Community Builder - Stu Hirst

Posted on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

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Show Notes

Our guest for this sessions is Stu Hirst (@StuHirstInfoSec) .

Stu has is Head of Security Engineering at Photobox and have a massive experience in different security field working for some prestigious company like Capital One and Skyscanner.

He’s involved in our community preaching the security faith across a range of talk and event he’s organising like Sec Scotland.

The discussion with Stu was inspirational as when you’re passionate about a specific field then you should keep pushing boundaries as he is doing by sharing knowledge, stories and created event bringing the Wonderfull melting-pot of our community.

Cybercroissant managed to get him on record during the open-security-summit (open-security-summit.org). This great event brings before people to work together delivering high-level content in a broader spectre of subjects like Threat Modeling, DevOps, Secops, OWASP project SAMM.

Timeline

  • Open security Summit or a divergence approach to collaborative work during an event [ 02:30 ]
  • Mapping and Graphing new infosec genesis [03:13]
  • Events differentiator [04:04]
  • Retrospective of open-source benefit [04:53]
  • Catch good materials and content [06:00]
  • Bringing to the world in house R&D and war story [07:00]
  • The divers journey to an infosec world [09:00]
  • Mapping one of the big takeaway from the submit [10:23]
  • Staff awareness [11:20]
  • Reality of security professionals and reality about hacking aka “The Hoodies Effect” [13:00]
  • Imposter syndrom and war story [14:00]
  • Encourage company to mature its security posture and [16:00]
  • Sharing best 100 buck spent [17:00]
  • The Netflix approach to culture and security [18:00]
  • Cloud swift [19:00]
  • Netflix blogs link here

  • Stu’s talks about imposter syndrome here

  • Sec Scotland meet up here

  • Imposter Symdrome Stu’s medium post here

  • Zane Lackey’s twitter account

  • Open Security Summit event

Book recommendation

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord

Introduction to Graph Theory by Richard J. Trudeau

Threat Modelling: Designing for Security By Adam Shostack

Further reading and brain foods

  • Blog post about 20 years of open-source retrospective post here

  • Migration to the cloud AWS medium post here

  • The AWS Security Open Source Toolkit medium post link here

  • Simon Wardley - A lot of good article about Wardley Map and how it can be huge mindset swift to understand your landscape - posts here

  • Open Security Summit talk about Wardley Mapping and few maps for the security field - slides here

  • Zane Lackey medium post about application defence here

Guests

Stu Hirst

Stu Hirst

Stu has is Head of Security Engineering at Photobox and have a massive experience in different security field working for some prestigious company like Capital One and Skyscanner.

He’s involved in our community preaching the security faith across a range of talk and event he’s organising like Sec Scotland.

Hosts

William Thiam

William Thiam

Doudou Thiam also known as William was “born and bread” in Dakar. For the last decade a proud Londoner and entrepreneur. Since 2011 my focus is to design and launch high end team head hunting programs. A passion for philosophy, politic and history. Let’ s learn lean and leap together!

Paul Dubourg

Paul Dubourg

Paul Dubourg is your euro citizen…French spanish english The catch…. a classic engineer path..combine with an entrepreunarial spirit in the hacking and cyber world. Now developing 3 cyber practices on compliances and hacking related cyber market he is also delivering a unique cyber masterclass for a nice portifolio of UK and French businesses. Podcast addict since his young age, creating security podcast were a natural step forward.