The Paramify Podcast

Step into the fascinating world of risk and achievement with The Paramify Podcast. Join us as we engage with inspiring individuals who have accomplished extraordinary feats in various fields. From daring entrepreneurs, innovative scientists, extreme sports athletes to pioneering artists, we delve into their incredible journeys and explore the structures and strategies that guided them. We dissect the frameworks, methodologies, and mindsets they’ve employed to conquer challenges, manage risks, and achieve the remarkable.

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6 days ago

Blake Entrekin is an experienced Security Compliance leader with a notable 21-year tenure in the Security and Technology field, complemented by a decade of expertise as a people manager. He is currently the Director of Security Compliance at HackerOne.
In this episode, we discuss FedRAMP, compliance, cybersecurity, and the importance of having a mentor.
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Friday Nov 17, 2023

Bryce Kunz is a prominent Information Security Researcher and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at UltraViolet Cyber. Renowned for his expertise in exploiting cloud environments, Bryce has a keen focus on critical systems like containers, orchestration systems, and web applications. His rich professional background spans across key agencies such as the NSA, DoD, DHS, and CBP, and extends into the tech industry with notable companies like Adobe. In his role at UltraViolet Cyber, Bryce combines his extensive experience in vulnerability research, penetration testing, and incident response to spearhead innovative cybersecurity strategies. His academic credentials are equally impressive, holding an MBA with a focus in Information Assurance (IA) from Idaho State University, a program recognized as a "Center of Excellence" by the NSA, backed by a full academic scholarship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Bryce is also distinguished by his numerous certifications, including OSCP and CISSP, and is a recognized voice in the cybersecurity community, having spoken at prestigious conferences like BlackHat, DerbyCon, and BSidesLV.
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UltraVIolet Cyber:

Friday Nov 03, 2023

In today's episode, we sit down with seasoned criminal defense attorney, Joshua Baron, to delve into his journey of transitioning his law practice from being heavily ad-dependent to thriving on referrals.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and courtrooms shuttered, Joshua was faced with the daunting task of keeping his practice afloat amidst dwindling ad returns. His narrative of adaptation from spending over $30,000 monthly on ads to building a sustainable referral-based business model is nothing short of inspiring.
Get Joshua Baron's Book "The Business of Criminal Law: How to Build a Criminal Defense Practice You and Your Clients Will Love" here:
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Joshua Baron's News Letter:

Friday Oct 20, 2023

In this episode of The Paramify Podcast, Kenny Scott talks with Ryan Jamieson, founder of Knit Security, about moving beyond compliance to achieve robust security. They discuss the challenges posed by security questionnaires and share practical advice on how to build a solid security posture aligned with business operations. Ryan also sheds light on his approach at Knit Security to ensure a company's security measures are in tune with its core business processes. Tune in for an enlightening discussion on making security work in the real world.
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Friday Oct 06, 2023

Charting a successful trajectory in information security isn't a straightforward task, and who better to shed light on this journey than Derek Espiritu? In this insightful episode of The Paramify Podcast, hosts Kenny Scott and Keaton Olson explore Derek's path into the world of cybersecurity. Derek shares his experiences from working with renowned companies like Labelbox, Adobe, Anglepoint, and Symantec. From his early days in the industry to the milestones he achieved along the way, Derek's candid narrative provides a unique blend of inspiration and practical insights.
Want to delve even deeper into Derek's story? Join him at SAINTCON 2023 in Provo, Utah on October 24th at 11:30 am, where he'll further discuss "Breaking Into Cyber Security." Witness firsthand the expertise he garnered from years in the field and the major players he collaborated with.
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Friday Sep 22, 2023

Today, we were privileged to sit down with Isaac Painter. An established figure in information security, Isaac boasts an impressive trajectory that includes stints at industry giants like Adobe and Aumni. His deep-rooted expertise and insights from various roles provide a rich backdrop for an enlightening conversation.
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Friday Sep 08, 2023

Today we are joined by our good friends Tanner Green, and Dan Robinson of Next Lvl AI. We talk about everything from changing the cringe nature of LinkedIn through an AI bot to the theoretical possibilities of AI.
Tanner Green is the visionary founder and CEO of Next LvL Ai. Next LvL AI has merged AI's brilliance with sales to optimize representative interactions. Beyond technological prowess, he showcased his commitment to personal growth at Catalyst Life Coaching, guiding many through their life challenges. His stint as a software engineer at Domino Data Lab saw him significantly amplify search speeds and forge a partnership with Nvidia. Not one to rest on his laurels, Tanner dabbled in cryptocurrency with CryptoClock, capturing RevRoad's interest. His academic achievements at BYU are underscored by leading UAV projects and captaining the Mars Rover Team to global recognition. With foundational learning from Utah Valley University, Tanner is a blend of tech savviness and leadership. Tanner Green's LinkedIn:
Daniel Robinson is not only an adept software engineer but also the dynamic Co-founder of Next LvL Ai, a pioneering venture sculpting the future of AI-driven solutions. Before embarking on this journey, Daniel wore several prestigious hats, from being the Founding Engineer at DAOhub to delving deep into e-commerce as a Full Stack Engineer for Shopswap. His stint with Fragmints NFT showcases his adaptability, maneuvering through the dynamic world of non-fungible tokens. Daniel kickstarted his professional odyssey with Current Technologies, refining his skills and setting the stage for his future endeavors. Beyond his tech expertise, Daniel boasts a solid academic foundation in Finance from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, revealing a rare blend of financial acumen and technological prowess. Daniel Robinson's LinkedIn:
Next LvL AI is revolutionizing the sales ecosystem with its groundbreaking flowchart software. Expertly crafted to integrate effortlessly with CRMs, sales methodologies, and complex workflows, this platform aims to illuminate and optimize the sales journey. Users can anticipate clarity in their sales processes, giving them real-time insights into each deal's progression, and unlocking strategies to enhance efficiency and revenue growth. One standout feature is its ability to foster accountability among sales reps without imposing undue pressure, making it simpler for them to manage tasks and finalize deals. Furthermore, sales consistency is no longer a distant dream; with automatic CRM updates facilitated by Next LvL AI, the era of unreliable data is consigned to the past. For businesses seeking to elevate their sales game, Next LvL AI stands out as the premier choice.
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Friday Aug 25, 2023

In this episode, we host Christian Hansen of Moss Adams. Christian delves into his foundational years in cybersecurity and traces his professional trajectory that led him to his current role. As an expert on FedRAMP, he provides an in-depth analysis of the recent changes introduced with FedRAMP Rev 5. Join us for an informative session with a leading expert in the field.
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Friday Aug 11, 2023

Today Kenny talks to Debra Baker. Debra Baker is a passionate Cybersecurity Professional with over 20 years experience in multi-faceted, complex, fast-paced environments in the public and private sectors. Debra excels in Risk Management and Compliance with proven leadership experience on issues concerning information security. In her most recent role, she was the Director of Information Security (CISO) at RedSeal, Inc. She built the SOC2 program and within 6 months achieved SOC2 compliance for RedSeal's SaaS product Stratus. She built the information security program at RedSeal and managed all GRC (CC, FIPS, SOC2, FedRAMP, and GDPR) as well as third-party vendor risk assessments, wrote the security policies, and managed the information security awareness program. She is a critical thinker, connector, innovator, and an effective translator between technical and non-technical entities in Cybersecurity.
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Friday Jul 28, 2023

Today, Keaton & Adam talk to Kenny about his interesting past, from being a pioneer for the Adobe Common Controls Framework to starting a hedge fund, and what ultimately led Kenny to start Paramify.
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