Malicious Life Podcast: Creating BSides - A Grassroots Security Conference

May 11, 2021 |

Security BSides - or just 'BSides' for those in the know - is the first grassroots, DIY, open security conference in the world, and has grown to more than 650 events in more than 50 countries.

Jack Daniel, one of BSides' co-founders, recalls how the conference started and what 'community-oriented' events contribute that other mainstream events often cannot - check it out...

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Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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Jack Daniels
About the Guest

Jack Daniel

Technical Product Manager for Tenable Network Security

Jack Daniel (@jack_daniel) has over 20 years’ experience in network and system administration and security, and has worked in a variety of practitioner and management positions.

A technology community activist, Jack is a co-founder of the Security BSides movement and serves on the Board of Directors for Security BSides Las Vegas, Inc., and Security BSides, Inc. 

A frequent speaker at technology and security events large and small, Jack is a CISSP, holds CCSK, and is a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Security. And his beard is older than many of his friends.

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Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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