Episode 3: Nick Percoco

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Episode 3 of SOC Quarantine Diaries catches up with veteran security mind Nick Percoco, whose renowned career has seen him go from pen tester to research lab founder to CISO of two companiesAs the current security chief for popular digital currency exchange Kraken, Percoco is not only confronting the unique challenges of safeguarding a crypto platform – several of which have faced devastating breaches in recent years – but also ensuring their millions of customers are protected. That responsibility is especially pronounced when cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of a weary public amid a worldwide pandemic.

In addition to discussing the risks his company and customers face, Percoco shares some thoughts on practicing cybersecurity in the COVID-19 era. While Kraken was left largely unaffected by stay-at-home orders because its employee base was already largely remote, a pervasive security culture within the company helps prepare it to adapt to new variables as they arise.


Episode 2: Rod Arthur

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Episode 2 of “SOC Quarantine Diaries” welcomes Rod Arthur, a Level III SOC engineer at business process services company Conduent, for insight into someone on the front-lines of threat detection and response as businesses take on new cyber-risks from COVID-19. (Hint: Experience pays off.)

Episode 1: Tracey Webb

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Welcome to the first episode of SOC Quarantine Diaries, a new virtual video series presented by Siemplify that examines life during and after COVID-19 from the perspective of in-the-trenches professionals from the world of cybersecurity operations. The conversations are meant to be intimate and revealing, and we look forward to bringing these podcast-style interviews to you every week for the foreseeable future. If you have a guest suggestion, please email host and Siemplify Content Director Dan Kaplan.Our first guest is Tracey Webb, security operations manager at Global Data Systems, a Louisiana-based managed services provider. Please enjoy!