Brian Haugli joins host Manoj Tandon on this week’s episode of Security Confidential. Brian is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at SideChannel. Brian has been driving security programs for two decades and brings a true practitioner’s approach to the industry. He has led programs for the DoD, Pentagon, Intelligence Community, Fortune 500, and many others. Brian is a renowned speaker and expert on NIST guidance, threat intelligence implementations, and strategic organizational initiatives. He is also a contributing author for the latest book from Wiley, “Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework“. Lastly, he is a professor at Boston College, in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, Master’s Program in Cybersecurity.

00:00 Introduction

01:50 How do you see the threat landscape changing in cybersecurity?

05:00 Do you think the mid-market understands that cybersecurity is not an IT problem but a business problem?

08:30 Why are SMBs such hot targets?

12:35 Insurance brokers typically do not understand cybersecurity postures, they deal in applications. How can an SMB leverage the broker to get an underwriter to understand their posture?

20:50 Is it possible for you the client to get in front of the carrier?

23:42 How does a company access its security posture?

27:00 How do these businesses go about this practically?

33:20 News from Brian

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