Security Tools Podcast

Living Vicariously through Blackhat Attendees and Speakers

Episode Summary

While some of our colleagues geeked out at Blackhat, some of us vicariously experienced it online by following #BHUSA. The keynote was electric. They’re great ideas and we’ve seen them implemented in certain spaces. However, the reality is, we have a lot more work to do. There was also a serious talk about burn out, stress, and coping with alcohol as a form of escape. We learned that mental health is growing concern in the security space. As more organizations rely on technology, security pros are called on at all hours of the day to remediate and prevent disasters.

Episode Notes

While some of our colleagues geeked out at Blackhat, some of us vicariously experienced it online by following #BHUSA.

The keynote was electric. They’re great ideas and we’ve seen them implemented in certain spaces. However, the reality is, we have a lot more work to do.

There was also a serious talk about burn out, stress, and coping with alcohol as a form of escape. We learned that mental health is growing concern in the security space. As more organizations rely on technology, security pros are called on at all hours of the day to remediate and prevent disasters.

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Panelists: Cindy Ng, Kris Keyser, Forrest Temple