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On WE’RE IN!, you'll hear from the newsmakers and innovators who are making waves and driving the cyber security industry forward. We talk to them about their stories, the future of the industry, their best practices, and more.

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On WE’RE IN!, you'll hear from the newsmakers and innovators who are making waves and driving the cyber security industry forward. We talk to them about their stories, the future of the industry, their best practices, and more.

    Cory Doctorow and the Infosec Apocalypse

    Cory Doctorow and the Infosec Apocalypse

    Cory Doctorow, activist, journalist, and author who wrote the influential Little Brother cyberpunk series, gets into some big issues like surveillance capitalism and his work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He doesn’t hold anything back.

    • 37 min
    Nationalize Cloudflare? Berkeley Researcher Nick Merrill on Making it a Public Utility

    Nationalize Cloudflare? Berkeley Researcher Nick Merrill on Making it a Public Utility

    In this episode, Nick Merrill, a research fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, makes a cybersecurity case for nationalizing major CDNs such as Cloudflare, issues some pretty stark warnings about the dangers of machine learning, and digs into why stereotypical images of hackers in hoodies doesn’t help anyone. His viewpoints are sobering if not controversial and worth listening to for anyone who cares about the future of the global internet.

    • 30 min
    Hacking the Novel: A Journey From Tech Support to Published Author with Ryan Rutan, Senior Director of Community at Synack

    Hacking the Novel: A Journey From Tech Support to Published Author with Ryan Rutan, Senior Director of Community at Synack

    Ryan Rutan has worked in tech support, as a computer repairman, application developer, software engineer, entrepreneur, and head of community…and most recently, fiction writer. Listen to this episode to hear what inspired Fork This Life, a novel that follows the life of a teenager growing up with the early internet of the 90s who eventually gets into hacking, and how it relates to today’s cybersecurity challenges.

    • 24 min
    Why Identity Matters in National Security with Lauren Buitta, CEO, Girl Security

    Why Identity Matters in National Security with Lauren Buitta, CEO, Girl Security

    In this episode, Girl Security CEO Lauren Bean Buitta discusses the importance of supporting, encouraging, and training girls for careers in cybersecurity. She gets into why it's so critical to create — and protect — pathways for young women in order to build a more diverse industry, and why that really matters when it comes to making tough national security decisions that affect the entire population. She also describes her journey into security, and what led her to start Girl Security in the first place.

    • 38 min
    From Digital Delinquent to Government Hacker with Author, Entrepreneur, and Cybersecurity Influencer Alissa Knight

    From Digital Delinquent to Government Hacker with Author, Entrepreneur, and Cybersecurity Influencer Alissa Knight

    In this episode, author, hacker, entrepreneur, and content creator Alissa Knight reveals her journey from “bullied computer nerd” to federal cybersecurity contractor to famed car hacker. She gets real about the risk of APIs, offers up some must-hear advice for anyone getting into cybersecurity, and delivers candid views about the infosec industry as a whole.

    • 48 min
    There is No ‘Take Down the Whole US Grid’ with Sarah Freeman and Andy Bochman

    There is No ‘Take Down the Whole US Grid’ with Sarah Freeman and Andy Bochman

    In this episode, security experts and authors Sarah Freeman and Andy Bochman of the Idaho National Laboratory discuss today’s cyberthreat to utilities, debunk myths about taking down the grid and explain just how significantly the 2015 Ukraine power grid hack shifted everyone’s thinking when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure.

    • 42 min

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