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About the Author
Kyle Puckhaber has a wide background from mitigating cyber-security threats, business to politics, and everything in between. He loves navigating through chaos to find customized solutions to problems. He is the CFO for the cyber-security startup Deeplight Systems. He is a philosopher at heart. As a contrarian, he questions conventional wisdom and experiments with alternative approaches to traditional problems. He enjoys travelling, the outdoors, and finding wisdom in travelers and nature. The first podcast he hosted is called Seeking Truth, which is an effort to find truth through the dialectic process.

Episode 54: Metaverse at Holosoft Fortress

I had the pleasure of visiting Lance, Ben, and Travis at the Holosoft Fortress. They showed me some amazing projects that they’re working on in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. They showed some amazing applications in education, business development, entertainment and even surgery. This taste of XR applications got my brain cooking about the possibilities…

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Episode 53: Dr Dark Web and the Ethics of a Hacker

Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1) joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk all sorts of hacker things from his new podcast Dr. Dark Web to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We discuss his code of ethics and how he decides how to act on an exploit he discovers. His ragtag crew known as Hill…

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Episode 52: Cryptocurrency and the Afterlife

I have the pleasure of speaking with one of my favorite authors, Daniel Pinchbeck. We started a dialogue after I replied to one of his articles on his substack that explored some of the problematic aspects of cryptocurrency. On this episode we discuss the promises and perils of cryptocurrency, organizing society in a functional anarchy,…

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Episode 51: Climate Change – A Health Crisis

Dr. Bruce Krawisz joins me to discuss climate change. Dr. Krawisz is a retired physician who dedicated his retirement to researching and speaking about climate change. He was moved by research he read at https://www.lancetcountdown.org/ that showed a lot of devastating climate ecological disasters. We discuss the health problems caused by climate change, the catalysts…

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Episode 50: Decentralized Infrastructure

Russ From comes back on the podcast to discuss decentralized infrastructure and telecom. We discuss decentralized infrastructure with https://threefold.io/. And then we discuss decentralized telecom with Helium. You can check out how much people are making near your house to get an idea of how profitable it would be to install your own device at…

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Episode 49: The Everything Podcast

On this Episode of the podcast I talk with Alma Rinasz and we talk about everything. I met Alma in a book club where we read the book After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond. So naturally we started out discussing what happens when we die. Amongst other topics we…

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Episode 48: Weed Hacking

On this episode I chat with my good friend Eric <redacted>. He shares his story about hacking his high school network and how that’s shaped who he is today as a leader in the fight for marijuana legalization. As a young obedient student, Eric learned that the system works for some people. In his frustration,…

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Paternity Leave

The People of CypherCon Podcast will return in the fall after paternity leave. Hello World Baby Carlo! Returning January 2022 for more exciting discussions!

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Episode 47: Hacking the Financial System

Matt Werner aka @ropstenrich comes back during this cryptocurrency bull run to talk about DeFi. Matt is an expert in the cryptocurrency industry and a Product Manager at the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is disrupting the traditional banking system as we know it. Financial tools and actions such as borrowing, lending, insurance, and…

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Episode 46: God’s Art

Calib Madrigal returns to the podcast to talk about God’s Art, a project he’s been working on to turn math equations into beautiful works of art. We talk about TruthyGraph, his fun project where you can see the artisticness of an equation’s truthliness.  We talk a bit about his move down to Georgia and the…

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Episode 45: Pentesting Business

Tim Medin joins me on this podcast to talk about his journey to starting the pentesting company Red Siege. He gives advice to pentesters who might be thinking of going out on their own to weigh the pros and cons. From there we discuss some of the pentesting strategies that have emerged over the last…

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Episode 44: Brew Hacking

On this episode, I spent New Years Eve with Nick Wersel at Dead Bird Brewing Company. We talk about our urban foraging adventure we took last spring in Milwaukee. We discuss hacking business in pandemic times and how Dead Bird Brewing’s model has pivoted. We also talk about Nick’s new brand of fermented and canned…

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Episode 43: What’s Hackable

Ted Harrington joins us again on the podcast to talk about his new book Hackable. We discuss how to take a complicated subject and simplify it to make it accessible for anyone to understand. We discuss the perils of doing only Black Box pentesting and how choosing a security partner to help with your security…

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Episode 42: Journey of an InfoSec Warrior

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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Episode 41: Dumpster Diving with HD Moore

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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