Decipher Security Podcast

Decipher Security Podcast

The editors of Decipher talk with a rotating cast of security practitioners, researchers, and executives about a variety of topics in the security and privacy fields.

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October 21, 2021 36 min

Courtney Nash of Verica joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the new Verica Open Incident Database, which centralizes reports of software outages, security incidents, and near misses, and why studying the way systems fail is so valuable.

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On the 25th anniversary* of the release of Hackers, Zoe Lindsey and Pete Baker join Dennis Fisher to talk about the cultural influence of the movie, the effect it's had on hacker culture, and why it is still so beloved today.

*because 2020 never happened

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September 13, 2021 52 min

Carolina Terrazas joins Dennis Fisher to talk about getting into security, the importance of diversity in hiring practices, and  why Tom Brady is the worst.

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September 7, 2021 49 min

Amélie Koran joins Dennis Fisher to talk about her start in computing with a Commodore 64, her early years in the private sector, and her security and policy work in several federal government agencies.

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August 31, 2021 51 min

Dennis Fisher talks with Zoe Lindsey, one of the early Duo Security employees, about her entrance into hacker culture, finding her way in the tech world, and the importance of lifelong learning.

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August 19, 2021 44 min

Jonathan Mayer, assistant professor of computer science at Princeton University, joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the technical and legal challenges of Apple's announced CSAM scanning system.

Note: This episode deals with sensitive topics. 

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July 29, 2021 42 min

Jules Okafor, CEO of RevolutionCyber, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about her unconventional career arc, the importance of empathy in leadership and communications, and why conventional security awareness programs don't work. 

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Mark Werremeyer and Bryce Kerley join Dennis Fisher to talk about the Hack-a-Sat CTF competition at DEF CON and the need for collaboration between aerospace engineers and cybersecurity professionals.

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June 15, 2021 35 min

Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talks to Derek Manky of Fortinet about the breakdown of barriers between private firms and public sector agencies, law enforcement and the security industry.


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Dennis Fisher, Zoe Lindsey, and Pete Baker ride a cart through the steam tunnels to meet at the Pacific Tech lab,  crank up the laser, and ponder the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?" Get your giant tinfoil ball of popcorn ready for Real Genius!

Note: There is another version of this episode in the feed with the movie audio laid in at low volume under the commentary track.

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Dennis Fisher, Zoe Lindsey, and Pete Baker ride a cart through the steam tunnels to meet at the Pacific Tech lab,  crank up the laser, and ponder the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?" Get your giant tinfoil ball of popcorn ready for Real Genius!

Note: This version is synced with the audio of the movie laid in at low volume. There is a separate version in the feed without the movie audio laid in.

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May 24, 2021 40 min

Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talks with Troy Hunt, founder of Have I Been Pwned, about the biggest challenges facing the security industry when it comes to credential stuffing and data breaches.

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May 18, 2021 35 min

Dennis Fisher talks with Kimberly Goody from FireEye's cybercrime analysis team about the DarkSide ransomware operation, the emergence of the ransomware-as-a-service model, and what might be next for these groups. 

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May 11, 2021 34 min

Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talks to Ken Munro with Pen Test Partners about the biggest challenges around securing Internet of Things devices, and how regulatory efforts and consumer awareness are beginning to have a positive impact on the IoT security landscape.

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May 6, 2021 85 min

Dennis Fisher talks with Peter Baker, the founding brand designer at Duo and the man behind the Decipher brand, about his design philosophy, the earliest days of Scio/Duo, why design matters in security, and the influence that positivity and usability has had on the industry.

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Dennis Fisher talks with Katie Moussouris, Rich Mogull, Kymberlee Price, and Thomas Ptacek about the unique and inspiring life and legacy of hacker Dan Kaminsky.

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April 22, 2021 91 min

To celebrate the good, the bad, and the terrible in hacker movies, Zoe Lindsey, Pete Baker, and Dennis Fisher convene to hand out some fake awards for fake hacking.

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April 19, 2021 54 min

Steve Ragan, security researcher with Akamai, joins Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch to discuss the evolution of phishing kits over the past year, and how attacks on the identity and trust model will change as employees start to go back into the office.

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April 13, 2021 57 min

Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the evolution of Mac malware, the relative security of macOS to other platforms, and Apple's current approach to platform safety.

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April 9, 2021 39 min

Charles Shirer, a red teamer, hacker, and FreeBSD enthusiast, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about his path to working in security, learning to hack, and his motivational videos.

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