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Aug 12, 2022
00:59:54

Ep. 09 – Social Engineering, Phishing, and Psychic Powers (well, sort of) // Chris Kirsch

Today’s episode is hosted by James and Karl. They talk to Chris Kirsch, Co-Founder and CEO of runZero about the ethics and philosophy behind social engineering (and how he got into teaching pickpocketing to red teamers), the amount of research that actually goes into the DEF CON Capture the Flag Competition (Chris won the coveted Black Badge at DEF CON 2017), how to protect yourself from Open Source Intelligence manipulation, and why he may (or may not) have psychic powers. Follow Chris’ social engineering escapade on today’s episode of Adventures of Alice & Bob!

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Jul 29, 2022
00:58:42

Ep. 08 – The Fight to Destroy Stalkerware // Eva Galperin

Today’s episode is hosted by James and Karl. They talk to Eva Galperin, the Director of Cybersecurity at EFF, about her efforts fighting against nation-state cyber attacks, why she switched her focus from APTs to stalkerware, and how she worked with a Maryland senator to pass a bill that will require law enforcement agencies to learn, as part of their standard training, how-to recognize cyberstalking, and understand the criminal laws concerning electronic surveillance and tracking.

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Jul 15, 2022
00:53:00

Ep. 07 - The Talktalk Data Breach // Geoff White

Today’s episode is hosted by James. He talks to Geoff White an investigative journalist, author, and host of The Lazarus Heist podcast. They talk about how to get people to care more about their personal data, the challenges Geoff encountered as a reporter when explaining complex tech in short news stories, and the incredible story of how he unfolded the Talktalk data breach (and actually talked directly to the hackers over the phone)!

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Jul 04, 2022
00:43:42

Ep. 06 - Surviving the Log4j Exploit // Leah McLean

In today's episode, James and Karl talk to Leah McLean, Vice President - Cybersecurity Specialist at Mastercard, about her experience handling the log4j attack, how-to maneuver cybersecurity attacks when you have very limited resources, and why she claims cybersecurity does not have a talent shortage (hint: stop looking for the unicorn).

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Jun 21, 2022
00:29:27

Ep. 05 - After Hours with Alice & Bob // Live Episode!

Today we are introducing After Hours with Alice & Bob, a special live episode recorded at BeyondTrust’s GoBeyond event in Miami Florida. Our hosts James and Marc have a ton of fun talking to guests at the conference about embarrassing cybersecurity mistakes, AI, superheros, organized cyber crime, and more.

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Jun 03, 2022
00:56:06

Ep. 04 - She Hacks Purple // Tanya Janca

In today's episode Marc and Karl are joined by Tanya Janca, best-selling author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security, to talk about what it is like being a woman in cybersecurity, the origin story of We Hack Purple, and how important it is to be integrated and invested in the cybersecurity community.

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May 19, 2022
00:57:45

Ep. 03 - Fighting the Vastaamo Ransomware Attack // Sami Laiho

Today our hosts Karl and James are joined by Sami Laiho to talk about how he became one of the leading public speakers in the world of Microsoft topics, how choosing your words wisely can convince people to take security seriously, and how he dealt with the Vastaamo ransomware attack, the largest crime ever committed in Finland. Follow the human side of cybersecurity on today's Adventures of Alice & Bob episode.

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May 18, 2022
01:02:26

Ep. 02 - Basic Adorable Destruction // Jayson E Street

Today’s episode is hosted by Marc and Karl as they are joined by Jayson E Street to talk about his unique take on pen testing, how his biggest success story is about him failing, and how everyone is born a hacker. Follow the human side of cybersecurity on today's Adventures of Alice & Bob episode.

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May 17, 2022
01:04:47

Ep. 01 - Uncovering the Code Red Worm // Marc Maiffret

Today our hosts Karl and James are joined by our very own Marc Maiffret to talk about the evolution of hacking and cyber security, Marc's experience being raided by the FBI as a teenager, the infamous Code Red worm he co-discovered, and how cybersecurity will be different in the near future. Follow the human side of cybersecurity on today's Adventures of Alice & Bob episode.