54 episodes

Welcome to the Adventures of Alice & Bob Podcast, where we talk shop with pen testers, hackers, and the unsung heroes of the cybersecurity world about the human element of being on the front lines of cyber attacks.
Produced by ProSeries Media.
For booking inquires, email booking@proseriesmedia.com

Adventures of Alice & Bob ProSeries Media

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to the Adventures of Alice & Bob Podcast, where we talk shop with pen testers, hackers, and the unsung heroes of the cybersecurity world about the human element of being on the front lines of cyber attacks.
Produced by ProSeries Media.
For booking inquires, email booking@proseriesmedia.com

    Ep. 54 - New Frontiers in Privilege Management with BeyondTrust and Entitle // Ron Nissim and Avi Zetser

    Ep. 54 - New Frontiers in Privilege Management with BeyondTrust and Entitle // Ron Nissim and Avi Zetser

    Join us in a special out-of-band episode of Adventures of Alice and Bob, where we explore the exciting expansion of BeyondTrust through its recent acquisition of Entitle, a pioneering privilege management solution. Discover how this strategic move enhances BeyondTrust's identity security solutions across the cloud. BeyondTrust CTO, Marc Maiffret, and Entitle co-founders, Ron Nissim and Avi Zetser, also cover what exactly just-in-time (JIT) access is, what modern identity security looks like across the cloud, and what this exciting new union means for the landscape of identity security and access management.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 53 - Former Naval Cryptologist Reflects on Cyber Warfare & 9/11 Crisis Response // Vincent Scott

    Ep. 53 - Former Naval Cryptologist Reflects on Cyber Warfare & 9/11 Crisis Response // Vincent Scott

    Today, James is joined by Vincent Scott, a former US Navy cryptologist and founder of Defense Cybersecurity Group. Vincent shares his raw and authentic experience while bridging intelligence gaps during the 9/11 crisis and navigating cyber warfare operations in the Gulf Wars. He also shares the culture challenges he experienced while transitioning from military to corporate cybersecurity, the broken windows approach to fixing small cyber cracks before they shatter, and the paradox of expensive tools failing to deliver without the right people. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 52 - The Sleazy Underworld of Romance Scams, AI Deepfakes...oh and Being Honored by Prince William // Dr. Jessica Barker

    Ep. 52 - The Sleazy Underworld of Romance Scams, AI Deepfakes...oh and Being Honored by Prince William // Dr. Jessica Barker

    Today, Marc is speaking with Dr. Jessica Barker, a cybersecurity culture expert and co-founder of Cygenta. Join us for some incredibly true stories, including a behind-the-scenes look at her royal honor ceremony at the historic Windsor Castle. You'll hear all the details - from battling nerves while practicing that all-important curtsy, to the opulent pomp and circumstance of receiving her honor from Prince William himself.
    But Jessica's tales from the front lines don't stop there. She'll also pull back the curtain on the shockingly sleazy underworld of romance scams, where con artists follow meticulously crafted "playbooks" full of psychological manipulation tactics to drain unsuspecting victims of their entire life savings through emotional exploitation.
    And brace yourself as she reveals how AI deepfakes are making phishing attacks even more devious and hard to detect. You'll learn how cybercriminals are leveraging this cutting-edge technology to generate hyper-realistic lures - from emails to videos - that could easily fool even cautious individuals.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 51 - Bitcoin Skeptic Becomes Blockchain Believer // Michael Perklin

    Ep. 51 - Bitcoin Skeptic Becomes Blockchain Believer // Michael Perklin

    This week, James is joined by Michael Perklin, information security expert and Chairman of the Board at C4. Listen in as Michael pulls back the curtain on the current cryptocurrency landscape. This episode is a roller-coaster ride, spanning Michael's career journey from trying to debunk Bitcoin as a "scam" to realizing its brilliance and founding one of the first Bitcoin security consultancies. You'll be on the edge of your seat as he recounts high-stakes experiences like securing Ethereum's historic initial coin offering, hunting down insider threats at ShapeShift, and guiding the company's pioneering transition into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). Get ready for a whirlwind of stories that showcase the challenges, opportunities, and mind-bending possibilities of blockchain technology.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 50 - The Rise and Reflections of Sabu // Hector Monsegur

    Ep. 50 - The Rise and Reflections of Sabu // Hector Monsegur

    Today, Marc is joined by Hector Monsegur, the infamous hacker formerly known as Sabu. In this episode, Hector takes us on a journey through his past, from his early inspirations drawn from hacker films to his pivotal role in the LulzSec hacking collective. With raw honesty, he delves into the motivations and mindsets that fueled his involvement in hacktivism, shedding light on the complexities and ethical dilemmas surrounding digital activism. Hector's story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one's passion, and his insights offer a rare glimpse into the psyche of a cyber outlaw-turned-cybersecurity professional.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 49 - The Midnight Blizzard Breach on Microsoft and Other Identity Attacks // Marc Maiffret

    Ep. 49 - The Midnight Blizzard Breach on Microsoft and Other Identity Attacks // Marc Maiffret

    Microsoft is one of the world's largest and most security-focused companies. Yet in late 2022, a sophisticated threat actor known as Midnight Blizzard breached their systems in Azure through a forgotten test account. Join James Maude and Marc Maiffret together as they dive into the technical details of the Blizzard attack, how machine identities and misconfigured OAuth apps provided the foothold, and the lessons learned about protecting corporate cloud environment. James & Marc also discuss actionable ways to reduce risk, the limitations of relying only on detection, and why unified visibility over all identities is key for a proactive defense.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sciencegirl123! ,

Absolutely love this show

Love to hear the stories from all these hackers!

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amazing stories!

I would love to know how they find these amazing people and insane stories to come on the show!

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Love hearing from Karl and James!

Best show, the stories they have with all these cyber security people are amazing! Looking forward to hearing more.

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