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Have you ever pondered the resemblance between a ransomware attack and a natural disaster? Each can bring operations to a sudden halt, plunging businesses into chaos. But what if our approach to ransomware needs to be revised? In this thought-provoking episode of Tech Talks Daily, I  engage with James Blake, Global Head of Cyber Resiliency Strategy at Cohesity, to explore the necessity of a paradigm shift in business perception and response to digital extortion threats.

This episode is not merely an exploration of ransomware; it’s a deep dive into rethinking our responses to these digital threats. James argues that ransomware should be regarded with the same seriousness as natural disasters, advocating for a holistic strategy beyond traditional IT security measures. Drawing from his extensive workshops with business leaders and CIOs, he emphasizes the importance of a unified approach between security and IT teams, the critical nature of the initial response to an attack, and the evolving landscape of cyber threats. 

The discussion also touches upon the changing perspectives within boardrooms about cybersecurity, the integration of security and IT for effective ransomware response, and Cohesity’s innovative approach to data management that empowers businesses against cyberattacks. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in cybersecurity, offering a fresh outlook on how companies can navigate the tumultuous waters of ransomware threats.

As we navigate the complexities of the digital age, the strategies for defending against and recovering from cyber threats must evolve. The insights provided by James Blake not only illuminate the path forward but also challenge us to rethink our approach to cybersecurity. With ransomware likened to a natural disaster in its potential to disrupt business operations, it’s clear that a new mindset is required—one that prioritizes resilience, preparation, and the integration of technology with strategic planning.

What does the future hold for defence technologies in an era where quantum computing, sensors, and AI are no longer just theoretical concepts but tangible realities? Neil Hughes invites Rob Merryweather, Group Technology Director at BAE Systems, to explore the groundbreaking impact of quantum technologies and AI in the defence sector. This episode promises a fascinating journey into how these advanced technologies are redefining capabilities, strategies, and the very nature of security and defence operations.

Rob Merryweather brings a wealth of knowledge from BAE Systems, a leading company at the forefront of defence and security innovations. We delve into the revolutionary potential of quantum technologies, from quantum sensors that are setting new standards in navigation and anti-submarine warfare to quantum computing’s role in reshaping the development and production processes within the defence industry. Rob will share insights into how these quantum advancements are not just enhancing existing capabilities but creating new paradigms of operational efficiency and strategic advantage.

Listeners will gain an understanding of how quantum sensors offer unprecedented accuracy and reliability in geolocation, far surpassing today’s GPS devices, and opening up new possibilities for exploration and interaction with the world. Rob will also discuss the transformative potential of quantum computing in tackling complex computational challenges, such as managing large fleets of autonomous vehicles and integrating multi-domain operations, offering significant operational advantages in the battlespace.

Moreover, this episode will touch upon the critical role of AI in defence, from automating mundane or hazardous tasks to enhancing human decision-making processes. Rob will highlight BAE Systems’ approach to leveraging AI across various applications, including flight controls, missile warning systems, and training modules, emphasizing the importance of ethics, responsible use, and the need for explainability in AI’s recommendations to operators.

As we navigate through these topics, we’ll uncover the key opportunities that quantum technologies and AI present for the defence sector, focusing on performance enhancement, the acceleration of capability development, and the automation of tasks. Join us as we discuss the future of defence with Rob Merryweather and consider the implications of these technological leaps for global security, ethical considerations, and the balance between human and machine collaboration in making critical decisions.

How are quantum technologies and AI transforming the defence landscape? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? Tune in to this enlightening conversation and share your thoughts on the future of defence innovation.

 

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Are you fascinated by the ever-evolving world of agile methodologies and how technology shapes our approach to work? I sit down with Dave West, the esteemed CEO of Scrum.org, for an enlightening conversation on agile methodologies’ past, present, and future. This episode promises a deep dive into the agile transformation journey, from the structured days of the Rational Unified Process to the flexible, principle-based frameworks that dominate today.

Dave West, a key figure in the agile community and a pivotal force behind Scrum.org, shares his rich experience from leading the development of RUP at IBM/Rational to his influential role in shaping agile practices globally. With a career spanning key positions at Forrester Research and Tasktop, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge on scaling agile, the integration of emerging technologies, and the power of distributed teams.

Listeners will be treated to an expert’s view on how agile frameworks have transitioned from prescriptive methodologies to embrace a culture of empiricism, empowered teams, and continuous improvement. Dave will explore the significance of iterations, the pivotal role of empowered teams, and the constant alignment to outcomes that have stood the test of time in agile methodologies.

Moreover, this episode will explore how emerging practices like design thinking, lean startup, and coaching reshape agile teams today. With the advent of AI technologies like ChatGPT, Dave discusses the potential for automating repetitive tasks, freeing up teams to focus on creative work that directly impacts customer needs and outcomes.

As the conversation unfolds, discover how distributed teams can thrive with collaboration tools like Mural, Slack, and Zoom and how data analytics empowers teams like never before. Dave will also share critical insights on avoiding the pitfalls of “Water-Scrum-Fall,” emphasizing the importance of genuinely empowering teams and measuring success based on outcomes rather than outputs.

Dave offers timeless advice for aspiring leaders and agile practitioners: build relationships, be kind, continuously learn, and focus on helping others. This episode is a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of agile practices and lead their teams to more incredible innovation and efficiency.

As we explore the agile landscape with Dave West, we’re reminded of the importance of adaptability and the continuous pursuit of improvement. How are you navigating the agile evolution in your organization? Join the conversation and share your experiences with us.

Are you intrigued by how technology can enhance employee productivity in today’s evolving workplace? Join us as Neil Hughes welcomes Sam Naficy, the visionary CEO of Prodoscore, to delve into the future of workplace productivity and the innovative tools shaping our work environments. In this engaging episode, we explore how Prodoscore’s cutting-edge technology harnesses APIs, AI, and machine learning to revolutionize employee productivity tracking, offering insights and opportunities for companies to thrive in a hybrid work model.

Sam Naficy brings a wealth of experience as a serial entrepreneur with a remarkable journey from founding a pharmaceutical brokerage to leading the world’s premier provider of intelligent video-based surveillance services. 

Now at the helm of Prodoscore, Sam shares how this platform is not just about monitoring productivity but fostering a culture of transparency, trust, and high performance within organizations.
We’ll dive into the balancing act between maintaining employee privacy and boosting productivity, debunking the myth of invasive surveillance technologies. Sam explains how Prodoscore prioritizes an employee-centric approach, providing individuals with the tools to understand and enhance their work patterns.

Listeners will also gain insights from Sam’s entrepreneurial journey, emphasizing the importance of focus, intuition, and the drive to innovate. From success stories highlighting Prodoscore’s impact on government agencies to practical advice for young entrepreneurs, this episode is packed with invaluable lessons and forward-thinking strategies.

As we shift towards more flexible work arrangements, tools like Prodoscore are becoming essential components of the modern tech stack, ensuring that productivity and satisfaction go hand in hand. How can leaders implement these technologies effectively to support their teams? What does the future hold for workplace productivity?

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In this episode, we venture into blockchain technology and sustainability, where the Solana Foundation has made significant strides. Amira Valliani, Strategy & Policy at the Solana Foundation, joins me to discuss their remarkable journey towards achieving carbon neutrality.

Solana, known for its energy-efficient proof of stake blockchain, has emerged as a beacon of sustainability in the blockchain space. Amira reveals that Solana’s carbon footprint is a mere 2-3% of services like Spotify. We explore how Solana consistently tracks its emissions and how the latest Energy Use Report showcases a remarkable 17% decrease in total emissions and a 25% decrease per transaction.

One of the standout achievements is the Solana Foundation’s innovative approach to carbon offsetting. Amira explains how they purchase verifiable carbon credits entirely on-chain, enhancing transparency and eliminating intermediaries. This approach reduces emissions and sets a precedent for the broader blockchain industry.

Discover how the passionate Solana community has responded enthusiastically to these sustainability efforts, with many building climate-focused decentralized applications (DApps) on the Solana network. We dive into the technological aspects of Solana’s energy efficiency, findings from the latest energy use report, and the challenges faced in data collection and normalization in the agricultural sector.

Amira also sheds light on the partnerships and collaborations that have been pivotal in Solana’s journey towards sustainability. With a focus on startups, academia, and enterprises, Solana aims to deliver innovative solutions and positively impact the entire blockchain ecosystem.

Join us for an inspiring conversation highlighting the intersection of technology and environmental responsibility. Discover how blockchain can catalyze sustainability as Solana reduces carbon emissions and builds a greener future.

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This week we chat with Gavin Jones to talk through some of the challenges and opportunities when looking at collaborating and technology. You can find out more about Gavin and his work at: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MeeTime Website: https://www.meetimeservices.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-jones-meetime Episode Transcript… (any errors are the fault of the AIs) Matt: Hello and welcome to episode […]

On this week’s show we are joined by Al Doran to talk about some of the practicalities of supporting neurodiversity in the IT workplace.

This week’s guest, joining Matt and supply host Martin Sadler, is Milla Spence with whom we explore the idea of AI having rights. You can explore some of these themes further at: The AIRAI Website: https://ai-ari.org/ Ex Google Engineer Lemoine gets fired for claiming LaMDA is sentient: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62275326https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/11/google-ai-lamda-blake-lemoine/ A report about Jefrey Hinton, the Godfather […]

There’s no WB-40 this week, but Matt is appearing on a new show called Compromising Positions, presented by Leanne Potter and Jeff Watkins. So here’s a preview of that show for you. You can find out more at https://www.compromisingpositions.co.uk/podcast

On this week’s show we are joined by Mark Taylor to explore the technology challenges behind building a brand new hospital. Show Transcript (automatically generated so treat with a little caution) Matt: Hello and welcome to episode 275 of WB40, the weekly podcast with me, Matt Ballantine, Chris Weston and Mark Taylor. Chris: Hello everybody […]

Can social media be free from abusive comments? Tim Chase, CEO and cofounder of Striver thinks so, and he's starting by offering a safe and positive space for conversations about football. The team have much bigger plans… Do you think they can change the face of social media?

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OLIO's co-founder Tessa Clarke returns to Tech Talks! Tessa is a guest for the third time, and now she and her team are growing rapidly as they acquire customers and organize volunteers.

What does that mean for her, and the decisions she makes, as they keep focused on tackling issues of food and household waste?

Also on this episode we receive a voice note from Mauro Cozzi, CEO of Emitwise, discussing steps organizations can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Eric Struk has 7.7 million followers on TikTok, and over 10 million in total. His videos (reviewing airlines) have been viewed over 2.5 billion times.

How, why, and what can enterprise organizations and branding professionals learn from his journey? We take to the air to explore the process behind going viral.

Also on the show David chats to Kinsey Fabrizio, Senior VP at the CTA. CES 2024 is currently happening in Las Vegas, so we get the latest from the show floor!
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Today we celebrate our 600th episode! To do that David is joined by Steve Maclaren, COO at the National Robotarium. What's that you ask?

The United Kingdom has a new center for robotics and AI in Edinburgh, but what work is it engaged in? We find out how Steve and his team are helping industry realise the potential of cutting edge technology.

Also on today's show Thomas Vosper talks about the experience of an entrepreneur, and his new book!

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By the end of the decade there will be one billion new jobs. Half of them we can't even describe today. So how do we make sure people have the skills for our evolving industry?

To help us make sense of the market and talk educational technology, we're joined by Andreas Flodstrom, CEO and founder of Beetroot. He joins us to talk about talent, and Ukraine, as we look ahead to 2024.

Also on today's show we have a voice note from Brian Gross from OhMiBod. David and Akeesh just about manage to have a mature conversation.

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Jenny is joined by Tal Arad, the CISO at Carlsberg.

They discuss Tal’s journey into the industry, his views on recruiting and the progressive and innovative attitude that Carlsberg has as a company, including getting paid in BEER!

To follow Tal on LinkedIn, please click this link here.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Metacompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of Metacompliance, by clicking this link here.

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

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In this episode, Jenny is joined by Professor Tiziana Casciaro, author, speaker and academic in the field of organisational behaviour.

They discuss her latest book  “Power for all” and how this contributes to organisational theory and culture.  In this fascinating conversation, they also chat about how power and ego are nuanced and unique and ponder the application of the theories in fields such as politics and the workplace.  A truly amazing conversation, thanks so much to the Professor for an amazing interview.

To follow Tiziana on LinkedIn, click this link here.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Metacompliance, for supporting the show.

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

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Jack Chapman overseas the product development for Egress Defend, an inbound threat detection and prevention solution. Before joining Egress he co-founded Aquilai, the anti-phishing company that was acquired by Egress. 

Listen to him chat with Jenny about starting out a young age, his optimism in how technology can defend against attacks and how his work at Egress is about working with humans to stay safe. 

Thank you to Egress Software Technologies Ltd for sponsoring this episode and supporting the show. To find out more about what they do, click this link here to go directly to their site

You can check out their report, Remote Work: Where do we stand one year on by clicking this link here

To follow Jack, on LinkedIn, click the link here

To follow Egress on Twitter, click this link

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

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Mari Galloway, author, speaker and award winning CEO of Cyberjutsu, joins Jenny to talk about her career and work. Hear her explain how she got started in the industry, marvel at her work ethic and how she has taught Jenny a new word.

Thank you so much, Mari, for the fabulous interview!

To follow Mari on LinkedIn, please click this link here.

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To learn more about Cyberjutsu, please click the link to the website here.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Metacompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of Metacompliance, by clicking this link here.

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

The Human Factor Security Podcast returns with this awesome interview with author, educator and podcast host Phillip Wylie. He talks to Jenny Radcliffe about careers in cyber, why collaborating is a great idea and how he wrestles a bear.

To follow Phillip on LinedIn, click this link here.

To follow Phillip on Twitter, click the link here.

To get hold of a copy of Phillip’s book, The Pentester BluePrint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker, click the Amazon link here.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Metacompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of Metacompliance, by clicking this link here.

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba