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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, 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.