cyphercon podcast

Episodes: 4 Columns

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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Episode 40: Coding Tunes with Sonic-Pi

On this episode Amy Upthagrove and I discuss how to make music by programming it with Sonic-Pi. We review music code she created and if you want to watch what we’re referencing you can watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/cEo-jx1fJM8 . Sonic-Pi is a fascinating program and Amy shares with us the knowledge she’s learned. You...

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Episode 39: Brain Hacking – Finding Peace

Dr. Sudesh Kannan AKA Dr. K joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss hacking your brain in these uncertain times to find peace, joy and love. Dr. K has been practicing mindfulness and mediation for 30+ years and is the author of more than 25 publications and is co-author of the book...

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Episode 38: Radio Statler Takeover

Beaches, Bunni3, and Johnny Xmas from Radio Statler join me on this episode of the podcast. We talk about Radio Statler’s journey since they started the radio program at HOPE as well as the state of cons during covid. We journey to the depths of ocean waters to discuss dolphin mating habits. We talk a...

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Episode 37: Shamanic Hacking from the Jungle of Peru

On this episode, I talk with Hamilton Souther, an ayahuasquero (ayahuasca shaman) talking to us from the jungle of Peru. I visited Hamilton’s Blue Morpho Ayahuasca retreat in Iquitos, Peru back in 2008. Hamilton tells his story about how he came to the jungle of Peru and found his ayahuasca apprenticeship, the tools of the...

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Episode 36: Hacking the Writer’s Mind

On this episode, Janine Ayana Watkins AKA Winner joins me to discuss her new book Sonder Lives: Here Lies Sonder Light. It’s a fascinating sci-fi novel about an amnesiac Marsean who is piecing together her memories about her mission when she came to Arth. In this episode, we talk about the writing process, inspiration, some...

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Episode 35: When the Truth is a Lie

On this episode, I interview my good friend and journalist, Geoff Davidian about his most recent article When the Truth is a Lie, an Image is an Ethical Selfie. We talk a bit about this article and the state of journalism today as well as his work with Project Censored. Then we dive into how...

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Episode 34: InfoSec Oasis

Trenton Ivey and Sean Peterson did it! They created what hackers have been talking about for years – the first VR Con (that we know of)! This conversation blew my mind and I hope it blows yours away too! It’s been Trenton’s dream for a long time to do VR Con and when COVID hit...

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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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