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Stateful Machine Learning is Our Best (And Only) Bet
Traditional machine learning methods that are used to detect threats at the machine layer aren’t equipped to account for the complexities of human relationships and behaviors across businesses over time. There is no concept of “state” — the additional variable that makes human-layer security problems so complex.
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The show that flips the script on cybersecurity and addresses the human factor. Discussing why we need to focus on people – not just machines and data – to stop breaches and empower employees.

Tim Sadler, CEO of Tessian meets with business, IT and security leaders to flip the script on cybersecurity and share best practices, cybersecurity challenges, threat intel and more. Read More

  • Season 4, Episode 2

    October 24th, 2022

    Javvad Malik, Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4: How to create a Human First Cybersecurity Training Program Read More
  • Season 4, Episode 1

    August 9th, 2022

    Itumeleng Makgati, Group Information Security Executive at Standard Bank Group: Balancing Security with Frictionless Experiences Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 16

    April 20th, 2022

    Ted Harrington, ethical hacker, entrepreneur, security consultant and author of the bestselling book, “Hackable”, joins Tessian on the show. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 15

    April 13th, 2022

    This week Tim Sadler welcomes Craig Goodwin, the co-founder of Cyvatar - the industry’s first member-based cybersecurity as-a-service provider. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 14

    April 6th, 2022

    Helen Patton, Advisory CISO at Cisco joins Tessian's Tim Sadler on the podcast this week to discuss the role of the CISO - now and in the years to come. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 13

    March 30th, 2022

    This week, Tim meets with Lola Obamehinti, founder of Nigerian Techie. With significant experience in developing and leading security and awareness programs at companies including eBay and TIAA, Lola explains why security awareness training is more than important than ever. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 12

    March 23rd, 2022

    How does Business Email Compromise work? Who is behind the attacks? And how do you get the money back?  Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 11

    March 17th, 2022

    This week, Tessian CEO Tim Sadler welcomes Mike Privette who, by day, is the CISO at Passport - a transportation software and payments company that helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 10

    February 16th, 2022

    This week, we are talking about getting hacked, as Tim Sadler is joined by Scott Schober, cybersecurity expert and CEO of wireless security tech firm, BVS. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 9

    February 1st, 2022

    Tim's guest this week is Joe Nocera, the Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute Leader at PwC.  Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 8

    January 19th, 2022

    New year, new guests. And Tim's first guest of 2022 is the inspiring and brilliant Guy Podjarny, the co-founder and president of Snyk - the world’s first developer security platform that start-ups worldwide can build upon. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 7

    December 8th, 2021

    This week, Tessian's Tim Sadler is  joined by Dave Cole, CEO and co-founder of Open Raven - a company whose mission is to reinvent data security for a modern era and put an end to data exposure. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 6

    November 24th, 2021

    This week, Tessian's Tim Sadler is joined by Leo Cunningham, CISO at Flo Health - one of the world’s most used women’s health apps on the market right now, with 200 million users across the world. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 5

    November 17th, 2021

    Did you know that nearly two-thirds of security leaders believe that employees will cause their next data breach? Two-thirds. That's pretty high. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 4

    November 10th, 2021

    This week, Tim is joined by Jon Oberheide, the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Duo Security - one of the most successful security start-ups the world has seen. Its mission was clear; democratize security by making it easy and effective. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 3

    November 2nd, 2021

    This week, Tim welcomes Josh Yavor, Tessian’s Chief Information Security Officer and former security leader for Duo Security, Facebook and Cisco Secure. Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 2

    October 27th, 2021

    Did you know that organizations with a poor security culture demonstrate a 52-time higher risk of employees sharing account credentials? Read More
  • Season 3, Episode 1

    October 20th, 2021

    In this episode, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler speaks to Ben Aung, Chief Risk Officer at SAGE.  Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 8

    August 25th, 2021

    If there's one piece of advice Confidence Staveley would give you when it comes to cybersecurity? "Stop and think," she says. Doing something out of fear can never be a good thing - and that's what the cybercriminals are counting on. Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 7

    August 11th, 2021

    Lena Smart is the kind of CISO every organization needs. In 2019, she became MongoDB's first CISO - her third chief security position - and, since joining, she has implemented programs that have transformed the company's security posture and culture. Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 6

    August 4th, 2021

    A warm welcome to Debbie Reynolds - aka The Data Diva - who discusses one of the biggest challenges IT and security teams face today... data loss prevention. She and Tim dive into the issues surrounding hybrid work, the rise of ransomware, and employee error. Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 5

    July 28th, 2021

    Bobby Ford, CSO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and former CISO at Unilever joins Tessian's CEO this week to share his stories from the world of corporate security. Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 4

    July 20th, 2021

    Want to hear from a former CIA hacker, cybersecurity commissioner to the Obama administration, and advisor to clients including the Obama family, Bill Gates, and a number of Fortune 500 companies? Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 3

    July 7th, 2021

    On the RE:Human Layer Security podcast this week, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler is joined by the brilliant Tracy Z. Maleeff - or Infosec Sherpa, as you may know her on Twitter. Tracy explains how she got into the cybersecurity industry. Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 2

    July 1st, 2021

    Nuno Teodoro, the Cyber Security Officer of Huawei joins Tim Sadler this week to talk about trust, zero-trust and FUD in cybersecurity, at a time when questions around trust and Huawei dominate the news.  Read More
  • Season 2, Episode 1

    June 16th, 2021

    Kicking off the new season of the RE:Human Layer Security podcast, we are delighted to welcome James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4.  Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 13

    March 31st, 2021

    With Tim away this week, Tessian's co-founder Ed Bishop steps in to explain why people continue to fall for phishing scams, particularly during a global pandemic. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 12

    March 24th, 2021

    How do you change the cybersecurity behaviours of thousands of employees at enterprise-scale? Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler speaks to Simon Hodgkinson, the former CISO at BP to find out. Read More
  • Bonus Episode

    March 15th, 2021

    A recent Tessian report revealed that male graduates were almost twice as likely to consider a career in cybersecurity than female grads, despite it being an industry for considerable growth opportunities for women. Why? And how can we change their perception of cyber? Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 11

    March 10th, 2021

    It's interesting how many three-year plans include a lot of “blinky boxes” to protect humans in the organization, says Anne Benigsen, CISO at Bankers’ Bank of the West. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 10

    March 4th, 2021

    Building a security culture, and getting employees to care about security, is not easy. So, this week, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler meets the very inspiring Ray Espinoza, CISO at Cobalt. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 9

    February 24th, 2021

    This week, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler is joined by Dan Raywood, journalist and former deputy editor of Infosecurity Magazine. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 8

    February 17th, 2021

    How do you enhance productivity without compromising security?  This week, Tessian's CEO Tim Sadler speaks to Jerry Perullo, the CISO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 7

    February 9th, 2021

    Hacking humans is easy. Hacking software is not. And that's why hacking humans is still the easiest way to hack into organizations today and why social engineering type attacks are continually rising. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 6

    January 29th, 2021

    What makes your organization tick? What does it love and what does it hate?  Where do your employees 'hang out' and share information?  Are your employees happy? Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 5

    January 26th, 2021

    The dictionary defines ‘cybersecurity' as “measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access or attack." There is no mention of people or humans. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 4

    January 18th, 2021

    The cybersecurity industry has relied on the concept of fear, uncertainty and doubt for years. It even has its own acronym - FUD. But is fear really the way to encourage people to make smarter cybersecurity decisions? Or does scaremongering actually has an adverse effect? Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 3

    December 4th, 2020

    There's a common misconception that people are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity. Tim Fitzgerald, CISO at ARM and former CSO at Symantec, believes this way of thinking underserves people’s intent. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 2

    December 4th, 2020

    Think we'll be going back to old ways of working post-pandemic? Think again, says Stephane Kasriel, former CEO of freelancing website Upwork. Read More
  • Season 1, Episode 1

    December 4th, 2020

    If you separate the culture from the strategy, nine times out of 10, you aren't going to achieve your business' goal. Why? Because the execution is going to be flawed. Read More
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