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Corrupted Nerds is about how the internet revolution is changing society.



We're completely rewiring the way the human species handles information and knowledge for everyone on the planet. And knowledge is power, right? So really, we're changing power relationships at every level of society. And I do mean every level.



Part of this power shift is about nation-states and war and espionage and criminal hackers, and certainly information security and hacking and the cybers are things we'll cover.



But Corrupted Nerds is also about the relationship between governments and their citizens, businesses and their customers, parents and their children and all the rest.



This is the Conversations feed, bringing you interviews and panel discussions with smart people who can help us understand all this stuff.



There's also the Extras podcast, containing related material that happens not to be a conversation. More podcasts streams may emerge in the future.



Corrupted Nerds is produced and presented by Stilgherrian.

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Corrupted Nerds is about how the internet revolution is changing society.



We're completely rewiring the way the human species handles information and knowledge for everyone on the planet. And knowledge is power, right? So really, we're changing power relationships at every level of society. And I do mean every level.



Part of this power shift is about nation-states and war and espionage and criminal hackers, and certainly information security and hacking and the cybers are things we'll cover.



But Corrupted Nerds is also about the relationship between governments and their citizens, businesses and their customers, parents and their children and all the rest.



This is the Conversations feed, bringing you interviews and panel discussions with smart people who can help us understand all this stuff.



There's also the Extras podcast, containing related material that happens not to be a conversation. More podcasts streams may emerge in the future.



Corrupted Nerds is produced and presented by Stilgherrian.

    Conversations 17: The Ruxcon 2016 Panel

    Conversations 17: The Ruxcon 2016 Panel

    Each year the Ruxcon information security conference ends with the infamous Ruxcon Panel. Here's a full recoding of the panel from Ruxcon 2016.



    The panellists:



    * Barry Anderson, a security solutions architect for Cisco Security Solutions, Asia Pacific.

    * Prof Jill Slay, director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

    * Meths Ferrer, a malware engineer at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC).

    * Richard Johnson, Manager of Vulnerability Development for Cisco Talos.

    * Stilgherrian, writer and commentator on cybersecurity and internet politics.



    Our moderator was Dr Suelette Dreyfus, journalist and research fellow at the University Of Melbourne.



    This discussion was recorded on Sunday 23 October 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.



    For full credits see:

    http://corruptednerds.com/pod/c00017/

    Conversations 16: Reflections on Ruxcon 2016

    Conversations 16: Reflections on Ruxcon 2016

    This episode of Corrupted Nerds takes a look at the Ruxcon 2016 information security conference held in Melbourne on 22 and 23 October.



    Just like our look at Ruxcon 2015, I'm joined by Michael McKinnon, now director of commercial services at Sense of Security; and Darren Pauli, security reporter for The Register.



    There's also a conversation about measuring risk with Ron Gula, founder of Tenable Network Security.



    The discussion was recorded on 28 October 2016 on the banks of the Coburg Lake Reservoir in Melbourne. The interview with Ron Gula was also recorded on 28 October 2016.



    For full credits see:

    http://corruptednerds.com/pod/c00016/

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    Conversations 15: Leslie Nassar discusses the news

    Conversations 15: Leslie Nassar discusses the news

    In a surprise experimental episode, Leslie Nassar, co-founder of Wrangling Cats, freelance writer and builder of Twitter things since 2007, joins Stilgherrian to talk about some of the stories in the news.



    This episode was recorded on Wednesday 2 December 2015 in Sydney, Australia.



    For full credits see:

    http://corruptednerds.com/pod/c00015/

    Conversations 14: Joe Franzi, Australian Signals Directorate

    Conversations 14: Joe Franzi, Australian Signals Directorate

    Joe Franzi, Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), gives his first on-record media interview in his five years in that role.



    It's not often that we get to hear from people like Joe Franzi. He's been working in Australia's defence and intelligence community for more than 37 years. Most recently, that's been with the ASD, formerly the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), Australia's equivalent to, and partner with, the US National Security Agency.



    The ASD isn't just cyber spies. Like the NSA, it's also responsible for defending government, military and other critical communications networks. That's where Franzi currently fits in, and for the last year his team has been the defence-sector contribution to the Australia Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), opened a year ago.



    A spoiler: there's no grand secrets in this interview. Maybe next time. But what you will hear is some intelligent comments about risk management -- including a view on whether Australia's new prime minster Malcolm Turnbull should really be using commercial email services -- and about the cultural issues that come up when you put together a cyber defence team from disparate organisations.



    This interview was recorded on Thursday 15 October 2015 in Melburne, Australia.



    For full credits see:

    http://corruptednerds.com/pod/c00014/

    Conversations 13: Reflections on Ruxcon 2015

    Conversations 13: Reflections on Ruxcon 2015

    The Corrupted Nerds podcast returns, kicking off a new series with a look at the Ruxcon 2015 information security conference held in Melbourne on 24 and 25 October.



    In this first episode of series two, it's a break from the usual long-form interview format to bring you a panel discussion. Joining me, Stilgherrian, are: Michael McKinnon, social media and security awareness director for AVG Technologies AU; and Darren Pauli, security reporter for The Register.



    There's also a conversation with Dr Vanessa Teague, a cryptographer from the University of Melbourne, about the security of electronic voting systems.



    The panel conversation was recorded on 31 October 2015, with both Michael McKinnon and Darren Pauli at their homes in Melbourne -- which is why you can hear chickens and dogs. The interview with Vanessa Teague was recorded on 30 October 2015.



    For full credits see:

    http://corruptednerds.com/pod/c00013/

    The Return of the Corrupted Nerds podcast

    The Return of the Corrupted Nerds podcast

    If you've been wondering what's happened to the Corrupted Nerds podcast, well, it's coming back -- but it needs your help.



    This week I'm heading to Melbourne for the Australian Information Security Association's annual conference. I'm recording some material there.



    But more importantly, I'm running a Pozible crowdfunding campaign to get me to the Ruxcon infosec conference later in the month, and to fund the next few episodes of the podcast.



    As I post this, the campaign is 43% funded, and there's just three days left to reach the target.



    For all the details, go to http://pozible.com/corruptednerds2 because the podcast won't be back without your support. Do it now.

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