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The Hacker Mind is an original podcast from ForAllSecure. It’s the stories from the individuals behind the hacks you’ve read about. It’s about meeting some of the security challenges in software through advanced techniques such as fuzz testing. It’s a view of the hackers and their world that you may not have heard before.
 
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What role does technology play in facilitating intimate partner abuse? What role might the security industry have in identifying or even stopping it? Martijn Grooten and Lodrina Cherne join the The Hacker Mind podcast to discuss their Black Hat USA 2021 presentation. They talk about how software and IoT companies can avoid becoming the next Black M…
 
PPP wanted to give their past high school selves the infosec education they didn’t have. But if you think picoCTF is only for HS students, think again. Megan Kearns of Carnegie-Mellon University's Cylab joins The Hacker Mind to talk about the early days and the continued evolution of this popular online infosec competition site. No matter what your…
 
At Black Hat USA 2021, two researchers presented how they used their own fuzzer designed for hypervisors to find a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Azure. Ophir Harpaz and Peleg Hadar join The Hacker Mind to discuss their journey from designing a custom hypervisor fuzzer to identifying a vulnerability within Hyper-V and how their new research to…
 
We haven’t seen many attacks on our smart cars. That’s perhaps because of a dedicated group of hackers who are working to improve automotive security. Robert Leale, the driving force behind the Car Hacking village at DEF CON, joins The Hacker Mind to talk about CANBus basics, and whether we’ll see cars subjected to ransomware attacks. He also share…
 
Hackers are charitable in ways that might surprise you. Whether it is in Africa or rural Arkansas, hackers find ways to use their skills for good reasons. Jack Daniel and Jason Kent return to The Hacker Mind to discuss the various ways hackers are helping society by contributing to charitable organizations … even starting their own. From BSides, to…
 
As we head to Hacker Summer Camp, how should we rebuild our infosec communities to be more inclusive and diverse? Jack Daniel offers his unique voice. As one of the founders of BSides, and as a community advocate for Tenable, Jack provides guidance on how we can re-emerge from the pandemic and successfully amplify and support people of different et…
 
Benjamin Hawkins uses decades of marketing experience and insightful thoughts to shed light on hyper-personalization with artificial intelligence, the need for engagement and live events, enticing a shorter attention span and much more in this latest podcast episode. Benjamin Hawkins is the founder of his own consultancy and the former Executive Pr…
 
There are a lot of parallels between computer security and biology. If you think you already understand hacking systems, then I’ve got a story for you. In this episode, Harrison Green talks about his experience creating exploits during capture the flag competitions and how it relates to his current day to day work with the Durrant Lab at the Univer…
 
1-Ferrari has just introduced it's all new V6 plug in hybrid super car with an astonishing 818 horsepower combined. Called the 296 GTB, this is Ferrari's second model with this configuration, starting of with the SF90 but that model has a V8 engine. 2-Porsche has shown once again another model in the 911 range, with the all new GTS coming out in ea…
 
This episode’s special guest is Shyamala Prayaga, the Product Owner Digital Assistant at the Ford Motor Company as well as the Founder of the Digital Assistant Academy and the Founder of the Women in Voice Michigan Chapter. She's very active in the Voice AI community as well as conversational design, having a vast background in UX and design. At Fo…
 
With more than 600K followers on YouTube, LiveOverflow is one of infosec’s first social media influencers. How did he get started and what’s next? In this episode, LiveOverflow talks about his six years of producing engaging YouTube content and what the rise of social media influencers might mean for traditional conferences like Black Hat. He also …
 
What if you discovered a flaw in a ransomware payment system that unlocked the data without paying the ransom? Would you use it? Would you help others? In this episode, Jack Cable talks about hacking the Qlocker ransomware and briefly interrupting its payment system. He also talks about his infosec journey hacking cryptocurrencies, joining the Digi…
 
This episode’s special guest is Frederic Chesnais, the current CEO of Atari. Atari, a pioneering video game company, has published some of the most beloved arcade and video games like Pac-man, Space Invaders, Asteroids and now running the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise. Frederic’s current efforts at Atari are transforming gaming once again with a …
 
MITRE ATT&CK catalogs the known tactics, techniques, and procedures of past advanced persistent threats, providing a roadmap for any red or blue team. In this episode, Frank Duff, Director of ATT&CK Evaluations for MITRE Engenuity, talks about how both red and blue teams can directly benefit from ATT&CK, and how organizations -- and even some secur…
 
Stephen is currently the CEO and Creative Director of Fracture Labs as well as the Creative Partnership Manager at Frame Machine. His first projects were partnerships for games including World of Tanks (Wargaming), Angry Birds (Rovio/Chillingo), Cut the Rope (Zeptolab/Chillingo), Vampire Wars (Zynga) and many more. His current portfolio includes bl…
 
You’d think that having an amazing resume, a couple of bug bounties, or a CTF win would land you that dream infosec job. For many, though, that isn’t true. That’s why Tennisha Martin founded Black Girls Hack, an organization designed to help the next generation receive the skills and experience they need to land jobs in the C-suites, and perhaps be…
 
On the latest episode of Innovative Interactions from Resemble AI is Denisse Kreeger. Denisse is currently the Head of Global Localization Production at Riot Games. In the past, she has worked with Blizzard Entertainment and Netflix, to ensure a global audience can enjoy their respective content. She's been in various roles within localization, inc…
 
On the latest episode of Innovative Interactions from Resemble AI is Perry Tell. Perry started his career as a member of the hip band in the 80s, called “Figures on a Beach”. Before becoming the CEO of Potato he was the Founder of Inmoji, with clients like Starbucks, Disney, Viacom, Facebook, and Universal Studio before being acquired. He is now th…
 
On our latest podcast episode, Sandy Kolkey of Hawkeye describes what he believes are the core fundamentals of creative marketing, among many other nuggets of wisdom. Sandy is the Chief Client Officer of Hawkeye, a one-of-a-kind human experience agency. They create experiences across their customer journey, leveraging human insight, the world’s bes…
 
Chris is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist, now the Co-Founder and CEO of Babblelabs, recently acquired by Cisco. Babblelabs is a deep learning technology company, focused on speech. Most recently, he has led Cognite Ventures, a specialized analysis and investment company for deep learning startups. Prior to Cognite, he served as CTO f…
 
Dean Orion is the Creative Director of Universal Studios Beijing where he is leading the creative execution of Kung Fu Panda, Land of Awesomeness. He is an iconic writer/producer/creative director with many years of experience designing interactive media projects as well as writing for television. He has worked on everything from TV shows to PC gam…
 
To help more people become penetration testers, Kim Crawley and Phillip L. Wylie wrote The Pentester BluePrint: Starting A Career As An Ethical Hacker. In this episode of The Hacker Mind, Kim talks about the practical steps anyone can take to gain the skills and confidence necessary to become a successful pentester -- from gaining certifications, t…
 
A futurist and pioneer of interactive, immersive and personalized storytelling, Shane Small squeezes every drop out of emerging technologies to create stories that take your breath away. Shane worked with the Snapchat Originals team, using their platform (AR, social, maps, messaging, gaming) to make mobile-first shows and experiences that are total…
 
How do the current DMCA laws impact those who hack digital devices? And why doesn’t the basic right to repair our devices extend into the digital world? To answer these questions, Paul Roberts, Editor-in-Chief of The Security Ledger, has founded securepairs.org, a group of infosec experts who are volunteering their free time to fight for the digita…
 
Geoff Cook is a serial entrepreneur and public company CEO. He was on the board of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) since 2011 until its sale in 2020. Geoff sold the company for $500 million in September 2020. He started his first company from a Harvard dorm and sold it for millions of dollars at age 24 in the year 2002. He sold his second company for…
 
Today we have Bowen Mendelson, an Advertising Agency owner and Creative Director who's worked with brands like The Coca Cola Company, Orange Theory, BP, Quaker, Navy, Federal, Sears, Huggies, and many more. He will talk about the fundamentals of creative direction, where things have come since he started a couple of decades ago, and where technolog…
 
Capture the Flag is a game, a community, and a really cool hacker culture. But will we one day stream CTFs like we do World of Warcraft or League of Legends? Whether it’s designing or just playing CTFs, John Hammond knows a lot about the gamification of infosec. He even has his own YouTube channel where he shares what he’s learned from different ch…
 
Kate is a unique hybrid of an applied geographer, writer, and content culturalization strategist with a passion for global cultures and media technologies. With broad experience in the fields of geography, cartography, geopolitics and cross-cultural issues, Kate is a recognized thought leader in applying this knowledge to 'real world'​ business sol…
 
Sam has always been at the forefront of audio advertising and creativity, at its very start when Ricky Gervais returned to Xfm in 2001. He shared a voice booth with his producer Karl Pilkington. After a chat over tea in the shared kitchen, he decided to edit the links of this new show to cd’s for key agencies as promotion. Demand soon grew that he …
 
After breaches like SolarWinds, companies pledge to improve their digital hygiene. What if they don’t? And what parallels might infosec learn from COVID-19? In this episode, Mike Ahmadi draws on his years of experience in infosec, his years hacking medical devices. Mike notes how some basic rules of physical hygiene that can slow the spread of COVI…
 
For three years OpenWRT had a severe validation problem with its download package manager, until a fuzz tester found and reported the vulnerability. In this episode, Guido Vranken talks about his approach to hacking, about the differences between memory safe and unsafe languages, his use of fuzz testing as a preferred tool, and how he came to disco…
 
For two years Heartbleed was a zero-day in OpenSSL until fuzz testing exposed it. How many others are in the wild now? And how will we find the next one? In this episode I talk about how Heartbleed (CVE 2014-0160) was found and also interview Rauli Kaksonen, someone who was at Codenomicon at the time of its discovery and is now a senior security sp…
 
You’ve probably heard of bug bounties. But did you know there’s an elite group of bug bounty hunters that travel the world? Meet Stok; he’s one of them. In this episode, Stok talks about his beginnings in enterprise security and his transition into the top tier of bug bounty hunters. Star of his own YouTube channel, Stok believes in community and i…
 
While digital polling booth devices are more secure today, what about the larger ecosystem, starting from the moment you register until your vote is counted? Who’s keeping those systems secure? In this episode of The Hacker Mind, Dr. Jared DeMott of VDA Labs talks about his work securing voter registration tablets and also about the prospects for d…
 
In 1994, the first commercial internet browser was released. Netscape Navigator went on to be eclipsed by Internet Explore, Safari, Firefox, and now Chrome, but it helped kick start the internet-focused world we live in today. And along with that we’ve also learned a lot about browser security. No matter how strong we build our browsers, that does …
 
If you think hacking only involves the use of a keyboard or code, then you’re probably missing out. What about using light? What about using sound? In this episode, The Hacker Mind looks at some of the work Dr. Kevin Fu has been doing at the University of Michigan -- in particular using laser pointers to pwn voice-activated digital assistants, and …
 
Game Theory is an important part of the underlying strategy used by hackers when playing attack and defend Capture the Flag. It’s thinking how your opponent might respond to an event and then planning for it. Knowing when to patch and when not to was part of the winning strategy behind DARPA’s 2016 Cyber Grand Challenge, which was modeled off the D…
 
DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge in 2016 showed the world what's coming -- autonomous adversaries -- and raised serious questions. How can organizations react to something that makes decisions in milliseconds? How can you still have humans in the loop when reaction time is key? And how can organizations defend or stop something that increases its own …
 
After winning DEF CON's annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition five of the last seven years, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP) returns as reigning champions but under very different conditions because of COVID 19. So, how is the team preparing? In this The Hacker Mind episode, one of PPP's members, Zaratec, tells how she first joined PPP, how…
 
In this inaugural episode, The Hacker Mind looks at why the West Point Military Academy, and other organizations within the DoD, is training its young cadets to hack. The answer? To help fill a critical shortage of infosec experts that is only getting worse. This is the story of how DARPA created a series of capture the flag contests to train and d…
 
Welcome to Hacker Mind, an original podcast from ForAllSecure. It’s about solving software security problems through advanced fuzz testing technology. In each episode, host Robert Vamosi shares stories from the individuals who are influencing the world of software security, and the real world impact that is having in our cars, our planes, our weapo…
 
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