George Kamide

George Kamide is a senior director at SafeGuard Cyber. He’s the host of the award-winning cybersecurity podcast, First Watch, where he interviews cybersecurity leaders, newcomers, and policymakers. He is also the co-founder and co-host of Bare Knuckles and Brass Tacks, a podcast dedicated to repairing the vendor-customer divide in cybersecurity, along with his co-host, George Al-Koura, a CISO.

As an advocate for greater representation in information security, he also sits on the advisory board for Vision & Voice, a community dedicated to lifting women into cyber leadership positions.

He has appeared as a guest on Room for Growth and Security Confidential. As a disinformation researcher, he was called upon on multiple occasions to brief US Cyber Command and the Congressional Cyber Caucus on the mechanics of influence operations. He has also lectured at the university level in B2B marketing and cybersecurity.

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