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On WE’RE IN!, you'll hear from the newsmakers and innovators who are making waves and driving the cyber security industry forward. We talk to them about their stories, the future of the industry, their best practices, and more.
 
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In this episode, Phillip Wylie talks about his journey from pro wrestling to pentesting and what motivated him to start teaching, mentoring and giving back to the infosec community. It's an inspirational story for veterans in the field and newbies alike. Phillip not only talks about his work helping others get started in ethical hacking, but the va…
 
Kim Zetter is a former staff writer at WIRED and author of the seminal cybersecurity book “Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon.” Her work has appeared in The New York Times, POLITICO, The Washington Post and regularly in her Substack newsletter, “Zero Day.” In this episode, Kim talks about her approach …
 
Defense Digital Service Acting Director Katie Olson heads up a team of about 80 technologists working on some of the toughest challenges facing the U.S. Department of Defense. Since Katie started leading the team, often called the Pentagon’s “SWAT team of nerds," it has increasingly focused on the threat from drones, cybersecurity risks in space an…
 
Earlier this year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation named Matt Mitchell, founder of CryptoHarlem, one of its 2021 Pioneer Award winners for his groundbreaking work to protect Black communities from surveillance. In this episode, Matt talks about what led him to apply his hacking skills to social justice causes and how that led to his role today a…
 
Alyssa Miller, Business Information Security Officer at S&P Global Ratings and author of the forthcoming book, “Cyber Defenders' Career Guide, is one of the most provocative, unfiltered and interesting voices in the cybersecurity community. She’s essential reading on infosec Twitter and a regular draw at conferences around the world. In this episod…
 
In this episode, Stephanie Wong, head of Google Cloud Developer Engagement, explores Google’s security culture, why it conducts “blameless” postmortems after security testing and how it’s working to dispel lingering misconceptions about the cloud. She also talks about her journey in Silicon Valley and how her experiences winning pageants such as Mi…
 
Cory Doctorow, activist, journalist, and author who wrote the influential Little Brother cyberpunk series, gets into some big issues like surveillance capitalism and his work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He doesn’t hold anything back. -------- Why you should listen: * Hear from one of the smartest and most engaged technologists today on…
 
In this episode, Nick Merrill, a research fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, makes a cybersecurity case for nationalizing major CDNs such as Cloudflare, issues some pretty stark warnings about the dangers of machine learning, and digs into why stereotypical images of hackers in hoodies doesn’t help anyone. His viewpoints …
 
Ryan Rutan has worked in tech support, as a computer repairman, application developer, software engineer, entrepreneur, and head of community…and most recently, fiction writer. Listen to this episode to hear what inspired Fork This Life, a novel that follows the life of a teenager growing up with the early internet of the 90s who eventually gets in…
 
In this episode, Girl Security CEO Lauren Bean Buitta discusses the importance of supporting, encouraging, and training girls for careers in cybersecurity. She gets into why it's so critical to create — and protect — pathways for young women in order to build a more diverse industry, and why that really matters when it comes to making tough nationa…
 
In this episode, author, hacker, entrepreneur, and content creator Alissa Knight reveals her journey from “bullied computer nerd” to federal cybersecurity contractor to famed car hacker. She gets real about the risk of APIs, offers up some must-hear advice for anyone getting into cybersecurity, and delivers candid views about the infosec industry a…
 
Why you should listen: Hackers are targeting critical infrastructure and there’s an urgent need for smarter cybersecurity defenses to protect Operational Technology. The best practices to defend against attacks on utilities. Why there is no such thing as “taking down the whole US grid.” Five Key Quotes: “How can you secure what you don’t even know …
 
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