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Security is a Team Sport - Week 9 of Cyber Talk Radio

Security is a Team Sport - Week 9 of Cyber Talk Radio

Our guest this week was Omar Quimbaya, technology evangelist at Def Logix.

Show Summary

This past Saturday, November 19, the ninth episode of Cyber Talk Radio hit the airwaves on 1200 WOAI and iHeartRadio streaming.

Omar Quimbaya, technology evangelist Def Logix joined the show to discuss how security is a team sport and firmware security.

In the first half of the show, Omar gives the listeners background on Def Logix and a cybersecurity meet-up that he leads called, CyberDEF DOJO. In case you aren’t familiar, CyberDEF DOJO is a place for local hackers, innovators and learners to hone their skills in the art of cybersecurity. The organization also works to develop cyber secure communities by learning, hacking and pitching. We then transition the conversation into “why security is a team sport.” Omar cautions that you cannot rely on one single person to solve all of your security problems. All teams at your company need to be aware of their behaviors online, processes if a breach were to occur, proper data access, etc. Omar highlights that the three main areas that comprise cybersecurity are people, processes and technology.

In the second half of the show, Bret and Omar walk listeners through firmware security and what happens inside your computer. Omar answers questions such as “What is firmware?” and “What are the security implications of firmware?” Hackers are now putting malware in firmware which is extremely hard to remove. It is basically a “chronic disease” in your hardware. We also walk through ways to find out if your firmware has been affected by malware. Omar gives tips on how to monitor your network and regulate what devices can access the network. Want to hear our security predictions for 2017? Make sure to listen through to the end of the show!

Listen to a replay of this episode or past episodes on a Cyber Talk Radio Podcast stream.

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Recent episodes – available to stream from our YouTube channel -

Upcoming episodes – Saturday nights from 11:00 p.m. to Midnight -

  • Episode 10, November 26, 2016: Incident Management and Response with Robert Autenrieth, president at J. Nels Consulting, LLC
  • Episode 11, December 3, 2016: San Antonio, Cyber City USA with Jim Perschbach, EVP of business development at Port San Antonio

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About Cyber Talk Radio

Cyber Talk Radio is a 1200 WOAI radio show that airs every Saturday at 11:00 p.m. The weekly show hosted by Bret Piatt, CEO at Jungle Disk, will feature guest speakers to discuss cloud computing, cybersecurity and Internet trends facing businesses in industries such as healthcare, financial services, legal and real estate. As a major Cyber City in the U.S. and home to over 80 information security companies, San Antonio is an ideal city to host Cyber Talk Radio and educate local businesses and listeners. To learn more about Cyber Talk Radio, request a topic or submit to be a guest speaker, visit http://www.cybertalkradio.com/.

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