Malicious Life Podcast: Ten Years On - Are We Doing Security Right?

August 23, 2021 |

The company's leadership knew they had been breached in a sophisticated APT-style attack, but it was unknown whether the attackers had gained access to the cryptographic keys needed to decrypt sensitive client data. It was March of 2011, and security vendor RSA was the target of an attack that compromised sensitive data related to the company's flagship SecurID product.

So how far have security solutions and capabilities come in a decade? Art Coviello, venture capital investor and former CEO of RSA Security, is joined by Malcolm Harkins, Board Member and former Chief Security Officer at Intel, to discuss the current cybersecurity landscape 10 years after the RSA Breach - check it out...

Art Coviello
About the Guest

Art Coviello

Chairman Of The Board at Epiphany Technology Acquisition Corp.

Art Voviello Since 2015 he has been an active investor and advisor in the technology industry, guiding startups both as a private investor and in his roles as a Venture Partner at Rally Ventures, as an advisor to ClearSky Security Fund, and as a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group.

Prior to joining Rally Ventures, Art served as Executive Chairman of RSA, the Security Division of EMC. Art joined RSA in 1995 and became CEO in 2000. During his tenure, the company evolved from its roots in authentication and encryption to being a leader in the most important emerging areas of information security, including security analytics, identity, and Governance, Risk & Compliance. 

Art has been a central figure within the information security industry for more than 25 years. Under his leadership, the annual RSA Conference became the most respected, vendor agnostic event in cybersecurity. He is a frequent keynote presenter at conferences and forums around the world. And, he has played a leading role in several national cyber-security initiatives including as an advisor to key government agencies as well as public-private initiatives.

Malcolm Harkins
About the Guest

Malcolm Harkins

Board Member, Advisor, Mentor/Coach at Protect to Enable

Malcolm Harkins is a Board Member, Advisor, and Executive Coach for Protect to Enable Ventures. He is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Key areas of focus for Harkins include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability. He is also an independent board member and advisor. 

Previously Harkins was the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance Inc. Harkins was also previously Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In that role Harkins was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel’s information assets, products, and services.

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About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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