DirtySecurity Podcast: Chris Stephen on What Separates Cylance from the Herd

For over a century, IBM has urged the world to “Think.” In 1997, Apple challenged the world to “Think Different.” In 2012, Cylance picked up that mantle and stepped up to lead the charge of the cybersecurity world with a different approach to protecting endpoints.

Was this legit? Is Cylance actually doing things differently in a way that is improving cybersecurity and not just renaming existing approaches?

Chris Stephen is on the front lines of the ongoing battle to protect datacenters and networks worldwide. He is a Sales Engineer who works in the government and education sector, and thus sees firsthand the kind of targeted attacks that can cripple a municipality and cause real damage to the nation’s infrastructure.

In this week’s episode of DirtySecurity, guest host Matt Stephenson talks with Chris Stephen about what Cylance is doing that is so fundamentally different from the old guard of the cybersecurity industry and the new kids trying to make a splash. Are Cylance’s claims about artificial intelligence real? Tune in and judge for yourself.

About Chris Stephen

Chris Stephen is a Senior Sales Engineer for Cylance based in the Southeast United States. He holds multiple medical device patents and is an Apple Certified Genius.

He is really really good at Magic the Gathering, but doesn’t like to talk about that outside of that particular circle.

About Matt Stephenson

(Fill-in) DirtySecurity host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity Podcast and host of CylanceTV.

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.

About Edward Preston

Edward didn’t host this episode, but this is his show, so we need to make sure you know what’s up.

Edward Preston (@eptrader) has an eclectic professional background that stretches from the trading floors of Wall Street to data centers worldwide. Edward started his career in the finance industry, spending over 15 years in commodities and foreign exchange.

With a natural talent for motivating, coaching, and mentoring loyal, goal-oriented sales teams, Edward has a track record for building effective sales teams who have solid communication lines with executive management.