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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 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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Episode 04: Creating Koyns

Brian Van Stedum joins me on this episode to talk about his process around creating CypherCon coins, why he was inspired to volunteer his time to make them and participate in the CypherCon community, and what drives him. You can find him @KoynArtist on Twitter. Notable quotes “There is no greater payment than being able…

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Episode 03: Guiding Kidz to Use the Hacker Mindset

Dave Schwartzberg and I have an incredible conversation about kids and how to support them in their hacking endeavors in security and technology. We talk about his project Hak4Kidz (hak4kidz.com/) where he introduces kids to everything hacker. We talk about technology taught in the school system, his thoughts on introducing hacking to STEM to make…

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Episode 02: Radio Frequency Hacking and the Math of the Universe

Caleb Madrigal (https://calebmadrigal.com/) and I discuss radio frequency hacking, monitor the transmission signal to unlock my car, Tracker Jacker (https://github.com/calebmadrigal/trackerjacker) which tracks Internet of Things (IoT) devices searching for wireless signals, the math of the universe, surrealism and science fiction, and the nature of God. A fascinating conversation with a fascinating human – there’s something…

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Episode 01: Hunter Gatherer Hacker

This episode we meet with Nick Wersel, 2019 CypherCon Speaker. Kyle talks with Nick about creative ways to answer the question, what should I eat today? Nick has always been interested in hiking in the woods and identifying plants and now ⅓ of his diet is made up of plants he finds in nature. In…

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Episode 00: What is CypherCon?

“The Creator of CypherCon, Michael Goetzman and I, Kyle Puckhaber, have a conversation about what CypherCon is, what it means to be a hacker, and what one can expect at CypherCon. We talk about the CypherCon villages – lock picking and safe cracking, Internet of Things, wireless hacking, virtual reality, social engineering, and hacking for…

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