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. Marco is a security researcher and cybersecurity speaker, and he is also a bug bounty enthusiast. He and the hosts constant improvement, bug bounty, and more, while also looking back at the conversations thus far in the season.
-The episode features Marco Figueroa, and listeners are introduced to the content ahead.
-What is Marco’s background, and what is he doing now?
-Is there such a thing as an unhackable device?
-The group talks about Marco’s philosophy in his protection work, the place of social engineering, and the value of building relationships.
-What is the hacker mindset, and do you need coding experience to be a good hacker?
-If interested in the red side of the field, what should someone do first?
-Marco shares about what he sees on the horizon.
-The group considers two major season takeaways: the value of mentorship and the need to put yourself out there and take the first shot.
-Where is Marco planning to take his contact creation from here?