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Thomas Hatch and Jimmy Chunga are The Hacks!

Join them every week as they talk about nerd stuff. If you’re into cybersecurity, DevSecOps, SecOps, DevOps, all the Ops, infrastructure automation, network automation, configuration management, and open source then subscribe now. This will be your new favorite podcast! Because we know you’re thinking it...NO, they don’t live in their moms’ basements...this month.

The Hacks The Hacks

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Thomas Hatch and Jimmy Chunga are The Hacks!

Join them every week as they talk about nerd stuff. If you’re into cybersecurity, DevSecOps, SecOps, DevOps, all the Ops, infrastructure automation, network automation, configuration management, and open source then subscribe now. This will be your new favorite podcast! Because we know you’re thinking it...NO, they don’t live in their moms’ basements...this month.

    It's Time for SaltConf20!

    It's Time for SaltConf20!

    Once again, Tom and Chunga are proud to welcome Janae Andrus as their special guest for this episode of The Hacks. You may have heard that SaltConf20 is happening this Thursday, October 29th! Registration is completely FREE and you can get yourself signed up www.saltconf.com

    • 37 min
    Intel vs. AMD, Tom's Version of Sports!

    Intel vs. AMD, Tom's Version of Sports!

    This episode of The Hacks may seem a little bit different. Are Tom and Chunga talking about some new, groundbreaking, innovation in the world of tech? Are they talking about cybercrime and ransomware attacks? Nope...

    Tom has a "fire in his belly" over a fight/rivalry that's been simmering for a long time between Intel and AMD. He picked sides a long time ago and now he wants all of you to join him! 

    • 35 min
    The Dark Web!

    The Dark Web!

    he Dark Web. It doesn't have the best reputation. In truth, most people don't even know it exists but for those who do, it's largely considered to be the seedy underbelly of the internet. It's a rotten, dirty place full of thieves, hackers, and predators of all types; or is it? Does the Dark Web deserve the reputation that it has?

    • 43 min
    Cybercrime: 10-Stats That'll Keep You Up At Night!

    Cybercrime: 10-Stats That'll Keep You Up At Night!

    Chunga came across an article ZD Net a few days ago. It was about cybercrime and contained a list of ten disturbing facts that they claim will keep you up at night.

    While Chunga was glued to this article, he thought it'd be a great idea to share these disturbing facts with Tom and see if any of them would indeed cause him to lose sleep.

    • 48 min
    BREAKING NEWS! VMware announces the intended acquisition of SaltStack!

    BREAKING NEWS! VMware announces the intended acquisition of SaltStack!

    During this year’s VMworld question and answer, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the company’s intention to acquire SaltStack!

    In this unique episode of The Hacks, Tom and Chunga take a personal look back to the very beginning. Back to a time when Tom sat by himself, in his basement, developing a computer program that would end up changing his life and ultimately be used by millions of people around the world.

    • 37 min
    Bottom Up, Top Down Change In Tech!

    Bottom Up, Top Down Change In Tech!

    Recently, Tom did a webinar about something he's been really focused on and he wants to discuss it with Chunga. He has a theory called "Top Down, Bottom Up Change".

    What does that mean? Well, from one end of the spectrum bottom up change means that you have an entire eco-system that is already established; it's evolving and growing almost as if it has a life of its own. This eco-system could be everything from a corporate digital infrastructure, to something macro, like the corporation itself. 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Moroni's arm ,

Tech-knowledge-y Boyzzz

A great podcast that takes tech news and makes it interesting to listen to.

edgarcb ,

Well done, but too much of Saltstack sales speech

Podcast is well done Thomas and chunga are great to talk and when they talk about other technologies and explain IT subjects to non-it people it is very fun, the big problem IMO is that they even go against what they stated at the very start of the podcast, they said this wont be a ‘salt’ podcast, however there has not been a chapter where Thomas does not praises his baby/product or compare and do sometimes unfair comparisons against other products in the market. I mean this podcast is made by the founder of Salt so it makes sense to be a salt semi-cultish podcast. So if you are into that ‘love salt wagon’, this is definitely for you. If you are looking for a less biased technology podcast, this might not be for you.

klovett87 ,

Smart, entertaining take on complex subjects

I feel like IT and security are two of the most misunderstood functions in business (I know they were for me when I first started working in tech). I just listened to the first two episodes of The Hacks and I love how Tom and Jimmy take the mystique away and make these complex topics relatable, digestible, and even... entertaining.

If you work in tech, software, or for any company that thinks cybersecurity is a strategic priority, give it a listen! you'll be educated and entertained in equal measure.

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