Episode 70

Episode 70 - Richard Stiennon - Author of Security Yearbook

In this episode of Cyber Inspiration Podcast, we're joined by Richard Stiennon, a prominent figure in the cybersecurity realm. Richard shares his journey, from his beginnings as an industry analyst to becoming a prolific author. He reflects on his experiences at major events like RSA, offering insights gleaned from interacting with cybersecurity thought leaders.

Delving into the writing process, Richard discusses how he collects data on cybersecurity vendors and transforms it into comprehensive narratives in his books. He also touches on the challenges and rewards of self-publishing versus traditional publishing in the cybersecurity domain.

Richard emphasizes the importance of historical context in understanding the evolution and challenges of cybersecurity. He shares personal anecdotes and stories of cybersecurity pioneers, enriching the narrative of his work.

Providing insights into his writing process, Richard gives a glimpse into his research methods and strategies for overcoming procrastination. He underscores the dedication and meticulousness required to craft impactful narratives in the cybersecurity genre.

Looking ahead, Richard teases upcoming book releases that promise to shed light on critical aspects of cybersecurity. He reflects on the profound impact of his work on readers from diverse backgrounds and the importance of raising awareness about cybersecurity issues.

Join us as we explore the captivating world of cybersecurity through Richard Stiennon's expertise and experiences. Tune in to Cyber Inspiration Podcast for this enlightening conversation!

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Evgeniy Kharam

Evgeniy has the opportunity to spend more than 40,000 hours working in cybersecurity,
providing pre and post-sales support in various technologies and later as an architect and principal consultant.
Evgeniy is very passionate about technology, vendors, and architecture. He brings a lot of knowledge about VAR, MSSP, and technical pre-sales. He believes in connected infrastructure that there is a significant need for vendor consolidation and the ability for security control to integrate and share information.
Evgeniy is proficient in speaking on most cyber security technical domains, which include: Endpoint Security, Network Security, SIEM/SOC/SOAR, SASE/SEE, VMS, and many more.
In 2020, Evgeniy co-hosted a Security Architecture Podcast. The podcast format focuses on architecture and vendor integration into the customer environment
In 2022 he founded the Cyber Inspiration podcast; the podcast explored the minds of CTOs and CEOs when they started their cyber security company!
Personal: Evgeniy has four kids, a daughter, a son, and twins (boy and girl) . Twins are a great way to learn to multitask, and nothing scares me anymore :)(besides snakes)
Hobbies: Photography, podcasting, public speaking, snowboarding, whitewater canoeing, SUP, mountain biking, motorcycles, breathing techniques, and gadgets