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Episode 73 - Rick Howard - Author of CyberSecurity First Principles
Episode 7313th June 2024 • Cyber Inspiration • Evgeniy Kharam and Security Architecture
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A Conversation with Rick Howard: From Cybersecurity Leader to Author

In this episode, we have the honor of speaking with Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer at N2K, about his journey in cybersecurity, his career in the U.S. Army, and his transition to becoming an author and podcaster. Rick shares his thoughts on cybersecurity first principles, his writing process, and the motivation behind his book. He also discusses the challenges of the publication process, the importance of historical perspective in research, and offers advice to prospective authors. Additionally, Rick talks about the Canon Security project, a resource for evaluating influential cybersecurity literature.

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00:00 Introduction to Rick Howard and His Work

00:56 Rick Howard's Career Journey

01:46 Transition to Cybersecurity and Commercial Sector

03:46 Inspiration Behind Writing the Book

05:29 Writing and Publishing Process

10:07 The Role of Research in Writing

12:20 The Canon Project and Its Impact

15:00 Hall of Fame Nomination Process

15:47 Dealing with Creative Blocks

17:26 First Principles in Writing

19:33 The Importance of Communication in Cybersecurity

21:16 Storytelling in Cybersecurity

23:35 Final Reflections and Advice


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