Malicious Life Podcast: Hacker Highschool

Pete Herzog is a security expert and an educator with a vision: he wants our kids to learn about cybersecurity, and not just about not talking to strangers online - he wants them to learn even more advanced stuff such as security analysis and hacking. Pete spoke with Nate Nelson about his Hacker Highschool initiative, and the lessons he learned from it - check it out…



Pete Herzog

Co-Founder and Managing Director at ISECOM

Pete Herzog is an experienced security expert with as much time in the trenches as in the tower with both offense and defense. He has advised on how to protect some of the most iconic organizations in the world without judgment and full discretion. He has shown start-ups how to change products to reach their full potential and multinationals how to overcome growing pains in security and privacy. 

He does this through The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), the global organization he co-founded to research security, trust, and privacy in people, networks, systems, and processes. He promotes the best traits of hackers: resourcefulness, discovery, deep-dive research, learning from failure, problem-solving, and empathy.

About the Host

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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