cyphercon podcast

Your Hacker Podcast.

Explore interviews with hackers involved with CypherCon, Wisconsin’s Hacker Conference. CypherCon attracts over 1000 attendees every Spring in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

New Episodes release on the First & Third Tuesday each month. 

Join us at the next CypherCon on April 2/3, 2020.

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Our Recent Episodes

Episode 20: Thots on Hacker Farm

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....

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Episode 19: Tales from the Cold War

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...

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Summer Break

The CypherCon Podcast is entering summer break. While on break we plan to build a new podcast website for your enjoyment. We will return October 15th with new fascinating interviews with incredible hackers sharing new exciting stories!

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Summer Break

Episode 18: Meditation Moss

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...

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Episode 17: Capture the Purple Team

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...

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Episode 16: Cyber security Strategies and Approaches

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...

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