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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, and 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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June 22, 2020

SECURITY

The impact of a diverse cybersecurity team

Meet Marene Allison, CISO for Johnson & Johnson, who talks about her story, from the military to Special FBI Agent to the corporate world. She also talks about the need to embrace diversity in the cybersecurity industry

May 29, 2020

SECURITY

People Are The Strongest Link

Our special guest on the Security Stories podcast this week is Brian Honan, the founder and CEO of IRISS; Ireland's first Computer Emergency Response Team. Our chat includes talking about managing a remote based security team, and why the cybersecurity industry needs more accountability.

May 13, 2020

SECURITY

“The security industry doesn’t have to be this way”. Talking people powered security with Masha Sedova

This Security Stories podcast episode features security entrepreneur Masha Sedova. We discuss how to create security awareness training that has lasting impact, the challenges Masha faced when she set her business up, and why diversity matters in her workforce

April 29, 2020

SECURITY

Security Stories 4: Building the best cybersecurity team, with Mark Weatherford

Experienced CISO Mark Weatherford, former deputy under-secretary for cybersecurity at the U.S Department of Homeland Security, takes to the interview chair for Episode 4 of the Security Stories podcast.

April 15, 2020

SECURITY

Security Stories Episode 3: Protecting Democracy, and Learning How to Spot Online Manipulation Tactics with Theresa Payt …

Episode 3 of our Security Stories podcast is now live, and you won't want to miss our interview with the amazing Theresa Payton. From life inside The White House, to online privacy, to how to recruit for cybersecurity roles, it really is a fascinating listen! Learn more about this weeks episode in our latest blog:

April 7, 2020

SECURITY

Security Stories Episode 2: Democratizing Security with Wendy Nather

The second episode of Security Stories, a cybersecurity podcast from the Cisco Security team, is out now. Featuring in depth interviews with CISOs and security leaders - like Wendy Nather!

March 16, 2020

SECURITY

Launching today: Security Stories podcast

A cybersecurity podcast from the Cisco Security team. Featuring in depth interviews with CISOs and security leaders