Welcome to Security Explained, where we strive to make the complex realm of cyber security better understood by everyone. Join our three hackers / hosts Christopher Grayson, Drew Porter, and Logan Lamb for approachable conversation and a few laughs on the world of hackers, how to think about privacy and security in today's rapidly changing world, and how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Getting Started in Security
Throughout our careers in the security industry it’s not uncommon that we’re asked “how can I get started in security?” It’s also one of the questions we like to answer most, as we love for others to be able to learn from our mistakes (of which we have...
Core Security Concepts v. I
When we're considering the security properties of something, whether it's a building, an app, an API, a network, or really anything else, there is a core set of concepts that we lean on to inform our evaluation. These core concepts provide a foundation...
Misinformation and Disinformation
So what is misinformation? How about disinformation? Is there a difference? What purposes do they serve? How can you try to tease out the signal from the noise?
Have you ever seen one of those ADT stickers on the window of someone's home and wondered if they actually have a home security system? Does having a sticker alone offer much security for your home? What is the best way to keep your home and its...
Government Mandated Backdoors
The Department of Justice has recently released a new memo entitled "International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety," and while it says a lot about helping trafficked kids and combating other crime, the memo outlines proposals that...
Did you know that there's a Nigerian prince that just so happens to know you and needs you to help them transfer some money into your country? How about you download and share this FREE Starbucks gift card that your company's benefits program has...