InSecurity Podcast 100th Episode: John McClurg - The Most Interesting Man in Cybersecurity


The police often question him just because they find him interesting…

Mosquitos refuse to bite him purely out of respect…

In museums, he is allowed to touch the art…

Once, while sailing around the world, he discovered a short cut…

He has won the lifetime achievement award, twice…

His business card simply says, “I’ll call you…”

When you’ve traveled the globe and seen and done it all, what’s left in the cybersecurity world that gets you out of bed in the morning?

This week on the Insecurity Podcast, Matt Stephenson sits down with one of those rare, “been-there-done-that” cybersecurity legends, John McClurg. John has tackled cybersecurity for the FBI, the CIA, private enterprise and everywhere in between. He’s forgotten more amazing stories about security than most of us will be lucky enough to witness. Pull up a chair and enjoy!

About John McClurg

John McClurg is an American Security professional. He spent his early career with the U.S. government, serving as both a Supervisory Special Agent and Branch Chief for the FBI as well as a Deputy Branch Chief for the CIA. In these roles, McClurg was involved in the capturing of both Kevin Poulsen and Harold James Nicholson.

Following his public service, John has served as a Vice-President and Chief Security Officer for LucentHoneywellDell, and currently BlackBerry.

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, 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 Matt 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.