How to Overcome Cybersecurity Fatigue | Interview with Ashley Woodhall, Founder of Practical Infosec
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This week, Ryan speaks with Ashley Woodhall, founder of Practical Infosec, about the delicate balance between a seamless end-user experience and effective cybersecurity practices. During the discussion, Ashley shares practical tips on how to secure your organization without overwhelming employees. Later in the episode, Ryan and Ashley examine the rise of sophisticated deepfakes and the need to adapt to an ever-evolving threat landscape.
Meet Our Guest
After 10 years in cyber security, Ashley Woodhall has seen a lot of change but crucially, he's learned that good security is just doing a couple of things consistently, and doing them very well. Practical Infosec helps purpose-led organisations do those things very well, so they can do the good in the world they want while being protected. Ashley started the business after making himself a promise in 2019: If the next full-time employment role didn’t work out for any reason, he would build something myself which had meaning. He's now finding meaning through his work, helping purpose-led organisations. In addition to a BSc in cyber security, Ashley is certified to GCIH (ability to identify and respond to cyber attacks) and GCCC (ability to carry out audits against the Critical Security Controls). He has worked in technical, risk management and strategic roles and for the last two years has been running Practical Infosec. Ashley is a mentor to students both privately and through organisations such as CAPSLOCK and the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC). He has also served on a board of directors for 3 years. Outside of work, Ashley can be found (out of place) in Barcelona's hipster cafes, watching Liverpool FC, laughing out loud at Bill Bryson's travel books or getting lost in the city.