TechSpective Podcast Raj Samani Rapid7

Raj Samani Discusses Cybersecurity Trends and Strategies

TechSpective Podcast Episode 095


The cybersecurity industry has been around for quite a while–and both Raj Samani and I have been involved in some way for most of it. Yes, that “dates us” both a bit, but it also means that we have firsthand experience and perspective on how the industry has evolved.

Raj Samani is currently SVP and Chief Scientist at Rapid7. He was a guest on this podcast back in 2019 before it was rebranded as the TechSpective Podcast. At the time, he was with McAfee–which sort of doesn’t exist anymore. McAfee has always been a household name–more or less–when it comes to antivirus protection and cybersecurity, but it has also been a bit of a rollercoaster. It was acquired by Intel, then spun out of Intel, and recently merged with FireEye to form Trellix.

Our conversation on this podcast starts there. We talk about how brands like McAfee and Symantec that once-upon-a-time defined the cybersecurity industry have been relegated to minor roles as the threat landscape has evolved and the cybersecurity industry has adapted and innovated to address emerging threats. We talk about cybersecurity “best practices” and Raj shares his insight on strategies organizations should embrace when it comes to cybersecurity today.

Check out the full episode for more about just how old Raj and I are based on how long we’ve been in the industry and the events and technologies we reference, as well as general knowledge of the state of cybersecurity.

The podcast itself is audio-only, but the video of our conversation is also available on YouTube if you prefer:

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