Paranoids' Pod

Introducing the Paranoids Podcast

December 15, 2021 Paranoids Season 1 Episode 1
Paranoids' Pod
Introducing the Paranoids Podcast
Show Notes Transcript

Security teams tend to be black boxes. From the outside-in, it isn't easy to discern their culture. Or what makes them unique. 

So, to ensure the Paranoids can be more transparent, both to the security industry community — and those thinking about joining us in our mission! — we're launching a podcast. 

Throughout our episodes, we plan on surfacing the expertise of our team by introducing our colleagues. Mostly, so you can hear what makes them Paranoid. 

We'll publish our first episode will in the New Year. But, for now, take a listen to this trailer!

Hosts: Shawn Thomas (FIRE Chief) and Steven Asifo (Technical Security Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance)

Shawn Thomas :

Hey everybody. And welcome to the trailer for the paranoid podcast. I'm one of your hosts, Sean Thomas . I run multiple teams here inside Yahoo's cyber defense group. I'd also like to introduce my co-host and fellow paranoid. Steven Asifo.

Steven Asifo :

Hey guys, I'm Steven Asifo manager of technical security in the governance, risk, and compliance pillar. Glad to be

Shawn Thomas :

Here. So we've launched a podcast. It's exciting. Yes. Yes, it is. And throughout our episodes, we plan on surfacing the expertise of the Paranoids, the information security team inside Yahoo by introducing our colleagues — and what makes them and their work remarkable.

Steven Asifo :

We'll share stories with you about how we're building security at scale, protecting both our users and advancing our industry.

Shawn Thomas :

Ooh , Ooh . Like that time that we built a Behavioral Engineering team that partnered with security operations to drastically reduce phish susceptibility. .

Steven Asifo :

Or how we we're building a more diverse and empathetic security organization through hacking human capital management brain waves

Shawn Thomas :

Or like right now, as we're launching our security propaganda machine, actually

Steven Asifo :

All those things and more, but most importantly, we want to share with you what makes us Paranoid and we hope you'll join us.