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Upwards

By Onwardly

Upwards is the podcast making security accessible for startups and tech leaders.

Phil Howie, founder and CEO of cloud security platform Onwardly, chats candidly to startup founders and tech pros about their security and leadership journeys.

As your startup scales, so will your security and privacy roles and responsibilities. Hear from other leaders that have navigated the challenges of cybersecurity and leadership with success.

This podcast helps you to better understand your security posture and how you can build momentum within your startup in an accessible, affordable and achievable way.
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Security leadership: A survival guide | David Higgins

UpwardsMar 09, 2023

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Security leadership: A survival guide | David Higgins

Security leadership: A survival guide | David Higgins

Interested in learning what it takes to become a leader in the ever-changing world of #cybersecurity? 🤔 🎙️ Tune into our latest episode with security thinker David Higgins. David is here to share his top strategies for surviving and thriving in #security leadership. Unleash your inner superhero and level up your security career. 🦸‍♀️ 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io
Mar 09, 202338:37
ChatGPT: Opportunity or threat? | Hilary Walton from Microsoft

ChatGPT: Opportunity or threat? | Hilary Walton from Microsoft

We're back for Season 2 with special guest Hilary Walton, Technology Strategist at Microsoft and host of the Digital Culture Ideas podcast, as we discuss ChatGPT, the AI-powered language model everyone is talking about, and the impact it's having on the world of #cybersecurity. Learn about the potential of ChatGPT for automating customer service, improving chatbots and revolutionising the way we work. But with great power comes great responsibility… we'll also explore the security and privacy considerations that businesses need to keep in mind when using ChatGPT. 👏 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io 👉 Hilary's podcast, Digital Culture Ideas: https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/digital-culture-ideas-with-hilary-walton/id1511740317
Feb 24, 202326:51
GDPR: How your business can meet the requirements | Daimhin Warner from Simply Privacy

GDPR: How your business can meet the requirements | Daimhin Warner from Simply Privacy

Meta has just been hit with another hefty fine ($275M 🤯) for breaching the European data protection law. We've come full circle with our very first guest of #Upwards, Daimhin Warner from Simply Privacy Ltd, joining Phil Howie (founder & CEO of Onwardly) for the final episode of 2022. 🚀 🎙 In this episode, Daimhin and Phil discuss how your business can understand if you're in scope for the GDPR's requirements. ⬇️ 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about our partnership with Simply Privacy here: https://www.onwardly.io/product-features/privacy
Dec 08, 202230:39
Security is a team sport | Pete Simmons from MyHR

Security is a team sport | Pete Simmons from MyHR

Security is more achievable when everyone plays as a team. 🚀 Pete Simmons, CTO at MyHR & Onwardly customer, says ⬇️ "Keeping things organised and driving forward is part of a team effort now. Knowing that's going on in the background means I don't have to spend and invest all that time." Join Pete and Phil Howie (CEO & Founder at Onwardly) for a live chat about the principles around accomplishing security and privacy work as a team, based on Pete's experience at MyHR. 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io
Nov 03, 202224:51
Why security is a business-wide problem | Walter Rumsby from CONQA

Why security is a business-wide problem | Walter Rumsby from CONQA

This week on the pod, Walter Rumsby (Head of Product Engineering at CONQA) joins us to discuss his journey into engineering & security leadership. 🚀 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io
Oct 28, 202233:21
Running an effective bug bounty program | Ankita Dhakar from Capture The Bug

Running an effective bug bounty program | Ankita Dhakar from Capture The Bug

Bug bounties are a valuable tool for helping to keep your systems secure. 🚀   There are many benefits to running an effective program, including ⬇️   🌟 Improved visibility over your security posture 🌟 More resources in-house to focus on risk management 🌟 Ability to tap into the skills of security experts & researchers In this episode of Upwards, Ankita Dhakar (Founder of Security Lit & Capture The Bug) shares how your business can harness the power of crowdsourcing.  👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io
Oct 28, 202226:56
4 security and privacy tasks to get done this week | Cyber Smart Week

4 security and privacy tasks to get done this week | Cyber Smart Week

Sometimes, simple is best, and we often need to be reminded of the fundamentals. 🚀 That’s especially true when it comes to security and privacy. The basics seem obvious, but not always made a priority—leaving many businesses open to data breaches. Join Phil Howie (CEO & founder at Onwardly) and Amie Finlayson (Growth Marketer at Onwardly) as we share the 4 foundational tasks you can get done this Cyber Smart Week as part of running an effective security program. ✅🌟 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Start a 7 day free trial of Onwardly: https://onwardly.io 👉 Check out the CERT NZ website for more resources: https://www.cert.govt.nz/cybersmart/
Oct 14, 202212:17
Building a global startup | Linda Jenkinson

Building a global startup | Linda Jenkinson

Ever considered moving your startup into new international markets? 🌏🤔 Meet Linda Jenkinson ⬇️ 🔸 born in NZ and living in San Francisco Bay 🇺🇸 🔸 the first woman CEO/Founder to list a company on the NASDAQ 🔸 experienced public & private board director 🔸 serial entrepreneur with 30 years experience 🔸 raised over $300 million and offered services in more than 80 countries In this week's episode of Upwards, Linda and Phil Howie (CEO & Founder at Onwardly) discuss the realities of doing business abroad and how to find the path to success beyond the shores of New Zealand. 🇳🇿 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Oct 07, 202222:55
4 startup myths that hold technical founders back | Jenny Busing from Excellent

4 startup myths that hold technical founders back | Jenny Busing from Excellent

Growth is no doubt the main focus for early-stage startups. 🚀 But growth isn’t always linear, nor does it come overnight—yet the myths on how successful startups have come to be unicorns continue to be believed and perpetuated by founders. Join Phil Howie (founder & CEO of Onwardly, host of Upwards) as he interviews co-founder & Chief Growth Officer at Excellent, Jenny Busing, on her entrepreneurial journey and the 4 startup myths that hold technical founders back from growth. 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Sep 29, 202229:09
Talking about the 'S' word with your board | Kendra Ross

Talking about the 'S' word with your board | Kendra Ross

Two different perspectives, one main goal: let’s make security better for everyone. 🚀 In this episode of Upwards, Kendra Ross (Entrepreneur, Dyslexic Thinker, Investor) and Phil Howie (Onwardly) talk all about boards and that ‘S’ word… security, including what questions a board needs to ask when it comes to cybersecurity, and what management should be thinking about when it comes to reporting on security. 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Sep 16, 202226:21
Tech leadership and startup life | JD Trask from Raygun

Tech leadership and startup life | JD Trask from Raygun

Leadership is the cornerstone of a startup's success. 🌟 A CTO is often an early hire or, in a lot of cases, a founder... so what makes someone in this role an effective leader? Join JD Trask (Raygun) and Phil Howie (Onwardly) in a candid chat about the roles leaders play within startups, and what they get right and what they often get wrong. 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Sep 09, 202230:06
The role of the privacy officer | Emma Pond from Simply Privacy

The role of the privacy officer | Emma Pond from Simply Privacy

When getting started with privacy, one of the first factors you need to consider is who will be appointed the role of a privacy officer. It can be confusing to know what the privacy officer does, who will fulfil the role, and what needs to be done in line with the law. Luckily, we have Emma Pond—former staff member at the Privacy Commissioner (so she has first-hand experience on this topic) and Principal & Director at consultancy Simply Privacy—here to answer frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of appointing a privacy officer. 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Sep 01, 202216:13
Taking a people-centric approach to security | Laura Bell from SafeStack

Taking a people-centric approach to security | Laura Bell from SafeStack

Security isn’t AWS or your tech stack. That’s part of it, but it’s so much more that that: it’s your people. 🌟 It’s fundamental for startups, and businesses of any size, to take a people-focused approach to cybersecurity awareness and education. By focusing on your team, you can equip them with everything they need to help defend your company. Because in reality, security isn’t a once-and-done activity—it’s 24/7, and only effective if everyone is on board. Laura Bell from SafeStack shares more insight on why this is important, how to think about it overall, and why it’s never too early to start. 🚀 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about securing your startup: https://onwardly.io
Aug 26, 202225:31
Scale your startup with a plan for privacy | Daimhin Warner from Simply Privacy

Scale your startup with a plan for privacy | Daimhin Warner from Simply Privacy

How can startups build a good foundation around the way they treat data? 🤔 As a startup, you may be thinking you’re “too small” to start thinking about privacy. Or you may even believe that privacy isn’t relevant to you… at least not at this stage. Or maybe you’ve been tasked with the role of privacy officer (amongst your other responsibilities) and you’re unsure why or where to get started. In this episode, Phil Howie, founder & CEO of Onwardly, and Daimhin Warner, Principal & Director at Simply Privacy chat more about how you get can started with privacy at the local level and get ready to go global. 🚀 👉 Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onwardly 👉 Learn more about our partnership with Simply Privacy here: https://www.onwardly.io/product-features/privacy
Aug 26, 202232:21
Welcome to Upwards

Welcome to Upwards

Upwards is the podcast making security accessible for startups and tech leaders. 🚀 Phil Howie, founder and CEO of cloud security platform Onwardly, chats candidly to startup founders and tech pros about their security and leadership journeys. As your startup scales, so will your security and privacy roles and responsibilities. Hear from other leaders that have navigated the challenges of cybersecurity and leadership with success. This podcast helps you to better understand your security posture and how you can build momentum within your startup in an accessible, affordable and achievable way. --- Onwardly is the cloud platform that makes it easier to build, manage and scale your cybersecurity program. Learn more at onwardly.io 🌟
Aug 12, 202200:36