I have never had a guest like Frank Ahearn on the show. He has a very unique perspective on security having lived a set of life experiences we only read about.
Frank works with individuals who need to learn how to disappear, fall off the radar or have extreme privacy needs. He is an expert at vanishing people, creating high-net-worth-privacy, travel privacy and foreign state privacy. Law firms and private asset companies worldwide utilize his unique disinformation and stratagem services.
During my last interview I had a great talk with Daniel McDuff. Daniel’s research is at the intersection of psychology and computer science. He is interested in designing hardware and algorithms for sensing human behavior at scale, and in building technologies that make life better. Applications of behavior sensing that he is most excited about are in: understanding mental health, improving online learning and designing new connected devices (IoT).
Listen to more about why it is important to collect data from much larger scales and help computers read our emotional state.
Read on if you are interested in the following topics:
Why the CISO Should Not Report to the CIO
Why You Should Assume you Have Been Hacked
6 Kill Chain Fundamentals You Must Know
7 ‘Must Ask and Prove’ Questions a CIO/CISO must ask about their Next Gen Firewall
How Can You Deny Command and Control Attacks
Cybersecurity Canon Books – Hall of fame for Cyber Security Books – Readers are leaders
Scaling Security with Real Cooperation between companies happening now
AI’s (Artificial Intelligence’s) Role in Info Sec.
The Beginnings of AI and Security
Alan Turing Should be a Hero!
Learn how Alan Turing cut WW2 by 2 years and saved 20 million lives
Rick and I had a fantastic and varied discussion about the above topics. He not only reports directly to the CEO (rare) but he has serious technical chops as well. He is an avid reader whose interests include various security sub topics. He has some great suggestions on books, movies, etc.