Gone Phishing

Gone Phishing

Twice a week, we'll explore a new topic or thought and unpack the vulnerabilities surrounding humans and social engineering to help you and your business become more resistant to cybercrime. New episodes every Monday & Wednesday
Leveraging AI in cybersecurity for small businesses (with Reg Harnish)
Gone PhishingJuly 24, 20240:18:1525.57 MB

Leveraging AI in cybersecurity for small businesses (with Reg Harnish)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the world of AI in cybersecurity, featuring Reg Harnish (CEO and Founder of Orbital Fire). They explore the complexities and practical implications of incorporating AI into cybersecurity strategies for small businesses. The...

The future of AI in customer interactions and marketing (with Bobby Jacobs)
Gone PhishingJuly 22, 20240:18:4526.27 MB

The future of AI in customer interactions and marketing (with Bobby Jacobs)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) dives into the future of AI in customer interactions and marketing. Joined by Bobby Jacobs (Head of Growth - Thread), they discuss how AI is transforming the way we connect with customers and how marketers can effectively utilize AI without sacr...

Behind the scenes at MSP Conferences: Highs, lows, and everything in between (with Tara Rummer)
Gone PhishingJuly 17, 20240:22:2631.32 MB

Behind the scenes at MSP Conferences: Highs, lows, and everything in between (with Tara Rummer)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the exciting and chaotic world of MSP conferences with special guest Tara Rummer (Director of Community at ImmyBot). They share their experiences, insights, and some wild stories from the conference circuit. Whether you're ...

Building a strong leadership culture in your organization (with Ray Orsini)
Gone PhishingJuly 15, 20240:22:1531.07 MB

Building a strong leadership culture in your organization (with Ray Orsini)

In this episode of Gone Phishing, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the nuances of building a culture of leadership with Ray Orsini (Founder of OIT, VoIp, and MSP Media Network). They explore the essential qualities of leadership and how to identify potential leaders within an...

Why transparent pricing is crucial for MSP success (with Alex Farling)
Gone PhishingJuly 10, 20240:20:2828.62 MB

Why transparent pricing is crucial for MSP success (with Alex Farling)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the topic of pricing transparency with Alex Farling, co-founder of Empath. They discuss the importance of clear and upfront pricing in building trust with customers, the intricacies MSPs face when deciding on their pricing ...

Exploring Security Maturity in the MSP Channel (with Michael Riggs)
Gone PhishingJuly 08, 20240:18:3426.02 MB

Exploring Security Maturity in the MSP Channel (with Michael Riggs)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) sits down with Michael Riggs, a seasoned security professional, to discuss the levels of security maturity in the MSP channel. With nearly 30 years of technology experience and 15 years in security, Riggs offers a wealth of insights into the eve...

Building Strong Teams and Fostering Personal Growth in the Cybersecurity Industry (with James Abercrombie)
Gone PhishingJuly 03, 20240:17:0423.97 MB

Building Strong Teams and Fostering Personal Growth in the Cybersecurity Industry (with James Abercrombie)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the importance of building strong teams and fostering personal growth with guest James Abercrombie from Acronis. They explore the dynamics of authentic leadership, the impact of vulnerability in the workplace, and how to cu...

Navigating cybersecurity challenges for small businesses (with Reg Harnish)
Gone PhishingJuly 01, 20240:19:2727.24 MB

Navigating cybersecurity challenges for small businesses (with Reg Harnish)

In today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into cybersecurity challenges faced by SMBs with Reg Harnish, founder and CEO of Orbital Fire. Reg shares his extensive experience in the cybersecurity realm, having previously co-founded and served as CTO of Autotask. They disc...

Should you company be using AI? (with Bobby Jacobs)
Gone PhishingJune 26, 20240:18:0825.42 MB

Should you company be using AI? (with Bobby Jacobs)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into whether businesses should be leveraging AI with guest Bobby Jacobs (Head of Growth - Thread). Together, they explore the multifaceted implications of adopting AI in a corporate environment. Bobby and Connor discuss the prac...

Mastering Market Differentiation: Strategies for MSPs and Vendors (with Alex Farling)
Gone PhishingJune 24, 20240:24:2534.05 MB

Mastering Market Differentiation: Strategies for MSPs and Vendors (with Alex Farling)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) dives into the complexities of differentiation in a crowded MSP (Managed Service Provider) and vendor market with guest Alex Farling (Co-Founder - Empath). They unpack the challenges and strategies for standing out, the importance of understandi...

Building a cult-like following: Why does brand matter so much (with Wes Spencer)
Gone PhishingJune 19, 20240:19:3327.36 MB

Building a cult-like following: Why does brand matter so much (with Wes Spencer)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) dives into the fascinating world of branding and how to build a cult-like following with guest Wes Spencer (Co-founder of Empath). They discuss the importance of creating a strong brand, the unexpected ways that a brand culture can develop, and ...

Building long-lasting meaningful relationships in business (with Jeff Benedetti)
Gone PhishingJune 17, 20240:16:3123.19 MB

Building long-lasting meaningful relationships in business (with Jeff Benedetti)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) dives into the nuances of building long-lasting meaningful relationships in business with guest Jeff Benedetti, SVP of Sales at CyberQP. Together, they explore the fundamental aspects of relationship-building in the business world and share thei...

Bridging the gap between security teams and end users (with Adam Walter)
Gone PhishingJune 12, 20240:21:3139.92 MB

Bridging the gap between security teams and end users (with Adam Walter)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) dives deep into the concept of engaging with end users in the realm of cybersecurity with Adam Walter (Founder/President of HumanizeIT)The discussion covers a wide range of topics from defining who end users are to the importance of empathy and ...

Why one layer of cybersecurity isn’t enough (with Nick Wolf)
Gone PhishingJune 10, 20240:14:2827 MB

Why one layer of cybersecurity isn’t enough (with Nick Wolf)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) sits down with Nick Wolf (Director of Partner Acquisition at Cork) to demystify cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). They delve into Nick's extensive experience in the MSP industry, the transition toward comprehensive cybe...

Enhancing Cybersecurity Through Third Party Risk Assessments (with Matt Quammen)
Gone PhishingJune 05, 20240:19:0035.31 MB

Enhancing Cybersecurity Through Third Party Risk Assessments (with Matt Quammen)

On today's episode of Phin Security, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the critical importance of third-party risk assessments with Matt Quammen, president and co-founder of Optimize Cyber. They explore how third-party risk assessments and penetration testing help businesses n...

Protecting Kids Online: Addressing Cyber Threats for Generation Alpha (with Will brooks)
Gone PhishingJune 03, 20240:19:0135.33 MB

Protecting Kids Online: Addressing Cyber Threats for Generation Alpha (with Will brooks)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the challenges and dangers Gen Alpha faces online. Connor is joined by Will Brooks (Channel Chief - Fifth Wall Solutions), who shares his unique perspective and personal experiences as a new father. They discuss the mental ...

Navigating the Future of MSPs: Consolidation and the Cybersecurity Poverty Line (with Michael Riggs)
Gone PhishingMay 29, 20240:17:2232.3 MB

Navigating the Future of MSPs: Consolidation and the Cybersecurity Poverty Line (with Michael Riggs)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the world of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the future of the MSP channel with special guest Michael Riggs. They explore key trends, hurdles, and strategic insights for MSPs striving to navigate the evolving cybersecu...

The Role of MSPs in Cyber Risk Management (with Matt Quammen)
Gone PhishingMay 27, 20240:17:5633.19 MB

The Role of MSPs in Cyber Risk Management (with Matt Quammen)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) delves into the world of cyber risk management with guest Matt Quammen, the co-founder and president of Optimize Cyber.Takeaways* Matt discusses the importance of MSPs in making cyber risk an approachable topic for businesses and emphasizes the ...

The Role of Money in Motivation and Company Culture (with Jeff Benedetti)
Gone PhishingMay 22, 20240:15:2021.58 MB

The Role of Money in Motivation and Company Culture (with Jeff Benedetti)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) does a deep dive into the drivers of motivation within a company with Jeff Benedetti (SVP of Sales - Cyber QP). They discuss the balance between monetary and non-monetary incentives, the significance of company culture, and effective ways to mea...

How Do MSPs Increase Employee Satisfaction (with Wes Spencer)
Gone PhishingMay 20, 20240:18:1325.52 MB

How Do MSPs Increase Employee Satisfaction (with Wes Spencer)

On today's episode, Connor Swalm (CEO - Phin Security) delves into the fascinating world of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and employee satisfaction with the insightful Wes Spencer, co-founder of Empath. They explore various strategies and perspectives on how MSPs can not only retain but also elev...