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Exploring the offensive side of cybersecurity through eyes of the experts that build it. Looking at red teaming, bug bounty, pentesting and more.

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Exploring the offensive side of cybersecurity through eyes of the experts that build it. Looking at red teaming, bug bounty, pentesting and more.

    A Cyber Criminal‘s Mind with Laurie Pieters-James

    A Cyber Criminal‘s Mind with Laurie Pieters-James

    Laurie Pieters-James is an Offender Profiler, Forensic Criminologist, Expert Witness and best-selling author of Shattered Lives: The Story of Advocate Barbie. Chris, Ron and Laurie dive deep into understanding the mind of a hacker, a criminal, and a criminal hacker. Laurie has spent her career learning to profile the most heinous criminals, both in cyber and on the streets. Listen to help yourself understand the enemy from the inside out.


     


     


    03:20 Bio


    04:41 Why did you choose to learn the mind?


    06:23 Do criminals think about the punishment when they commit a crime?


    09:06 The bridge to cyber security


    13:39 Replicating red challenges on the blue side


    18:47 Moral disengagement


    20:03 Justifying deviant behavior


    24:28 More tools for hackers


    28:07 Getting into criminology 


    31:05 Getting started understanding a hacker’s mind


     


    Links:


     


    Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website 


    Laurie Pieters-James: Twitter | LinkedIn | Book


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Join our monthly mastermind group via Patreon


    HVR is proudly presented by Axonius

    • 34 min
    Hacking an Entire Industry with Alissa Knight

    Hacking an Entire Industry with Alissa Knight

    Welcome back to Hacker Valley Red season two. This week Chris and Ron are joined by a hacker through and through. Alissa Knight blends influencer marketing, content creation in writing and filmmaking/cinematography, and go-to market strategies for telling brand stories at scale in cybersecurity through the lens of a hacker. She achieves this through ideation to execution of content strategy, storytelling, and execution of influencer marketing strategies that take cybersecurity buyers through your brand’s custom curated journey. But more importantly, she tells us what it takes to hack an entire industry...


    Key Takeaways:


     


    03:25 Bio


    05:59 Why hacking?


    07:32 What is FHIR? Hear how it was to hack it.


    10:43 I’m just a hacker who did homework


    13:50 Unexpected vulnerability


    17:57 Support


    20:22 How an API works


    24:23 Input validation


    29:28 A date worth more than oil


    33:23 How to scale efforts


     


    Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website 


    Alissa Knight: YouTube | LinkedIn | Twitter | Website


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Join our monthly mastermind group via Patreon


    HVR is proudly presented by Axonius

    • 38 min
    The Next Generation of Hackers with Deviant Ollam

    The Next Generation of Hackers with Deviant Ollam

    In episode three of Hacker Valley Red, Chris and Ron are joined by Deviant Ollam, a hacker to the bone and one of Chris’ inspirations in security. Deviant is currently a physical penetration specialist with The CORE Group and the Director of Education for Red Team Alliance. He is also a master lock-picker and uses his skill to shape the future of physical security. The three discuss very important topics, such as the hacker’s mindset, what we can do to foster growth in the next generation of cyber professionals and how physical security is changing.


     


    Key Takeaways:


    03:32 Bio


    05:30 Developing the hacker’s mindset


    08:40 Hacking in the past vs. the present


    11:05 Bringing creativity and freedom back to kids, ultimately freeing adults


    17:00 Impactful tinkering


    21:39 The difference in the means to get to the end


    25:28 Progress in physical security


    27:17 Staying ahead of criminal tactics and mindset


    31:35 Advice for people who need to fail up


    34:57 Get in touch


     


    Links:


     


    Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website 


    Deviant Ollam: Website | Youtube | Twitter


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Join our monthly mastermind group via Patreon


    Hacker Valley Red is proudly presented by Axonius

    • 36 min
    A Hacking Nation Personified with Charity Wright

    A Hacking Nation Personified with Charity Wright

    Charity Wright is a Threat Intelligence Analyst with over 20 years of experience in the intelligence community, including the US Army and the National Security Agency, where she translated Mandarin Chinese. Charity now specializes in strategic intelligence, dark web cybercrime, counter-disinformation, and at Recorded Future. Join Ron, Chris and Charity as they discuss all things nation state-level, what we can do to avoid bad habits as a community, and how we understand our enemy.


    Key Takeaways:


    03:12 Bio


    04:16 China’s security threat to the U.S.


    07:20 What are hackers’ motives?


    12:30 China plays the long game, and it helps them


    15:11 In regards to national security, can we learn from any other countries?


    17:20 When the line between crime and nations blurs


    23:24 Know thy enemy


    28:47 Using high-level strategic intelligence


    30:54 Get in touch with Charity!


     


    Links:


     


    Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website 


    Charity Wright: Twitter | LinkedIn | Email


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Join our monthly mastermind group via Patreon


    Visit our presenting sponsor Axonius to solve your asset management efforts

    • 31 min
    Hack Them Empathetically with Chris Hadnagy

    Hack Them Empathetically with Chris Hadnagy

    Chris Hadnagy – Show Notes


    Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. He created the world’s first social engineering framework, as well as hosted the first social engineering-based podcast. Chris is an adjunct professor of Social Engineering for an NSA Cyber School of excellence at University of Arizona. Chris is also a well-known author, having written five books on social engineering. Chris’ new book, “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”, released January 5, 2021. Join both Chris’ and Ron for an episode of self-analyzation, empathy and understanding.


     


    Key Takeaways


    02:52 Bio


    06:20 Exploring the title of Chris’ book


    08:40 What’s the difference between manipulation and influence?


    10:36 A contract in a book. Why?


    14:33 What books describe Chris?


     21:48 The importance of Empathy


    26:48 The science 


    30:57 Chris’ conference: The Human Behavior Conference


     


    Links:


    Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website 


    Chris Hadnagy: Twitter | Facebook | Book | Conference


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Join our monthly mastermind group via Patreon


    Visit our presenting sponsor Axonius to solve your asset management efforts

    • 38 min
    Hacker Valley Season One Finale with Marco Figueroa

    Hacker Valley Season One Finale with Marco Figueroa

    This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast concludes the Hacker Valley Red series.  In this finale, Ron and Chris interview their friend - and formerly their shared roommate - Marco Figueroa.  Marco is a security researcher and cybersecurity speaker, and he is also a bug bounty enthusiast.  He and the hosts constant improvement, bug bounty, and more, while also looking back at the conversations thus far in the season.


     


    -The episode features Marco Figueroa, and listeners are introduced to the content ahead.


    -What is Marco’s background, and what is he doing now?


    -Is there such a thing as an unhackable device?


    -The group talks about Marco’s philosophy in his protection work, the place of social engineering, and the value of building relationships.


    -What is the hacker mindset, and do you need coding experience to be a good hacker?


    -If interested in the red side of the field, what should someone do first?


    -Marco shares about what he sees on the horizon.


    -The group considers two major season takeaways: the value of mentorship and the need to put yourself out there and take the first shot.


    -Where is Marco planning to take his contact creation from here?


     


    Links:


    Connect with Marco Figueroa on Twitter


    Connect with Marco on LinkedIn


    Follow Marco’s Livestream


    Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio


    Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon


    Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter


    Follow Ronald Eddings on Twitter


    Follow Chris Cochran on Twitter


    Learn more about the season sponsor, RiskIQ

    • 46 min

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