Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast

On a Dark Tangent

August 16, 2021

Are hackers born or are they made? What is the essence of a true hacker? Today I explore these topics and more with the founder of both DEFCON and Black Hat, Jeff Moss - also known as The Dark Tangent. I also ask Jeff why we seem to suck at cybersecurity, what his top tips are for staying safe online, when DEFCON evolved to be bigger than its founder, how DEFCON has managed to stay focused on its attendees all these years, and how he plans to find a worthy successor to run the DEFCON conference when he inevitably steps aside.

Further Info

DEFCON documentary: Privacy is Power, book by Carissa Véliz : My review of Privacy is Power: The Value of Privacy, by Bruce Schneier: TED Talk on Privacy by Glenn Greenwald: Hackers, book by Steven Levy: Become a Patron! Would you like me to speak to your group about security and/privacy? secure passphrases!