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On today’s show, I have John Hubbard who is a Cyber Security Manager located in Pennsylvania.
John is an expert at Cyber Security and we cover A LOT of topics during this episode, everything from how he got started in the information security industry & advice for anyone who wants to work in the information security field to how you can protect yourself and your more sensitive information to stay safe. These days, we all live our lives online but there are people out there who will take advantage of vulnerabilities and steal your information.
This episode is super informative for those who want to take action to protect themselves but aren’t quite sure where to start.
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
John Hubbard is the Lead of GlaxoSmithKline’s U.S. Security Operations Center where his responsibilities include defending against cyber-attacks, forensic analysis, and reverse engineering of viruses. He is also an instructor and author for the SANS Institute where he teaches network security monitoring and cyber defense to an international audience.
John has a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his past research spans from malware, to car hacking, mobile app security, and the Internet of Things. He is passionate about security and is driven to help teach organizations around the world how to protect their most sensitive data. In his free time he enjoys running, drone racing, and slowly turning his home into a data center.
“If I wake up and have 50 emails, I know maybe I should go to work a little earlier.” – John Hubbard
“When you’re working across the globe, it’s very easy to duplicate work if you don’t have a communication strategy.” – John HubbardOne of the key features of a good analyst is being able to remain calm and think about things rationally. - @sechubb Click To Tweet
“When it comes to cyber attacks, the industry tends to divide it into two different pieces: opportunistic attacks and targeted attacks.” – John HubbardIn certain situations, all bets are off when it comes to hackers, they don't care if they're being ethical or not. - @sechubb Click To Tweet
“I think one of the struggles is convincing people to do what they need to do to secure themselves.” – John Hubbard
“I think exercise is extremely important for your mental state.” – John Hubbard
“The best part of my day is when I get to solve a new challenge or learning something new.” – John HubbardIf you've done it twice, you should have automated it once. - @sechubb Click To Tweet
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