Nov. 2, 2019

Nick Jeswald - Confessions of a Cybersecurity Recruiter (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 - Nick Jeswald has been an external and internal recruiter in security. He shares with us what he looks for in a candidate, common mistakes made by candidates, and the nuances of hackers he's learned over …

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Oct. 25, 2019

Nick Jeswald - Confessions of a Cybersecurity Recruiter (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2 - Nick Jeswald has been an external and internal recruiter in security. He shares with us what he looks for in a candidate, common mistakes made by candidates, and the nuances of hackers he's learned over …

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Sept. 23, 2019

September 2019 Update

Hey, you! I know it's been a while, but I just wanted to drop you a message letting you know I'm still alive!

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July 31, 2019

Fareedah Shaheed - From Tech Curious to Information Security

Fareedah, a lifelong learner, was always interested in technology and grew up reading her father's Cisco books. His influence led her to the field of information security, where she stepped up and is always tackling new challenges.

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July 26, 2019

BONUS - Updates, Defcon, More

Hey, everyone! It's been a while, I know. Life has been busy. Lots of transitions, so schedule has taken time to get used to.

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June 15, 2019

Keya Horiuchi - From Teacher, Filmmaker, and Website Design to Secur…

Keya was a public school teacher who stood out from the crowd. She loves problem-solving and challenging environments. Keya was also a filmmaker and web designer. She's currently a detection security engineer who gets knee-deep in malware on a daily …

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June 4, 2019

BONUS - Audiobook Sample!

Preview the retail audio sample of my book: Breaking IN - A Practical Guide to Starting a Career In Information Security

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May 26, 2019

Hossam Mohamed - Young Hacker to "Not A Security Researcher"

A 19-year-old "not a security researcher" facing limitations because of his age and not having the right "prerequisites," Hossam has had to pave his own path. He also dreams in code and is one of the youngest OSCEs in the …

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May 21, 2019

BONUS - Consuming VS Producing

My thoughts on consuming vs. production and how it relates to Getting Into Infosec.

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May 13, 2019

Izzy - Random and Unplanned: From Annuities to ISO!

Ismaelle Vixsama (aka Izzy) has a knack for finding strategic flaws and speaking up about them. Doing so helped her get her first full-time job as well as have repercussions for defensive egos. Her whole career is a war story.

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May 4, 2019

David Scrobonia - Lifelong builder, Appsec Engineer, Creator of ZAP H…

From Zero to One, David is a lifelong builder. Wherever he goes, he just builds things. From an electric car to Adhoc android apps to ZAP HUD to an awesome heads up display for ZAP Proxy, he's a game-changer, IMHO. …

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April 27, 2019

BONUS - CliffsNotes To The First 20 Episodes!

Having completed 20 episodes (~15 hours of interviews), I decided to take a moment to go over each episode briefly.

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April 17, 2019

BONUS - MCOHMI New Song, Trap Music, and Domain Song Background

MC OHM-I (Leron Gray) talks about his next project about tabs in the browser, trap music, and some background on his awesome song Domain.

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April 13, 2019

Leron Gray - From Navy E6 to Pentester, SANS Mentor and Nerdcore Rapp…

Leron Gray is a man of many talents. Although he didn't really get into infosec until much later in life, he always had a creative side. He now finds himself as a pentester working from home and a nerdcore rapper …

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April 3, 2019

Jared Folkins - 18 YRO Manager To Education Security To Human Hero

Jared Folkins understands people, technology, and the world around him. He can smell a toxic environment from a mile away and has used that EIQ spider-sense for good. Jared shares with us some VERY personal stories (tear-jerker warning!) in integrity …

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March 22, 2019

Masha Sedova - From Generations of CS to Behavioral Science and Entre…

Masha Sedova comes from a history of computer scientists! She loves challenges and is currently tackling the human side of security through data, psychology, and behavioral science.

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March 20, 2019

BONUS - InfosecJon Learns Trust But Verify The HARD way

InfosecJon expands on some CRAZY follies he experienced during his times in the Navy. Many times, he came close to a fatal or catastrophic experience. He learns through trial by fire, literally: trust but verify!

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March 16, 2019

InfosecJon - From Rudderless Youth to Navy Engineer to Security Profe…

InfosecJon runs a website cataloging his learning and dedicated to helping others get in the field. He shares his personal story from a directionless youth to enlisting in the Navy (and its follies) and his tribulations getting into the field.

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March 1, 2019

InfosecSherpa - From Travel Agent to Law Librarian to Security Analys…

Little does the Information Security community know, but among us are experts at OSINT. They lurk behind friendly faces, waiting to be asked questions. Some even are or used to be librarians!

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Feb. 22, 2019

Adrian Kaylor - From Network Admin to Trainer to Sales Engineer for L…

Adrian is the nerd to bring in to talk to other nerds. He did not have a direct path to Security, but every role he had in his career helped him in his next role in security. He shares some …

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Feb. 9, 2019

Nipun Gupta - From Security Consultant to Security Innovator

Nipun graduated during the recession, but found a job as a consultant which helped him gain experience quickly. He was in fact discouraged to pursue a career in information security due to his immigrant status. Nipun is now a Cyber …

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Jan. 25, 2019

BONUS - My Book is OUT: Breaking IN: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting…

Hi, rveryone! I'm really excited to announce my book! You can find it on Amazon (link below).

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Jan. 11, 2019

Marcus Carey - Childhood Builder/Breaker to Navy Cryptologist to Foun…

Marcus Carey has been hacking since he was five. A true MacGuyver, he had to make do with the little resources available to him. He later enrolled in the Navy, worked for 3- letter agencies including the NSA, and now …

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Jan. 1, 2019

Jack Rhysider - From Odd-jobs to Network Analyst to SOC Architect to…

With an engineering background, Jack found himself doing odd jobs at first. Looking to get back into tech, he certed up and got a job in the NOC (Network Operation Center) and eventually became a SOC architect building a SOC …

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