CypherCon Podcast

CypherCon Podcast

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October 21, 2020 37 min
Daniel Creed shares stories of the meandering journey of his career from studying music in college to becoming the Global Director of Information Security at Transunion. He’s seen a lot of things in his day (including getting shot in Peru taking down nefarious bank executives amongst other fascinating stories). We talk about the role of...
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September 25, 2020 25 min
It’s not everyday you get the chance to chat with a courageous genius like HD Moore. In this episode, we talk about HD’s youth spent dumpster diving for computer parts and how those early days tinkering and building influenced the creation of Metasploit and what HD is up to now with Rumble. We talk about...
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August 18, 2020 42 min
On this episode Amy Upthagrove and I discuss how to make music by programming it with Sonic-Pi. We review music code she created and if you want to watch what we’re referencing you can watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/cEo-jx1fJM8 . Sonic-Pi is a fascinating program and Amy shares with us the knowledge she’s learned. You...
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Dr. Sudesh Kannan AKA Dr. K joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss hacking your brain in these uncertain times to find peace, joy and love. Dr. K has been practicing mindfulness and mediation for 30+ years and is the author of more than 25 publications and is co-author of the book...
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July 14, 2020 108 min
Beaches, Bunni3, and Johnny Xmas from Radio Statler join me on this episode of the podcast. We talk about Radio Statler’s journey since they started the radio program at HOPE as well as the state of cons during covid. We journey to the depths of ocean waters to discuss dolphin mating habits. We talk a...
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On this episode, I talk with Hamilton Souther, an ayahuasquero (ayahuasca shaman) talking to us from the jungle of Peru. I visited Hamilton’s Blue Morpho Ayahuasca retreat in Iquitos, Peru back in 2008. Hamilton tells his story about how he came to the jungle of Peru and found his ayahuasca apprenticeship, the tools of the...
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On this episode, Janine Ayana Watkins AKA Winner joins me to discuss her new book Sonder Lives: Here Lies Sonder Light. It’s a fascinating sci-fi novel about an amnesiac Marsean who is piecing together her memories about her mission when she came to Arth. In this episode, we talk about the writing process, inspiration, some...
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On this episode, I interview my good friend and journalist, Geoff Davidian about his most recent article When the Truth is a Lie, an Image is an Ethical Selfie. We talk a bit about this article and the state of journalism today as well as his work with Project Censored. Then we dive into how...
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May 19, 2020 62 min
Trenton Ivey and Sean Peterson did it! They created what hackers have been talking about for years – the first VR Con (that we know of)! This conversation blew my mind and I hope it blows yours away too! It’s been Trenton’s dream for a long time to do VR Con and when COVID hit...
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May 6, 2020 53 min
On this episode I have the honor of chatting with int eighty, half of the hip hop duo DualCore (dualcoremusic.com). We talk about the music making process, a few songs from their latest album Downtime, how he went from a hacker to a hacker rapper headlining DEFCON parties and different CONs everywhere, and the inspiration...
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On this episode I chat with Mike Kavka AKA Shecky on the state of security, hiring for security, as well as trying to get your foot in the door if you want to get into security. As bonus you’ll also hear the story about how Mike became Shecky. You can find all things Shecky on...
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April 5, 2020 64 min
Today is April 5, two days after CypherCon would have normally ended had it not been due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Michelle Meas, an infectious disease researcher at Berkley, joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss all things COVID-19. We talk about what the virus is and the differences between SARS CoV-1...
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EvilMog, of HashCat blesses the CypherCon Podcast with his holy Church of WiFi presence. We talk a wide range of shenanigans he’s involved in from the inception of the Church of WiFi to running pyrotechnics at Burning Man events. He’s one of these people that sets his sights on something and then figures it out,...
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Keynote Speaker of CypherCon 5 – 2020, Alyssa Miller, joins me on this podcast to talk about applications security, threat modeling, and imposter syndrome amongst other topics. We talk about some of the best practices around applications security – especially when using open source tools that may have unknown exploits. We dig into vulnerability to...
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March 10, 2020 30 min
Chris and Kris Silvers of CG Silvers Consulting join me on this episode of the podcast and we talk about social engineering amongst other topics. This year (2020) they’ll host the OSINT CTF at Cyphercon. In this CTF you’ll put your internet stalking skills to the test to find volunteer targets based on public information...
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Addie and Whiskr (the Tymkrs)are a couple of amazingly creative people who make the wicked awesome interactive badges at CypherCon. Tune in to get a whiff of what the CypherCon 5.0 Badge smells like. We discuss the inspiration behind prior badges, what it was like to do the DEFCON badges, and how they design the...
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February 4, 2020 51 min
Robert Reif is a brilliant password cracker. I learn all sorts of stuff about cracking passwords that I never knew about. In this episode we talk about how Robert’s summertime hacker hobby (involves a Wi-Fi pentesting stroller) helped him discover vulnerabilities in wireless routers. We’ve all heard of password best practices, but on this podcast...
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January 21, 2020 64 min
I enjoyed getting to know Pocket on this podcast. He’s a fun loving social engineering kinda guy. He talks about getting kicked out of BSides to working for BSides. We discuss the DEFCON side con ShabbotCon  that he and his brothers started so that Jews who attend DEFCON have a space to recognize the Sabbath...
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In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Sydney Swaine – Simon, founder of the non-profit Neurotechx, XPRIZE advisor, AI Commons partner and all around interesting human. We talk about his involvement at the Biohacking Village at DEFCON, which leads us to an interesting case study of identifying vulnerabilities in IoT sex toys...
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December 18, 2019 43 min
Casey Cammilleri, founder of Sprocket Security, joins me to discuss the necessity of continuous with DevOps and shadow IT departments so prevalent in today’s companies. We exchange security stories from our start-ups and talk about the awesomeness of hacker communities challenging each other and exchanging information in a fun entertaining way. Say hi to Casey...
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