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CyberSound
CyberSoundTM is a podcast built by and for business owners and professionals. Tune in as our cybersecurity experts cover the latest news regarding IT security, the most recent and relevant threats organizations are facing today, and provide tips to keep your business safe.

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Securing a Century: Reflecting on 100 Episodes of CyberSound

In the landmark 100th episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Michael reflect on the podcast’s growth and evolution over two years. The team celebrates the journey by reflecting on notable episodes, highlighting honorary guests, and discussing recent expansion into video and broader topics beyond cybersecurity.

With humor and enthusiasm, the team underscores CyberSound’s mission: to inform, educate, and engage with integrity while helping listeners navigate the ever-evolving landscapes of business and cybersecurity.

Meet the Hosts of CyberSoundTM

CyberSoundTM is hosted by cybersecurity professionals who work in the industry on a daily basis. Meet Vancord’s Jason Pufahl, Steven Maresca, and Matt Fusaro.
Jason Pufahl
VP Security Services
Steven Maresca
Senior Security Engineer
Matt Fusaro

Manager Security Services

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PODCAST EPISODE 100

Securing a Century: Reflecting on 100 Episodes of CyberSound

In the landmark 100th episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Michael reflect on the podcast’s growth and evolution over two years. The team celebrates the journey by reflecting on notable episodes, highlighting honorary guests, and discussing recent expansion into video and broader topics beyond cybersecurity.
With humor and enthusiasm, the team underscores CyberSound’s mission: to inform, educate, and engage with integrity while helping listeners navigate the ever-evolving landscapes of business and cybersecurity.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 99

Transparent Tech Steering Consent in the AI Age

It is necessary for companies to proactively consider the ethical and legal ramifications of AI usage while understanding the importance of balancing technological advancement with safeguarding individual privacy rights and societal well-being. It becomes evident that privacy in the age of AI is a multifaceted and evolving realm, ripe with complexities and opportunities for thoughtful regulation and ethical implementation.
In this episode of CyberSound, co-hosts Jason and Michael welcome Rob McWilliams of Vancord, and William Roberts of Day Pitney LLP to delve into the intricate intersection of AI and privacy law. With a focus on demystifying AI and its implications, the conversation navigates through the evolving landscape of privacy policies, consent, and the burgeoning challenges posed by generative AI.
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PODCAST EPISODE 98

Bracket Breakdown Cybersecurity Meets March Madness

In this episode of CyberSound, Jason and Michael welcome special guest Chris Taft, Chief Accounting Officer at Fanatics, a leading global digital sports platform. Chris emphasizes the intersection of sports, accounting, and technology while highlighting the importance of ongoing training, tabletop exercises, and board involvement for businesses to maintain a strong cybersecurity practice.
The team discusses the seasonality of sports events and tournaments, which oftentimes come with heightened opportunities for cyber threats and phishing scams. They also discuss the implications of the new SEC rule requiring public companies to report breaches, representing the growing significance of cybersecurity at the board level.
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PODCAST EPISODE 97

Understanding the Data Privacy Patchwork: What You Need to Know

It is crucial to understand the distinction between privacy and security, as these terms are often conflated. In this episode of CyberSound, co-hosts Jason and Michael are joined by Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant at Vancord, and Bill Roberts, Data Privacy Attorney at Day Pitney LLP to discuss the different aspects of both privacy and security and provide practical tips within the evolving landscape of cybersecurity laws.
There is a need for businesses to document their privacy processes, conduct inventories of personal data, and consider the implications of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The team delves into the current state of privacy laws, highlighting the lack of a comprehensive federal law and the increasing complexity of state regulations.
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PODCAST EPISODE 96

The Era of Digital Innovation: Navigating Valentine’s Surprises

In this episode of CyberSound, hosts Jason and Michael embark on a humorous yet insightful exploration of the complexities of planning a surprise for Valentine’s Day in the digital age. From the initial dilemma of keeping plans secret amidst shared online accounts to navigating the intricacies of incognito browsing and secure payment methods, the team offers practical tips to keep your gifts a secret on February 14th.
Delving into the nuances of online privacy, they ultimately advocate for a return to simplicity by embracing offline shopping and direct transactions. Jason and Michael remind us to stay vigilant in matters of cybersecurity while celebrating this holiday.
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PODCAST EPISODE 95

Personal Privacy vs. Progress: Implications of the 23andMe Leak

Recent news has surfaced concerning the popular DNA Testing company 23andMe, as a security breach has compromised the data of thousands of users. This conversation delves into the consequences of such occurrences and examines the varying perspectives surrounding user accountability versus the company’s obligation to protect sensitive information.
In this segment, Jason and Michael are accompanied by Vancord’s Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant, and Brian Brehart, Information Security Officer, as they navigate the evolving landscape of data breaches and address the possible legal implications.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 94

Banking in the Digital Age: Mastercard’s Security Innovations

Mastercard is committed to protecting consumers and businesses from fraud, particularly in the realm of open banking. Real-time identity and data validation are crucial to implement in the transactional financial space.
In this episode, Jason is joined by Steve and Michael, with a special guest, Patrick Pearson, Vice President of Open Banking Partnerships at Mastercard. The team delves into cardholder data security, with an emphasis on the prioritization struggles faced by organizations tackling fraud and the importance of partnerships built on trust in the cybersecurity landscape. Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news and industry insights by subscribing to our channel and visiting our blog.
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PODCAST EPISODE 93

Partnering for Progress: A Spotlight on CBIA

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) is the state’s largest business organization and is committed to fostering a competitive business climate to make Connecticut an attractive place to live and work.
In this episode of CyberSound, hosts Jason Pufahl and Michael Grande welcome Chris DiPentima, President and CEO of the CBIA. Join the conversation as they discuss CBIA’s rich history, its role in advocating for businesses, and the array of services it provides to small and medium-sized enterprises. Whether you’re a business owner or just interested in the economic landscape of Connecticut, this episode offers valuable insights into the initiatives shaping the state’s future. Vancord is proud to be a partner of the CBIA as the Exclusive IT Provider. Check out the Press Release here.
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PODCAST EPISODE 92

Tech in a Top Hat: The Frosty AI Conspiracy

Happy Holidays from the team at CyberSound!
In this episode, Jason, Steve, and Michael take a unique and entertaining approach to explore the intersection of Christmas folklore and advanced technology. In particular, the hosts delve into the whimsical character of Frosty the Snowman and propose a fascinating theory that Frosty could be an early version of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The hosts dissect the lyrics of the classic song, presenting a thought-provoking perspective on the implications of AI development.
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PODCAST EPISODE 91

The Pillars of Protection: Risk Strategy, Insurance, and the Key Players

Risk management is a crucial practice that business owners should implement and revisit regularly. On this episode of CyberSound, the team explores strategies to safeguard businesses from various angles, including legal, economic, and personnel-related risks.
Jason and Michael welcome Darren Violette of Profectus Financial Partners to explore the broader landscape of risk and how strategic planning, insurance, and strong employee retention can elevate your business valuation.

Disclaimer: This material contains the current opinions of the presenter but not necessarily those of Guardian or its subsidiaries and such opinions are subject to change without notice. Profectus Financial Partners offers fee-based planning, wealth advisory services, and securities through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS) and insurance through The Bulfinch Group Insurance Agency, LLC. Fee-based plans may include tax and wealth planning suggestions, but we do not give tax or legal advice. You should consult your tax or legal advisor regarding your individual situation. Darren Violette is an Investment Advisor and Registered Representative of PAS and Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), supervised from: 160 Gould Street, Suite 310, Needham, MA 02494, 781-449-4402. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Profectus Financial Partners and The Bulfinch Group are affiliated, but neither firm is an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Darren Violette, CA Insurance license # OM18222; FL Insurance license # P171418. PAS is a member FINRA, SIPC. Links to external sites are provided for your convenience in locating related information and services. Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees expressly disclaim any responsibility for and do not maintain, control, recommend, or endorse third-party sites, organizations, products, or services and make no representation as to the completeness, suitability, or quality thereof. 2023-163344 Exp 10/25

Most Recent Episodes

CyberSound ep100
100

Securing a Century: Reflecting on 100 Episodes of CyberSound

In the landmark 100th episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Michael reflect on the podcast’s growth and evolution over two years. The team celebrates the journey by reflecting on notable episodes, highlighting honorary guests, and discussing recent expansion into video and broader topics beyond cybersecurity.
With humor and enthusiasm, the team underscores CyberSound's mission: to inform, educate, and engage with integrity while helping listeners navigate the ever-evolving landscapes of business and cybersecurity.
Play Video
CyberSound ep99
99

Transparent Tech Steering Consent in the AI Age

It is necessary for companies to proactively consider the ethical and legal ramifications of AI usage while understanding the importance of balancing technological advancement with safeguarding individual privacy rights and societal well-being. It becomes evident that privacy in the age of AI is a multifaceted and evolving realm, ripe with complexities and opportunities for thoughtful regulation and ethical implementation.
In this episode of CyberSound, co-hosts Jason and Michael welcome Rob McWilliams of Vancord, and William Roberts of Day Pitney LLP to delve into the intricate intersection of AI and privacy law. With a focus on demystifying AI and its implications, the conversation navigates through the evolving landscape of privacy policies, consent, and the burgeoning challenges posed by generative AI.
Play Video
CyberSound ep98
98

Bracket Breakdown Cybersecurity Meets March Madness

In this episode of CyberSound, Jason and Michael welcome special guest Chris Taft, Chief Accounting Officer at Fanatics, a leading global digital sports platform. Chris emphasizes the intersection of sports, accounting, and technology while highlighting the importance of ongoing training, tabletop exercises, and board involvement for businesses to maintain a strong cybersecurity practice.
The team discusses the seasonality of sports events and tournaments, which oftentimes come with heightened opportunities for cyber threats and phishing scams. They also discuss the implications of the new SEC rule requiring public companies to report breaches, representing the growing significance of cybersecurity at the board level.
Play Video
CyberSound ep97
97

Understanding the Data Privacy Patchwork: What You Need to Know

It is crucial to understand the distinction between privacy and security, as these terms are often conflated. In this episode of CyberSound, co-hosts Jason and Michael are joined by Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant at Vancord, and Bill Roberts, Data Privacy Attorney at Day Pitney LLP to discuss the different aspects of both privacy and security and provide practical tips within the evolving landscape of cybersecurity laws.
There is a need for businesses to document their privacy processes, conduct inventories of personal data, and consider the implications of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The team delves into the current state of privacy laws, highlighting the lack of a comprehensive federal law and the increasing complexity of state regulations.
Play Video
CyberSound ep96
96

The Era of Digital Innovation: Navigating Valentine’s Surprises

In this episode of CyberSound, hosts Jason and Michael embark on a humorous yet insightful exploration of the complexities of planning a surprise for Valentine’s Day in the digital age. From the initial dilemma of keeping plans secret amidst shared online accounts to navigating the intricacies of incognito browsing and secure payment methods, the team offers practical tips to keep your gifts a secret on February 14th.
Delving into the nuances of online privacy, they ultimately advocate for a return to simplicity by embracing offline shopping and direct transactions. Jason and Michael remind us to stay vigilant in matters of cybersecurity while celebrating this holiday.
Play Video
CyberSound ep95
95

Personal Privacy vs. Progress: Implications of the 23andMe Leak

Recent news has surfaced concerning the popular DNA Testing company 23andMe, as a security breach has compromised the data of thousands of users. This conversation delves into the consequences of such occurrences and examines the varying perspectives surrounding user accountability versus the company’s obligation to protect sensitive information.
In this segment, Jason and Michael are accompanied by Vancord's Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant, and Brian Brehart, Information Security Officer, as they navigate the evolving landscape of data breaches and address the possible legal implications.
Play Video
CyberSound ep94
94

Banking in the Digital Age: Mastercard’s Security Innovations

Mastercard is committed to protecting consumers and businesses from fraud, particularly in the realm of open banking. Real-time identity and data validation are crucial to implement in the transactional financial space.
In this episode, Jason is joined by Steve and Michael, with a special guest, Patrick Pearson, Vice President of Open Banking Partnerships at Mastercard. The team delves into cardholder data security, with an emphasis on the prioritization struggles faced by organizations tackling fraud and the importance of partnerships built on trust in the cybersecurity landscape. Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news and industry insights by subscribing to our channel and visiting our blog.
Play Video
CyberSound ep93
93

Partnering for Progress: A Spotlight on CBIA

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) is the state’s largest business organization and is committed to fostering a competitive business climate to make Connecticut an attractive place to live and work.
In this episode of CyberSound, hosts Jason Pufahl and Michael Grande welcome Chris DiPentima, President and CEO of the CBIA. Join the conversation as they discuss CBIA's rich history, its role in advocating for businesses, and the array of services it provides to small and medium-sized enterprises. Whether you're a business owner or just interested in the economic landscape of Connecticut, this episode offers valuable insights into the initiatives shaping the state's future. Vancord is proud to be a partner of the CBIA as the Exclusive IT Provider. Check out the Press Release here.
Play Video
CyberSound ep92
92

Tech in a Top Hat: The Frosty AI Conspiracy

Happy Holidays from the team at CyberSound!
In this episode, Jason, Steve, and Michael take a unique and entertaining approach to explore the intersection of Christmas folklore and advanced technology. In particular, the hosts delve into the whimsical character of Frosty the Snowman and propose a fascinating theory that Frosty could be an early version of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The hosts dissect the lyrics of the classic song, presenting a thought-provoking perspective on the implications of AI development.
Play Video
CyberSound ep91
91

The Pillars of Protection: Risk Strategy, Insurance, and the Key Players

Risk management is a crucial practice that business owners should implement and revisit regularly. On this episode of CyberSound, the team explores strategies to safeguard businesses from various angles, including legal, economic, and personnel-related risks.
Jason and Michael welcome Darren Violette of Profectus Financial Partners to explore the broader landscape of risk and how strategic planning, insurance, and strong employee retention can elevate your business valuation.

Disclaimer: This material contains the current opinions of the presenter but not necessarily those of Guardian or its subsidiaries and such opinions are subject to change without notice. Profectus Financial Partners offers fee-based planning, wealth advisory services, and securities through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS) and insurance through The Bulfinch Group Insurance Agency, LLC. Fee-based plans may include tax and wealth planning suggestions, but we do not give tax or legal advice. You should consult your tax or legal advisor regarding your individual situation. Darren Violette is an Investment Advisor and Registered Representative of PAS and Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), supervised from: 160 Gould Street, Suite 310, Needham, MA 02494, 781-449-4402. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Profectus Financial Partners and The Bulfinch Group are affiliated, but neither firm is an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Darren Violette, CA Insurance license # OM18222; FL Insurance license # P171418. PAS is a member FINRA, SIPC. Links to external sites are provided for your convenience in locating related information and services. Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees expressly disclaim any responsibility for and do not maintain, control, recommend, or endorse third-party sites, organizations, products, or services and make no representation as to the completeness, suitability, or quality thereof. 2023-163344 Exp 10/25

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