Las Vegas 2018 Coverage

Raising Awareness For Safety’s Sake. Hackers Are Keeping Us Alive.

By Sean Martin | Co-Host Marco Ciappelli

Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli chat with one of the original organizers for the Car Hacking Village, Kirsten Renner, who shares the experience she had during DEFCON, what it’s like to be a “villager”, the value of volunteering as part of the career development program, what took place during the Car Hacking Village and what the future holds for the research-driven program.

BSides Las Vegas Number Ten - Flip That Vinyl One More Time | A conversation with Jack Daniel

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

As you can tell we were not in a hurry to publish the large amount of content created during our Las Vegas coverage. Instead, we decided to pace  ourselves and give you the time to appreciate all the conversations we had.

This one was recorded by me and Sean Martin after we went to see what was going on at BSides and ran into the conference’s Co-Founder Jack Daniel.

When It Comes To Fraud, Forget The Tech For A Moment And Follow The Money

By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge

Sean Martin chats with Laz and Andy Chandler about the world of fraud and business email compromise (BEC). Organizations that continue to drive their security program with compliance and fail to understand how the cybercriminals view their organization from head to toe will always be behind the eight ball.

Learning about Hire Ground at Bsides Las Vegas 2018 | A conversation with Kathleen Smith

By Marco Ciappelli, host of The Cyber Society

A conversation with Kathleen Smith | HIRE Ground Director

During Hackers Summer Camp, back In August, Sean Martin and I spoke with HIRE GROUND’s Director Kathleen Smith at BSIDES Las Vegas, to learn what makes this cybersecurity community event so special and so effective.



No adults without kids Supervision, at r00tz AsylumThe future of cybersecurity is looking good.

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-Host Sean Martin

A podcast recorded at r00tz Asylum | DefCon 26
with John Johnson, Nico Sell, Sean Martin, instructors, parents and kids.

What if some kids' dream is to be a hacker when they grow up?

How would you feel about that?
Are you smiling or freaking out?

Are you imagining a bunch of faceless hooded figures crouched over computers in dark rooms doing all sorts of illegal cyber activities while green fluorescent binary codes drip down like blood over laughing skulls painted on the walls behind them?

If this is the case, then you should freak out; I would too, but just like you, by imagining that I would be wrong.

The User Is The Weakest Link In CyberSecurity! Or, Is It?

By Marco Ciappelli | Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with Shira Rubinoff

How many time have we heard the tale of the lazy, careless and ignorant technology user?

“Humans are the reason why cybersecurity solutions do not work! We need to make solutions that protect the users without the users being involved in the process. Because as usual they will F it up!” Really?

Nice try, sales and marketing team.

Deflate your ego, cybersecurity team.

Samantha Mosley: A 15-Year-Old Girl's Perspective On DEF CON

By Selena Templeton

Live from DEF CON 26, ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton sits down with Samantha Mosley, a 15-year-old girl whose company she is interning with sent her to this conference. With her father Russell Mosley by her side, Samantha shares how a technology class in elementary school kicked off her interest, how she built her first app about George Washington in 4th grade, and what provoked her to do data analysis from local crime statistics.