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Hazel Burton

Marketing Storyteller for IT Security

Cisco UK & Ireland

I'm the Marketing Storyteller for IT Security for Cisco's UK & Ireland region. That means I spend most of my time researching what those dastardly hackers are up to. I also have a lot of conversations with my much cleverer research colleagues, in order to create content which seeks to inform people about the current threat landscape against businesses.

IT Security is a subject I'm immensely passionate about, and what's most important to me is helping customers protect their livelihoods, and educating users not to leave the back door open.

Outside of Cisco a big part of my life is improvisational comedy - I participate in weekly workshops at The Improvisation Foundation and perform on stage with my lovely fellow workshoppers once a month.

Other than that I'm a big nerd when it comes to movies, as my blogs will no doubt unveil.

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November 6, 2020

SECURITY

The future of security operations

Podcast discussion on where data security is going next, including how organizations can manage the risk of sensitive data, and how security operations centres will evolve to become even more privacy-centric.

October 21, 2020

SECURITY

Distorting the truth: The roots of online political disinformation campaigns

In this podcast we welcome Theresa Payton and Nick Biasini to help us discuss the history of online manipulation campaigns, and how they’re used today to try and influence political elections. Learn more.

October 14, 2020

SECURITY

Openness and support: Discussions on why diverse representation in cybersecurity matters

Read more about the topics in our latest Security Stories podcast, in which the team discuss where companies can find diverse talent, beyond the usual recruitment channels/ They also share their personal stories and discuss the overall significance of diversity and representation in cybersecurity. We also meet Cisco’s new CISO, Mike Hanley, to talk about the culture he inspires in his team, and what the last few months have been like for him.

October 13, 2020

SECURITY

Technology as a Security Springboard: How These Experts Pivoted to Cybersecurity

There's more than one way to get your foot in the door of cybersecurity, and the stories of these people prove it. Read the blog and be inspired by their experiences.

October 8, 2020

SECURITY

Podcast: Taking the unconventional career path in cybersecurity

Have your listened to Cisco's Security Stories podcast discussion on cybersecurity careers yet? Catch up on what the episode includes, and learn more about what we took away from our main interview with Curtis Simpson, CISO for Armis.

October 6, 2020

SECURITY

The Many Roads to a Cybersecurity Career: How These Experts Found Their Way Part 1

There is no singular path into cybersecurity. And that’s not a bad thing. Read this blog to learn more about the wonderful ways cybersecurity professionals ended up in the industry.

September 24, 2020

SECURITY

Challenging the Status Quo, and Conquering the Fear of Failure

Hear Chris Leach's journey from accountant to CISO, as well as a rewatch of the film Hackers to celebrate its 25th anniversary!

August 27, 2020

SECURITY

What to Expect When You’re Electing: Special Podcast Episode

Learn more about the current status of election security in a special episode of Security Stories, including the results of four years hands on research into election security by our Talos team.

July 31, 2020

SECURITY

“Don’t fire the CISO”, with Quentyn Taylor

Our guest on the Security Stories podcast is Quentyn Taylor, CISO for Canon Europe. He shares his journey, as well as Canon’s customer-centric approach to security, coping with the “virtual hurdle” with his team, and what exactly goes into making the perfect cocktail.