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Nov 15, 2019

Page Glave - Professor of Kinesiology to Cybersecurity Analyst!

Page Glave was a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science and was successful in her field, on her way to full professor! However she came to the realization that she can't see herself doing this for the rest of her life. This is her story.

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Nov 01, 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 the years.

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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 the years.

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Sep 23, 2019

September 2019 Update

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

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Jul 30, 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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Jul 25, 2019

BONUS - Updates, Defcon, More

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

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Jun 14, 2019

Keya Horiuchi - From Teacher, Filmmaker, and Website Design to Security Engineer!

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

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Jun 04, 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 make his own path. He also dreams in code and is one of the youngest OSCE's in the world!

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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 12, 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 03, 2019

David Scrobonia - Lifelong builder, Appsec Engineer, Creator of ZAP Heads Up Display

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, an awesome heads up display for ZAP Proxy, a game changer imho.

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Apr 26, 2019

BONUS - Cliff's Notes 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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Apr 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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Apr 12, 2019

Leron Gray - From Navy E6 to Pentester, SANS Mentor and Nerdcore Rapper!

Leron Gray is a man of many talents. Not getting really into computers until much later in life, but always having a creative side, he now finds himself as a pentester working from home and nerdcore rapper producing amazing beats!

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Apr 02, 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.

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Mar 22, 2019

Masha Sedova - From Generations of CS to Behavioral Science and Entrepreneurship

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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Mar 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 comes close to a fatal or catastrophic experience. He learns through trial by fire, literally, to trust but verify!

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Mar 15, 2019

InfosecJon - From Rudderless Youth to Navy Engineer to Security Professional

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 it's follies) and his tribulations getting into the field.

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Mar 01, 2019

InfosecSherpa - From Travel Agent to Law Librarian to Security Analyst!

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

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Feb 21, 2019

Adrian Kaylor - From Network Admin to Trainer to Sales Engineer for Life

Adrian is the nerd brought 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 and in security. He shares some hilarious stories as well as

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Feb 09, 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 Security Executive focused on innovation.

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Jan 25, 2019

BONUS - My Book is OUT: Breaking IN: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security

Hi Everyone! I'm really excited to announce my book! You can find it on Amazon (link below) or at

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Jan 11, 2019

Marcus Carey - Childhood Builder/Breaker to Navy Cryptologist to Founder and Mentor

Marcus Carey has been hacking since we was five. A true MacGuyver he had to make due with little resources available to him. He later enrolled for the Navy, worked for 3 letter agencies including the NSA, and now has his own security startup. Marcus shares a TON with us in this episode.

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Jan 01, 2019

Jack Rhysider - From Odd-jobs to Network Analyst to SOC Architect to... Darknet Diaries!

Jack Rhysider's origin story. 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 from scratch. Looking to do something different, he started Dark Net Diaries and it's been an adventure since!

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Dec 25, 2018

Yaron Levi - Entrepreneur to Security Architect to CISO and Security Champion

Yaron Levi is the CISO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. We talk about what he looks for in people when hiring in Infosec and a time when he took a chance on someone (against the opinion of his peers) and his chance was a big success. We also discuss a breach he had to deal with only 3 months into his job!

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Dec 18, 2018

InfoSteph - From Journalism to IT Support to Security Analyst

Steph is brand new to the infosec field! We go over her interesting and eventful path into Information Security, reflections on her role today, and some really interesting war stories!

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Dec 11, 2018

Virtual Kyle Kennedy - Stories, not resumes: Breaking educational and other barriers in cybersecurity

Today's episode is a reading of an amazing written by Kyle Kennedy, president of The reading is performed by Allison, an IBM Watson personality. I also go through some recent resources discovered to help you on your journey to a Career in Infosec.

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Dec 04, 2018

Elvis Chan - From Making Computer Chips to FBI Supervisory Special Agent!

Elvis Chan is a Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, who works cyber security matters for the FBI San Francisco Division. We discuss how we got into the FBI, Life in the FBI CyberSecurity Division, and how to get involved.

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Nov 27, 2018

Clay Wells - From SysAdmin to Security Architect to Con Organizer!

Clay Wells ... Security Architect, Musician, Defcon Blue Team Village Co-Organizer, and organizer of the first annual WOPR Summit. Clay shares some really insightful tips on making it Information Security, as well as a really interesting war story from recently. WOPR Summit is March 1st, 2019 in Atlantic City!

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