Season 1, Episode 7
12/01/2021

Ransomware, a love story

Ransomware, a love story

Ransomware attacks have reached record levels, and the breaches aren’t letting up. Two cybersecurity heavyweights talk threat intelligence, business continuity, crime as a service, and the unexpected upside of ransomware.

Rahul Telang
Rahul Telang
Trustees Professor of Information Systems
Rahul is a leading expert in the economics of information security, privacy, and copyright infringement in digital media. He is a professor of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and The Future of Entertainment. A big movie buff, Rahul wrote an academic paper about Bollywood films and piracy.
Renee Guttmann
Renee Guttmann
Global CISO and Risk Executive, Board Advisor
Renee has more than 25 years of experience managing technology risk for multinational corporations. And she was one of the first women in the cybersecurity industry overall. She was the CISO at Coca-Cola, Royal Caribbean, and Campbell Soup Company. That’s soda, ships, and soup. She created Time Warner’s information security program and was AOL Time Warner's first Chief Privacy Officer. She also nannied for a count and a countess when she was 21. Top that.
Baratunde Thurston

Meet your host

Baratunde Thurston

Host, Writer, Futurist, Great Guy to Hang Out With After Work

Baratunde is back for Season 2 and ready to get real about IT! He is an Emmy-nominated host of the PBS series America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, creator of the podcast, How to Citizen with Baratunde, founding partner of the new media startup Puck, and author of NYT best-seller How to Be Black.

After-hours fun fact: MSNBC said Baratunde gave “one of the greatest TED talks of all time.”

Season 2 (4 episodes)
Season 1 (8 episodes)