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Adventures In The Outerverse with Robin Thurston

Adventures In The Outerverse with Robin Thurston

May 24, 2022

The metaverse seems to be the hottest thing in technology today. From virtual environments to avatars, our lives are being digitized more and more. Is there even a reason to go outside anymore? Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside Inc., built his entire company around this very question. What's even more interesting is that he is using web3 technology to help get people reacquainted with the great outdoors. In this episode, Ron and Chris chat with Robin about: 

  • Why Outside decided to create the Outerverse 
  • How the Outerverse is aimed at getting people outside
  • What the Outerverse entails (i.e. NFT marketplace, tokens, creator platform)
  • What this means for the future of outdoor content/outdoor content creators

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Thank you to our sponsors Axonius and Uptycs for bringing this episode to life!

Life is complex. But it’s not about avoiding challenges or fearing failure. Just ask Simone Biles — the greatest gymnast of all time. Want to learn more about how Simone controls complexity? Watch her video at axonius.com/simone

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Guest Bio:

Before joining Outside (previously Pocket Outdoor Media), he ran a consumer genetics company called Helix in Silicon Valley before returning to his home state of Colorado. Prior to Helix, Robin co-founded and built MapMyFitness into one of the world’s largest open fitness tracking platforms. Following the acquisition of MapMyFitness by Under Armour, he joined the innovative sports apparel organization and served as Chief Digital Officer, where he led the overall strategic direction of the company’s Connected Fitness and eCommerce business. 

Robin spent the first ten years of his career building a mutual fund classification and ratings platform at Lipper (a Thomson Reuters Company), as well as a risk and compensation platform at both American Century Investments and Wellington Management. He graduated with a MS in Finance from University of Colorado at Denver and lives with his wife and three children in Boulder, Co. He is a lifelong cyclist who started riding and racing in the early 1980’s.

 

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Something To Say In Cyber With Jon DiMaggio

Something To Say In Cyber With Jon DiMaggio

May 17, 2022

“If you believe in yourself and you're willing to put in that work, it WILL happen.” - Jon DiMaggio

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by author and Chief Security Strategist, Jon DiMaggio, to talk about the power of believing in yourself and following through on your dreams. Jon shares the story behind writing his book, The Art of Cyber Warfare, and how he learned to overcome rejection.

 

Sponsor Links: 

Thank you to our sponsors Axonius and Uptycs for bringing this episode to life!

Life is complex. But it’s not about avoiding challenges or fearing failure. Just ask Simone Biles — the greatest gymnast of all time. Want to learn more about how Simone controls complexity? Watch her video at axonius.com/simone

With Uptycs, modern defenders can prioritize, investigate and respond to threats across the entire attack surface—all from a common solution. Check them out at Uptycs.com and be sure to stop by their booth #435 at RSA 2022

 

Guest Bio:

Jon DiMaggio is the chief security strategist at Analyst1 and has over 15 years of experience hunting, researching, and writing about advanced cyber threats. As a specialist in enterprise ransomware attacks and nation-state intrusions, such as”Ransom Mafia: Analysis of the World’s first Ransomware Cartel”,“Nation State Ransomware” and a “History of REvil”. He has exposed the criminal cartels behind major ransomware attacks, aided law enforcement agencies in federal indictments of nation-state attacks, and discussed his work with The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, Reuters, and Wired. You can find Jon speaking about his research at conferences such as RSA. Additionally, in 2022, Jon authored the book “The Art of Cyberwarfare: An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime” published by No Starch Press.

 

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Beyond Gold with Simone Biles

Beyond Gold with Simone Biles

May 11, 2022

Cybersecurity podcast hosts, Chris and Ron, had the pleasure of sitting down with US Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, for a very special interview! You might be wondering, “what does cybersecurity and elite-level gymnastics have in common?” - both have a strong focus on controlling complexity.
Complexity comes in many forms — whether that be staying calm in the face of a malicious cyber attack or performing complex moves on the competition floor. While complexity isn’t something you can prevent, having the right team and mindset can make controlling its outcome much easier! In this episode, Ron and Chris chat with Simone about:

- Her recent life changing event

- How Simone controls the complexity in her life

- Why doing your best is always good enough

- and her partnership with Axonius!

 

Guest Bio:

Simone Arianne Biles has boundless energy, natural strength and fierce determination, taking those God-given talents to become the greatest gymnast of all time. The 4-foot, 8-inch dynamo is the most decorated American gymnast in history, with 32 medals (19 of them gold) from the World Championship and seven medals (four gold) from the Olympics. She is also the first American woman to win seven national all-around titles and first female gymnast to earn three consecutive World All-Around titles. She is a three-time recipient of the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year and has received widespread recognition, including TIME 100 Most Influential, Forbes 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People Magazine’s Women Changing the World, USA Today 100 Women of the Century, and two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, among others.

 

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Harness Your Anxiety in Cyber with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

Harness Your Anxiety in Cyber with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

May 9, 2022

Anxiety and nervous energy is palpable in cybersecurity. If practitioners allow this energy to take control, it can be stifling and paralyzing. But what if we were to use this power to do what it was intended to do? In this episode, Ron and Chris chat with Dr. Chloe Carmichael, author of the Deepak Chopra endorsed book, Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety. They discuss:

-The purpose of nervous energy

-When this energy enters our lives

-How we can use this energy to our advantage

-and how it can even become a superpower

 

Guest Bio

Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, known as Dr. Chloe. She holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree and departmental honors in psychology from Columbia University. Her practice in New York City employs multiple therapists to serve high-functioning business executives, people in the arts, and everyday people seeking support with personal or professional goals.

Dr. Chloe is the author of the book Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of  Your Anxiety, endorsed by Deepak Chopra! She is a member in good standing of the American Psychological Association, as well as the National Register of Health Psychologists, an elite organization for psychologists with gold-standard credentials. She is also a consultant at Baker McKenzie, the third largest law firm in the world. She is an Advisory Board member for Women’s Health Magazine (Hearst), and a featured expert for Psychology Today. She enjoys relating with the media, as well as public speaking. She has been featured as an expert on VH1, Inside Edition, and other television; and has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and other print media.

 

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Thank you to our friends at Axonius and Uptycs for sponsoring this episode!

Stay in touch with Dr. Chloe Carmichael on LinkedIn and Twitter and by her Book here!

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The Threat Inside With Shawnee Delaney

The Threat Inside With Shawnee Delaney

May 3, 2022

In this episode, Ron and Chris highlight a human problem that affects every company and organization in the world – Insider Threat. Shawnee Delaney, an Insider Threat expert, cybersecurity consultant and CEO of Vaillance Group, joins the guys to provide her expertise on the topic and shares real life examples of treason and espionage. In this episode Shawnee explores:

  • The intersection of empathy and espionage
  • Motivations and vulnerabilities
  • The importance of insider threat programs
  • Protecting your trade secrets
  • Investing in your people, and more! 

 

Guest Bio:

Shawnee Delaney is an Insider Threat expert, cybersecurity consultant, and CEO of Vaillance Group - based in Washington, DC. She is a decorated intelligence officer and a licensed private investor who has spent part of her career within the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Clandestine Officer conducting Human Intelligence operations around the world. She has also supported the Department of Homeland Security, defending critical infrastructure and industrial control systems within the U.S. Her combat tours, field experience, and consulting with top Fortune 500 Companies has provided the foundation for the curriculum she offers in her Insider Threat training programs. A sought-after public speaker, Ms. Delaney shares her extensive knowledge of Insider Threats to protect clients’ assets, people, and confidential information and to educate groups about the harm that comes from both malicious and unintentional threats.

 

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Cyber Is A Gritty Situation With David Fivecoat

Cyber Is A Gritty Situation With David Fivecoat

April 26, 2022

What is grit? How much or little do YOU have? Can we grow it? 

Hosts Ron and Chris are joined by the Executive Coach and Founder of Fivecoat Consulting Group, David Fivecoat, to talk about how grit shows up in our lives and ways that we can cultivate more.

Guest Bio:

After 24 years as a US Army paratrooper, as well as 4 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Colonel David Fivecoat, US Army, Retired, founded The Fivecoat Consulting Group. He now blogs, speaks, coaches gritty leaders, and helps develop gritty organizations. A native Ohioan, David Fivecoat resides in Columbus, Georgia.

 

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Becoming Team Tech Boy with DeJuan Strickland

Becoming Team Tech Boy with DeJuan Strickland

April 19, 2022

DeJuan Strickland (DJ) is a huge superhero fan, but when he realized there weren’t many superheroes and comic book characters that looked like him, he decided to do something about it! Enter: Tech Boy! DJ joins hosts Ron and Chris to share his unique experiences as an 13 year old author, entrepreneur, and tech enthusiast. 

 

Guest Bio:

DeJuan Strickland is a 13-old scholar born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoys gaming, anime, reading, and indulging in comic books. He is a long-time honor roll student who thoroughly enjoys science and technology. He has recently been appointed as a youth member of STEMSTL's Strategic Advisory Board. Tech Boy is DeJuan's debut title and his mission is to inspire other youth to become tech-savvy entrepreneurs.

 

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A big thank you to our friends at PlexTrac and Axonius for sponsoring this episode!

 

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And the Academy Award Goes To…With Evan Mayfield

And the Academy Award Goes To…With Evan Mayfield

April 12, 2022

Evan Mayfield, an award-winning 3D animator and founder of the Kingdom of Dwarves NFT project, joins Ron and Chris to talk about how his love of art allows him to experience life in new and creative ways. In this episode, Evan shares his story behind winning an Academy Award and starting a career in the film industry, what led him into creating NFT art and founding Kingdom of Dwarves NFT project, and the importance of being receptive to feedback in your career. 

 

Guest Bio:

Evan Mayfield is an Academy Award winning 3D animator/Animation Director in the Film/Commercial/VideoGame/AR/VR field. He is also one of the founders of the Kingdom of Dwarves NFT project.

 

Sponsor Links:
A big thank you to our friends at PlexTrac and Axonius for sponsoring this episode!

 

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The Road Less Traveled with Isabel Leong

The Road Less Traveled with Isabel Leong

April 5, 2022

In this new age of remote work, people are able to live and work in ways that we never thought possible. In this episode Ron and Chris are joined by Isabel Leong, a full-time travel blogger and SEO marketing coach. Isabel shares how she turned her hobby into a career that allows her to fulfill her passion for travel and her tips for those attempting to do the same.

 

Guest Bio:

Full-time travel blogger and SEO marketing coach roaming the world at whim, Isabel draws energy from being outdoors. An explorer at heart, the world is her playground. She helps aspiring bloggers and brands get the most out of their online presence and financial freedom by ranking on Google faster with SEO and expose millennial travelers to experiences beyond their imaginations.

 

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An Unstoppable Mind with David Pearson

An Unstoppable Mind with David Pearson

March 29, 2022

In this episode Ron and Chris are joined by the co-founder and CEO of SeclarityIO, David Pearson, to talk about his experience in building a company from the ground up. David shares the challenge of “building something from nothing,” seeking help, and the importance of having a solid support system. David explores the intricacies and inner workings of his mind and his tips on tapping into creativity and innovative thought. 

 

Guest Bio: 

David is the co-founder and CEO of SeclarityIO, the company building NetworkSage. During his career, he has spent time on the red team, blue team, and in deep research. He was formerly the Head of Threat Research at Awake Security. David has security degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon, and has spoken and taught workshops at many top security conferences.

 

Sponsor Links:
A big thank you to our friends at PlexTrac and Axonius for sponsoring this episode!

 

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