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Every week on the pm73media, Matt Stephenson interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk, control friction, compliance, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

Jun 3, 2022


Robert Herbeck: Star Trek DS9

Let’s just say you didn’t grow up wanting to become a spy. You just wanted out of the family car business. You’re armed with an Ivy League education in your back pocket. You have a more noble profession in mind.

I don’t know... maybe... to be an actor.

But... to support yourself... you need a survival job....

May 26, 2022


Joker: Dog chasing cars


“I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do if I caught one, you know, I just do…things.”

-- The Joker, The Dark Knight, 2008, Jonathon and Christopher Nolan


Matt Stephenson welcomes Chris Humphreys to pm73media. How does a nice boy from Metro Washington DC start playing pro football (or...

May 18, 2022


Mouse Trap


How can we make a better mousetrap if the designers of and the materials that go into the contemporary mousetraps aren’t good enough to keep pace with the current mouse?


Adapt or perish… now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative

 --HG Wells


It is not the strongest species that survie, nor the...

May 10, 2022

Standing in line, marking time
Waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old ladies' eyes
Just for fun he says, "get a job"

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Ah, but don't you believe them

 -- Bruce...

Apr 25, 2022

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
 —Steve Jobs
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  
 —Wayne Gretzy