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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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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 20

Cyber-Incident Monday

Welcome to Cyber Incident Monday. Shopping is now a 24/7 occurrence with people shopping online, on their phones, or in stores. Data breaches always spike during the holidays, which is why consumers must be vigilant about protecting their information. There are potential pitfalls about shopping and putting your PII (Personal Identifiable Information) everywhere, but what are they?
Learn how to safeguard your secret numbers and passwords? Join the Vancord team as they share the warning signs and provide some safety tips to ensure your identity remains yours during the holiday season.
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PODCAST EPISODE 19

Preventing the Burnout: Preparing for time off

Indeed has shared that 52% of all workers are feeling burned out. This creates stress, fatigue, frustration, and mental health issues. How can prevent the burn out? Prepare for the time off! It’s simple to say and difficult to do.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve sit down with a licensed clinical social worker of 17 years, Lisa Grande. She will lead the conversation around the topic of professional burnout and how to make yourself a priority and allow yourself to recharge and unplug from work. It’s not about work-life balance as much as it is finding success.
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PODCAST EPISODE 18

Automotive Hacking, Should You be Worried? (Dude, Who Stole My Car?)

As our cars become more intelligent and more connected, it is essential to consider the security risks of their connectivity. While automotive hacking isn’t new, do we need to worry as autonomous cars become more popular on the market?
In this week’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, Paul, and Matt discuss the signs of automotive hacking and the risks it may pose to our vehicles.
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PODCAST EPISODE 17

Demystifying AI in Security

The center of cybersecurity conversations has revolved around Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Maybe the better question should be, “Do you need AI in your security products?”
This week, we discuss the basics of AI, how it can work with cybersecurity, and is it a silver bullet solution. Join Jason as he speaks with Vancord Senior Security Engineers Matt Fusaro and Steve Maresca.
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PODCAST EPISODE 16

Phishing Redux — Can we trust anything?

Phishing scams are back with a vengeance. With their redux comes a new set of tricks designed to make your life difficult.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason chats about the latest threat actor tactics making the rounds with Randy Pargman, vice president of threat hunting and counterintelligence services at Binary Defense, and Matt Fusaro, senior security engineer with Vancord.
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PODCAST EPISODE 15

Leadership in Incident Response

Business continuity during a cybersecurity incident is more than just having a plan in place. It is about leadership—acting as a “human firewall” that can communicate internally and externally effectively.
On episode 15 of CyberSound, Jason and Paul sit down with Fred Cass, Associate CIO of Trinity College, to discuss what leadership looks like during incident response.
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PODCAST EPISODE 14

Value of Security Standards

Aligning to a specific cybersecurity standard or blueprint for your ruling guide for compliance provides value and credibility to your organization. Meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements is a conduit to improving your business.
Join Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca in a conversation with Carrie Bonin, a Cybersecurity consultant, in our latest episode about security standards and compliance requirements.
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PODCAST EPISODE 13

Cyber Safety First

Here is a chilling statistic: 40% of elementary school kids have already chatted with a stranger online!
Episode 13 of our CyberSound podcast, created in the alignment with October CyberSecurity Month, features guest expert Patrick Craven, Director of (ISC)2, non-profit center for CyberSafety, in a discussion about how to keep children and families safe online.
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PODCAST EPISODE 12

Careers in CyberSecurity

Recorded in alignment with October CyberSecurity Month. Whether you’ve obtained your skills through a college degree program, through earned certifications, or you are entirely self-taught, CyberSecurity is an outstanding career choice for people who are curious.
And now is a great time to start your career path or continue your career trajectory in this highly specialized field. Tune in now to podcast hosts Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca, along with special guest Michael Grande President of TBNG Inc., as they discuss options you may not have known existed.
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PODCAST EPISODE 11

Fight the Phish

Recorded in alignment with October CyberSecurity Month. Called the scourge of the internet, phishing is a nefarious attempt to steal your sensitive data.
In this episode, CyberSound podcast hosts Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca define phishing techniques and provide some critical-thinking suggestions to help you evaluate the validity of suspicious messages. Listen in as they help you protect yourself from attackers getting your credentials.

Most Recent Episodes

CyberSound episode 20
20

Cyber-Incident Monday

Welcome to Cyber Incident Monday. Shopping is now a 24/7 occurrence with people shopping online, on their phones, or in stores. Data breaches always spike during the holidays, which is why consumers must be vigilant about protecting their information. There are potential pitfalls about shopping and putting your PII (Personal Identifiable Information) everywhere, but what are they?
Learn how to safeguard your secret numbers and passwords? Join the Vancord team as they share the warning signs and provide some safety tips to ensure your identity remains yours during the holiday season.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 19
19

Preventing the Burnout: Preparing for time off

Indeed has shared that 52% of all workers are feeling burned out. This creates stress, fatigue, frustration, and mental health issues. How can prevent the burn out? Prepare for the time off! It’s simple to say and difficult to do.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve sit down with a licensed clinical social worker of 17 years, Lisa Grande. She will lead the conversation around the topic of professional burnout and how to make yourself a priority and allow yourself to recharge and unplug from work. It's not about work-life balance as much as it is finding success.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 18
18

Automotive Hacking, Should You be Worried? (Dude, Who Stole My Car?)

As our cars become more intelligent and more connected, it is essential to consider the security risks of their connectivity. While automotive hacking isn’t new, do we need to worry as autonomous cars become more popular on the market?
In this week's episode of CyberSound, Jason, Paul, and Matt discuss the signs of automotive hacking and the risks it may pose to our vehicles.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 17
17

Demystifying AI in Security

The center of cybersecurity conversations has revolved around Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Maybe the better question should be, “Do you need AI in your security products?”
This week, we discuss the basics of AI, how it can work with cybersecurity, and is it a silver bullet solution. Join Jason as he speaks with Vancord Senior Security Engineers Matt Fusaro and Steve Maresca.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 16
16

Phishing Redux — Can we trust anything?

Phishing scams are back with a vengeance. With their redux comes a new set of tricks designed to make your life difficult.
On this episode of CyberSound, Jason chats about the latest threat actor tactics making the rounds with Randy Pargman, vice president of threat hunting and counterintelligence services at Binary Defense, and Matt Fusaro, senior security engineer with Vancord.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 15
15

Leadership in Incident Response

Business continuity during a cybersecurity incident is more than just having a plan in place. It is about leadership—acting as a “human firewall” that can communicate internally and externally effectively.
On episode 15 of CyberSound, Jason and Paul sit down with Fred Cass, Associate CIO of Trinity College, to discuss what leadership looks like during incident response.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 14
14

Value of Security Standards

Aligning to a specific cybersecurity standard or blueprint for your ruling guide for compliance provides value and credibility to your organization. Meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements is a conduit to improving your business.
Join Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca in a conversation with Carrie Bonin, a Cybersecurity consultant, in our latest episode about security standards and compliance requirements.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 13
13

Cyber Safety First

Here is a chilling statistic: 40% of elementary school kids have already chatted with a stranger online!
Episode 13 of our CyberSound podcast, created in the alignment with October CyberSecurity Month, features guest expert Patrick Craven, Director of (ISC)2, non-profit center for CyberSafety, in a discussion about how to keep children and families safe online.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 12
12

Careers in CyberSecurity

Recorded in alignment with October CyberSecurity Month. Whether you’ve obtained your skills through a college degree program, through earned certifications, or you are entirely self-taught, CyberSecurity is an outstanding career choice for people who are curious.
And now is a great time to start your career path or continue your career trajectory in this highly specialized field. Tune in now to podcast hosts Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca, along with special guest Michael Grande President of TBNG Inc., as they discuss options you may not have known existed.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 11
11

Fight the Phish

Recorded in alignment with October CyberSecurity Month. Called the scourge of the internet, phishing is a nefarious attempt to steal your sensitive data.
In this episode, CyberSound podcast hosts Jason Pufahl and Steve Maresca define phishing techniques and provide some critical-thinking suggestions to help you evaluate the validity of suspicious messages. Listen in as they help you protect yourself from attackers getting your credentials.
Play Video

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