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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.

Articles

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.

July 24, 2020

SECURITY

CISOs share their stories

Our Security Stories podcast has captured some fascinating insights from CISOs. In this blog, our host Hazel recalls some of the leadership stories that have left their mark on her the most

July 16, 2020

SECURITY

Creating more opportunities for others in cybersecurity

We have some important discussions in our latest Security Stories podcast. Andy Ellis joins us to talk about representation and diversity in the cybersecurity industry, and Noureen Njoroge speaks about the huge benefits of mentoring women in IT.

July 9, 2020

SECURITY

The Hunt for the Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals

Learn more about the story behind the hunt for the most dangerous hackers, with investigative journalist Andy Greenberg and the Cisco Talos threat investigation team.

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.