SPONSOR PODCAST: Commercial sector versus intelligence world

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16 May 2012 » Risky Business Extra, AusCERT

In this sponsor podcast we chat with Richard Byfield, co-founder and general manager of Datacom TSS.

Datacom TSS is a relatively new Australian company backed by the Datacom group, the large integrator. They're an independent company offering the usual stuff, like penetration testing and app review, but what makes them a little different are its founders.

They used to work in the security and intelligence community for the Australian government, which means they've spent a lot of time viewing the threat environment with a slightly different perspective to the rest of us. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to ask Richard what it was like for him to transition from his previous place of employment into the private sector. Here's what he had to say.