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Mar 10, 2020

Syntax - Arrested Teenager to Motorcycle Racer To Pentester

Syntax had an interesting ride into infosec filled with pitstops, detours, and countersteering along the way. He got started at an early age influenced by his father and was wrongfully arrested for reporting a vulnerability in his High School. Hear his exciting journey into infosec, filled with life lessons.

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Mar 07, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Ivan)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Ivan.

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Mar 06, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Zoe)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Zoe.

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Mar 05, 2020

Bonus - Cyber Security Job Search Frustrations (Jayesh)

Random interviews with people who are actively searching for cybersecurity / infosec jobs in the field. Jayesh.

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Mar 03, 2020

Bonus - David Zeichick - Cybersecurity College Professor

An impromptu interview with a College Professor teaching cybersecurity. Recorded at RSA Conference 2020.

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Feb 23, 2020

Tanya Janca - From Insecure Developer to Appsec, Diversity/Inclusion Advocate, and Mentor

My guest this week is Tanya Janca aka SheHacksPurple. Tanya is an awesome giving person. She's a huge proponent of mentoring, diversity and inclusion, and application security. She's quite involved in the community from starting her own company, to running her own OWASP chapter for 4 years in Ottawa, founding a new OWASP chapter in Victoria, and co-founding the international women’s organization WoSEC. Her full BIO below...

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Feb 03, 2020

Nick Vissari - Engineering Dropout to Math Tutor to Security Architect/Engineer

Nick Vissari went from being an engineering dropout (he didn't like creative writing) to tech consultant to math tutor. His penchant for fixing things homed him back into tech where he is now responsible for security at a large school district. He recently went back to school and received his cybersecurity degree as well.

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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 book.gettingintoinfosec.com.

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