An expert in the economics of the data on the dark web, an advisor on cyber-crime and security and respected specialist on geopolitical risk, trends and their impact on business and society, welcome to this week’s guest, Munish Walther Puri.
Born in California to Physician parents, we discuss the impact of Munish’s upbringing as part of the Indian diaspora, how the cross-cultural influences conditioned by his school, sports and pastimes prepared him the world he now inhabits.
We explore how curiosity, serendipity, and creativity impacted Munish’s journey to the intersection the data, the dark web and the cyber risks facing businesses, communities, and society.
I hope you enjoy this inspiring but sobering episode serendipity cyber risk and security with Munish Walther Puri.
What we discuss
His upbringing to physician parents
Being part of the Indian diaspora
The cross-cultural influences from moving between different communities in the SF Bay Area on his sense of identity
The impact and creativity from being the only boy at his sister’s dance school.
How his upbringing helped him forge connections easily
The experience of being a Hindu being schooled in a Christian school and exposure to multiple religions
How this instilled curiosity
The diversity and multiplicity of the courses and subjects he studied
His entry into a professional career in Risk Analysis
How he began to use data and open source tools
The intersection of fraud, terrorism and cyber
Risk and intelligence frameworks to different scenarios
How he considers risk
The diffusion and proliferation of cyber capabilities
The shifting from a unipolar world to a multipolar world
How he views failure
Our quick fire questions
The people who inspire him
What’s made him revaluation himself
What he’d do with the keys to the White House
His hard choices
Where he discovers new ideas
Who inspires him
How creativity manifests itself in his work
How he stays up to date with technology
The impossible question
The book he recommends
Who we interview next
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