Last updated at Wed, 16 Mar 2022 23:45:44 GMT

In this episode of Security Nation, Jen and Tod chat with Bob Lord, recently the Chief Security Officer for the Democratic National Committee, about the unique challenges of overseeing cybersecurity at a high-profile political entity. Bob talks about becoming the Marie Condo of cybersecurity, the importance of people and process, and getting peers and leaders alike to buy into major habit changes designed to improve security.

Stick around for our Rapid Rundown, where Tod and Jen talk about a recent academic paper on influencer VPN ads on YouTube and its implications for how laypeople learn about security.

Bob Lord

Bob Lord most recently served as the first Chief Security Officer at the Democratic National Committee. In that role he worked to secure the Committee, as well as helping state parties and campaigns with their security programs. Previous roles include CISO at Yahoo, CISO in Residence at Rapid 7, and before that he headed up Twitter’s information security program as its first security hire. You can see some of his hobbies at

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