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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.

Most Recent 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.

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 50

The Cyber Journey To Protecting Sensitive Data: How Evident Must It Be?

The Department of Defense (DoD) holds security standards for organizations that handle controlled, unclassified information– particularly NIST 800-171 and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). These standards are set to ensure protection in your business and to avoid any potential data breaches or financial impacts.
Today, Jason and Steve are joined by FutureFeed’s Jim Goepel, where the team outlines the life cycle for protecting your cyber data and how to make sure you’re meeting the goals of your POAM.
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PODCAST EPISODE 49

Economic Effects on the Cyber Industry

Today, the economic landscape is directly impacting the cybersecurity industry, which has resulted in unrest. With the current state of the job and stock markets, it is crucial to be aware of these challenges to adapt accordingly.
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss specific factors contributing to this downturn in the industry and alternative approaches to hiring, such as seeking more diversified candidates to ensure greater success in your organization.
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PODCAST EPISODE 48

Tangible and Intangible Enterprise Risk

Reducing physical security risk requires great flexibility in meeting the specified needs of clients. This understanding allows experts to analyze the severity of a situation and mitigate it appropriately.
Today, Kenneth Grossberger from Elite Investigations joins the team at CyberSound to discuss ways you can minimize reputational risk, the importance of physical and cybersecurity training, and practices to ensure safe risk management in the workplace.
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PODCAST EPISODE 47

The Hacker Personas

The modern-day internet hacker holds a strong illusion to the public eye. These are not random, lone actors— they are usually serious, organized attackers with a profit-based motive. These motives are important to understand for instilling the right cybersecurity defense mechanisms in your organization.
This week, the experts at CyberSound address the common misconception of hackers and reference notable groups in hopes of helping users better understand the true persona of an attacker.
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PODCAST EPISODE 46

Revisiting Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Are you a beginner in IT looking for simple steps to be proactive about cybersecurity? Or want a refresher on the basics of preventative maintenance online?
Today, cybersecurity experts Jason, Steve, and Matt revisit best practices discussed in the first-ever CyberSound episode and introduce new concepts, like endpoint detection and response (EDR), to ensure ultimate security.
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PODCAST EPISODE 45

The Latest: June 2022 News Segment

Open-source software (OSS) allows web developers to study, modify, and customize software to fit their needs. Historically, many organizations have felt a lack of security in these projects; however, major tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon are making significant investments today. What does this mean for the future of software developers? What is the difference between proprietary and open-source software? And what should you consider when evaluating the needs of your organization?
Today, the experts at CyberSound bring you the latest cybersecurity news, including the changing digital landscape for open-source software on both the developer and user ends.
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PODCAST EPISODE 44

Identity Crisis: The Give and Takes of Identity-Based Authentication

With the rise of remote work and the option to work from anywhere, employees can access company data more easily than before, making identity and access management a critical security issue for businesses to consider.
Today on CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt sit down with identity and access management expert Dylan Marquis to discuss the give and takes of identity-based authentication and why it’s essential to keep in mind.
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PODCAST EPISODE 43

What Would You Do? The Value of Acting Out an Attack

We all know that practice makes perfect, and the same holds true when it comes to incident response in the case of a cybersecurity attack. Linn discusses the value of acting out an incident— better known as a tabletop exercise, and what is needed to implement these exercises as standard practice for businesses.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Linn Freedman, Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Robinson+Cole.
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PODCAST EPISODE 42

Growing Up Online: How Do I Talk to My Child About Cybersecurity?

Today’s kids are inevitably growing up online in the age of virtual learning, iPads, and the internet at our fingertips, and parents need to stay vigilant. Tune in for some tips and insight into navigating cyber-safe practices and conversations with your kids.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Lou Ardolino, Vice President of Client Success at Vancord. They discuss how they approach cybersecurity with their children, highlighting the importance of privacy, screen time, and teaching critical thinking.  
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PODCAST EPISODE 41

Vancord: Securing a More Connected Future

If you haven’t heard the news, Vancord and TBNG are now unified as Vancord—and together, we’re securing a more connected future.
Tune into today’s episode of CyberSound with Jason Pufahl and Michael Grande to learn why we’re bringing the best and brightest security and engineering professionals together under one roof. As global defenders in a world where good wins, we are excited to step into this next chapter with dedicated team members, loyal customers, colleagues, and listeners like you, who have continuously supported us.

Most Recent Episodes

CyberSound ep50
50

The Cyber Journey To Protecting Sensitive Data: How Evident Must It Be?

The Department of Defense (DoD) holds security standards for organizations that handle controlled, unclassified information– particularly NIST 800-171 and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). These standards are set to ensure protection in your business and to avoid any potential data breaches or financial impacts.
Today, Jason and Steve are joined by FutureFeed’s Jim Goepel, where the team outlines the life cycle for protecting your cyber data and how to make sure you’re meeting the goals of your POAM.
Play Video
CyberSound ep49
49

Economic Effects on the Cyber Industry

Today, the economic landscape is directly impacting the cybersecurity industry, which has resulted in unrest. With the current state of the job and stock markets, it is crucial to be aware of these challenges to adapt accordingly.
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss specific factors contributing to this downturn in the industry and alternative approaches to hiring, such as seeking more diversified candidates to ensure greater success in your organization.
Play Video
cybersound ep48
48

Tangible and Intangible Enterprise Risk

Reducing physical security risk requires great flexibility in meeting the specified needs of clients. This understanding allows experts to analyze the severity of a situation and mitigate it appropriately.
Today, Kenneth Grossberger from Elite Investigations joins the team at CyberSound to discuss ways you can minimize reputational risk, the importance of physical and cybersecurity training, and practices to ensure safe risk management in the workplace.
Play Video
CyberSound ep47
47

The Hacker Personas

The modern-day internet hacker holds a strong illusion to the public eye. These are not random, lone actors— they are usually serious, organized attackers with a profit-based motive. These motives are important to understand for instilling the right cybersecurity defense mechanisms in your organization.
This week, the experts at CyberSound address the common misconception of hackers and reference notable groups in hopes of helping users better understand the true persona of an attacker.
Play Video
CyberSound ep46
46

Revisiting Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Are you a beginner in IT looking for simple steps to be proactive about cybersecurity? Or want a refresher on the basics of preventative maintenance online?
Today, cybersecurity experts Jason, Steve, and Matt revisit best practices discussed in the first-ever CyberSound episode and introduce new concepts, like endpoint detection and response (EDR), to ensure ultimate security.
Play Video
CyberSound ep45
45

The Latest: June 2022 News Segment

Open-source software (OSS) allows web developers to study, modify, and customize software to fit their needs. Historically, many organizations have felt a lack of security in these projects; however, major tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon are making significant investments today. What does this mean for the future of software developers? What is the difference between proprietary and open-source software? And what should you consider when evaluating the needs of your organization?
Today, the experts at CyberSound bring you the latest cybersecurity news, including the changing digital landscape for open-source software on both the developer and user ends.
Play Video
CyberSound ep 44
44

Identity Crisis: The Give and Takes of Identity-Based Authentication

With the rise of remote work and the option to work from anywhere, employees can access company data more easily than before, making identity and access management a critical security issue for businesses to consider.
Today on CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt sit down with identity and access management expert Dylan Marquis to discuss the give and takes of identity-based authentication and why it's essential to keep in mind.
Play Video
CyberSound ep43
43

What Would You Do? The Value of Acting Out an Attack

We all know that practice makes perfect, and the same holds true when it comes to incident response in the case of a cybersecurity attack. Linn discusses the value of acting out an incident— better known as a tabletop exercise, and what is needed to implement these exercises as standard practice for businesses.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Linn Freedman, Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Robinson+Cole.
Play Video
CyberSound ep 42
42

Growing Up Online: How Do I Talk to My Child About Cybersecurity?

Today’s kids are inevitably growing up online in the age of virtual learning, iPads, and the internet at our fingertips, and parents need to stay vigilant. Tune in for some tips and insight into navigating cyber-safe practices and conversations with your kids.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Lou Ardolino, Vice President of Client Success at Vancord. They discuss how they approach cybersecurity with their children, highlighting the importance of privacy, screen time, and teaching critical thinking.  
Play Video
CyberSound episode 41
41

Vancord: Securing a More Connected Future

If you haven’t heard the news, Vancord and TBNG are now unified as Vancord—and together, we’re securing a more connected future.
Tune into today's episode of CyberSound with Jason Pufahl and Michael Grande to learn why we're bringing the best and brightest security and engineering professionals together under one roof. As global defenders in a world where good wins, we are excited to step into this next chapter with dedicated team members, loyal customers, colleagues, and listeners like you, who have continuously supported us.
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