cyphercon podcast

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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.

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 allow you to decompress and center your mind. For Kat that’s…

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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 Milwaukee compared to St. Louis where he now lives. He talks…

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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 shift to cloud services, security challenges within different sectors, strategies for…

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Episode 15: Knife Fighting and Industrial Cyber Security

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Lesley Carhart. We talk about hacking for pancakes, knife fighting martial arts, industrial cybersecurity, apartment complexes sharing your data without permission, and some really great resume and job hunting tips. You say hi to Lesley at @hacks4pancakes on twitter and find her on her blog at tisphone.net.

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Episode 14: True Stories of an AV Entrepreneur

I am joined by all around technical A/V guru and entrepreneur Sean Schult. We talk about how he sold his first program when he was 12 years old, how he started doing A/V in high school as a DJ and doing sound production for plays, and today he has a full blown production company. We…

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Episode 13: Everything Crypto

Matt Werner joins me in a conversation about cryptocurrency. Matt recently worked as an Engineering Manager at Coinbase and shares a wealth of knowledge on cryptocurrency. We talk about different coins, how to vet a coin to find out if it’s good, and interesting applications of ERC20. Matt shares what it was like to be…

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Episode 12: Augmented Reality Podcasting

Bummed that CypherCon is over? We bring you back with Augmented Reality Podcasting! Johnny Xmas and I sat down after his talk at CypherCon 4.0 and we bring you back into the Con. Among other topics, we discuss (not) flamethrowers, venmo drug dealers, and questioning whether or not there is true altruism. You can check…

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Episode 11: Exploring Art, Gender and Community

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Mar Williams. Mar is an artist and hacker whose interest is in the artistic applications of emerging and open source technology. You have probably seen some of their art featured at CypherCon. Mar has also done artwork for DEFCON and other notable conferences for the…

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Episode 10: Hacking Cars, Hospitals and IoT Village

On this episode Ted Harrington, partner of Independent Security Evaluators joins me to talk some exciting security research. We talk about what they’ve found in cars, hospitals, printers, password managers and more. ISE started the IoT Village movement at Cons across the world where the hacker community helps find and report vulnerabilities to make sure…

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Episode 09: Small Cell and Cyber security in Wisconsin

On this episode Russ From and I discuss small cell technology, the cyber-security scene in the Midwest, and how to navigate your way through a fruitful InfoSec career.

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Episode 08: Biohacking with CRISPR and tDCS

Michelle Meas has a love and mastery of biology. In this episode we explore vulnerabilities in the human body, get a basic understanding on how DNA works, get into gene editing with CRISPR, and talk about how to learn faster using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).

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Episode 07: Seeking Truth

Richard Thieme joins me for an incredible conversation about the unquenchable thirst for truth. We talk about research topics that are taboo, the spy state, and the importance of the hacker community to support one another as we create a better world. You can follow Richard and say hello @neuralcowboy on twitter and you can…

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Episode 06: Cypher Village

In this episode, we welcome Dave Schwartzberg back to the podcast to talk about Cipher Village. If you are listening to this prior to CypherCon 2019, listen carefully as there are hints that will help you out for the Con. We talk everything Cipher Village and learn about the process to make the CypherCon inspired…

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Episode 05: Pick Your Lock

On this episode I am joined by Doug Rogahn, who runs the Lockpicking and Safecracking village at CypherCon. In this episode, you’ll learn all the elements of lockpicking, how Doug got into this hobby, and what you can expect at the Lockpicking and Safecracking Village at CypherCon.

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