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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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Enter Giveaway to Celebrate our 100th CyberSound Episode!

Learn how we work together with our clients to manage, defend, and respond to their infrastructure needs.

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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

Most Recent Episodes

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PODCAST EPISODE 60

Zero Trust: What is it & How Can I Utilize it?

Zero trust is an important security framework that ensures users, assets, and resources are protected from all angles. The rise of remote work has made this even more prevalent. It’s the responsibility of organizations to employ a variety of these measures in a workplace and build stronger operational systems.
Join us today on CyberSound for an informative episode with the team on what zero trust is and building a strategy to fit it into your plan.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 59

Turning the Tables on Attackers

Understanding the behavior of attackers can increase reactivity, improve your overall security stance, and give you a leg up in detecting malicious activity.
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss common indicators of an incident in hopes of improving your defense tactics and recommend technologies that may be useful for you to deploy.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 58

Backdoors & Breaches

Black Hills Information Security created an incident response procedure card game titled “Backdoors & Breaches” (B&B). Today, the Vancord team takes a stab at playing it.
Join Jason, Steve, Matt, and Suzanne Pare as they play a fun round of B&B with the hope of informing listeners on different ways to familiarize themselves with processes and understand the layout of technical controls. Play the game here!
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PODCAST EPISODE 57

Untold Stories of a Cybersecurity Engineer

Working in the security space can come with unexpected challenges and events. The team at Vancord has learned how to properly handle incident response by understanding the high sense of urgency people feel in these situations.
Join Jason, Steve, and Matt on today’s episode of CyberSound as they recall some of the most riveting jobs they’ve encountered as cybersecurity engineers and emphasize the importance of flexibility in this industry.
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PODCAST EPISODE 56

Finding Privacy in Public Data

What kind of data is attainable to the general public? There is information that you may deem private, like salaries, voter affiliation, and property assessor records. Fortunately, there are options for recourse and limiting the visibility of this data.
Join us on today’s episode of CyberSound as Jason, Steve, and Matt hope to help you and your organization understand where data in the public domain is stored and encourage finding your comfort level.
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PODCAST EPISODE 55

Unpacking the 2022 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report

There are valuable resources available to help protect your organization against insider threats, one of the larger ones being the annual Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report.
Today, Jason, Steve, and Matt dive into the 2022 report in hopes of helping listeners, both business owners and security practitioners, realign organizational spending and understand the costs of these threats.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 54

Vancord and Binary Defense: Two Business Partners in The Industry

Understanding the business market is the first step in providing successful cybersecurity services to clients. Having valued partners to collaborate with amplifies this.
On this week’s episode of CyberSound, Jason sits down with Bob Meindl, CEO of Binary Defense, and Michael Grande, CEO of Vancord, to have a productive conversation on the importance of people and relationships in this industry, key business drivers in the market, and address the ongoing cybersecurity talent gap.
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PODCAST EPISODE 53

One Year of CyberSound

It’s been one year since the release of our first ever episode of CyberSound! Tune in as Jason, Steve, and Matt revisit snippets of episodes this past year and share laughs and valuable lessons learned throughout the creation of this podcast.
Thanks to our listeners for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to providing you with more impactful cybersecurity content over the next year.
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PODCAST EPISODE 52

Balancing Priorities of Infrastructure and Security

IT and cybersecurity are two fundamental pieces of an organization’s internet protection. But how can these respective departments work together to bring a more strategic approach to projects?
Today, the team at CyberSound sits down with Lou Ardolino of Vancord for a productive conversation on using effective communication to bring infrastructure and security technology teams together to build a better future for your clients.
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PODCAST EPISODE 51

GLBA Compliance in Higher Ed: Helping to Protect Student Financial Data

There are changing expectations in higher education for protecting student financial records. This is an opportunity for your institution to get ahead in information security as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requirements begin to go into effect this year.
Join Jason, Steve, and guest star Brian Kelly from EDUCAUSE on today’s episode of CyberSound to discuss the importance of performing self-assessments to sustain your eligibility with these obligations. Don’t wait– start your journey to compliance now.

Most Recent Episodes

CyberSound ep60
60

Zero Trust: What is it & How Can I Utilize it?

Zero trust is an important security framework that ensures users, assets, and resources are protected from all angles. The rise of remote work has made this even more prevalent. It’s the responsibility of organizations to employ a variety of these measures in a workplace and build stronger operational systems.
Join us today on CyberSound for an informative episode with the team on what zero trust is and building a strategy to fit it into your plan.
Play Video
CyberSound ep59
59

Turning the Tables on Attackers

Understanding the behavior of attackers can increase reactivity, improve your overall security stance, and give you a leg up in detecting malicious activity.
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss common indicators of an incident in hopes of improving your defense tactics and recommend technologies that may be useful for you to deploy.
Play Video
CyberSound ep58
58

Backdoors & Breaches

Black Hills Information Security created an incident response procedure card game titled “Backdoors & Breaches” (B&B). Today, the Vancord team takes a stab at playing it.
Join Jason, Steve, Matt, and Suzanne Pare as they play a fun round of B&B with the hope of informing listeners on different ways to familiarize themselves with processes and understand the layout of technical controls. Play the game here!
Play Video
CyberSound ep57
57

Untold Stories of a Cybersecurity Engineer

Working in the security space can come with unexpected challenges and events. The team at Vancord has learned how to properly handle incident response by understanding the high sense of urgency people feel in these situations.
Join Jason, Steve, and Matt on today’s episode of CyberSound as they recall some of the most riveting jobs they’ve encountered as cybersecurity engineers and emphasize the importance of flexibility in this industry.
Play Video
CyberSound ep56
56

Finding Privacy in Public Data

What kind of data is attainable to the general public? There is information that you may deem private, like salaries, voter affiliation, and property assessor records. Fortunately, there are options for recourse and limiting the visibility of this data.
Join us on today’s episode of CyberSound as Jason, Steve, and Matt hope to help you and your organization understand where data in the public domain is stored and encourage finding your comfort level.
Play Video
CyberSound ep 55
55

Unpacking the 2022 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report

There are valuable resources available to help protect your organization against insider threats, one of the larger ones being the annual Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report.
Today, Jason, Steve, and Matt dive into the 2022 report in hopes of helping listeners, both business owners and security practitioners, realign organizational spending and understand the costs of these threats.
Play Video
CyberSound ep54
54

Vancord and Binary Defense: Two Business Partners in The Industry

Understanding the business market is the first step in providing successful cybersecurity services to clients. Having valued partners to collaborate with amplifies this.
On this week’s episode of CyberSound, Jason sits down with Bob Meindl, CEO of Binary Defense, and Michael Grande, CEO of Vancord, to have a productive conversation on the importance of people and relationships in this industry, key business drivers in the market, and address the ongoing cybersecurity talent gap.
Play Video
CyberSound ep53
53

One Year of CyberSound

It’s been one year since the release of our first ever episode of CyberSound! Tune in as Jason, Steve, and Matt revisit snippets of episodes this past year and share laughs and valuable lessons learned throughout the creation of this podcast.
Thanks to our listeners for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to providing you with more impactful cybersecurity content over the next year.
Play Video
CyberSound ep52
52

Balancing Priorities of Infrastructure and Security

IT and cybersecurity are two fundamental pieces of an organization’s internet protection. But how can these respective departments work together to bring a more strategic approach to projects?
Today, the team at CyberSound sits down with Lou Ardolino of Vancord for a productive conversation on using effective communication to bring infrastructure and security technology teams together to build a better future for your clients.
Play Video
CyberSound ep51
51

GLBA Compliance in Higher Ed: Helping to Protect Student Financial Data

There are changing expectations in higher education for protecting student financial records. This is an opportunity for your institution to get ahead in information security as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requirements begin to go into effect this year.
Join Jason, Steve, and guest star Brian Kelly from EDUCAUSE on today’s episode of CyberSound to discuss the importance of performing self-assessments to sustain your eligibility with these obligations. Don’t wait– start your journey to compliance now.
Play Video

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