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
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has
“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast
Sometimes our show has very eloquently prepared blogs that
would bring a tear to Shakespeare’s eye… sometimes we offer Shonda
Rhimes level quippy thoughts that should get us a spot writing for
How bout for today we go with straight up statistics
• The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a "small"
business as one with 500 employees or less.
• In 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%.
Research concludes 21.5% of startups fail in the first year, 30% in
the second year, 50% in the fifth year, and 70% in their 10th
Courtesy of Investopedia
Who the hell would even want to do this?
Who the hell would leave a comfortable position in the
corporate world complete with benefits, an expense account and
really REALLY good coffee in the breakroom? Beyond that… what kind
of lunatic keeps doing it over and over again? Well friends… I your
lunatic right here…Today Matt Stephenson welcomes Greg Fitzgerald,
co-founder of Sevco Security and sereal startup CMO. Our man isn’t
that interested if a company has over tons employees. He’s here to
build, not maintain…Dig it.
About Greg Fitzgerald
Greg Fitzgerald is the Chief Experience Officer and co-founder
of Sevco Security. He is a veteran IT and Security executive with
successful tours at TippingPoint, BMC Software, Fortinet and
Sourcefire. Fitz was the founding CMO at Cylance and
About Matt Stephenson
My name is Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) and I have hosted
podcasts, videos and live events all over the world which put me
with experts on every corner of the cybersecurity landscape.
pm73media is my first solo endeavor. On this platform and others to
come, I will continue to expand upon the tradition we started with
the Insecurity podcast as I seek out the leading minds in the tech
industry and beyond. I am always looking for fun people who may
break things every now and again.
In 20 years in the ecosystem of Data Protection and
Cybersecurity I have toured the world extolling the virtues of
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied
to information security, these technologies can wrong-foot the bad
Whether in person, live virtual events or podcasting, I get to
interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the
world of technology and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes,
that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other
times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund
of a national economy.
Wherever I go, my job is all about talking with the people who
build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to
make the world go round...
If you tuned in to any of my previous podcasts, there’s great
news…! pm73media is here! I will be bringing the same kind of
energy and array of guests you know and love. Best part? We’re
still at the same spot. You can find it at Spotify, Apple, Amazon
Music & Audible as well as Google, Gaana, Himalaya, I Heart
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