CypherCon Podcast

CypherCon Podcast

Milwaukee Wisconsin Hacker Podcast... Show More

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November 5, 2019 45 min

Jonathan Tomek, co-founder of Chicago’s THOTCON, joins me on this podcast to discuss threat intelligence, ham radio, and what it’s like to run a hacker conference and the genesis of THOTCON. We talk about how he’s gathered threat intelligence data through Iranian hacker groups. We discuss QRP records sending messages thousands of miles with very...

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October 15, 2019 56 min

Jo Jones is a collector of Cold War artifacts and she shares her knowledge and passion with me on the podcast. We discuss pamphlets, ID tags, nuclear bunker maps that were handed out in the Greater Milwaukee Area during the Cold War. From citizen activation and engagement to preparing for the morbid possibility that your...

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July 24, 2019 38 min

Kat Traxler joins me on the podcast to talk about encryption, secrets management, security impact of application layers, and growing things. One of the themes on this podcast is that cybersecurity can be super stressful work and it is important to have something to allow you to decompress and center your mind. For Kat that’s...

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July 13, 2019 32 min

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Trenton Ivey, Co-founder of CypherCon. He’s led and designed the capture-the-con events at CypherCon and really put a lot of emphasis on interactivity into the capture-the-con competition. We chat about the hacker communities in Milwaukee compared to St. Louis where he now lives. He talks...

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I join Chris Merkel at Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs for this podcast. Chris is a Senior Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Northwestern Mutual. We talk about fostering a work environment that allows the team to do great security work, overcoming challenges in the shift to cloud services, security challenges within different sectors, strategies for...

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On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Lesley Carhart. We talk about hacking for pancakes, knife fighting martial arts, industrial cybersecurity, apartment complexes sharing your data without permission, and some really great resume and job hunting tips. You say hi to Lesley at @hacks4pancakes on twitter and find her on her blog at tisphone.net.

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I am joined by all around technical A/V guru and entrepreneur Sean Schult. We talk about how he sold his first program when he was 12 years old, how he started doing A/V in high school as a DJ and doing sound production for plays, and today he has a full blown production company. We...

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May 30, 2019 48 min

Matt Werner joins me in a conversation about cryptocurrency. Matt recently worked as an Engineering Manager at Coinbase and shares a wealth of knowledge on cryptocurrency. We talk about different coins, how to vet a coin to find out if it’s good, and interesting applications of ERC20. Matt shares what it was like to be...

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Bummed that CypherCon is over? We bring you back with Augmented Reality Podcasting! Johnny Xmas and I sat down after his talk at CypherCon 4.0 and we bring you back into the Con. Among other topics, we discuss (not) flamethrowers, venmo drug dealers, and questioning whether or not there is true altruism. You can check...

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In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Mar Williams. Mar is an artist and hacker whose interest is in the artistic applications of emerging and open source technology. You have probably seen some of their art featured at CypherCon. Mar has also done artwork for DEFCON and other notable conferences for the...

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On this episode Ted Harrington, partner of Independent Security Evaluators joins me to talk some exciting security research. We talk about what they’ve found in cars, hospitals, printers, password managers and more. ISE started the IoT Village movement at Cons across the world where the hacker community helps find and report vulnerabilities to make sure...

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On this episode Russ From and I discuss small cell technology, the cyber-security scene in the Midwest, and how to navigate your way through a fruitful InfoSec career.

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Michelle Meas has a love and mastery of biology. In this episode we explore vulnerabilities in the human body, get a basic understanding on how DNA works, get into gene editing with CRISPR, and talk about how to learn faster using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).

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April 17, 2019 39 min

Richard Thieme joins me for an incredible conversation about the unquenchable thirst for truth. We talk about research topics that are taboo, the spy state, and the importance of the hacker community to support one another as we create a better world. You can follow Richard and say hello @neuralcowboy on twitter and you can...

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April 10, 2019 37 min

In this episode, we welcome Dave Schwartzberg back to the podcast to talk about Cipher Village. If you are listening to this prior to CypherCon 2019, listen carefully as there are hints that will help you out for the Con. We talk everything Cipher Village and learn about the process to make the CypherCon inspired...

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April 3, 2019 42 min

On this episode I am joined by Doug Rogahn, who runs the Lockpicking and Safecracking village at CypherCon. In this episode, you’ll learn all the elements of lockpicking, how Doug got into this hobby, and what you can expect at the Lockpicking and Safecracking Village at CypherCon.

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March 27, 2019 29 min

Brian Van Stedum joins me on this episode to talk about his process around creating CypherCon coins, why he was inspired to volunteer his time to make them and participate in the CypherCon community, and what drives him. You can find him @KoynArtist on Twitter. Notable quotes “There is no greater payment than being able...

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Dave Schwartzberg and I have an incredible conversation about kids and how to support them in their hacking endeavors in security and technology. We talk about his project Hak4Kidz (hak4kidz.com/) where he introduces kids to everything hacker. We talk about technology taught in the school system, his thoughts on introducing hacking to STEM to make...

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Caleb Madrigal (https://calebmadrigal.com/) and I discuss radio frequency hacking, monitor the transmission signal to unlock my car, Tracker Jacker (https://github.com/calebmadrigal/trackerjacker) which tracks Internet of Things (IoT) devices searching for wireless signals, the math of the universe, surrealism and science fiction, and the nature of God. A fascinating conversation with a fascinating human – there’s something...

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March 10, 2019 36 min

This episode we meet with Nick Wersel, 2019 CypherCon Speaker. Kyle talks with Nick about creative ways to answer the question, what should I eat today? Nick has always been interested in hiking in the woods and identifying plants and now ⅓ of his diet is made up of plants he finds in nature. In...

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