Phil Venables to look at the changing role of the chief information security officer (CISO). We discuss:

  • How they’ve seen the role of the CISO change over their careers.
  • How CISOs can mitigate security risks while enabling their organisation to achieve its goals.
  • Current areas of concern including supply chain risk and securing the cloud.
  • What they look for when hiring and the skills CISOs need to recruit for over the next few years.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Kevin Storli, Global CTO and UK Chief Information Security Officer, PwC
Guest: Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer, Google Cloud
Duration: 27m 01s

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Season 3 episodes

Will Oram, Cyber Remediation Lead, PwC UK, Gabriel Currie, Cyber Incident Management Lead, PwC UK

In this episode we’re joined by Sean Sutton and Cara Haffey to discuss how organisations can secure their operational technology (OT). We discuss:

  • How OT security differs from IT security.
  • Threats we’ve seen targeting operational technology, with a focus on the manufacturing sector.
  • Steps you can take to tackle threats and build resilient operations.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Sean Sutton, Cyber Security Partner, PwC UK
Guest: Cara Haffey, UK Industrial Manufacturing Leader, PwC UK
Duration: 15m 37s

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Will Oram, Cyber Remediation Lead, PwC UK, Gabriel Currie, Cyber Incident Management Lead, PwC UK

In this episode we’re joined by Richard Horne to discuss how CEOs can reduce complexity and make their organisations more securable. We discuss:

  • Whether CEOs are taking enough of a role in tackling cyber risk.
  • How embracing simplicity can benefit their organisations.
  • How CEOs can embed cyber security into transformation plans.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Richard Horne, Cyber Security Chair, PwC UK
Duration: 10m 40s

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Will Oram, Cyber Remediation Lead, PwC UK, Gabriel Currie, Cyber Incident Management Lead, PwC UK

In this episode we’re joined by Kris McConkey and Krystle Reid to discuss the latest cyber threats you need to defend against. We cover:

  • The key threat trends from last year.
  • Threats we expect to be prominent in 2021, including cyber risk considerations around the hybrid working model.
  • How organisations can combat these threats.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Kris McConkey, Cyber Threat Operations Lead Partner, PwC UK
Guest: Krystle Reid, Threat Intelligence Manager, PwC UK
Duration: 14m 02s

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Will Oram, Cyber Remediation Lead, PwC UK, Gabriel Currie, Cyber Incident Management Lead, PwC UK

In this episode we’re joined by Gabriel Currie and Will Oram to discuss the SUNBURST hack and the issues identified. We cover:

  • Analysis of the attack.
  • The cyber risks it highlights.
  • How you can defend against supply chain risks.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Gabriel Currie, Cyber Incident Management Lead, PwC UK
Guest: Will Oram, Cyber Remediation Lead, PwC UK
Duration:
21m 48s

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In this episode we’re joined by Philippe Korur to discuss how advanced quantification of cyber risk helps improve communication between the CISO and c-suite, ensuring that cyber security investments support their strategic goals. We cover:

  • Why cyber risk reporting is important.
  • Common problems facing organisations.
  • How to improve your own cyber security risk reporting.

Host: Abigail Wilson, Cyber Threat Operations Manager, PwC UK
Guest: Philippe Korur, Cyber Risk Reporting Platform Lead, PwC UK
Duration: 12m 53s

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Season 2 episodes

Ep. 6: Why are companies still suffering from breaches?, 31/01/2019

Abigail Wilson is joined by Louise Taggart and Rachel Mullan from our cyber threat intelligence team to discuss what they are anticipating in the future threat landscape.

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Ep. 5: The threat landscape, 16/01/19

Abigail Wilson is joined by Dr Richard Horne and Laura Duncan to talk about the basics of cyber security and discuss the challenges organisations face in getting these right.

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Ep. 4: Getting the basics right, 09/01/19

Abigail Wilson is joined by Kris McConkey and Hamish Cameron to answer the question "why are companies still suffering from cyber breaches?"

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Ep. 3: Untrusted applications, 17/12/18

Abigail Wilson is joined by Will Semple and Stephen Morrow to chat about untrusted applications and discuss the issue of how big a risk third party software is to your business.

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Ep. 2: R&D, 11/12/18

Abigail Wilson is joined by Matt Wixey and Holly Rostill to chat about the importance of research and development in cyber security and why it is key to building a secure digital society, as well as giving an insight on some of the exciting projects they are working on.

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Ep. 1: Authenticating people, 04/12/18

Abigail Wilson is joined by Derek Gordon and Daisy McCartney to chat about both the technological and cultural sides of authentication, and why it is passwords and not people that are the weakest link in the security chain.

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Season 1 episodes

Ep. 7: Are you ready for a new world of cyber threats?, 07/08/17

Louise Taggart chats to Matt Wixey, threat and vulnerability consultant, about his cutting-edge research into emerging cyber threats to organisations. Find out more about the latest techniques being used by hackers to bypass security mechanisms, involving light and sound. 

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Ep. 6: The changing world of cyber threats, 12/06/17

In our sixth episode, we're joined by Louise Taggart, threat intelligence analyst, to look at the threats companies face from individuals, groups and even states who are sponsoring and funding cyber attacks. We discuss this rapidly growing area of concern and how it's being impacted by the global political landscape. 

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Ep. 5: CISOs of the future, 05/06/17

In our fifth episode, we're joined by Christian Arndt, cyber security director, to look at the role of the chief information security officer. The CISO is often a senior level executive who's responsible for multiple areas of an organisation’s security strategy, resilience and vision. What will the future CISO look like? What characteristics should organisations expect of someone in this role?

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Ep. 4: The importance of identity and access management, 29/05/17

In our fourth episode, Richard Mardling, director of access governance, joins us to discuss the importance of identity and access management. Richard highlights the key risks to contemporary organisations, through his personal journey of securing local intranets, and the current challenge of BYOD and remote access. We also discuss the story of a French trader who was jailed for three years after the 2008 Société Générale trading loss, which cost the bank nearly €5bn, due to unauthorised use of the bank's computers.

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Ep. 3: Digital crime scene forensics, 22/05/1

Ian's joined by Kris McConkey, cyber security partner, to talk about digital crime scene forensics in episode 3. From tracking the bad guys and setting up online traps to undertaking digital crime scene investigations, we discuss ways that organisations can improve their cyber resilience.

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Ep. 2: The future of cyber security law, 15/05/17

In episode 2, Ian Todd is joined by former detective and cyber crime expert, Charlie McMurdie. Charlie discusses the challenges the police face in combating crime online and the work they're doing to help protect both companies and individuals.

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Ep. 1: Understanding Europe's privacy future - The GDPR, 08/05/17

Ian Todd, cyber security consultant, is joined by Jane Wainwright, privacy & data protection director, to discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Coming into effect in May 2018, this is the largest data protection change in a generation. With one year left to go, organisations are trying to understand data flows, consent mechanisms, binding corporate rules and how to assess their current level of readiness.

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Cyber Threat Operations - Manager, PwC United Kingdom

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Cyber Security Chair, Risk and Quality Partner, PwC United Kingdom

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