ITSPmagazine Talk Show | Episode II | Guests Russell Mosley, Ariel Herbet-Voss, Ted Harrington

The circus is coming! The circus is coming!

Recorded in Las Vegas


DEFCON Villagers discuss the future of cybersecurity conferences.
Bring the popcorn!

Russell Mosley (Blue Team Village)
Ariel Herbert-Voss (AI Village)
Ted Harrington (IOT Village)

Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli

Watch and listen to this episode of ITSPmagazine’s Unusual Gathering to hear DEF CON Villagers discuss the future of cybersecurity conferences and the role that hackers have in bringing safety to our digital and connected world.

Here are some of the things we covered during this conversation:

What does the Circus reference mean?

The evolution of the DEF CON Villages from a handful just a few years ago to a whopping 28 this year.

What happens in the Villages and why are they so special? 

What’s with Sean Martin’s green hat?

Blue Teams, Red Teams, bad people, good people, what is a hacker and why has the public gotten the hacking concept all wrong?

Can we make the Villages travel together around the world to educate people outside of the cybersecurity community?

Notable Quotes

“We hack something to make it better, or to change the intended function of something. MacGyver is the ultimate hacker.”
— Ted Harrington
“I associate the word hacker with tinkerer, someone who tinkers with something.”
— Russell Mosley
“I don’t tell my mom I’m a hacker, but my friends think that hacking is very cool.”
— Ariel Herbert-Voss
“There is no evolution without hacking. Galileo was a hacker.”
— Marco Ciappelli
“Nowadays the word hacker requires a qualifier.”
— Sean Martin

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Now grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show — and share it with your community! Also, be on the lookout for the Villages Circus; hopefully, it will be coming to your town soon.

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