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In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour enjoys a really fun talk with Runa Sandvik and Brad Barkett, two security veterans both with considerable experience working to secure media at some of America’s most well-known papers. In this podcast we discuss:
2020 and the cyber threat environment
The threats facing media today
The role of media in security
What we might anticipate in the new year
Among other topics!
Runa and Brad share some candid perspective, and a few fun tidbits about themselves in this year-end discussion on the cyber threat environment, security issues, and the media. Please enjoy this episode of The Gate 15 Interview on Anchor, Apple, Spotify, as well as other locations.
Runa Sandvik: Runa is a senior security researcher with years of experience in security and information sharing. Today, Runa works on digital security for journalists and other high-risk people. Her work builds upon experience from her time at The New York Times, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and The Tor Project. She is a board member of the Norwegian Online News Association, and tweets as @runasand.
Brad Barkett: Brad a 20 year security veteran, and has been working as a security architect for the Washington Post since 2015, with a background in telecoms, MSS, IDS, DDOS, firewalls, proxies. Currently , Brad has a preference for social topics like cyber anti-personnel, disinfo, OSINT, threat intel, social psychology, and social engineering. Long standing hobby interests include synthesis and electronic music, and more recently, being a relatively middling 40+ amateur folkstyle wrestler and nogi jiu-jitsu player. Brad has two brothers, Mike and JJ, who are also security professionals.
A few references mentioned in our discussion include:
· Ford Foundation Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
· Freedom of the Press Foundation
· A new report from the Freedom of the Press Foundation: A record breaking number of journalists arrested in the U.S. this year
· Updating how we think about security, INFILTRATE 2018, by Matt Tait
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