In this episode, Rockie Brockway joins Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall.  Rockie is currently the Practice Lead for the Office of the CSO for TrustedSec. With over 28 years of experience in information security and business risk, Rockie specializes in Business Risk Analysis and the inherent relationships between data, assets, adversaries, and the organization’s brand value. He provides strategic and tactical advisory services to TrustedSecs clients, assisting them in maturing their organizations’ security programs. June 21, 2021

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Ep. 148 - Security Awareness Series - Three Degrees of Separation from Neil Fallon with Rockie Brockway

In this episode, Rockie Brockway joins Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall Rockie is currently the Practice Lead for the Office of the CSO for TrustedSec. With over 28 years of experience in information security and business risk, Rockie specializes in Business Risk Analysis and the inherent relationships between data, assets, adversaries, and the organization’s brand value. He provides strategic and tactical advisory services to TrustedSec’s clients, assisting them in maturing their organizations’ security programs. 

 

00:00 – Intro 

Social-Engineer.com 

Social-Engineer.org 

InnocentLivesFoundation.org 

SE Vishing Service 

SE Phishing Service 

Social-Engineer Slack Channel 

Pro-Rock.com 

Breaking Security Awareness Virtual Conference by Living Security – Chris will appear June 24 

03:35 – Rockie Brockway Intro 

 

07:25 – A little about Rockie’s background and how he got started in the industry 

10:35 – Rockie’s feelings on the past 29 years, from the first virus he saw vs what we see now 

12:35 – Rockie was in a math rock band called Craw, Rockie played shows with CLUTCH!!!  

17:15 – What should I have or learn to get a job in a company like yours? 

20:55 –  Practical Social Engineering certification 

21:52 – How do you take curious and knowledgeable people’s knowledge and bridge that gap between them and the decision-makers? 

23:43 – How can young people get the qualities you suggest? 

25:20 – Never be afraid of failure 

27:45 – How important is top-down leadership support, or what are the most important aspects of doing your job? 

31:25 – Are there more or less “future thinking” proactive security concerns than there were years ago? 

36:02 – What level of organizations are bringing you in for your assistance? 

37:28 – Action steps for corporations to start doing now 

Outro 

40:42 – Colleagues you respect most in the industry 

  • Dr. Peter Tippett 
  • Marty from Snort 
  • Renaud from Nessus 
  • Dave Kennedy and TrustedSec GitHub 
  • Jack Jones – Factory Analysis Information Risk 
  • B Sides Jack Daniel, Nickerson, Ian Emit 

 42:45 – Book recommendations 

44:33 – How to contact Rockie 

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