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Hazel Burton

Global Cybersecurity Product Marketing Manager, Thought Leadership

Cisco Secure

I work within Cisco Secure's thought leadership security team, and I'm a passionate advocate of hearing and telling people’s stories – from how they came into the cybersecurity industry, to how they’re making waves within it.

I host and produce the Cisco Security Stories podcast, and write and contributes to Cisco’s cybersecurity report series, including “Threats of the Year”. I also presents many live chats through Cisco’s live TV platforms, and help to produce Cisco’s series of crowdsourced ebooks, addressing topics such as how to adjust in extraordinary times, the power of diversity, and a celebration of women in cybersecurity.

I'm a firm believer that one of the best ways to learn, and to be inspired, is to hear from others who have been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt. I hope that through my work that I can help to break any myths about who a security person is, looks like, or where they’ve come from, and that audiences will be able to identify with and be inspired by many of the people I speak with who share their stories.

Outside of work I've been training in improvisational comedy for seven years, and often perform live on stage. A keen film fan, I also host a twice monthly movie podcast with some of my fellow improvisers.

Articles

October 6, 2021

SECURITY

Mental Health & Burnout in Cybersecurity: Tips, Stories and Insights

With 80% of cybersecurity personnel saying they’re dealing with more stress in the wake of the pandemic, what can we do to take care of our mental health?

July 8, 2021

SECURITY

It was a LONG weekend — Here’s the vital info on REvil and Kaseya VSA

We speak to Cisco Talos’ US Outreach Team lead Nick Biasini about the unfolding events of the REvil ransomware campaign and Kaseya VSA supply chain attack.

May 21, 2021

SECURITY

Dealing with stress, burnout and mental health

A discussion on mental health in the threat intelligence industry and the mental toll of threat hunting, fear of repercussion and failure.

April 6, 2021

SECURITY

Solving the opportunity divide: Podcast interview with Dr Christine Izuakor

In the latest epsiode of the Security Stories podcast, hear author, CEO and hacker Dr Christine Izuakor share her compelling story, including her switch from the corporate world to start up land. We also chat about the opportunity divide, and how we can make the security field more accessible to more people.

January 19, 2021

SECURITY

Out today: Defending against critical threats: A 12 month roundup

Today we launch our brand new publication, Defending Against Critical Threats, in which we take a retrospective look at cyber threats, and how they have evolved in the last 12 months. We’ve designed this in a magazine style format to include both interviews with security experts, and research driven features to help inform strategic decision-making, as organizations prepare for threats they may encounter in the future. 

January 15, 2021

SECURITY

Election Security: A conversation with Matt Olney from Cisco Talos

In advance of our third annual “Defending Against Critical Threats” report, a roundup of some the most impactful cyber attacks from the past 12 months, here is a preview of we an interview with Matt Olney, to capture his thoughts post-election.

December 16, 2020

SECURITY

Security Stories review of the year, with Fareedah Shaheed and Ben Munroe

We review the most impactful security events of 2020, and welcome our guest Fareedah Shaheed. As well as being a well renowned security expert and entrepreneur, Fareedah has just been named on Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 for those who are making waves in enterprise technology.

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.