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The second podcast in the PCI Hug It Out series is out for you to download.  You can download it here or on the Network Security Podcast site.

In a previous post we talked about the start of this podcast series and what we are hoping to achieve.  In the first podcast you heard from Mike Dahn and in part two you hear from Josh Corman.  Josh is the Research Director of the 451 Group‘s enterprise security practice.  He has catalyzed many debates about PCI and is a person who is passionately interested in making security better.

I have had a chance to chat with Josh quite a few times and one of the things I find interesting about him is that he cares about the end results and is more than willing to have debates to gather new info.  With new inputs and conversations, Josh continues to develop his thoughts which shows in this conversation.  This is a great podcast to take a listen to if you are involved with IT security and/or compliance.  Also, if you didn’t have a chance to listen to the first podcast you should go back and listen to Mike Dahn’s thoughts on the same subject.  These guys are smart, passionate, experienced and motivated.  The industry is better because of it.

We Are Raising Money For Charity

Remember we are gathering donations for charity so please contribute to some great causes.  If you are curious as to why we are raising money for these two great charities you can check out the back story here.

So, where does your generous donation go? The first $1000 is going to Hackers for Charity, the next $1000 is going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  The good news is that the total contributed to date is up to $1,050 from the community and  $1,000 from Tripwire which makes the total pledged to date $2,050.  We can do better than that though.  Let’s see if we can get the total up to $3,000.  If we can do that I have a special treat for you for the last post of this series. What do you say?

If you want to donate, you can email me, Matt Hixson, with your pledge: or you can pledge on Twitter using the hashtag #PCIhugitout and we will be in contact with you soon.  You can also leave a comment on this blog with a way for us to get in touch with you.

Thanks for everyone who has supported these great causes to date!  Please download the podcast and let us know what you think.