About Mrs. Y

Mrs. Y is a recovering Unix engineer working in network security. Also the host of Healthy Paranoia and official nerd hunter. She likes long walks in hubsites, traveling to security conferences and spending time in the Bat Cave. Sincerely believes that every problem can be solved with a "for" loop. When not blogging or podcasting, can be found using up her 15 minutes in the Twittersphere or Google+ as @MrsYisWhy.

Healthy Paranoia Show 24: Down and Dirty with PCI DSS


Thanks for tuning in for another crime busting episode of Healthy Paranoia. Today, we’ll be getting down and dirty with some … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 23: Phone Phreaking, Hacking and Fraud, Oh My!

Wicked Witch of the PBX

That’s right listeners, you’re not in Kansas anymore! It’s time to follow that Yellow Brick Road to another episode of … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 22: The Three Ring Circus of Net Neutrality

Enough with the Kittens Already

Ladies and gentleman, unicorns of all ages, get ready for the greatest podcast on earth, Healthy Paranoia. Where the email is … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 21: Windows Forensics with Andrew Case


That’s right, it’s time for another surveillance-free, EFF-approved episode of Healthy Paranoia! Where the passwords are … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 20: SDN – Heretic of Security


The known universe has been ruled by the monolithic network device. In this time, the most precious substance in the … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 19: The ABCs of PCI DSS


Hello boys and girls! What time is it? That's right, it's time for another fun-filled episode of Healthy Paranoia! Joining us … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 18: Illusion, Lies and Neuroscience with Alex Stone

Fooling Houdini

Ladies and gentleman, prepare to be mystified and amazed by another episode of Healthy Paranoia. Where even the unicorns are … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 17: How Do I Pwn Thee?


Greetings fair ladies and kind sirs, I present yet another episode of Healthy Paranoia. In this episode we examine the … [Read more...]

More Snowden Media Douchebaggery

I previously wrote a post in response to an article that equated Snowden's CEH certification to James Bond's "license to … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 16: BSides DC Oktoberfest!

This is a picture of beer. Please give it the respect it deserves.

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!  Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen. Introducing the latest … [Read more...]

To Sit or Stand?


Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, I'm sure you've read the articles about how bad … [Read more...]

Security Word of the Day: Stoogecraft


Today's word of the day comes to Packetpushers courtesy of Seth Godin*: Stoogecraft. Stoogecraft is what happens when people … [Read more...]

Healthy Paranoia Show 15: The Dudes of REN-ISAC


It's the latest dudilicious episode of Healthy Paranoia! This time we'll be covering the topic of information sharing and … [Read more...]

Network Security and the N00b Meter


This morning I read an article in which the writer thought that wireless security was too inconvenient and difficult, so he … [Read more...]

Snowden Media Douchebaggery

Judy gets the CISSP

Recently the New York Times posted an article stating that while Edward Snowden was at the NSA, he learned to be a hacker by … [Read more...]