Bytes of Wisdom

Bytes of Wisdom

“Bytes of Wisdom” with Jeremy Rossi, John Bellone, & Ossie Munroe is a podcast by three guys who tried their best to remain introverted, but eventually realized that multiplayer experiences were a lot more fun. Episodes covers wide variety of topics ranging from technology, leadership, current events, and mentorship. No matter the topic, quirky banter, unfiltered opinions, the contagious enthusiasm will draw you in. New episodes on Tuesdays.


July 16, 2024 51 mins

The conversation covers various topics including using Readwise and other tools for reading and consuming content, the integration of Kindle and Audible, the benefits of One Medical for healthcare, and the rise of phone scams and ways to combat them. In this conversation, John and Jeremy discuss various topics including security extortion, protecting family members from scams, the future of audio books, and the challenges of consum...

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In this episode, Jeremy Rossi and John Bellone discuss an eclectic mix of topics. They start off by talking about the challenges around planning and recording, sharing some personal anecdotes about life and family. The conversation soon shifts towards food, as they exchange tips and experiences about cooking techniques, including the benefits of using a griddle over a traditional grill, the best ways to cook steaks, and how to pre...
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This conversation explores the history and challenges faced by Boeing, particularly after the merger with McDonnell Douglas. The discussion highlights the cultural shift and management practices that led to a decline in engineering expertise and a focus on financial engineering. The impact of outsourcing, union busting, and cost-cutting measures on the quality and safety of Boeing planes is also discussed. The conversation emphasiz...

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June 4, 2024 39 mins
This episode of 'Bytes of Wisdom' features Ossie Munroe in conversation with Tanisha L. Turner, a prominent figure in the cybersecurity industry. Tanisha shares her unique journey from being a pre-med student to becoming a revered malware analysis engineer. Her story highlights the importance of mentorship, passion-driven career shifts, and the parallels between the fields of medicine and cybersecurity. Join us as Tanisha unfolds ...
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In this episode of the Bites of Wisdom podcast, hosts Jeremy, John, and Ossie, dive into a variety of topics centering on organizational culture and technological advancements. The discussion kicks off with the 'No Wrong Doors' policy, inspired by the U.S. government's approach to mental health support, and how this concept can be applied in corporate settings to enhance team collaboration and problem-solving. The conversation then...

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In this episode, Jeremy and John discuss the recent release of OpenAI's ChatGPT and its potential impact. They explore the conversational aspects and the impressive memory capabilities of the model. They also speculate on the future of AI assistants and the potential dangers of people developing emotional attachments to them. The conversation shifts to the possibility of Apple partnering with OpenAI or Google for their AI a...

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May 14, 2024 51 mins

In this engaging episode of the Bites of Wisdom podcast, Jeremy Rossi and John Bellone explore the ever-relevant topic of paying for digital services over opting for free alternatives. Diving into the world of premium search engines, they share personal experiences with transitioning away from giants like Google to paid services such as Kagi, highlighting how this move has drastically improved their online search quality by elimina...

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May 7, 2024 46 mins

In this episode of the Bites of Wisdom podcast, hosts John  and Ossie delve into the critical issue of stress and burnout within the cybersecurity industry, highlighting its prevalence and the need for more open discussions on the topic. They discuss the exacerbation of these issues since the COVID-19 pandemic and explore how organizations and individuals are attempting to manage this ongoing challenge. The conversation covers the...

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April 30, 2024 50 mins
From a riveting discussion with Adom Cooper on his multifaceted journey through cybersecurity and children's authorship to engaging conversations on favorite movie scenes, film scores, travel adventures across continents, and thrilling scuba diving experiences, this episode offers a rich exploration of diverse topics sure to captivate audiences.
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April 23, 2024 52 mins

The conversation explores the process of recruiting and sourcing new talent for a team. Jeremy shares his experiences with recruiting and navigating the challenges of expectation setting and communication. They discuss the importance of setting clear expectations and timelines, as well as the role of the hiring manager in driving the process. They also touch on the negative aspects of the hiring process, such as firing and forgetti...

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April 16, 2024 49 mins

This episode of Bytes of Wisdom delves into the intricate world of DevOps, SecOps, and NetOps, exploring their evolution, current significance, and future trajectory. Join hosts Ossie Munroe, Jeremy Rossi, and John Bellone as they navigate through the definitions, misconceptions, and real-world applications of these practices. They share their personal journeys and experiences, bringing to light the challenges and triumphs encounte...

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April 9, 2024 47 mins

In this vivid discourse, John Bellone and Jeremy Rossi delve into the nuanced world of software development, exploring the often overlooked aspects of complexity in technology. Their conversation spans several critical areas, including the challenges of understanding and addressing complexity, the impact of tech debt and legacy systems, and innovative ways to manage and communicate about complexity through technology. Highlighting ...

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John and Jeremy explore a recent incident in Baltimore Harbor where a container ship caused significant destruction, highlighting the enormity and power of such vessels. The discussion delves into the event's implications on traffic, economic impact, and the inefficiencies in modern shipping and infrastructure challenges. It further touches on the regulatory hurdles in the United States that hinder rapid infrastructure development ...

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March 26, 2024 71 mins

In this episode, our hosts speak with Scott Snowiss, CTO of SS&C Retirement Solutions, who talks about his background and his journey in the technology and employee benefits industry. Scott explains how he got into the industry and why he has stayed in it for so long. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the business and domain expertise in the employee benefits space. The conversation explores the complexity of solvin...

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March 19, 2024 70 mins

Venture Capital, iCloud Woes, and the Future of Nuclear Energy

In this episode of the Bytes of Wisdom podcast, hosts John and Jeremy dive into various topics starting with problems encountered with Apple's iCloud, particularly focusing on difficulties with its custom domain features and poor technical support. The conversation transitions to venture capital investments and the impact of the absence of cheap money on the industry. T...

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March 12, 2024 71 mins

Discovering the Magic of Tailscale

In this engaging episode of the Bytes of Wisdom podcast, hosts John, Jeremy, and Ossie delve into the transformative power of Tailscale, a networking service described as 'literal magic'. As they discuss the service's seamless integration, security by default, and simplicity comparable to installing an app on an iPhone, the hosts also touch upon the podcast's rebranding to better reflect its evolv...

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March 5, 2024 58 mins

In this engaging episode, Veda Woods, the founder of Protect Us Kids and Global Cybersecurity Advisory Group, discusses her groundbreaking work. The conversation explores her journey in the information security industry and how it led her to establish organizations focused on protecting children and promoting sustainable cybersecurity efforts. This episode delves deep into the challenges of child exploitation and organizational cul...

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February 27, 2024 53 mins

In this episode of 'Bytes of Wisdom', Ossie, Jeremy and John dive deep into the realm of cutting-edge technology. The episode begins with an important announcement about the podcast's name change to better align with its mission. The trio then delves into a discussion about Apple's Vision Pro and other potential applications of augmented reality technology. As they share personal experiences with technology, they touch on the evolu...

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February 20, 2024 61 mins

In this week's episode, live and in person, Jeremy, John, and Ossie discuss their personal experiences living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), mainly focusing on how it affects them in their professional and personal lives. They discuss their different mechanisms for coping with ADHD and how they have sometimes found their symptoms to be advantageous in certain situations. The conversation also broaches the top...

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February 13, 2024 58 mins

Mentoring Session EP16 M2 - Discussion on Career Growth in Cybersecurity

In the second episode of the 'Mentoring Session' series, the special guest Jen Swan, a cybersecurity professional with an 11-year experience, discusses her growth and prospects in the field. Conversation covers her pathway from senior manager of incident response to the director managing three cybersecurity teams. The challenges of imposter syndrome and mainta...

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