June 1, 2020
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May 14, 2020
Hello! Wanted to let you know I'm creating daily (almost) videos on YouTube called Getting Into Infosec BITES: Please like, subscribe, and spread the word!
April 18, 2020
Kavya Pearlman is an Award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is the founder of non-profit, XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). XRSI is the very first global effort that promotes privacy, security, ethics and develops standards and guidelines for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) collectively known as XR. Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve current cybersecurity challenges.
April 2, 2020
We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic (COVID-19), a recession is here, a depression might be coming, and everyone is remote! Everything has changed.
March 10, 2020
Syntax had an interesting ride into infosec filled with pitstops, detours, and countersteering along the way. He got started at an early age influenced by his father and was wrongfully arrested for reporting a vulnerability in his High School. Hear his exciting journey into infosec, filled with life lessons.
March 7, 2020
Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Ivan.
March 6, 2020
Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Zoe.
March 5, 2020
Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Jayesh.
March 4, 2020
An impromptu interview with a College Professor teaching cybersecurity. Recorded at RSA Conference 2020.
February 23, 2020
My guest this week is Tanya Janca aka SheHacksPurple. Tanya is an awesome giving person. She's a huge proponent of mentoring, diversity and inclusion, and application security. She's quite involved in the community from starting her own company, to running her own OWASP chapter for 4 years in Ottawa, founding a new OWASP chapter in Victoria, and co-founding the international women’s organization WoSEC. Her full BIO below...
February 4, 2020
Nick Vissari went from being an engineering dropout (he didn't like creative writing) to tech consultant to math tutor. His penchant for fixing things homed him back into tech where he is now responsible for security at a large school district. He recently went back to school and received his cybersecurity degree as well.
November 16, 2019
Page Glave was a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science and was successful in her field, on her way to full professor! However she came to the realization that she can't see herself doing this for the rest of her life. This is her story.
November 2, 2019
Part 2 of 2 - Nick Jeswald has been an external and internal recruiter in security. He shares with us what he looks for in a candidate, common mistakes made by candidates, and the nuances of hackers he's learned over the years.
October 25, 2019
Nick Jeswald has been an external and internal recruiter in security. He shares with us what he looks for in a candidate, common mistakes made by candidates, and the nuances of hackers he's learned over the years.
September 23, 2019
Hey you! I know it's been awhile, but just wanted to drop you a message letting you know I'm still alive!
July 31, 2019
Fareedah, a lifelong learner, was always interested in technology and grew up reading her father's Cisco books. His influence led her to the field of information security where she stepped up and is always tackling new challenges.
July 26, 2019
Hey everyone! It's been awhile, I know! Life has been busy. Lots of transitions, so schedule has taken time to get used to.
June 15, 2019
Keya was a public school teacher who stood out of crowd. She loves problem solving and challenging environments. Keya was also a filmmaker and web designer. She's currently a detection security engineer who get knee deep in malware on a daily basis.
June 4, 2019
Preview the retail audio sample of my book: Breaking IN - A Practical Guide to Starting a Career In Information Security
May 26, 2019
A 19 year old "not a security researcher". Facing limitations because of his age and not having the right "prerequisites" Hossam has had to make his own path. He also dreams in code and is one of the youngest OSCE's in the world!
May 21, 2019
My thoughts on consuming vs production and how it relates to Getting Into Infosec.
May 12, 2019
Ismaelle Vixsama (aka Izzy) has a knack for finding strategic flaws and speaking up about them. Doing so helped her get her first full-time job as well as have repercussions for defensive egos. Her whole career is a war story.
May 3, 2019
From Zero to One, David is a lifelong builder. Wherever he goes he just builds things. From an electric car to adhoc android apps to ZAP HUD, an awesome heads up display for ZAP Proxy, a game changer imho.
April 27, 2019
Having completed 20 episodes (~15 hours of interviews), I decided to take a moment to go over each episode briefly.
April 17, 2019
MC OHM-I (Leron Gray) talks about his next project about tabs in the browser, trap music, and some background on his awesome song Domain.
April 12, 2019
Leron Gray is a man of many talents. Not getting really into computers until much later in life, but always having a creative side, he now finds himself as a pentester working from home and nerdcore rapper producing amazing beats!
April 3, 2019
Jared Folkins understands people, technology, and the world around him. He can smell a toxic environment from a mile away and has used that EIQ spider sense for good.
March 22, 2019
Masha Sedova comes from a history of computer scientists! She loves challenges and is currently tackling the human side of security through data, psychology, and behavioral science.
March 20, 2019
InfosecJon expands on some CRAZY follies he experienced during his times in the Navy. Many times he comes close to a fatal or catastrophic experience. He learns through trial by fire, literally, to trust but verify!
March 16, 2019
InfosecJon runs a website cataloging his learning and dedicated to helping others get in the field. He shares his personal story from a directionless youth to enlisting in the Navy (and it's follies) and his tribulations getting into the field.
March 1, 2019
Little does the Information Security community know, but among us are experts at OSINT. They lurk behind friendly faces, waiting to be asked questions. They are librarians!
February 22, 2019
Adrian is the nerd brought in to talk to other nerds. He did not have a direct path to Security, but every role he had in his career helped him in his next role and in security. He shares some hilarious stories as well as
February 9, 2019
Nipun graduated during the recession, but found a job as a consultant which helped him gain experience quickly. He was in fact discouraged to pursue a career in information security due to his immigrant status. Nipun is now a Cyber Security Executive focused on innovation.
January 25, 2019
Hi Everyone! I'm really excited to announce my book! You can find it on Amazon (link below) or at
January 11, 2019
Marcus Carey has been hacking since we was five. A true MacGuyver he had to make due with little resources available to him. He later enrolled for the Navy, worked for 3 letter agencies including the NSA, and now has his own security startup. Marcus shares a TON with us in this episode.
January 1, 2019
Jack Rhysider's origin story. With an engineering background Jack found himself doing odd jobs at first. Looking to get back into tech he "certed" up and got a job in the NOC (Network Operation Center) and eventually became a SOC architect building a SOC from scratch. Looking to do something different, he started Dark Net Diaries and it's been an adventure since!
December 25, 2018
Yaron Levi is the CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. We talk about what he looks for in people when hiring in Infosec and a time when he took a chance on someone (against the opinion of his peers) and his chance was a big success. We also discuss a breach he had to deal with only 3 months into his job!
December 18, 2018
Steph is brand new to the infosec field! We go over her interesting and eventful path into Information Security, reflections on her role today, and some really interesting war stories!
December 11, 2018
Today's episode is a reading of an amazing written by Kyle Kennedy, president of The reading is performed by Allison, an IBM Watson personality. I also go through some recent resources discovered to help you on your journey to a Career in Infosec.
December 4, 2018
Elvis Chan is a Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, who works cyber security matters for the FBI San Francisco Division. We discuss how we got into the FBI, Life in the FBI CyberSecurity Division, and how to get involved.
November 27, 2018
Clay Wells ... Security Architect, Musician, Defcon Blue Team Village Co-Organizer, and organizer of the first annual WOPR Summit. Clay shares some really insightful tips on making it Information Security, as well as a really interesting war story from recently. WOPR Summit is March 1st, 2019 in Atlantic City!
November 18, 2018
Robin Stuart is a debut author in cyber crime fiction with a short story called "SegFault" in the Sisters in Crime NorCal anthology [Fault Lines][4] , which is due out in early 2019!!!
November 13, 2018
Robin Stuart started off as a paralegal until she was challenged one day to get her boss's password. (Hint: Do not challenge Robin). Fast forward she switched careers to Technology but always kept a lookout for a career in security. Oh... she's also a cyber-crime author!
November 6, 2018
Rob is a former Marine Corps Infantry Officer who transitioned himself to an outstanding Information Security Officer in the private sector. He talks about the transition and all the nuances we in the private sector take for granted.
October 30, 2018
Matt Toth is a Senior Security Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, with a focus on Cyber Security. Working with the US Department of Defense, he has led teams in CyberWar simulations, and has advised senior leadership on new attack vectors and threat actors. With a passion for security, Matt is deeply engaged with the community to educate and prepare the next generation of Cyber Professional. On top of that, he’s a good friend of mine in the industry with solid advice for those looking for a career in Information Security. In our chat, Matt breaks down a Sales Engineer’s role, explains his love of conference badges, and gets philosophical on issues related to those trying to make it in the field.
October 22, 2018
Christina Hanson is a security analyst working for Truvantis Cyber Security Consulting and one of my former boot camp students! She has extensive technical experience and a deep understanding of the collaborative nature of Information Security, not to mention how women and other underrepresented groups in the community have a more difficult time navigating this industry due to institutional barriers. In our discussion, Christina touches on the wide variety of resources and events that helped her enter information security, why teamwork is just as important as technical work, and why InfoSec's responsibilities will continue to grow in the near future.
October 15, 2018
0day (“Zero Day”) is a security researcher who specializes in distributed systems security. In his career journey through Circuit City's Firedog service, trading floors and corporate information security, he’s amassed significant experience in the industry and is an example of how security consciousness is important even before you're an official security "pro". In our conversation, 0day discusses getting into computers as an inner city kid, acknowledging how our hangups can affect the growth of InfoSec, the benefits of older technology, and much more.
October 8, 2018
In this first episode, I chat with Dan Borges, a professional red teamer, blogger, and security tool developer. Dan discusses his early experiences using and exploiting computer systems, how InfoSec experts work with companies, and a new tools he and other created and released this year!
September 5, 2018
A trailer for the upcoming podcast Getting Into Information Security
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