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 speaker. Hosts Ron and Chris speak with Ted about the concept of unhackability, his experience in the security field, an interesting story of an attack in real time, and more!
To start off the interview, Ted shares about his background. He currently works for a consulting firm that focuses on ethical hacking and aims to help companies solve their security problems, and his interest in the work of hacking goes back to a car-hacking experience in which he and his colleagues were inspired by a claim of unhackability and disproved the claim.
1:50 - The episode features Ted Harrington; listeners are introduced to him and the episode ahead.
3:05 - The conversation begins with Ted’s background.
7:21 - The group considers the term “unhackable,” closing attack vectors, and breakers starting as builders.
14:02 - “Think like a hacker.”
20:02 - Ted explains some lessons from real-life work, focusing on a cryptocurrency wallet example.
25:13 - What should people learn and do?
30:38 - Where do Ted’s energy and motivation come from, and what is the most interesting part of his work?
34:32 - Ted offers advice and shares what he hopes his legacy in the field will be.