The Hacker Mind
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. 

EP 49: LoL

EP 49: LoL

June 21, 2022

Living off the Land (LoL) is an attack where files already on your machine, ie your operating system, are used against you. They would be undetectable, right? 

Kyle Hanslovan, CEO of Huntress, joins The Hacker Mind to discuss recent LoL attacks, specifically the Microsoft Follina attack and the Kaseya ransomware attack, and how important it is for small and medium sized businesses to start using enterprise grade security, given the evolving nature of these attacks. 

EP 48: Hacking Teslas

EP 48: Hacking Teslas

June 8, 2022

With digital convenience there’s often a price. And if that means a bad actor can create a wireless key for your new Tesla, that price is pretty steep. 

At CanSecWest 2022, researcher Martin Herfurt announced a new tool, TeslaKee, which he hopes prevents wireless key attacks from happening. Martin joins The Hacker Mind to discuss this and his earlier Bluetooth vulnerability research, including the Car Whisperer and the Tesla Radar. 

EP 47: Ethical Hacking

EP 47: Ethical Hacking

May 24, 2022

Is hacking a crime? The US Justice Dept says it will no longer prosecute good-faith security researchers, but what constitutes good-faith security research? 

Bryan McAninch (Aph3x) talks about his organization, Hacking Is Not A Crime, and the ethical line it draws on various hacking activities. He also talks about the future generation of hacking, what motivates young people today to think outside the box in a world where infosec is increasingly becoming vocational and expected.

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