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About the Host
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 33: Hack All The Sounds

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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Episode 32: Shecky the Missing 8th Dwarf

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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Episode 31: COVID-19 Pandemic

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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Episode 30: Pyrotechnics, Church of WiFi, and Other Shenanigans

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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Episode 29: Threat Modeling Imposter Syndrome

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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Episode 28: Socially Engineering

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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Episode 27: Interactive Experiences with the Tymkrs

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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Episode 26: Cracking P@ssw0rd5

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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Episode 25: Adventures with Pocket

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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Episode 24: Hacking Sex Toys, AI, and X-Prize

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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Episode 23: Continuous Penetration Testing

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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Episode 22: Spiritual Hacking on a Train

This is a different episode. I happened to be on a train coming from Winnemucca, NV to Salt Lake City, UT soaking in the afterglow of my first trip to Burning Man. I happened to talk to a gentleman, Anthony Benton, who turned out to be a spiritual hacker. While he’s not in your traditional…

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Episode 21: Building Tiny Robots and Tesla Coils

I have the pleasure of speaking with Torrey Smith on this episode of the podcast. Torrey’s got the right blend of grit and tenacity to get things done. He’s putting the same energy into building giant Tesla Coils at Burning Man into his new startup Endiatx to build tiny robots that swim around our bodies…

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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. We discuss QRP records sending messages thousands of miles with very…

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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 activation and engagement to preparing for the morbid possibility that your…

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