Episode 12: The Future of Security with LARES

Most of us are familiar with the intricate game of attack and defense in the security world based on what we've seen in movies. Reality, however, is much more nuanced, messy and exciting than the big screens have led us to believe. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Chris Nickerson, founder and CEO of LARES Security, to discuss not only the details of how they navigate the complex world of prevention, detection and response, but also how he spearheaded setting industry standards, the impact of COVID-19, as well as looking at the future of security, and how it's evolving with the rise of new technology.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of security and LARES
  • [01:21]Chris's journey to the security world and the creation of Lares
  • [07:36]A bit of history of the industry and the origin of Red Teams
  • [12:53]On Lare's Penetration Testing Execution Standard
  • [19:33]The challenges with traditional security testing
  • [24:32]The variety of Lares's clients
  • [29:14]The impact of Covid-19 on the security industry
  • [33:08]The future of the security industry in the next 10-30 years