PODCAST

Hacker Valley Red

Hacker Valley Media

Exploring the nexus of cybersecurity defense and humanity with the mind of a hacker.
Crowdsourcing Hackers with Dan TraunerA Cyber Criminal‘s Mind with Laurie Pieters-JamesHacking an Entire Industry with Alissa KnightThe Next Generation of Hackers with Deviant OllamA Hacking Nation Personified with Charity WrightHack Them Empathetically with Chris HadnagyHacker Valley Season One Finale with Marco Figueroa
This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast concludes the Hacker Valley Red series.  In this finale, Ron and Chris interview their friend - and formerly their shared roommate - Marco Figueroa.  Marco is a security researcher and cybersecurity speaker, and he is also a bug bounty enthusiast.  He and the hosts constant improvement, bug bounty, and more, while also looking back at the conversations thus far in the season.   -The episode features Marco Figueroa, and listeners are introduced to the content ahead. -What is Marco’s background, and what is he doing now? -Is there such a thing as an unhackable device? -The group talks about Marco’s philosophy in his protection work, the place of social engineering, and the value of building relationships. -What is the hacker mindset, and do you need coding experience to be a good hacker? -If interested in the red side of the field, what should someone do first? -Marco shares about what he sees on the horizon. -The group considers two major season takeaways: the value of mentorship and the need to put yourself out there and take the first shot. -Where is Marco planning to take his contact creation from here?   Links: Connect with Marco Figueroa on Twitter Connect with Marco on LinkedIn Follow Marco’s Livestream Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ
Oct 17 2021
46 mins
An Attacking Strategy with Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley
This episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Red Series features guest Maurice Ashley, a chess grandmaster and author of Chess for Success. Maurice is a chess guru and has been playing it ever since his high school years. He is currently involved in commentating for chess events, teaching chess, and training national chess champions. In this episode, Maurice and the hosts talk about Maurice’s chess journey along with some parallels between chess and cyber security. The hosts, Ron and Chris, start off the interview by pointing out one parallel between chess and cybersecurity: the art of training. Maurice responds by sharing about the rigorous training of chess, and of the different strategies and techniques that must be learned. He also takes some time to explain his own journey with training in chess and how it progressed through the years. In high school, he started playing with his brother, and then moved to playing in more formal settings with more challenging opponents. This eventually led to earning the title of chess grandmaster. Being the first black male to receive the Chess Grandmaster title, Maurice speaks on how this accomplishment inspired others to reach for their goals.   2:49 - Maurice introduces himself 6:46 - Maurice’s journey of becoming a grandmaster 9:20 - The impact of Exposure 11:07 - Maurice tells of the significance of being the first black male to earn the title of Chess Grandmaster. 15:00 - Maurice tells of the influence of his family in earning the title of Chess Grandmaster. 17:58 - Maurice speaks on practicing for performance and how it relates to cyber security. 22:00 -The parallels between an unbeatable chess player and an unhackable system 25:18 - Maurice explains blitz and bullet chess and how it relates to cyber security. 33:25 - Maurice gives some tips on how to get started playing chess. 37:04 - Maurice gives advice on how to reach greatness.   Links: To learn more about Maurice Ashley, visit https://mauriceashley.com Follow Maurice Ashley on Twitter and Instagram Learn more about Maurice Ashley’s book Chess for Success and his app Learn Chess with Maurice Ashley Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ
Oct 17 2021
41 mins
Hacking a Career with Lisa Jiggetts
Oct 17 2021
34 mins
Oh, It‘s Hackable with Ted Harrington
In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Red series, this time featuring guest Ted Harrington. Ted is an Executive Partner at ISE Security, an author, and a professional speaker. Hosts Ron and Chris speak with Ted about the concept of unhackability, his experience in the security field, an interesting story of an attack in real time, and more! To start off the interview, Ted shares about his background.  He currently works for a consulting firm that focuses on ethical hacking and aims to help companies solve their security problems, and his interest in the work of hacking goes back to a car-hacking experience in which he and his colleagues were inspired by a claim of unhackability and disproved the claim.    1:50 - The episode features Ted Harrington; listeners are introduced to him and the episode ahead. 3:05 - The conversation begins with Ted’s background. 7:21 - The group considers the term “unhackable,” closing attack vectors, and breakers starting as builders. 14:02 - “Think like a hacker.” 20:02 - Ted explains some lessons from real-life work, focusing on a cryptocurrency wallet example. 25:13 - What should people learn and do? 30:38 - Where do Ted’s energy and motivation come from, and what is the most interesting part of his work? 34:32 - Ted offers advice and shares what he hopes his legacy in the field will be.   Links: Connect with Ted on LinkedIn or email him at ted@ise.io Learn about Ted’s book, Hackable Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ
Oct 17 2021
41 mins
Hacking Cars and Content with Alissa Knight
Oct 17 2021
46 mins
Going Big on Bug Bounty with Alex Rice
This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast continues the Hacker Valley Red series by featuring Alex Rice.  Alex is the CTO and co-founder of HackerOne, and he joins hosts Ron and Chris for a conversation about such topics as the beginnings of the researcher community, bug bounty, and the term “hacker.”  Alex first shares about his background leading up to what he’s doing today.  He worked as a developer, and then about 20 years ago, he moved into the security field.  Part of his career trajectory was motivated by his frustration over a lack of feedback loops, and he explains both how HackerOne came to be and some details about bug bounty.  Ron and Chris are particularly interested in why HackerOne has the term “hacker” in it, even though the term can carry with it negative connotations (however inaccurate they may be).  Alex clarifies that he and his colleagues do not want to beat around the bush, but want to be part of the work of dismantling false stereotypes about hacking.    1:34 - Listeners are introduced to Alex Rice and the conversation to come. 2:41 - What is Alex’s background, and what is he doing today? 7:45 - Alex explains why the term “hacker” is included in his company’s name. 10:45 - The group considers cease and desist orders, bug bounty community, and gamification of security and hacking. 18:11 - Alex addresses the reality of teenagers making millions through bug bounty, as well as the personas of hacking outliers. 22:43 - Alex talks bug bounty, COVID-19, and writing reports. 25:41 - Is unhackability possible?  If not, what’s the closest we can get to it? 30:02 - The conversation concludes with Alex’s thoughts on the future, hobbies, and encouragement to people in bug bounty looking to continue in the field.   Links: Connect with Alex Rice on Twitter Connect with the Bug Bounty Community at hackerone.com/hacktivity Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ
Oct 17 2021
38 mins
Hacker People with Your Voice with Rachel TobacThe Red Side of Hacker Valley
In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris introduce the podcast’s new series: Hacker Valley Red.  After the previous season highlighted the defensive side of cyber security, this season will focus on the other side of the coin - the offensive side.  Ron and Chris spend this initial episode talking about their experience with the offensive side of cyber security, what listeners can look forward to hearing in the episodes ahead, and what sorts of questions experts will field throughout the season.   As the conversation gets underway, Ron and Chris introduce the season, which will cover such topics as the background and personas of red teamers, information about red teaming technology, misconceptions from the blue side, and what red teaming really looks like.  The hosts then share their own backgrounds in red teaming.  While they both had some prior experience with red teaming, they learned a lot through hosting the episodes in the season.  As they introduce the series ahead, Ron and Chris touch on the social side of red teaming, analogies by which red teaming can be explained, Ron’s exploitation video, the value and use of red teaming within organizations, the shared community of red and blue teaming, purple team engagement, the concept of unhackability, and more.    In the episodes ahead, Ron and Chris will ask guests what other aspects of life and technology help them with red teaming, and there are particular topics from the episodes that they are most excited to consider with listeners.  These topics include the issue between blue and red teams, the concept of a hacker, the idea of unhackability, and different perspectives of paths into the field of red teaming and to mastery within it.  Ron and Chris conclude their introductory conversation with two lessons they hope listeners will take from the season: the lesson that creation is a process and that the best red teamers learn to love the process, and the lesson that both red and blue team members are on the same team.   0:48 - The podcast is now moving to the other side of the coin: the offensive side of cyber security. 2:48 - Ron and Chris share their respective backgrounds in red teaming. 7:25 - What other aspects of life and technology help guests with red teaming? 10:50 - Chris asks about Ron’s exploitation video. 12:52 - The hosts address the iterative improvement of an organization’s security posture. 18:14 - Ron and Chris talk about purple team engagement. 21:12 - Is unhackability real or possible? 24:53 - Hacking can have to deal with a human, rather than a device or application. 26:34 - What key takeaways do the hosts want listeners to take from the season? 28:10 - What do Ron and Chris want listeners to learn?   Links: Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ
Oct 17 2021
30 mins

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