CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN MARKETING, EVALUATION & IMPLEMENTATION

We believe that the podcast will help the security community to understand more about architecture in general, to learn about the vendor’s approach to industry problems and most importantly guide companies in their journey when they decide to evaluate or implement a solution.
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Meet our most recent guests

Rick Howard
CSO, Chief Analyst and Senior Fellow
N2K Networks
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Rick is the CSO, Chief Analyst and Senior Fellow at N2K Cyberwire. His prior jobs include CSO for Palo Alto Networks, CISO for TASC, GM for iDefense, Global SOC Director for Counterpane, and Commander for the U.S. Army’s Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) where he coordinated network defense, network intelligence and network attack operations for the Army's global network. He was one of the founding organizers of the Cyber Threat Alliance (an ISAC for security vendors) and he also created and still participates in the Cybersecurity Canon Project; a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for cybersecurity books. Rick holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the US Military Academy. He also taught computer science at the Academy from 1993 to 1999. He has published one book on cybersecurity and has been the editor for two others.
Vivek Ramachandran
Founder
SquareX
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Vivek Ramachandran is a security researcher, book author, speaker-trainer, and serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in offensive cybersecurity. He is currently the founder of SquareX, building a browser-native security product focused on detecting, mitigating, and threat-hunting web attacks against enterprise users and consumers. Prior to that, he was the founder of Pentester Academy (acquired in 2021), which has trained thousands of customers from government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and enterprises from over 140+ countries. Before that, Vivek’s company built an 802.11ac monitoring product sold exclusively to defense agencies.
Carlson Choi
CEO
Cork
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Carlson Choi has 20+ years of executive leadership experience defining and operationalizing disruptive industry transformation. Prior to joining Cork as CEO, Carlson was the Chief Digital Officer at Datto, SaaS leader in disaster recovery and cybersecurity. From 2016 to 2020, Carlson was the Global CDIO of Jollibee Foods Corporation. Prior to JFC, Carlson was the VP of Digital and GM of Apps & Games at Mattel from 2013 to 2016. From 2010 to 2013, Carlson was the VP of Marketing and Digital Sales at Bandai Namco. Prior to his role at Bandai Namco, he was the Head of Digital at Activision Blizzard from 2007 to 2010. Carlson previously held multiple business, marketing, and technical operational roles at MSC Software. Carlson holds an EMBA from Harvard Business School, MS and BS from University of California, Irvine, and pursued a Ph.D. with full scholarship at Stanford University.
Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst
IT-Harvest
Episodes
Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 3,700+ vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 32 countries on six continents. He was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. His research appears on Substack. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. His latest book Security Yearbook 2024 will be published by Wiley in June, 2024.
Ross Haleliuk
Author
Cyber for Builders
Episodes
Ross Haleliuk began his journey as a co-founder of a B2B edtech before building a decade-long career as a product leader across multiple industries, ending up in cybersecurity. His areas of expertise include go-to-market and product strategy, strategic positioning, product-market fit expansion, growth, operations, and fundraising. Ross is currently a Head of Product at LimaCharlie. LimaCharlie's SecOps Cloud Platform provides customers with comprehensive enterprise protection that brings together critical cybersecurity capabilities and eliminates integration challenges and security gaps for more effective protection against today's threats. Outside of work, Ross is a startup advisor, speaker, and angel investor. He often writes about cybersecurity industry trends, building security startups, investment, and growth on the world’s leading media platforms such as TechCrunch, Forbes, and VentureBeat, and in his blog Venture in Security.
David DellaPelle
Co-Founder and CEO
Dune Security
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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Dune Security, David DellaPelle is a driving force in the cybersecurity industry. David studied Economics, Management, History, and Business at Cornell University. He was awarded the namesake Andre Koo Tech Scholarship at NYU, where he received his MBA. David was a security product and revenue leader at successful Cybersecurity and AI companies like Perimeter 81, At-Bay, Waycare, and began his career in management consulting at EY.
Rick Howard
CSO, Chief Analyst and Senior Fellow
N2K Networks
Rick is the CSO, Chief Analyst and Senior Fellow at N2K Cyberwire. His prior jobs include CSO for Palo Alto Networks, CISO for TASC, GM for iDefense, Global SOC Director for Counterpane, and Commander for the U.S. Army’s Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) where he coordinated network defense, network intelligence and network attack operations for the Army's global network. He was one of the founding organizers of the Cyber Threat Alliance (an ISAC for security vendors) and he also created and still participates in the Cybersecurity Canon Project; a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for cybersecurity books. Rick holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the US Military Academy. He also taught computer science at the Academy from 1993 to 1999. He has published one book on cybersecurity and has been the editor for two others.
Vivek Ramachandran
Founder
SquareX
Vivek Ramachandran is a security researcher, book author, speaker-trainer, and serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in offensive cybersecurity. He is currently the founder of SquareX, building a browser-native security product focused on detecting, mitigating, and threat-hunting web attacks against enterprise users and consumers. Prior to that, he was the founder of Pentester Academy (acquired in 2021), which has trained thousands of customers from government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and enterprises from over 140+ countries. Before that, Vivek’s company built an 802.11ac monitoring product sold exclusively to defense agencies.
Carlson Choi
CEO
Cork
Carlson Choi has 20+ years of executive leadership experience defining and operationalizing disruptive industry transformation. Prior to joining Cork as CEO, Carlson was the Chief Digital Officer at Datto, SaaS leader in disaster recovery and cybersecurity. From 2016 to 2020, Carlson was the Global CDIO of Jollibee Foods Corporation. Prior to JFC, Carlson was the VP of Digital and GM of Apps & Games at Mattel from 2013 to 2016. From 2010 to 2013, Carlson was the VP of Marketing and Digital Sales at Bandai Namco. Prior to his role at Bandai Namco, he was the Head of Digital at Activision Blizzard from 2007 to 2010. Carlson previously held multiple business, marketing, and technical operational roles at MSC Software. Carlson holds an EMBA from Harvard Business School, MS and BS from University of California, Irvine, and pursued a Ph.D. with full scholarship at Stanford University.
Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst
IT-Harvest
Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 3,700+ vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 32 countries on six continents. He was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. His research appears on Substack. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. His latest book Security Yearbook 2024 will be published by Wiley in June, 2024.
Ross Haleliuk
Author
Cyber for Builders
Ross Haleliuk began his journey as a co-founder of a B2B edtech before building a decade-long career as a product leader across multiple industries, ending up in cybersecurity. His areas of expertise include go-to-market and product strategy, strategic positioning, product-market fit expansion, growth, operations, and fundraising. Ross is currently a Head of Product at LimaCharlie. LimaCharlie's SecOps Cloud Platform provides customers with comprehensive enterprise protection that brings together critical cybersecurity capabilities and eliminates integration challenges and security gaps for more effective protection against today's threats. Outside of work, Ross is a startup advisor, speaker, and angel investor. He often writes about cybersecurity industry trends, building security startups, investment, and growth on the world’s leading media platforms such as TechCrunch, Forbes, and VentureBeat, and in his blog Venture in Security.
David DellaPelle
Co-Founder and CEO
Dune Security
As the Co-Founder and CEO of Dune Security, David DellaPelle is a driving force in the cybersecurity industry. David studied Economics, Management, History, and Business at Cornell University. He was awarded the namesake Andre Koo Tech Scholarship at NYU, where he received his MBA. David was a security product and revenue leader at successful Cybersecurity and AI companies like Perimeter 81, At-Bay, Waycare, and began his career in management consulting at EY.