October 17, 2021

Chasing Bad Actors with Jon DiMaggio

by Hacker Valley Blue

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 installment of Hacker Valley Blue with Jon’s thoughts on ransomware, threat research, attribution, and more!

 

1:41 - Listeners are introduced to Jon DiMaggio and the episode before Jon explains his background..

5:04 - The first major topic Jon shares about is that of nation-states, specifically speaking to the work of  combating nation-state attackers.

12:57 - The conversation turns to the economics of ransomware.

18:39 - What are Jon’s thoughts on the possibility of another major worm attack?

20:26 - Jon is asked about how people can enter his field or that of hacking.

24:54 - How should listeners approach attribution and bias, and how has Jon navigated bias in his own life?

31:31 - The group considers Jon’s mental organization, his recall of information, and the topic of communication.

 

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