The Hacker Mind
EP 59: Hacking Hi-Tech Cars

EP 59: Hacking Hi-Tech Cars

November 8, 2022

Sometimes complex technology doesn't necessarily raise the barrier for entry for cyber criminals. Sometimes, as with our cars, it does the exact opposite. 

EP 58: Crimeware As A Service

EP 58: Crimeware As A Service

October 25, 2022

The LockBit ransomware gang no longer offers just one service, like ransomware, but multiple services, like anti-analysis tools and bug bounty programs. Mick Baccio from Splunk’s SURGe explains how ransomware gangs are evolving into crimeware-as-a-service platforms, as a one stop shop for all your online criminal needs.

EP 57:  Hacking the Art of Invisibility II

EP 57: Hacking the Art of Invisibility II

October 11, 2022

In this follow up podcast, I talk about encrypting your hard drive with Tails OS, using Virtual Machines, and other ways to keep your laptop secure. 

In my book The Art of Invisibility, I challenged my co author, Kevin Mitnick, to document various ways to keep your data private. This is a companion episode with episode 41.    

EP 56: How To Get Paid To Hack

EP 56: How To Get Paid To Hack

September 27, 2022

You could of course sell your skillz to the dark web. Or you could legitimately report what you find and get paid to do so. You might even travel the world.

In this episode of The Hacker Mind, I return to Episode 7 with Tim Becker, Episode 9 with Stok, and Episode 22 with Jack Cable to get their perspective on leaving 1337 skillz while getting paid by various bug bounty programs. 

EP 55: How To Become A 1337 Hacker

EP 55: How To Become A 1337 Hacker

September 13, 2022

Playing Capture the Flag challenges you to solve problems creatively, something that is missing in computer science programs. What else is needed?

In this episode of The Hacker Mind, we return to where we started in Episode One: Why is West Point -- and for that matter, others -- Training Hackers? Think of this as the greatest hits from The Hacker Mind. Insights from Adam Van Prooyan, Zarata, Eyre, Tim Becker, Megan Kearns, and John Hammond on how playing Capture the Flag helped them become who are they are today -- l337.

EP 54: Cyber Ranges

EP 54: Cyber Ranges

August 30, 2022

Red teams and pen tests are point-in-time assessments. What if you could simulate an ongoing attack to test your teams’ readiness? You can with a cyber range.

Lee Rossi, CTO and co founder.of SimSpace, a cyber range company, joins The Hacker Mind podcast to explain how using both live Red Teams and automated cyber ranges can keep your organization ahead of the attackers.

I have so many stories about hackers who are making a positive difference in the world, and I don't want you to miss out. Let's keep this conversation going. Follow me @RobertVamosi on Twitter.

EP 53: Beyond MITRE ATT&CK

EP 53: Beyond MITRE ATT&CK

August 16, 2022

Just because you have a tool, like ATT&CK, you might not realize its full potential without someone being there to guide you … at least in the beginning. 

Frank Duff, now the chief innovation officer and co founder of Tidal Security, returns to The Hacker Mind to discuss the ATT&CK framework, only this time from the perspective of his new company. He talks about the new community platform that Tidal Security launched at Black Hat USA 2022.

EP 52: DEF CON Villages

EP 52: DEF CON Villages

August 2, 2022

DEF CON is 30 years old this year, and it’s bigger and better in part because of topic-specific villages. Here’s an inside look at four of the most popular villages.

In this episode I’m talking to the organizers of the Lockpicking Village,the ICS village, the Car Hacking Village, and the Aerospace Village. And, there’s thirty more villages including Girls Hack Village, the Voting Machine Hacking village, the IoT Village, and the Bio Hacking village. In each you will find people with like interests. You will learn cool new things. And … you won’t be disappointed.

EP 51: G-Men In Cyberspace

EP 51: G-Men In Cyberspace

July 19, 2022

Fighting organized crime online might seem like a logical extension for law enforcement, but, in fact, it is not all that straight forward. 

 

Michael McPherson is someone with 25 years in the FBI, who has transitioned out to the corporate world, and can best describe the experiences on both sides of fighting cybercrime.

EP 50: The Fog of Cyber War

EP 50: The Fog of Cyber War

July 5, 2022

There’s an online war in Ukraine, one that you haven’t heard much about because that country is holding its own with an army of infosec volunteers worldwide.

Mikko Hypponen joins The Hacker Mind to discuss cybercrime unicorns, the fog of cyber war that surrounds the Ukrainian war with its much larger neighbor, and of course Mikko’s new book, If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable. 

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