Tricia Howard on Security as a Culture not a Tool Set

Joining us this week is Tricia Howard, Client Manager, Optiv for a special RANTCAST on Security.

About Optiv

Optiv Security is a security solutions integrator that enables clients to reduce risk by taking a strategic approach to cybersecurity. Align your security program to achieve specific business outcomes with our full suite of service capabilities, from strategy to technology — and everything in between.


· Security Rant

· Data Privacy and Rights / Data Security

· Companies and Storage/Security of Personal Data

· Data is a Currency

· Securing Systems and Data Leakage

· Password Re-Use and Lack of Re-Use Impact on Vendors / SIM Hacking

· Monopoly Power of Big Tech Companies & Gov’t Regulation

· Dark Web — What is it?

· Identity on Internet

· Perimeter Security

Time Stamp

· 0 min 32 sec: Introduction of Guest

· 1 min 20 sec: Rant on Security

o Lack of Security Awareness outside of IT

o End-User Shame vs End User Enable

· 4 min 42 sec: What should Companies do who Collect Data?

o Users should have rights to know what they are opting in for ~ Data Mining

o Facebook and Congress not understanding each other

· 8 min 05 sec: Intermixing Data Privacy and Data Security?

o Not mutually exclusive

o Build a culture around security

· 9 min 03 sec: Data Leaks from Companies with our Data

o How is data being forwarded to other companies that I am unaware is happening

o Nothing is Free ~ Data is a Currency

· 15 min 30 sec: Securing Systems and then Spreading Data all over the Internet

o Zero Trust

o Bouncers and Bartenders

o Password re-use creates issues for vendors

o SIM Card Hacking (#130 The SnapChat Thief)

· 19 min 22 sec: Journalist Video on Not using Large Corporations for Security Reasons

o Duck Duck Go (still runs on AWS)

o Gov’t Regulations?

o Dark Web — What is it? Nefarious

· 23 min 30 sec: Identity on the Internet

o Is our identity provable on the Internet?

o IoT identity and Edge

o Blog — Identity of Things from Tricia

· 26 min 43 sec: Perimeter Security

o There is no perimeter

o Security as Culture not a Toolset

· 28 min 02 sec: Wrap-Up

o Includes Westminster 2019 Discussion

Podcast Guest: Tricia Howard, Client Manager, Optiv

A Native Texan now living in the magnificent New York City, Tricia Howard is an artist gone rogue who ended up in the wonderful world of technology. With a B.A. in Theatre Arts and interests ranging from Star Wars to Opera, she brings a unique and artistic perspective to her clients and the tech world. When she’s not solving business problems, you can find her singing, painting, and doing copious amounts of jigsaw puzzles.