Hacker Valley Studio

Hacker Valley Studio

Who says tech can't be human?

We are Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran from the Hacker Valley Studio podcast. We explore the human condition to inspire peak performance in cybersecurity. Join us on our quest to find inspirational stories and knowledge to elevate ourselves and our communities.

February 27, 2024

Creating Value in the Cyber Industry with Nick Lantuh

Nick Lantuh, CEO of Interpres Security, joins Ron Eddings on the mic at Hacker Valley’s “On the Big Screen” event to talk about how Nick’s previous career experience have given him unique insight into...

February 20, 2024

AI & Phishing: Fighting Fire with Fire

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings is joined by Vishal Dixit, Co-founder & CTO at Graphus Inc., and Sven Bechmann, Senior Product Manager of Email Security at Kaseya to dig into how phishing attack...

February 14, 2024

Andrew Forgie's Path From Apache Mechanic to Cybersecurity Sales Leader and Mastering Cyber Sales

In this episode, Andrew Forgie takes us on his journey from his early days as an Apache helicopter mechanic in the military to his current role as a regional sales manager in cybersecurity.  Andrew sh...

February 6, 2024

Zinet Kemal's Journey From Ethiopian Immigrant to TEDx Speaker & Cloud Security Engineer at Fortune

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, we dive into the inspiring journey of Zinet Kamal, an immigrant from Ethiopia who has carved a niche for herself in cybersecurity. Despite starting her journey...

January 30, 2024

Paving the Path for CISOs of the Future with Gary Hayslip

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings catches up with repeat guest, Gary Hayslip, CISO at SoftBank Investment Advisors and co-author of CISO Desk Reference guide. Gary explains that the varied nature of h...

January 23, 2024

The Untold Story of Browser Risks: Pioneering Enterprise Browser Security with Or Eshed

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings and guest Or Eshed, CEO of Layer X, discuss how changes in IT infrastructure, employee behavior and malicious tech have created an era where browser security is a mus...

January 16, 2024

Cyber Defense Reinvented: The New Era of Attack Surface Management with Isaac Clayton

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings talks with guest Isaac Clayton, Senior Research Engineer at NetSPI. Ron and Isaac discuss the importance of ASM for organizations of all sizes, the challenges of asse...

January 9, 2024

Cyber Resilience Unpacked: Securing Tomorrow Today with Bill Bernard

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings dives deep into crafting a resilient cybersecurity approach with guest speaker Bill Bernard, VP of Security Strategy at Deepwatch. Bill discusses the necessity of und...

January 2, 2024

Looking Backward to GROW Forward in Cybersecurity in 2024

In this episode, we’ll take a walk down memory lane. Hacker Valley looks back to 2023 to bring you some of the best clips with great advice and insight into being more creative, reflective, and resour...

December 19, 2023

What’s Lurking In Your Containers? AMBERSQUID Operations, Freejacking, and Microservice Exploitation

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings, discusses new tactics of adversaries with Director of Threat Research at Sysdig, Michael Clark. Michael digs into the cloud and shares trends about the AMBERSQUID op...

December 12, 2023

Pivotal Policy in the Age of AI with AJ Grotto

In this episode, Host Chris Cochran chats it up with former White House Senior Director for Cyber Policy, AJ Grotto. AJ shares his viewpoints about the current state of AI policies, the potential risk...

December 5, 2023

Ransomware: How to Use AI to Create a Readiness Kit with Scott Sutherland

The adversary is using Artificial Intelligence. Why aren’t you? In this episode, Host Chris Cochran talks with Scott Sutherland, VP of Research at NetSPI, about everyone’s favorite hot topics; ransomw...

November 28, 2023

Cover Your SaaS: Navigating OAuth and SaaS Security Challenges

SaaS misconfigurations may be responsible for up to 63% of security incidents. Do your SaaS applications have risky OAuth grants and misconfigurations? Let’s not find out. We will unravel the complexi...

November 21, 2023

Standing Out On LinkedIn as a Cybersecurity Professional with Chris Hughes

In this episode, host Ron Eddings speaks with Chris Hughes, President at Aquia, Cyber Innovation Fellow at CISA, and cybersecurity legend. Special guest, Chris Hughes, was initially inspired to build ...

November 7, 2023

Adversarial AI: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape

In this episode, host Ron Eddings is joined by Sr. Director of Red Team Operations at Coalfire, Pete Deros, to discuss the hottest topic around; adversarial AI. Ron and Pete discuss how AI is used and...

October 31, 2023

Protecting What You Can’t See with HD Moore

In this episode, host Ron Eddings is joined by Metasploit creator, co-founder and CEO of runZero, HD Moore. HD changed the world with Metasploit and he’s doing it again with runZero. Attack Surface Ma...

October 24, 2023

Penetration Testing, Public Speaking, and Content Creation with Phillip Wylie

In this episode, Ron Eddings is joined by Penetration Tester, Instructor, International Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Podcast Host, Phillip Wylie. Phillip shares how pen testing and the need to ed...

October 17, 2023

Ruse and Deception: From Hollywood to Corporate Espionage with Robert Kerbeck

In this episode, Host Ron Eddings interviews Robert Kerbeck, author of Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street. Robert shares how his professional acting skills helped his career ...

October 10, 2023

Hacker Culture and ADHD with Kim Crawley

In this episode, host Ron Eddings is joined by cybersecurity researcher and writer, Kim Crawley, to deep dive into one of her greatest passions; computing! From its origins to its newest capabilities ...

October 3, 2023

Starting at the Endpoint with Danny Jenkins

In this episode, host Ron Eddings is joined by Co-Founder and CEO of ThreatLocker, Danny Jenkins, to talk about his "Hero’s Journey" from IT to launching ThreatLocker. From spam emails, bots, and rans...

September 26, 2023

Having Resilience In Your Cyber Career with Erika Eakins

In this episode, host Chris is joined by Erika Eakins — a cybersecurity sales ninja, podcaster, and co-founder at Teach Kids Tech. Erika opens up about her challenges entering tech and cybersecurity a...

September 19, 2023

Build vs. Buy: The Classic Technologist Conundrum

It’s a classic technologist conundrum: Should I build or buy the solution I need to solve a problem? The “Build vs. Buy” conundrum is faced by technology teams worldwide. To help approach this riddle,...

September 12, 2023

AI Is the Tool Not the Toolbox

Embrace the AI Revolution in Cybersecurity! Ron Eddings explores the dynamic world of AI, from cybersecurity automation to anomaly detection. Learn how AI is being used by practitioners and creators t...

September 5, 2023

Security Teams Can’t Do It All with Rob Wood - REWIND

For this week's episode, we brought back a fan favorite Security Teams Can't Do It All. This episode features guest Rob Wood, CISO at CMS, who discusses the challenges of data silos in the workplace a...

August 29, 2023

The Art of Creating Cybersecurity Content With Jason Rebholz

In this episode, host Ron is joined by the CISO at Corvus Insurance, Jason Rebholz, to talk about the life of being a cybersecurity content creator. From his drive to create cyber content for technica...

August 22, 2023

Humility In Product Management with Eric Avigdor

In this episode, hosts Ron and Chris are joined by special guest Eric Avigdor, VP of Product Management at Votiro. With humility as the focal point, Eric details his journey as a Product Manager — sha...

August 15, 2023

Leadership In Cybersecurity with Marty Overman

Host Chris Cochran is joined by Marty Overman, Senior VP at Imperva, to discuss the importance of self-awareness and transparency in cybersecurity leadership. The two emphasize the need for leaders to...

August 1, 2023

SaaS Opportunities & Consequences of Using AI

In this episode, host Ron is joined by Jamie Blasco, co-founder and CTO at Nudge Security, to discuss the opportunities of SaaS as well as the security implications of AI. Jamie also considers the imp...

July 25, 2023

Mastering The Art Of Storytelling In Cybersecurity

How do you effectively persuade team members and stakeholders to take action, convey the importance of new projects, or request additional resources? Communicating technical security information often...

July 18, 2023

Hacking, Innovation, & the Formation of the First NSA Red Team with Jeff Man

In this episode, Chris and Ron Eddings are joined by Jeff Man, a legend in cybersecurity. The conversation begins with Jeff sharing his experiences as a member of the first NSA red team and his involv...

July 11, 2023

Privacy by Design: The Future of Homomorphic Encryption & Secure Data Analytics

In this episode, Chris and Ron interview Derek Wood from Duality Technologies, a leading privacy technology company to discuss the concept of homomorphic encryption and its significance in data securi...

June 27, 2023

The Future of AI In Cybersecurity

In this episode, Ron and Chris explore the vast potential of AI in cybersecurity, including its ability to develop cybersecurity solutions, provide recommendations and predictions for cyber practition...

June 20, 2023

Vulnerability Hunting & AI with Brian Contos

In this episode, hosts Ron and Chris are joined by Brian Contos, Chief Strategy Officer at Sevco to discuss his “movie-like” career trajectory and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecu...

June 13, 2023

Balancing Work & Parenting In Cybersecurity

In this episode, Ron and Chris discuss the challenges of balancing cybersecurity and parenting. Chris, a father of three, shares his experience of being a parent while also working in cybersecurity. T...

June 6, 2023

What Is Security Architecture?

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, Ron and Chris take a deep dive into all things Security Architecture and the essential skills you need to thrive in your role. Ron shares insights from his per...

May 30, 2023

Technical Dojos: Cultivating Skills and Navigating Change in Cybersecurity

In this cybersecurity podcast episode, Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings discuss the concept of 'dojos' as environments for growth and learning, drawing on experiences from their own career paths in cyber...

May 23, 2023

Attack Surface Management: The Grit Needed for True Cyber Resilience with Nabil Hannan

Join hosts Ron and Chris as they dive into the world of Attack Surface Management (ASM) in this episode recorded live at RSAC 2023. Special guest Nabil Hannan, a seasoned industry expert and Field CIS...

May 16, 2023

A Tale of Two Risks: Third-Party and SaaS Security

In this episode, hosts Ron and Chris are joined by Paul Valente, CEO and co-founder of VISO Trust, and Bryan Wong, Sr. Security Analyst at Headspace, as they dive into the world of third-party risk in...

May 9, 2023

Paying the Piper in Cybersecurity: Balancing Success and Personal Life

In this episode, Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran discuss the concept of "paying the piper" and its impact on their careers and personal lives. Paying the piper means facing the consequences of one's act...

May 2, 2023

CISO Burnout and Gaps in Cybersecurity Detections with Jack Roehrig

In this podcast episode, Jack Roehrig, Technology Evangelist at Uptycs, discusses his experience with burnout and health issues due to his job as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Jack has ...

April 25, 2023

The Critical Role of Empathy in Cybersecurity with Tracy Maleeff

In this episode, we explore the often-overlooked importance of empathy in the cybersecurity field. Our guest, Tracy Maleeff, shares her personal journey from community involvement to the industry and ...

April 18, 2023

RSA With Purpose: Sealing Deals, Getting Hired, and Networking with Industry Leaders

Head into RSA 2023 with a purpose. This episode is all about how to reach a win-win when sealing deals, getting hired, and networking. If you want to catch up with the Hacker Valley Team during RSA be...

April 11, 2023

Mastering Focus with Simone Biles and Amy Bream at RSA

RSA is right around the corner and we’re so excited because it’s one of our big opportunities to meet with you, our dedicated listener. If you want to catch up with the Hacker Valley Team be sure to j...

April 4, 2023

What Is Cyber Threat Intelligence and How To Stand Out As Threat Intelligence Analyst

Join our creative mastermind and stand out as a cybersecurity professional: https://www.patreon.com/hackervalleystudio Become a sponsor of the show to amplify your brand: https://hackervalley.com/wor...

March 28, 2023

Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies with Jake Reynolds

Special Thanks to our sponsor NetSPI NetSPI has a team of skilled pen-testers that can help you find those critical vulnerabilities and become your partner in creating the right remediation game plan ...

March 21, 2023

Accelerate Your Cybersecurity Career

In this episode of the podcast, Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran share insights and tips on how to navigate a career in cybersecurity. They discuss the importance of having the right mindset, finding the...

March 14, 2023

Leading Cybersecurity Incidents as Incident Commander and Responding to a Cyber Crisis

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris tackle arguably one of the most difficult roles in cybersecurity: Incident Response. Drawing on his years of experience at orga...

March 7, 2023

If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable and the Evolution of Cybersecurity with Mikko Hypponen

In this episode, Chris and Ron are joined by author, TED Talk presenter, and Chief Research Officer at WithSecure, Mikko Hyppönen, to discuss the past, present, and future of cybersecurity. With over ...

February 28, 2023

Resources That Changed How I Approach Cybersecurity

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings discuss cybersecurity resources for learning and standing out in the field. In the episode, the two discuss SANS Inst...

February 21, 2023

Pivotal Moments In Our Cybersecurity Career And Making Our First $100k In Cyber

Welcome to the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran reflect on their most pivotal moments in the industry. The two share personal stories that shaped their careers, from Chris' ...

February 14, 2023

ChatGPT Can’t Take My Job and How To Become A Cyber Industry Creative

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran explore the power of ChatGPT and attempt to build a Python script that scrapes BleepingComputer for the latest ...

February 7, 2023

Cybersecurity Layoffs and Diversity with McKenna Yeakey

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio, hosts Ron and Chris are joined by McKenna Yeakey to talk about her experience with being laid off in cybersecurity and finding a new job. Mckenna shares he...

January 31, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Cybersecurity Purple Teams with Maril Vernon

In this episode of the podcast, Maril Vernon joins Ron and Chris and discusses the importance of breaking down silos between cyber teams and inspiring individuals to drive their own careers in cyberse...

January 24, 2023

Security Teams Can’t Do It All with Rob Wood CISO @ CMS

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, Rob Wood, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at CMS, discusses the challenges of data silos within organizations. Rob explains that security teams often...

January 17, 2023

Advocating for Better Security in Healthcare with Taylor Lehmann

Taylor Lehmann, Director of Office of the CISO at Google Cloud, has made it his mission to make healthcare and life sciences more secure and strategic for everyone. Joining our security podcast this w...

January 10, 2023

Solving Fundamental Cybersecurity Problems with Maxime Lamothe-Brassard

Maxime “Max” Lamothe-Brassard, Founder of LimaCharlie, brings a tech-focused community perspective and a history of working at Google to the Hacker Valley security podcast this week. Inspired by the i...

January 3, 2023

Building Leadership Strategy Beyond Tech with Brian Haugli

Brian Haugli, Founder and CEO of SideChannel, brings his CISO expertise to the security podcast this week for a discussion about strategy and leadership in cybersecurity. Working alongside CISOs and f...

December 20, 2022

A Rebel’s Heart & A Leader’s Mind with Allison Minutillo

Allison Minutillo, President of Rebel Interactive Group and Host of the Rebel Leadership podcast, joins the Hacker Valley team this week to talk about her journey from individual contributor to compan...

December 15, 2022

People-Focused Leadership in Cybersecurity with Cody Wass

Cody Wass, VP of Services at NetSPI, brings his near-decade of experience to the pod to talk about longevity, development, and leadership. It’s no secret that cybersecurity is in need of people. Cody’...

December 13, 2022

Improv-ing Your Way to Better Vendor Meetings With Brad Liggett

Brad Liggett, CTI Intel Engineer Manager at Cybersixgill, puts on his improv hat and joins the pod ready for anything. After COVID pressed pause on daily life, Brad kept himself sane and gained some n...

December 6, 2022

Prioritizing & Proactive Cybersecurity with Richard Rushing

Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility, brings his decades of experience to the show this week to talk about leadership, communication, and perhaps most importantly of all: prioritization. After j...

November 29, 2022

Keeping Cyber Course Prices Equitable with Kenneth Ellington

Kenneth Ellington, the Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at EY and Founder of the Ellington Cyber Academy, achieves his goal of being on the Hacker Valley Studio this week. From working at Publix in col...

November 22, 2022

Sharing Cyber Outside of the Security Bubble with Lesley Carhart

Lesley Carhart, Director of Incident Response at Dragos, takes some time off mentoring cybersecurity practitioners, responding to OT incidents, and training in martial arts to hop on the mics this wee...

November 15, 2022

Challenges & Opportunities in Cyber Threat Intelligence with Brian Kime

Brian Kime, VP of Intelligence Strategy and Advisory at ZeroFox, talks about all things threat intelligence this week. Brian explains why he chose threat intelligence as his focus, where he’s seen opp...

November 11, 2022

Hiring the Next Fractional CISO with Michael Piacente

Michael Piacente, Managing Partner & Cofounder at Hitch Partners, answers the essential question on many cybersecurity professionals’ minds: Where do CISOs find CISO jobs? As it turns out, Michael hel...

November 9, 2022

Cultivating Client Trust at Cybercon with NTT’s Dirk Hodgson & Adam Green

Hacker Valley: On the Road is a curated collection of conversations that Chris and Ron have had during conferences and events around the globe. In this episode, NTT’s Dirk Hodgson, Director of Cyberse...

November 8, 2022

Supply Chain Security & Zero Trust Tech with Ashish Rajan & Shilpi Bhattacharjee

Hacker Valley: On the Road is a curated collection of conversations that Chris and Ron have had during conferences and events around the globe. In this episode, Cloud Security Podcast’s Ashish Rajan a...

November 7, 2022

The Future of Pen Testing Automation with Alton Johnson

Alton Johnson, Founder and Principal Security Consultant at Vonahi Security, automates his way out of his pen testing job in this week’s episode. An AOl hacking gone wild got Alton into defensive cybe...

November 1, 2022

The Secret Sauce of SANS Instructors with John Hubbard

John Hubbard, SOC consultant, SANS Sr. Instructor and host of the Blueprint Podcast, joins the Hacker Valley team this week to discuss SANS, SOCs, and seeking new hobbies. As the curriculum lead for c...

October 25, 2022

Creating Community for Female Security Practitioners with Larci Robertson

Larci Robertson, Sales Engineer at Cyberreason and Board President of Women of Security, brings her expertise and experience in cyber threat analysis, community building, and networking to the pod thi...

October 18, 2022

Securing Feelings of Worth, Value, & Belonging with Marrelle Bailey

Marrelle Bailey, Community Manager, Content Curator, and DEI Advocate, brings her multifaceted career experiences down to Hacker Valley Studio this week. Tapping into her past lives in yoga, bodybuild...

October 11, 2022

Finding Your Imposter Syndrome Origin Story with Sheryl Anjanette

Sheryl Anjanette, Author, Speaker, and CEO & Founder of Anjanette Wellness Academy, comes down to Hacker Valley to discuss and promote her new book. The Imposter Lies Within covers Sheryl’s work with ...

October 6, 2022

Beers, Tears, & Breaking Through in Cybersecurity Marketing with Gianna Whitver & Maria Velasquez

In this special episode, Hacker Valley community members and hosts of the Breaking Through in Cybersecurity Marketing podcast, Gianna Whitver and Maria Velasquez, tell all about the ups and downs of c...

October 4, 2022

Putting Your Cyber Marketing Audience First with Dani Woolf

Dani Woolf, Director of Demand Generation at Cybersixgill and Host of the Audience First podcast, brings her marketing expertise to Hacker Valley to talk about what’s broken in the marketer-buyer rela...

September 29, 2022

Special Featured Episode! Purple Teams & Threat Informed Defenses with Ben Opel

Ben Opel, Senior Director of Professional Services at Attack IQ and former Marine, joins Chris and Ron to talk about the essentials of purple teaming. Combining the essentials of the red team and the ...

September 27, 2022

Recruiting and How to Find the Perfect Match with Mimi Gross

Mimi Gross, Founder and Cybersecurity Matchmaker at People By Mimi, connects early stage through Series C cybersecurity startups with sales and marketing talent. As a recruiter and headhunter with ove...

September 20, 2022

Recruiting Talent for Cybersecurity’s Next Open Position with Renee Small

Renee Small, Cybersecurity Super Recruiter, content creator, and host of the Breaking into Cybersecurity podcast, joins the Hacker Valley team to clear the misconceptions around recruiting and discuss...

September 15, 2022

Keeping It Open Source with Metasploit’s HD Moore

This season of Hacker Valley Red wraps up with another interview of an incredible offensive cybersecurity legend. Known first and foremost for his work founding Metasploit and his recent work co-found...

September 13, 2022

Hacking the TikTok Algorithm with Caitlin, AKA Cybersecurity Girl

Caitlin Sarian, known on TikTok as Cybersecurity Girl, comes to Hacker Valley to talk about the endless possibilities for cybersecurity on social media. Walking through her journey of becoming cyber’s...

September 8, 2022

From Black Hat to Bug Bounties [Pt. 2] with Thomas DeVoss

We’re joined again by the hacker’s hacker, Tommy DeVoss, aka dawgyg. Bug bounty hunter and reformed black hat, Tommy dives back into a great conversation with us about his journey in hacking and his a...

September 6, 2022

Reconnecting to Childhood Creativity with Mari Reisberg

Mari Reisberg, therapist, performer, creativity coach, and host of the Sustaining Creativity podcast, brings her many talents to Hacker Valley to help adults unlock their creativity and engage with th...

September 1, 2022

From Black Hat to Bug Bounties [Pt. 1] with Tommy DeVoss

We’re joined by million-dollar hacker and bug bounty hunter, Thomas DeVoss, this week as we continue our season-long discussion of offensive cybersecurity legends. A legend in the making with a succes...

August 30, 2022

The Fabulous Search for a Tech Job with Kyle Elliot

Kyle Elliott, the Founder and Career Coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com, joins the pod on his quest to transform boring job searches into something fabulous. Kyle specializes in helping job seekers, esp...

August 25, 2022

Unlocking Cyber Education with John Hammond

John Hammond, Senior Security Researcher at Huntress Labs and self-described cybersecurity education enthusiast, joins us as we continue our discussion of red team legends. With a focus on content cre...

August 23, 2022

A Solopreneur’s First Imperfect Step with Claire Gallagher

Claire Gallagher, Designer and Solopreneur Strategist, comes to Hacker Valley to break down branding, visibility, and choosing solopreneurship over business ownership. Combining the terms solo and ent...

August 18, 2022

Purposeful Communication Through PlexTrac with Dan DeCloss

We’re joined by sponsor and guest Dan DeCloss, CEO and Founder of PlexTrac, on the podcast today to talk about communication and collaboration between the red and blue side of cybersecurity and why se...

August 16, 2022

Confident Communication through Storytelling with Anne Ricketts

Anne Ricketts, Founder & Principal of Lighthouse Communications, brings her techniques for public speaking and presenting to the show to help Chris and Ron unpack unhelpful mindsets around storytellin...

August 11, 2022

Representation Without Technicalities with Mari Galloway

We’re breaking down the concept of difference makers this week, and we couldn’t help but call upon Mari Galloway, CEO of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, to be our guest during this conversation. As a b...

August 9, 2022

Security Team Operating Systems with Christian Hyatt

Christian Hyatt, CEO & Co-Founder of risk3sixty, knows the secret to building a strong cybersecurity team, and he calls it: Security Team Operating Systems. Walking through his entrepreneurial journey...

August 4, 2022

Learning from Cybersecurity Legends with Davin Jackson

Those on the red team may not be household names to the everyday person, but they are absolutely legends and icons in the world of cybersecurity and hacking. While we have our personal favorite hacker...

August 2, 2022

Finding the Right IT Teacher with Kevin Apolinario

Kevin Apolinario, better known as Kevtech IT Support on Youtube, brings his teaching skills to Hacker Valley to talk about the barriers to entry in IT. Disheartened by the lack of good advice given to...

July 28, 2022

Making Hacking Accessible with Deviant Ollam

In this season of Hacker Valley Red, we focus on cybersecurity legends in offensive operations with a legend in the physical pen testing and lockpicking: Deviant Ollam. As a pioneer in our industry an...

July 26, 2022

Cyber Espionage & Entrepreneurship with Karim Hijazi

Karim Hijazi, Founder & CEO at Prevailion and host of the Introverted Iconoclast podcast, comes to Hacker Valley Studio to discuss his varied experiences in entrepreneurship. With a humble start in ba...

July 19, 2022

Where Cyber Meets Content Creation with Henri Davis

Henri Davis, CEO of TechTual Consulting & host of the TechTual Talk Podcast, comes to Hacker Valley this week to talk about his history with cybersecurity incident response and the content he currentl...

July 12, 2022

Financial Independence & Freedom with Eddie Thomason

Eddie Thomason, bestselling author, speaker, consultant, and creator of the Simply Secure podcast, comes to Hacker Valley Studio to discuss financial independence, the freedom of a healthy work-life b...

July 5, 2022

The Future of Artificial Intelligence with Jeff Gardner

Jeff Gardner, CISO at Germantown Technologies, comes to Hacker Valley Studio this week to talk about the future of cybersecurity and what up-and-coming hackers may encounter on their journey into an e...

June 28, 2022

Learning to Lead Future Tech Leaders with Dr. Stacey Ashley

Leadership expert, Dr. Stacey Ashley, joins us at the Hacker Valley Studio to talk about her journey from the corporate world of leadership to her current roles in consulting and coaching. As a speake...

June 21, 2022

Making Corporate Leadership Human with Ginny Clarke

We invite our friend, Ginny Clarke, to Hacker Valley this week to talk about conscious leadership and self-awareness as a way to take our organizations to the next level. Using her prior experience at...

June 14, 2022

Co-founding Revelstoke through Communication with Bob Kruse

We invite Bob Kruse, Co-Founder and CEO of Revelstoke Security, down to Hacker Valley Studios this week to talk about his journey from investment banking to cybersecurity sales to owning and operating...

June 7, 2022

Emotions In Cybersecurity with Sherianna Boyle

In the turbulent world of cybersecurity, it can be difficult to not get caught up in the emotions of it all. Fear uncertainty, doubt...not to mention, burnout. It's not surprising cybersecurity is oft...

May 31, 2022

Being THE Cyber Warrior with Derek Scheller

Making an impact in the cybersecurity community as a content creator is no easy task! Just ask Derek Scheller, aka The Cyber Warrior. Derek joins hosts Ron and Chris to talk about how he brings his un...

May 26, 2022

Adapt and Overcome with Amy Bream

Life is full of complexity -- just ask adaptive athlete Amy Bream, this episode's special guest. She was born with one leg, but that didn’t stop her from growing up to become a kickboxer. In 2021, she...

May 24, 2022

Adventures In The Outerverse with Robin Thurston

The metaverse seems to be the hottest thing in technology today. From virtual environments to avatars, our lives are being digitized more and more. Is there even a reason to go outside anymore? Robin ...

May 17, 2022

Something To Say In Cyber With Jon DiMaggio

“If you believe in yourself and you're willing to put in that work, it WILL happen.” - Jon DiMaggio In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by author and Chief Security Strategist, Jon DiMaggio, to ...

May 11, 2022

Beyond Gold with Simone Biles

Cybersecurity podcast hosts, Chris and Ron, had the pleasure of sitting down with US Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, for a very special interview! You might be wondering, “what does cybersecurity...

May 9, 2022

Harness Your Anxiety in Cyber with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

Anxiety and nervous energy is palpable in cybersecurity. If practitioners allow this energy to take control, it can be stifling and paralyzing. But what if we were to use this power to do what it was ...

May 3, 2022

The Threat Inside With Shawnee Delaney

In this episode, Ron and Chris highlight a human problem that affects every company and organization in the world – Insider Threat. Shawnee Delaney, an Insider Threat expert, cybersecurity consultant ...

April 26, 2022

Cyber Is A Gritty Situation With David Fivecoat

What is grit? How much or little do YOU have? Can we grow it?  Hosts Ron and Chris are joined by the Executive Coach and Founder of Fivecoat Consulting Group, David Fivecoat, to talk about how grit sh...

April 19, 2022

Becoming Team Tech Boy with DeJuan Strickland

DeJuan Strickland (DJ) is a huge superhero fan, but when he realized there weren’t many superheroes and comic book characters that looked like him, he decided to do something about it! Enter: Tech Boy...

April 12, 2022

And the Academy Award Goes To...With Evan Mayfield

Evan Mayfield, an award-winning 3D animator and founder of the Kingdom of Dwarves NFT project, joins Ron and Chris to talk about how his love of art allows him to experience life in new and creative w...

April 5, 2022

The Road Less Traveled with Isabel Leong

In this new age of remote work, people are able to live and work in ways that we never thought possible. In this episode Ron and Chris are joined by Isabel Leong, a full-time travel blogger and SEO ma...

March 29, 2022

An Unstoppable Mind with David Pearson

In this episode Ron and Chris are joined by the co-founder and CEO of SeclarityIO, David Pearson, to talk about his experience in building a company from the ground up. David shares the challenge of “...

March 22, 2022

Growing A Successful Podcast with Adam Adams

Anyone can start a podcast, but what about a successful podcast? What about a podcast that reaches, connects and impacts people for the better? In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Adam Adams ...

March 15, 2022

Risk: Black Swans Versus Gray Rhinos with Michele Wucker

Have you ever heard of the term, “Black Swans” or “Gray Rhinos”? Black Swan are events that we never saw coming, while Gray Rhinos are the things we see from a mile away. In this episode, author and s...

March 8, 2022

Choosing the Right Words with Terre Short

We believe you are what you listen to -- including the personal podcast that is playing in your head every day. What is it saying to you? Our guest Terre Short excels at distilling leadership skills i...

March 1, 2022

Becoming the Maestro with Rob White

When Rob White was a child, someone called him a loser -- it wasn't until he confronted his negative talk that he rose to greatness. From humble beginnings to his current status as a real estate devel...

February 22, 2022

Episode 200

In this episode, Ron and Chris take a stroll down podcast memory lane in celebration of Hacker Valley’s 200th episode. The guys reflect on their rise from humble podcast beginnings, their ever-growing...

February 15, 2022

Episode 199 - Sharing The Mic with Camille Stewart

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Camille Stewart, the Global Head of Product Security Strategy at Google and Co-Founder of Share The Mic. The trio have an honest conversation about advocac...

February 8, 2022

Episode 198 - Scaling Your Efforts with Veronica Kirin

Ron and Chris sit down with anthropologist, author, entrepreneur and coach, Veronica Kirin, to learn how she distilled her seventy hour work week down to ten. Veronica shares her knowledge on helping ...

February 1, 2022

Episode 197 - Leading Your Tribe with Simone Knego

In this week’s episode, Ron and Chris are joined by speaker, entrepreneur, mother of six and the best-selling author of The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, Simone Knego. The trio explore the highs and l...

January 25, 2022

Episode 196 - Cybersecurity Advocates with Julie Haney

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Julie Haney – a computer scientist and Usable Security Researcher at NIST, to talk about the human within the technologist. The trio sit down and have a po...

January 18, 2022

Episode 195 - Shades Of Yes with David Chislett

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by author, poet, musician, artist and entrepreneur, David Chislett. David dives deep into the beauty and power of creativity and the creative process. The tri...

January 11, 2022

Episode 194 - Priming the Mind for Happiness with Zahra Karsan

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, Ron and Chris are joined by the author of 6 Weeks to Happy, success coach extraordinaire and CEO of GetZend, Zahra Karsan. The trio examine happiness and why i...

December 22, 2021

Episode 193 - Love is the Name of the Game with Tyrone E. Wilson

Happy Holidays from Hacker Valley Media! Tyrone E. Wilson is a passionate information security professional with 24 years of experience in information technology and has a mission to improve as many l...

December 14, 2021

Episode 192 - Wisdom and Celebrity with Clint Arthur

Today Chris and Ron are joined by Clint Arthur. Clint is an actor, public speaker and mentor to many. He has had the pleasure of meeting some of the most influential people in the world, and has decid...

December 7, 2021

Episode 191 - Listen as I Fall Out of This Window with Tyler Foley

Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door...

November 30, 2021

Episode 190 - Maintaining a Fuel for Life with Nate Palmer

Nate Palmer is a fitness and nutrition expert, coach, speaker, and writer who believes that being in incredible shape gives a massive advantage in business, focus, and relationships. He also happens t...

November 23, 2021

Episode 189 - Head in the Cloud with Maurice Grose Jr.

Maurice Grose Jr. is an experienced Security Engineer with a background in military RF exploitation and detection, Unix/Linux administration and threat mitigation, and hardware/software integration en...

November 16, 2021

Episode 188 - Making Friends, Spies, and Traitors with James Lawler

James Lawler serves as a national security consultant and is the Senior Partner at MDO Group, which provides Human Intelligence training to the Intelligence Community and the commercial sector focused...

November 12, 2021

Episode 187 - Keep Your &#%! Authentic with Samara Williams

Samara Williams is a Manager of Threat Operations at Cardinal Health, focused on proactive action and defense-in-depth improvement. She specializes in threat intelligence, vulnerability management, te...

November 4, 2021

Hacker Valley Red is Back! Episode 1 Sample

Follow the new channel here: https://hackervalley.com/show/hacker-valley-red/   Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. He created the world’s first social engineering fram...

November 2, 2021

Episode 181 - The Calling of Cyber with Jerich Beason

Jerich Beason, SVP & CISO at Epiq, joins Chris and Ron to talk passion, purpose and how that plays a part in cyber. Jerich sits on panels, speaks at conferences and events & contributes to white paper...

October 27, 2021

The Pod Pack feat. Allan Alford, Dave Bittner, Graham Cluley and Jack Rhysider

This week, we’re switching it up. We’ve invited a few friends and collogues to the studio to talk business. On the mics with Chris and Ron we have Dave Bittner from The CyberWire, Graham Cluley from S...

October 26, 2021

Episode 179 - Management VS Leadership in Cyber Major General (Retired) Brett T. Williams

Major General (Retired) Brett T. Williams is a co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity. IronNet delivers the power of collective cybersecurity to defend companies, sectors and Nations. He served nearly 33...

October 22, 2021

Metaversable: Exploring the metaverse thru NFTs, NFT Art, and Cryptocurrency

We have a new show! In episode one, Ron and Chris explore NFTs and digital art with Jason also known as 0xBanana. 1:18: What is the Metaverse? 2:04: Tumbling down the Metaverse “rabbit hole.” 3:00: W...

October 21, 2021

Episode 177 - Winning in a Human-Centric Cyber Market with Nathan Burke

Welcome to this live episode of Hacker Valley Studio! Nathan Burke, CMO at Axonius, is a general in the fight to humanize cybersecurity through practical, engaging content and solid foundations. Join ...

October 19, 2021

Episode 176 -Technical Education with Dr. SK Moreland and Terri Oropeza

We’ve switched it up again to bring you 2 guests this week on this double header masterclass in education. Chris and Ron are joined up by Terri Oropeza and Shakera Moreland, two natural teachers in th...

October 11, 2021

Episode 175 - Deep into the Attacking Mindset with Maxie Reynolds

Maxie Reynolds is the author of The Art of Attack, subsea engineer and R.O.V. Pilot with an interesting perspective on offense. She is an expert in understanding the mindset of an attacker and using t...

October 7, 2021

Episode 174 - Don‘t Do It For The Grammys with Tre Nagella

Tre Nagella is a 3x grammy award-winning studio engineer, record mixer and music producer. With decades of experience in music, he started his studio in Dallas, Texas and has flourished as a craftsper...

October 5, 2021

Episode 173 - Laughing your Cyber Off with Ian Murphy

This week, join Ron and Chris as they sit down for a raw conversation with Ian Murphy. Ian is a game-changing pioneer in cyber training resourcing, adding spice to a dull, outdated training market. Hi...

September 30, 2021

QuickQ: What the Heck is Going on with Ransomware?

The average ransomware cost is $312,493. That number has increased 171% compared 2019. Why does it still work? What we have to do to stop it? How, in 2021, can a criminal organization have a customer ...

September 28, 2021

Episode 171 - Resilient Mindset with Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is the CISO and Co-Founder of Aquia and has nearly 20 years of Cyber/IT experience. He's an Air Force veteran as well as former Government civil service employee with the U.S. Navy and Fe...

September 21, 2021

Episode 170 - The Beauty of Cybersecurity with Grace Chi

Grace is Cofounder and COO of Pulsedive, a US-based threat intelligence startup. At Pulsedive, Grace works closely with defensive security (and in particular, cyber threat intelligence) teams to suppo...

September 14, 2021

Episode 169 - Art, Science, and Nanotechnology with Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham

Among other things, Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is an award-winning researcher, lecturer and trailblazer in the world of nanotechnology. She also hosts a podcast called Monday Science, keeping listeners...

September 9, 2021

Episode 168 - Asking the Right Cybersecurity Questions with Ganesh Pai

Hacker Valley's Hosts, Ron and Chris are speaking with Ganesh Pai, the CEO and founder of Uptycs. What is it like to be an entrepreneur in the Cybersecurity field? While learning how Ganesh started Up...

September 7, 2021

Episode 167 - Fun Versus ”FUD” Security with Ashley Rose

In today's episode Ron and Chris talk to Living Security's CEO and Co-Founder Ashley Rose, speaking on breaking the mold in the workspace and how allowing your team to have fun with what they do will ...

August 31, 2021

Episode 166 - There is No Skills Gap with Andy Ellis

Hosts Ron and Chris interview Andy Ellis, CISO for over two decades that recently started a startup. He is an operating partner at YL Ventures. Andy shares his perspective on whether there is really a...

August 26, 2021

Episode 165 - Living Your Values with Dean Sysman

On this episode, Hacker Valley Studio has a very big announcement! Hosts Ron and Chris interview guest Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder of Axonius.  The values, and founder story of Dean are shared as ...

August 24, 2021

Episode 164 - Demystifying Product Innovation with Erik Goldman

Hosts Ron and Chris interview guest Erik Goldman, VP of Product at Panther Labs, a software engineer, expert in product and an entrepreneur.  Erik is great at asking questions, that is one of his supe...

August 17, 2021

Episode 163 - A Blueprint for Learning Cyber with Keith Wilson

Hosts Ron and Chris interview guest Keith Wilson, director of cyber security education at Attack IQ Academy. Keith is the perfect example on how to take years of experience in engineering and analysis...

August 10, 2021

Episode 162 - Security in Space with Frank Pound

What do you call cyberspace in space? What is the evolution of cyber security in space? The expert Frank Pound, computer scientist, entrepreneur, founder and president of Astro Sec is the guest to cla...

August 8, 2021

QuickQ: What is Social Networking? Hacker Summer Camp FOMO

In this episode of Hacker Valley, Chris and Ron tackle a quick question. The question of the day is, “what is social networking?” Together they discuss different aspects of social media and how it fac...

August 4, 2021

Episode 160 - Creating Valuable Tech Content with Ken Underhill

Ken Underhill is an award-winning cyber security executive, entrepreneur, and teacher. His mission is to help others find their value and share it; ultimately leading to success both professionally an...

July 30, 2021

QuickQ: What is Threat Hunting?

In this episode of Hacker Valley, Chris and Ron are joined by a familiar friend, Valentina Palacín, who you might have heard on HVS Blue season 1. Valentina is an author, public speaker, self-taught d...

July 28, 2021

Episode 158 - Wild Adventures with Chef Bri Van Scotter

In this episode, Chris, Ron, and their special guest going to be talking about your table. Not the table itself, but what is on it. They are talking about food and following our passions. They've brou...

July 22, 2021

QuickQ: What is Security Architecture?

Ron and Chris are the hosts and guests for this episode! This episode answers fundamental questions about Security Architecture. Learning about security architecture is absolutely essential for anyone...

July 20, 2021

Episode 156 - Detection as Code with Nick Hakmiller

In this episode, we speak to a Detection and Response expert! Our guest is Nick Hakmiller, Senior Engineering Manager at Panther Labs. Nick was first exposed to technology in High School where he took...

July 15, 2021

QuickQ: What is Threat Intelligence?

Today’s guests are our very own hosts!  Ron and Chris.  Together they tackle everything that surrounds threat intelligence by answering both the hard and easy questions. Between the stories they share...

July 13, 2021

Episode 154 - Equity in Technology with Olivia Herriford

Today in the studio, we have Olivia Herriford, whose great and exceptional work is focused on equity in technology.  Olivia is the Regional Director and Employer Engagement at Bay Area Community Colle...

July 6, 2021

Episode 153 - Your Personal Brand in Demand with Stephen Hart

Welcome back to the Hacker Valley Studio podcast. I'm sure you've heard of the term personal brand, and maybe you've asked yourself, what does it mean and how do I promote it. In this episode, we spea...

June 29, 2021

Episode 152 - Cancelling the Cold Call with Nikki Ivey

It has been way too long in the making. But it's finally here! We have Hacker Valley merchandise available!  We have shirts, we have hats, we have sweatshirts that you can purchase.  You are in the Ha...

June 22, 2021

Episode 151 - Health is Wealth with Alexis Robertson

Today in the studio, we have Alexis Robertson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at a large law firm and a recovering lawyer.  Alexis kicks in with a bit about herself, and shares “I am director of ...

June 15, 2021

Episode 150 - Making a Difference Mindfully with Natasha Barnes

In this episode, we talk to our special guest, Natasha Barnes. Natasha is the Associate Director and the CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow of Protiviti. She is a certified mindfulness workplace faci...

June 8, 2021

Episode 149 - Permission to Launch with Kelsey Hightower

In this episode, we've brought in a special guest, Kelsey Hightower.  Kelsey is Principal Engineer at Google, and also co-author of Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure. ...

June 2, 2021

Episode 148 - Immersed in Cybersecurity with James Hadley

In this episode, have James Hadley, CEO of Immersive Labs, and we talk about the best ways to learn in cybersecurity.  James starts the show with his background and what he is doing today, which is Im...

May 25, 2021

Episode 147 - Learning Cybersecurity Until You Get It Right with John Strand

In this episode, we brought back fan-favorite, John Strand.  He is owner of Black Hills Information Security, a SANS instructor, and a mentor to many in the industry.  Johns starts the show sharing a ...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue Season 2 Finale

This is the finale of Know Thyself. What an incredible journey, we feel like this entire experience flew by so fast, we got to talk to so many incredible people about knowing yourself, knowing your te...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 7 - Kevin Allison

In this masterclass of HVB season 2 we brought in a master story teller in Kevin Allison. The biggest thing is to get a person to understand, don't just summarize, don't just walk us through a Wikiped...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 6 - John Strand

If want to get into computer security, you're going to learn to love it, you're going to have to be successful, because a lot of computer security isn't just about bits and bytes, it's really about ef...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 5 - Jamie Dicken and Aaron Rinehart

In this episode, we brought in two exceptional guests that are no stranger to chaos. In fact, they've identified ways to engineer for chaos. In the studio, we have Aaron Rinehart, CTO, and founder at ...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 4 - Lenny Zeltser

In this episode, we brought back our good friend Lenny Zeltser.  Lenny is Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius.  He's developed a mindset of looking at security components as building blocks ...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 3 - Chani Simms

In this episode of Hacker Valley Blue, we brought in a guest who has been on a journey of transformation of self and technology.  Our guest is Chani Simms, managing director of Meta Defence Labs.  We ...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 2 - Marcus Carey

Know thy organization is key! Wise words from the powerful Marcus J. Carey.  Don’t be afraid to admit the bad stuff and be honest about the situation.  Most of the time people get fired because they a...

May 18, 2021

Hacker Valley Blue S2 Episode 1

Welcome to Hacker Valley Blue Season 2 “Know Thyself”. Instead of focusing on the enemy – threat intelligence and environment, we are focusing on knowing yourself and security stack. You need to know ...

May 17, 2021

Episode 138 - On Being Us in Technology with Kendrick Trotter

Imagine, for a moment, you’re driving for Uber, and one of your riders changes your life forever! That’s the story we are sharing with you. It's all about Kendrick Trotter, the entrepreneur that has h...

May 10, 2021

Episode 137 - Securing Virtual and Augmented Reality with Tamas Henning

In this episode, we have the powerful Tamas Henning, Director of Security Engineering at Marqeta and also Trust and Safety Advisor for XR Safety Initiative.  Tamas got started in technology at a very ...

May 4, 2021

Episode 136 - From Tragedy to Triumph with Chani Simms

In this episode, we welcome Chani Simms, Managing Director of Meta Defence Labs as well as Founder and Chief Architect of She Ciso Exec.  Chani tells us the story of her rise from tragedy during child...

May 2, 2021

Road to the Webby's: An Underdog Story

Vote here: https://www.hackervalley.com/vote It might seem impossible... but we need an incredible amount of votes to have a shot to win this People's Choice Webby. Who would have thought that two bl...

April 27, 2021

Episode 134 - Knowing Your Worth in Technology and Cybersecurity with Jimmy Sanders

In the studio today is Jimmy Sanders, a mentor, technician and all-around leader.  Jimmy is the head of information security at Netflix DVD where he secures data and systems from cyber threat while bu...

April 26, 2021

Vote for Hacker Valley to Win a Webby Award!

In this special announcement, we talk about the Webby's, the incredible honor it is, and the stiff competition we are up against.   Vote and help make our dream become reality here: https://hackervall...

April 21, 2021

Episode 132 - Giving Back Through Technology with Gabriela Ariza

In this episode, we welcome Gabriela Ariza, a cybersecurity practitioner, influence, and wealth builder.  We talk about her incredible story and how she got into social media influencing.  Gabi starte...

April 15, 2021

Episode 131 - Making the Most of Time Off with Sarah Groen

In this featured episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Sarah Groen, founder and CEO of Bell & Bly Travel, a luxury travel advisory firm. Bell & Bly Travel helps executiv...

April 7, 2021

Episode 130 - Fighting for Others with Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

Anne Marie Zettlemoyer is Vice President of Security Engineering and Divisional Security Officer at MasterCard. She’s a mentor to many cybersecurity practitioners and a visiting fellow at the National...

April 1, 2021

Episode 129 - Seeing the Value in Everything with Saam Motamedi

Saam Motamedi is a General Partner at Greylock, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Saam has  always found joy in finding individuals with the ideas and perspectives needed to become leaders and se...

March 24, 2021

Episode 128 - A Masterclass on Being Yourself with Ashish Rajan

Ashish Rajan is a Cloud Security leader, podcaster, investor and fashion expert. He’s the Melbourne chapter leader of the OWASP Foundation and the Head of Security & Compliance. Ashish makes full use ...

March 17, 2021

Episode 127 - Finding Comfort in Being Uncomfortable with Paul Rivera

Paul Rivera is the president and CEO of Def Logix, he built his own company from the ground up. Paul was born in the Bronx, NYC and grew up in both Queens, New York and Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas...

March 12, 2021

Episode 126 - The Grit of Being World Champion Part 2 with Lee Kemp

In this episode we continue our conversation with Lee Kemp, a three time World Champion in Wrestling (1978, 1979 and 1982 all in the 74 kg weight class) and held the record for being the youngest Worl...

March 9, 2021

Episode 125 - The Grit of Being World Champion with Lee Kemp

Our special guest this episode is Lee Kemp, a three time World Champion in Wrestling (1978, 1979 and 1982 all in the 74 kg weight class) and held the record for being the youngest World Champion. In a...

March 2, 2021

Episode 124 - The Learning Leader with Allan Alford

Introducing the Cyber Ranch Podcast and Allan Alford! Allan Alford is currently the Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Security Officer at TrustMAPP. Allan Alford is a member of the Hacker Val...

February 25, 2021

Episode 123 - Adventures in Venture Capital with Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee is the founder and managing member of Authentic Ventures. Authentic Ventures is an early stage VC firm based in Oakland CA. Lindsay has worked many years in the investment industries as we...

February 20, 2021

Episode 121 - What Is Your IP Address with Chris Parker

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Chris Parker, creator of WhatIsMyIPAddress. His website now reaches six million monthly visitors and began as a necessity t...

February 16, 2021

Episode 120 - Bishops, Black Belts, and Business with Jeff Cook

In this featured episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Jeff Cook, Co-Founder, and CFO of ByteChek. Jeff has over 10 years of experience in both accounting and auditing a...

February 1, 2021

Episode 117 - Technically Unstoppable with Tia Hopkins

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Tia Hopkins, Founder of Empow(H)er Cybersecurity with the focus of empowering mentoring, educating, and providing oppor...

January 26, 2021

Episode 116 - Start-Up Secure with Chris Castaldo

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Chris Castaldo, Chief Information Security Officer at Crossbeam and author of Start-Up Secure: Baking Cybersecurity int...

January 20, 2021

Episode 115 - Podcast Takeover with Carole Theriault

The tables have turned on Ron and Chris this episode and they are interviewed by guest host, Carole Theriault! Besides being a two-time guest on the Hacker Valley Studio Podcast, Carole is producer an...

January 12, 2021

Episode 114 - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Threat Intelligence with Patrick Coughlin

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview Patrick Coughlin, Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR. Patrick began his career as a security analyst in Washington D.C. an...

January 6, 2021

Episode 113 - Astonishing Stories with Neil Bearden

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview Neil Bearden, storytelling expert and founder of The Story School and Plot Wolf Ltd. Neil originally started his care...

December 17, 2020

Episode 112 - Cybersecurity and Ambient Computing with Dr. James Stanger

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview the brilliant Dr. James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA and scuba diving aficionado.  The episode is ...

December 14, 2020

Episode 111 - Getting Back to Happy with Suzanne Falter

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Suzanne Falter, an author, motivational speaker, and podcaster who helps busy women find happiness through self care. I...

December 10, 2020

Episode 110 - Becoming Material Security with Ryan Noon and Abhishek Agrawal

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by co-founders of Material Security, Ryan Noon and Abhishek Agrawal. They co-founded Material Security in 2017, today Ryan...

December 8, 2020

Episode 109 - Honest Security with Jason Meller

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris are joined by Jason Meller, Founder, and CEO of Kolide. Jason has over 10 years of experience in managing and leading security organizati...

December 2, 2020

Episode 108 - Behind the Mic with Carole Theriault

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron and Chris host a special episode featuring one of their favorite guests.  Carole Theriault is the co-host of both the Smashing Security podcast...

December 1, 2020

Introducing the Marqeta Leads Podcast

Hello HVS family! We are beyond proud to introduce a new leadership focused show for you listening pleasure. This account is still the home of the HVS episode you know and love but to subscribe to thi...

November 24, 2020

Episode 106 - Stacking the Deck of Success with AJ Yawn

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview AJ Yawn in an episode that is a mix between a master class and a founder’s journey.  AJ is the founder and CEO of Byt...

November 18, 2020

Episode 105 - Striving for Impact with David Tsao

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview longtime friend David Tsao.  David is a security advisor who leads security engineering at Marqeta, and he is an ever...

November 11, 2020

Episode 104 - Analyzing the Enemy with Robin Black

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris provide a very special episode as they interview Robin Black.  Robin is a martial arts practitioner and commentator, and he is ...

November 2, 2020

Episode 103 - Social Influence and Voting in Cyber with Kiersten Todd

In this episode, our guest is Kiersten Todd, a cybersecurity innovator for small and medium sized businesses. Kiersten is also behind creating the legislation for Department of Homeland security. Ther...

October 28, 2020

Episode 102 - Tale of Three C's Craig, Corey, and Cyvatar

In this one-of-a-kind episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview two amazing founders who are disrupting the industry and bringing in unique perspectives.  They are Cor...

October 23, 2020

Episode 101 - US CyberWeek With Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Laura Robbins

The Daniel Initiative was kind enough to involve us in a special event for CyberWeek. We produced a live podcast session called "Our Space". Ron and Chris, from the award-winning podcast Hacker Valley...

October 21, 2020

Episode 100 - A Very Special Episode

In this special 100th episode we dip into the Hacker Valley Studio vault to bring you never before heard content from some brilliant experts in their field. We will be releasing these episodes in thei...

October 12, 2020

Episode 99 - Securityweek's 2020 CISO Forum: HVS Style

In this special live recording of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast,  Chris and Ron are joined by Fredrick 'Flee' Lee, chief security officer at Gusto and an inspirational cybersecurity leader who is f...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Finale - 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.  M...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 7 - Maurice Ashley

This episode of Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Red Series features guest Maurice Ashley, a chess grandmaster and author of Chess for Success. Maurice is a chess guru and has been playing...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 6 - Lisa Jiggetts

On this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, hosts Ron and Chris speak with Lisa Jiggetts, founder of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Their conversation covers Lisa’s background, her current work and her i...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 5 - Ted Harrington

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Red series, this time featuring guest Ted Harrington.  Ted is an Executive Partner at ISE Security, an author, and a professional sp...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 4 - Alissa Knight

On this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, hosts Ron and Chris speak with Alissa Knight, author of the book Hacking Connected Cars and self described “recovering hacker.” Their conversation covers conte...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 3 - Alex Rice

This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast continues the Hacker Valley Red series by featuring Alex Rice.  Alex is the CTO and co-founder of HackerOne, and he joins hosts Ron and Chris for a con...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 2 - Rachel Tobac

On this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, hosts Ron and Chris speak with Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security and Chair of the Women in Security and Privacy Board. Their conversation covers everyt...

October 6, 2020

Hacker Valley Red Episode 1

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris introduce the podcast’s new series: Hacker Valley Red.  After the previous season highlighted the defensive side of cyber secur...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Season Finale

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Blue series, Ron and Chris wrap up the season with a recap of its past episodes and major takeaways, as well as a look at what’s to ...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 7 - D'Arcy Webb

Ron and Chris host their vocal coach, D’Arcy Webb, for this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Blue series.  Since threat intelligence is a communications-based function, Ron ...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 6 - Brandon Dixon

This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast’s Hacker Valley Blue series is a bit unique.  It features Brandon Dixon, the VP of Strategy at RiskIQ, a major sponsor of the podcast.  Brandon co-foun...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 5 - Susan Peediyakkal

This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast is the fifth installment in this first season of the Hacker Valley Blue series, and features guest Susan Peediyakkal, an expert in building threat inte...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 4 - Jon DiMaggio

This episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast features Jon DiMaggio, a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at Symantec.  Jon is a researcher and longtime bad guy chaser, and Ron and Chris fill this ...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 3 - Valentina Palacín

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris welcome Valentina Palacín for the third episode in the Hacker Valley Blue series.  Valentina is a threat hunter who used to wor...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 2 - Jack Rhysider

Fan-favorite Jack Rhysider of the Darknet Diaries podcast joins Hacker Valley Studio hosts Ron and Chris for the second episode of Hacker Valley Blue! Jack joins the show again during an ideal season...

September 1, 2020

Hacker Valley Blue Episode 1

Hosts Ron and Chris welcome you to today’s episode! This episode of Hacker Valley Studio is the start of a new season, Hacker Valley Blue, a series dedicated to threat intelligence, exclusively for li...

August 24, 2020

Episode 82 - What is Old is New Again with Brian Romansky

Hosts Ron and Chris welcome you to today’s episode! This episode of Hacker Valley Studio features Brian Romansky, the Chief Innovation Officer at Owl Cyber Defense. You will hear about his ideas, inve...

August 18, 2020

Episode 81 - Communicating in a Crisis with Christopher Budd

Security and Privacy Expert and author, Christopher Budd, is welcomed to the Hacker Valley Studio podcast! You will hear some great communication tips and how to handle people who fear worst case scen...

August 9, 2020

Episode 80 - Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK with Chris Kennedy

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris speak with 25-year cybersecurity veteran Chris Kennedy.  Chris is the Chief Information Security Officer and the VP of Customer...

August 3, 2020

Episode 79 - Finding our Genius with Laura Garnett

In this very special episode, we brought back fan favorite Laura Garnett a world-renowned performance strategist, to examine us to see what makes us special. We finds our purpose, our power, and our c...

July 27, 2020

Episode 78 - Explaining Humans with Dr. Camilla Pang

In this episode, we have the brilliant Dr. Camilla Pang author of the incredible book, "Explaining Humans." We dive into her life, neurodiversity, and her awesome book.   Dr. Pang's Instagram: https:/...

July 19, 2020

Episode 77 - Meeting Life with Grace with Charles Nwatu

In this episode, we bring back fan favorite Charles Nwatu! His first episode was met with some much praise and we think you will love this one too. We discuss meeting people with grace even if they ar...

July 13, 2020

Episode 76 - A Security Leadership Master Class with Gary Hayslip

In this episode, we have the powerful Gary Hayslip in the studio to give us a master class on cybersecurity leadership. We talk about his leadership journey, the relationship between the CISO and the ...

July 5, 2020

Episode 75 - Losing Graciously with Graham Cluley

In this episode, we have fan favorite Graham Cluley back on the mic! We comfort each other after our recent loss at the 2020 Blogger Awards, we talk about the crazy world of content creation, and Grah...

June 28, 2020

Episode 74 - Origins of Deception Technology with Haroon Meer

In this feature episode, we chat with the founder of Thinkst, Haroon Meer. We Talk about the origins of deception technology and how his technology is changing the way companies around the world are d...

June 20, 2020

Episode 73 - Creating Community with Shannon Morse

In this episode, we have one of the originators of technical content creation, the amazing Shannon Morse. We talk a bit about her background, the communities she has been building for over a decade, a...

June 14, 2020

Episode 72 - Security in Color with Dominique West

In this episode we have the outstanding Dominique West. She is a podcaster (The Security in Color podcast), community builder, and cybersecurity powerhouse. We discuss her podcast, the ATL chapter of ...

June 8, 2020

Episode 71 - Leading from the Front with Wilson Bautista Jr.

In this episode we have the outstanding author, podcaster, Marine, and professional pianist Wilson Bautista Jr. We discuss his latest book "Finding your Career in Cybersecurity" and his extraordinary ...

May 31, 2020

Episode 70 - Finding the Genius Within with Laura Garnett

In this episode we have the powerful Laura Garnett. She is a performance strategist and the author of the best-selling book "The Genius Habit." She has built her career on finding the genius in others...

May 28, 2020

Episode 69 - Paving a Path with Georgia Weidman

In this episode, we have the powerful Georgia Weidman. She is a serial entrepreneur, penetration tester, security researcher, speaker, and author with an incredible backstory.   Georgia's LinkedIn: ht...

May 26, 2020

Episode 68 - Behavioral Economics and Cybersecurity with Kelly Shortridge

In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, we have the brilliant Kelly Shortridge sharing her thoughts on behavioral economics and cybersecurity. She also has a lesson or two for vendors in ...

May 19, 2020

Episode 67 - Doubling Down on Humans with Caroline Wong

In this episode we have author, speaker, podcaster, and expert Caroline Wong in the studio. We get to learn more about her and her fascination with people.   Caroline's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin....

May 17, 2020

Episode 66 - Serial Advocacy with Chloé Messdaghi

In this episode we have the powerful serial advocate, Chloé Messdaghi. We discuss hackers rights, women in security, several of her other passions. Chloé's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChloeMessdaghi ...

May 14, 2020

Episode 65 - Chatting with John Kindervag the Godfather of Zero Trust

John Kindervag is a household name in cybersecurity and he is the creator of the Zero Trust networking model. John is a brilliant thought-leader and we think you will agree with us after this episode....

May 10, 2020

Episode 64 - Becoming a Networking Machine with Jordan Harbinger

We are extremely excited to bring you the master of networking himself, Jordan Harbinger. Jordan Harbinger is the mastermind behind the Jordan Harbinger Show that brings in over 6 million downloads pe...

May 6, 2020

Episode 63 - Head in the Clouds with Francesco Cipollone

In this episode we have the exciting Francesco Cipollone. We talk about his long history with cloud technologies and how he is sharing his knowledge with the community.   Frank's LinkedIn: https://www...

May 3, 2020

Episode 62 - Broadcasting Your Best with Dave Bittner

We are incredibly excited to host a titan of cybersecurity broadcasting, the one and only, Dave Bittner. He is the host of several podcasts including the popular Cyberwire podcast. We dive into Dave's...

April 29, 2020

Episode 61 - Conferences and Careers Post-COVID with Kathleen Smith

In this episode Kathleen Smith provides her thoughts for conference hosts and job seekers in today's climate.    Kathleen's Twitter: @YesItsKathleen Kathleen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ka...

April 27, 2020

Episode 60 - Clearing the Fog of Cyber War with Dr. Chase Cunningham

Dr. Chase Cunningham is the author of "Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies" and an expert in Zero Trust security. We talk about his book, all of the work and research that went into the boo...

April 22, 2020

Episode 59 - Dawn of the Intelligence Executive with Mike Anderson

In this episode, we have the awesome Mike Anderson in the studio. He is the VP of Partnerships at Intel 471. We talk about threat intelligence and the future of intelligence leadership in the commerci...

April 20, 2020

Episode 58 - Having Too Much Fun with Graham Cluley

This was an unbelievably fun podcast to record. If you are a fan of Graham Cluley, you will absolutely love this chat. We talk about his origin story, what it is like having an award-winning podcast, ...

April 18, 2020

Episode 57 - Underrepresented III

We are back with another episode of Underrepresented! This is our co-produced series with Marco and Sean from ITSP Magazine. Our guests for this episode: Ashley Tolbert, representing Women in Security...

April 15, 2020

Episode 56 - Digging into Deepfakes with Alyssa Miller

In this conversation, we sit down with security veteran Alyssa Miller to talk about her recent deepfake research. We also discuss stoking the fire of curiosity to keep things fresh in cybersecurity. A...

April 13, 2020

Episode 55 - A Tech Origin Story with Sam Crowther

If you love interesting origin stories, look no further than this episode with Sam Crowther. He is the founder and CEO of Kasada. We discuss his origin and the beginnings of his company.   Sam's Twitt...

April 9, 2020

Episode 54 - Hiring Leaders and Finding Talent with Alex Maestretti

In this episode we sit down to chat with Alex Maestretti, CISO of Remitly. In this conversation, we explore finding talent and the unique challenge of hiring managers. Chris also shares his unique rel...

April 6, 2020

Episode 53 - In the Depths of Deception with Jenny Radcliffe

Psychology is a major pillar of Social Engineering 🧠. In this episode, we brought in a true expert, Jenny Radcliffe - A burgular for hire, a professional con-artist, and an expert in Non-verbal commu...

April 1, 2020

Episode 52 - From Librarian to OSINT with Tracy Maleeff

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is "data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context". Performing OSINT is a critical aspect in triaging cybersecurity related even...

March 30, 2020

Episode 51 - A Threat Intelligence Journey with Doug Helton

Can Threat Intelligence Analysts do the same in the professional space as the Threat Intel Analysts depicted in movies? Yes, as long as you have the same level of skills and tools as the characters in...

March 25, 2020

Episode 50 - 50th Episode and Beyond with Ron and Chris

🎊Happy 50th Episode! This episode couldn't have been possible without our amazing guests and listeners! Looking into the future, we are excited to share new content and resources that we've been work...

March 23, 2020

Episode 49 - What is Your Superpower with Yael Nagler

Everyone has a superpower and it's not uncommon to have more than one. In this episode, Chris and Ron discover and share what their super powers are with Yael Nagler. Yael is a security tinkerer and h...

March 19, 2020

Underrepresented Episode 2

This is the second episode of the Hacker Valley Studio and ITSP Magazine co-production focused on underrepresented populations in technology.In this episode we highlight Nelson Abbott from NPower and ...

March 18, 2020

Episode 47 - The Role of a CISO with Lenny Zeltser

In this exciting episode, Lenny Zeltser - CISO @ Axonius joins the podcast. Lenny is someone we really enjoy speaking to and is an all around expert in malware, technical writing, and managing teams t...

March 16, 2020

Episode 46 - Emotional Intelligence in Tech with Deidre Diamond

In many workplaces contributors, leaders, and founders can improve their emotional intelligence. Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO @ CyberSN shares her experience cultivating a diverse team of recruiter...

March 11, 2020

Episode 45 - The More Things Change with Katie Nickels

It's most exciting to shake things up and get experience from multiple perspectives. In this episode, we're joined by an individual that is constantly striving to make an impact in Cyber Threat Intell...

March 2, 2020

Episode 44 - Breaching and Teaching with Deviant Ollam

New episode alert 🚨! In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Deviant Ollam - Author of Practical Lock Picking and Director of Education @ CORE Group. There's not many security controls that can ...

February 24, 2020

Episode 43 - A Dark Episode with Jack Rhysider

Storytelling is essential for conveying any message. In this episode, we're joined by Jack Rhysider, Host of Darknet Diaries podcast and lifelong learner. Jack shares how he learned to deliver compell...

February 20, 2020

Episode 42 - ICS Threat Intelligence with Rob M. Lee

industrial control system (ICS) is facing difficult cyber security challenges. For that reason, we brought in an expert to speak on the topic Robert M. Lee 🚨. Robert M. Lee is the founder and CEO at ...

February 13, 2020

Episode 41 - Leading Marines, Agents, And InfoSec with M.K. Palmore

In this special episode - M.K. Palmore, Field CSO @ Palo Alto Networks joins Chris and Ron to discuss Leadership. M.K. has spent his career leading US Marines, FBI Agents, and Information Security tea...

February 11, 2020

Episode 40 - Lessons in Humility with Daniel Meade

As we progress through life, lessons are always in front of us. In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Daniel Meade - A Security Sales Leader and an individual who has learned easy and hard less...

February 5, 2020

Episode 39 - Live Episode Superbowl Edition with Ron and Chris

On Superbowl Sunday Hacker Valley Studio had a live episode - a perfect time to share techniques for optimizing personal and professional performance....

February 3, 2020

Episode 38 - Social Engineering: The Human Hacker with Chris Hadnagy

Human error is the biggest cybersecurity threat. Social engineering and psychological attacks are often the most successful for attackers, penetration testers, and red teams. In this episode, Ron and ...

January 31, 2020

Episode 37 - Lifestyle Design: Priming for Success with Charlotte Smith

What is one thing you can do tomorrow to get on the right path and increase the quality of your work and life? Ask yourself ! In this episode, Chris and Ron are joined by Charlotte Smith - Lifestyle D...

January 30, 2020

Episode 36 - Life and Purpose Mapping Hacks with Craig Filek

Life and purpose hacks with Craig Filek - One of our favorite episodes to record with a friend of the podcast. Craig Filek gives outstanding perspective on mapping purpose with your life....

January 29, 2020

Episode 35 - Not a Moment, But a Movement with Makinde Adeagbo

Inclusion and diversity are areas that we can all make an impact in. Makinde Adeagbo Founder @ /dev/color shares insightful wisdom for making an impact and bringing diversity to Technology...

January 29, 2020

Episode 34 - Cybersecurity: New to Good to Great with Susan Peediyakkal

How do you go from good to great? The question is even more tough when you have limited experience in your focus area. In this episode, Susan Peediyakkal joins the podcast to share her background in T...

January 28, 2020

Episode 33 - Demystifying the Zero Trust Model with Kathy Wang

What type of data is your organization processing and storing? How sensitive is your organization's data? In this Episode, Kathy Wang CISO @ FullStory shines light on Zero Trust and building successfu...

January 28, 2020

Episode 32 - Cyber Transformations and Migrations with Talha Tariq

Technology enables companies to constantly stay in touch and enable their customers. As opportunity grows, organizations evolve and focus on technology and data-driven results. Talha Tariq CSO of Hash...

January 27, 2020

Epsode 31 - The Future of Work and Your Purpose with Tim Salau

The year 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade. Each year we experience evolving roles and responsibilities in the workplace. In this episode, Tim Salau (Mr. Future of Work) joins Chris and Ron to...

January 15, 2020

Episode 30 - Threat Hunting with Data Science - Roberto Rodriguez

Being an expert Threat Hunter is great, but how do you scale as fast as the adversary? Roberto Rodriguez (cyb3rward0g) joins the podcast and shares experience for breaking into cybersecurity and creat...

January 14, 2020

Episode 29 - Road to The SANS CTI Summit with Rick Holland

Cyber Threat Intelligence is a topic that evolves as the adversary changes Tactics Techniques and Procedures. In this episode, Rick Holland join Chris and Ron to discuss his journey through CTI and th...

January 7, 2020

Episode 28 - Talking Tech: Speaking For SANS with Jennifer Santiago

While progressing through a career in Cybersecurity (Or Technology), there will be opportunities to present research at conferences and events. In this episode, Ron and Chris chat with Jennifer Santia...

December 13, 2019

Episode 27 - Mark Metry Podcasting with Purpose

Upgrading the human is critical to cybersecurity and life. In this episode, host of Humans 2.0 - Mark Metry joins Ron and Chris to discuss the evolution of technology and purpose....

December 12, 2019

Episode 26 - Exploring the Financial Playbook with Kimberly Hodgdon

Information Security / Cybersecurity can be an extremely lucrative path. In this episode, Chris and Ron explore the financial playbook with Kimberly Hodgdon - Stock Plan Manager @ Netflix...

December 10, 2019

Episode 25 - Underrepresented

In this webcast/podcast series simply called "Underrepresented"—a series recorded and produced in conjunction with our good friends, Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli —we want to merge conversations and...

December 3, 2019

Episode 24 - Decoding LinkedIn with Brynne Tillman

Your most reputable source of marketing is YOU! With Today's tools like LinkedIn this becomes a realistic task and something that every professional should take advantage of. During this episode, Bryn...

November 19, 2019

Episode 23 - Operating in High Performance Environments with Markus De Shon

Ever met someone with a Nuclear Physics and Cybersecurity background? If not, meet Markus De Shon - Detection Engineering Lead @ Netflix. In this episode, Markus shares experience moving from one indu...

November 12, 2019

Episode 22 - Road To The DevGuild Conference with Ody Lupescu

In this episode, Ody Lupescu joins Chris and Ron to discus building Security Programs and Onboarding Third Party Vendors Looking for more content and interaction from industry experts? Join Hacker Val...

October 22, 2019

Episode 21 - Changing the AppSec Game with Tanya Janca

Notice something new? What better to way unveil the new podcast name Hacker Valley Studio with an amazing guest - Tanya Janca. Tanya has made a huge impact to Application Security and to many other in...

October 3, 2019

Episode 20 - Embracing the grind with Will Rankin

Episode 20 Is Here 🚨In this special episode Chris and Ron are joined by Security Imagineer Will Rankin. The group discusses personal strategies for embracing the grind and move towards the next level...

September 24, 2019

Episode 19 - Dressed for Success in Cyber with Ashley Tolbert

In this episode Ashley Tolbert joins Chris and Ron to discuss fashion in Cybersecurity. Fashion tribes, Attire, and Style Preferences are all points to consider when making an impression.  ...

September 5, 2019

Episode18 - Math for Security and Red Teaming with KMAP

From Security Architect to Principal Red Team Engineer, KMAP joins Chris and Ron to discuss his diverse background and how he plans to use Discrete Math and BloodHound to advanced the capabilities of ...

August 28, 2019

Episode 17 - Undercover in the Criminal Underground with Charity Wright

New Episode Alert 🚨In this episode, Chris and Ron are joined by Charity Wright - An exceptional Threat Intelligence Analyst focusing on criminal activity on the deep and dark web. Charity also shares...

August 24, 2019

Episode16 - Reading, Seeding, and Leading with Jonathan Wood

In this powerful episode, Jonathan Wood joins Chris and Ron and shares insight on growth - personal, professional, and sales. Jonathan has a diverse background in cybersecurity startups and is current...

August 21, 2019

Episode 15 - Thrill of the Hunt: Finding your Path

In this episode, Chris and Ron learn about the impressive background of Kris Harms. Kris has a decorated career and extensive experience in Intrusion Detection, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting. ...

August 20, 2019

Episode 14 - Quality Time with ITSP: A Podcaster's Podcast

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli from ITSPMagazine.com. Both set of podcasters have ambitious goals to start unique conversations and bring more diversity t...

August 14, 2019

Episode 13 - A Journey Through Venture Capitalism: Mentoring and Leading in Silicon Valley

Mentors and Leaders help shape our profession and our future. In this episode, Didi Dayton from Wing Venture Capital joins the podcast to discuss the importance of mentoring and leadership. Didi has s...

August 13, 2019

Episode 12 - Physical Red Teaming: No Lock Left Secured

Robert Pingor is the equalizer to Physical and Network Red Teaming. Chris has had the opportunity to moonlight his career with Robert and witness him obtain mastery at his craft. During this interview...

July 23, 2019

Episode 11 - Selling Cybersecurity: Doing Business in an Increasingly Connected World

Information Security vendors offer a wide variety of products and services that can enable success for organizations. Derek Eid joins us this episode to share wisdom in selling products and services. ...

July 16, 2019

Episode 10 - Breaking Barriers, Gatekeepers, and Glass Ceilings

Neelima Rustagi joins Chris and Ron in this episode to share her experiences creating valuable work to dissolve barriers, gatekeepers, and glass ceilings. While transitioning from Software Engineer to...

July 7, 2019

Episode 9 - The Intelligence Easy Button

In this Episode, Ron and Napoleon put Chris in the hot seat and reviewed his EASY framework for making an impact in threat intelligence.   - Elicit Requirements - Assess Collection - Plan Strive for I...

July 7, 2019

Episode 8 - Serverless Threat Intel Bot

New Member Alert 🚨! Napoleon Bing joins forces with Chris and Ron and present a Serverless Threat Intel Bot. As organizations mature and scale their security infrastructure, it's vital that analysts,...

July 7, 2019

Episode 7 - Layer 8 - Vulnerability And Diversity

How important is being vulnerable in life and in your career? In Episode 7, our guest of honor - Charles Nwatu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cnwatu/) joins Ron and Chris in starting the conversation ab...

July 7, 2019

Episode 6 - MITRE ATT&CK™ Matrix Overview

In this episode, Chris Cochran and Ronald Eddings review the MITRE ATTACK Matrix and discuss related threat actors, TTPs, Threat Intelligence, and vendor evaluations....

July 7, 2019

Episode 5 - What legacy do you want to leave

In this episode, Chris presents a deep question to Ron during a live recording. What legacy do you want to leave? This can have many meanings for people. Do you want to leave a legacy with your family...

June 22, 2019

Episode 4 - Layer 8 Fitness, Diet, Focus

In this Episode, Scott Behrens (https://twitter.com/helloarbit) join us to discuss optimizing diet, fitness, and focus for performance. These three pillars ensure exceptional performance on and off th...

June 22, 2019

Episode 3 - All Things Threat Intelligence

In this episode Ron and Chris do a function deep dive on threat intelligence. They discuss everything from training and processes to sharing across communities. As always leave a comment on what you w...

June 22, 2019

Episode 2 - Layer 8 Level Up Career, Life, and Self

In this video Ronald Eddings and Chris Cochran discuss Layer 8 - The Human Element. It's vital to onboard and promote productivity, positivity, and creativity to Security Practitioners. Ron and Chris ...

June 19, 2019

Episode 1 - Cybersecurity Alchemy

Alchemy - "A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination" In this video, Chris Cochran and Ronald Eddings discuss how alchemy can be applied to Cybersecurity data to create, ...