InSecurity Podcast: Dave Bittner on Why the CyberWire is the Security Paper of Record

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
                                                               ~ Thomas Jefferson (Before he became President)

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.”
                                            ~ Thomas Jefferson (While serving second term as President)

Odds are, if you are affiliated with cybersecurity in any way, you’ve been influenced by the CyberWire, known worldwide as a trusted, independent voice in the world of cybersecurity news. The CyberWire delivers accessible and relevant information by separating the signal from the noise in an industry overloaded with technical information and competing messages.

As the Internet of things (IoT) grows and our world gets more connected with each new wired device, we need to understand how to protect these things, and by extension, ourselves.

In this week’s episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson chats with the CyberWire’s Dave Bittner about cybersecurity in the year that was and the year to come. We also quote Albert Brooks, discuss octopus eyeballs, and debate the merits of vinyl LPs and cassettes compared to digital music and streaming. You’re not going to want to miss this one.



About Dave Bittner

Dave Bittner (@bittner) is  the Producer and Host of the CyberWire Daily Podcast, the top-ranking daily cybersecurity podcast in the world according to iTunes. In addition his duties as host of the CyberWire podcast, he also hosts the Hacking Humans and Recorded Future podcasts.

Bittner has over twenty years experience in digital media, video and television production and interactive technology. He has developed award winning interactive training programs for a variety of industries, and produced countless corporate, industrial and broadcast programs as co-owner of Pixel Workshop.

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast 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.