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InSecurity Podcast - Dave Brown and Luke Hull: Once More Unto the Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.

- William Shakespeare, Henry V

Sometimes, the bad guys get in. It happens 24/7, around the globe, no matter what security defenses you have in place or what percentage of the company budget your boss allows you to spend on cybersecurity (translation: it’s never enough). When the unthinkable happens and a breach occurs, you need people around who know how to shut down the malicious behavior, fix what’s broken and prevent it all from happening again.

These people may ask important questions, such as: was it a hack? Was it a breach? Is there a difference? When your personal or business data is compromised, it’s really too late to worry about who did what and why they did it. It’s time to repair the damage, restore access to your data, and figure out how to prevent a recurrence. For that, you need to call the experts in the world of incident response (IR).

On today’s special episode of InSecurity, we dive headfirst into BlackBerry’s very first LinkedIn LIVE event, where host Matt Stephenson speaks with Dave Brown, Director of Security Operations at Axon Technologies, and Luke Hull, Senior Director of International Consulting at BlackBerry. These two security professionals have faced some of the biggest breaches in the world over the last 20 years. They may not have seen it all, but they have seen enough, and want to help the world prevent The Next Big Breach.


About Dave Brown

Dave Brown is Security Operations Director at Axon Technologies. With nearly 20 years of experience in intelligence-driven secure system design, infrastructure architecture, computer, and network defense, Dave has created and operated defense-in-depth initiatives in government sectors within the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as highly targeted enterprises in the global oil and gas industry.

We could tell you more about the work Dave has done… but we can’t. Let’s just leave it at that.

About Axon Technologies

Axon Technologies (@Axon_Tech) is a cybersecurity services company focused on protecting organizations in this digitally connected world. Their mission is to help organizations predict, prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks with a combination of best-of-breed security technologies and a specialist team of researchers, analysts, and incident responders to provide clients with the comfort that their organization is protected 24x7. Their ​vision is to apply automation, orchestration, and machine learning into our security programs to stay one step ahead of the attackers and unleash the value of your security investment.

About Luke Hull

Luke Hull is Senior Director of International Consulting at BlackBerry. He comes from a strong risk and technical background, covering information security, intelligence and cyber operations with an extensive range of consultancy experience across a broad range of clients and an emphasis on adding business context to consultancy. In a career spanning nearly 20 years with some of the largest companies in the world, Luke has led and been a part of Incident Response teams at Mandian, Verizon and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.


The InSecurity Podcast

About The InSecurity Podcast

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, host Matt Stephenson interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

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