Darkness falls across the land,
The hacker hour is close at hand.
Creatures crawl in search of 0-days
To terrorize your enterprise.
And whosoever shall be found,
Without the soul for clamping down,
Must stand and face the nerds of hell,
And rot inside a clear text shell.
The foulest stench is in the air,
The funk of unencrypted drives.
And grizzly exploits from every area,
Are closing in to steal your data.
And though you fight to protect the org,
Your body starts to goo.
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the Shmoo*
Join Mrs. Y. for a series of guerrilla style** interviews at Shmoocon, Bruce Potter‘s wildly popular security conference held in Washington DC. Listen in for some humor, scary anecdotes and wisdom from luminaries in the infosec community, including;
- Deviant Ollam (pronounced Olav), physical security expert, lockpicker, author and member of the board of directors of the US division of TOOOL, the open organization of lock pickers. He also runs lock pick village at Defcon and Shmoocon.
- Crypt0s, president of hacker/makerspace and computer learning center Unallocated Space*** in Severyn MD, also known for an entertaining Defcon talk on McCarran International Airport’s poor security.
- Jack Daniel, (not related to the bourbon) nominated in blogger hall of fame by RSA, also as co-creator of B-Sides and co-host for the infamous Pauldotcom infosec podcast.
- Rob Fuller aka “mubix,” certified checkbox unchecker and fearless leader of NoVA Hackers, the preeminent security group in the DC Metro area. Creator of Shmoocon Epilogue, the new “after con” hot ticket.
- Georgia Weidman, security researcher and founder of Bulb Security. She was awarded a DARPA Cyber Fast Track grant culminating in the creation of the Smartphone Pentest Framework (SPF) an assessment tool for smartphones in the enterprise.
- Johnny Long,aka j0hnnyhax, security expert, author, pioneer in the field of Google Hacking, founder of Hackers for Charity.
The recording quality is rough, because I had to grab quiet corners where I could. But the content makes it all worthwhile.
*Pathetic homage to the intro from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
**You’ll really get the double entendre once you listen to the podcast.
*** No Deathbot video, but this is pretty cool.